2015 Ford Escape

The 2015 Ford Escape is sporty handling and avant-garde styling inside crossover. Escape will remain, like its precursor, a five-passenger, four-door wagon. It will be offer to choice between three of four-cylinder engines. Two of them will have Ford’s EcoBoost turbocharging technology. Optional is front- or all-wheel drive. The 2015 Ford Escape will emphasize fuel economy and high-tech features.

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape design and trim levels

The 2015 Ford Escape will almost be visual the same as 2014 model of Escape. Trendy air intakes will again dominate a bold nose, wheel arches will look muscled-up and the windshield will be raked-back. New wheel design will be perhaps the biggest change. Plenty of front and rear seat headroom means less rear-seat legroom.

2015 Ford Escape

The 2015 Escape will be offered in few lineups – base S, better-equipped SE, and top-line Titanium models. Exterior and interior trim and appointments will escalate accordingly, and even the base 2015 Ford Escape will come standard with 17-inch wheels; the other wheel sizes are 18- and 19-inch alloys.

2015 Ford Escape interior

Rearview camera will be standard on all models, along with Ford’s innovative Sync system – free connectivity for communications, navigation, and entertainment services. The 2015 Escape will also be available with Ford’s divisive MyFord Touch infotainment system. Sony-branded 10-speaker premium audio system and a map-type touchscreen navigation system are included into this package. Impressive feature on the 2015 Escape will be Ford’s Active Park Assist, which can identify a suitable parallel parking space and literally take control to steers Escape into it. Keyless entry, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, height-adjustable driver’s seat, power windows, locks and mirrors, air conditioning, cruise control should be all standard on each model.

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape EcoBoost engine

The 2015 Ford Escape drivetrain will be consisted of trio of four-cylinder engines and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The base engine should be 2.5-liter rated at 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Other two engines are pair of four-cylinders from Ford’s EcoBoost engine family that employs a turbocharger. The 2015 Escape’s 1.6-liter EcoBoost will likely again produce 178 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque and should be the most fuel-efficient of the three engines. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost is the sportiest and should again rate 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Transmission on the all models will come as six-speed automatic, while EcoBoost versions use a specially calibrated automatic feature that provides manual-type gear control via a thumb button on the shift lever. FWD will be standard, while AWD will come as extra-cost grip-enhancer.

2015 Ford Escape engine

Competition

2015 Honda CR-V; 2015 Toyota RAV4; 2015 Nissan Rogue

2015 Ford Escape price and release date

The 2015 Ford Escape is expected to go on sale in summer 2014.

2015 Ford Escape side view

Prices are still in the range of guessing, but according to latest reports it range could go from $26,000 for base model, up to $32,000  for well equipped Titanium models.

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