Join me in reviewing my time behind the wheel of Ford’s 2017 Escape SE!!!
2017 Ford Escape
Exterior Color: Black
Interior Trim: Grey Cloth
Engine: 1.5L 4-cylinder
MPG Reports: City – 23 Highway – 30
My MPG: 29.2 avg 85% Highway, 15% City
First impressions: The 2017 Escape has a sporty and rugged appearance. It maintains the sleek body lines shared by previous model years, but has a more aggressive reconfigured nose and front end.
Ride, Drive & Comfort: The Escape has a nice, smooth ride. I found the steering and suspension to be very responsive. It handled corners and transitions with ease. I noticed little road and wind noise. A definite improvement from previous model years. Like other 2017 Ford vehicles the cloth interior has a more rugged feel to it and seems much less prone to staining. The seats are comfortable and supportive. I found the seating position to be very driver friendly. It provided nice front and side visibility. The controls as well were all in easy reach for both driver and passenger. Ford SYNC system works very well and is leaps and bounds above previous versions. It paired seamlessly with my phone and automatically connected each time I entered the vehicle. The rear seats fold down allowing for additional storage. I also found that rear passenger leg room to be very reasonable for small vehicle. Something else that I found convenient was the Escape's tight turning radius. It made backing and maneuvering in tight parking lots easy.
Engine performance: This Escape was equipped with Ford's 1.5L engine. It is a very good match for the FWD Escape. It is peppy and low speeds and pulling out into traffic and can still achieve 30 MPY Hwy, which is nice.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time behind the wheel of the Ford Escape. It's practical, looks good, nice MPG and reasonably priced. Which makes it a winner in my book.