2015 Ford Escape
Along with this type of versatility, great fuel economy is another reason Escape is popular with customers. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is now standard on the SE series. Customers can also select the 2.0-liter EcoBoost or the 2.5-liter iVCT I-4.
An available chrome appearance package includes elegant accents like chrome door handles, liftgate appliqué, skull caps, roof rails, rear license plate appliqué and chrome trim on the front fascia grilles; 19-inch wheels; and leather-accented seats. Magnetic Metallic debuts as a new color for 2015. Ford EcoBoost engines come standard with specially calibrated six-speed SelectShift automatic transmissions that can provide a more hands-on experience via manual gear selection control. The EcoBoost engine torque is specially engineered to provide a fluid shifting experience and enhanced fuel economy.
The available intelligent all-wheel-drive system uses software and sensors to analyze data from 25 external signals including wheel speed, accelerator pedal position and steering wheel angle, gauging road conditions and driver input. It performs this task 20 times faster than the blink of an eye.
The 2015 Ford Escape also has Curve Control technology to assist the driver by automatically slowing the vehicle when it is cornering too fast. It also has Torque Vectoring Control, which helps by applying brake force to the front inside wheel. This allows for more engine torque to be applied to the outside wheel for better handling and traction.
Base model estimated miles per gallon: 22/31. Estimated starting price: $23,100.
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Compiled by Motor Matters