2017 Ford Escape
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Summary

The Ford Escape is refreshed for 2017 with new styling, revised interior and SYNC3. Is it still a class leading formula? Click to find out.

Quick spin in the 2017 Ford Escape

What’s new for 2017?  Revised front and rear facias, upgraded interior, SYNC3 and a revised powerplant.

How is it to drive?  The upgraded interior now includes additional sound deadening materials and acoustic lined glass which gives the 2017 Ford Escape an extremely quiet ride.  We had the revised 2.0 liter ecoboost 4 making now 245 horsepower and 275 ft/lbs of torque.  The new powerplant is torquey little unit and with the optional AWD you can actually put the power down making this fun little thing around town.

Should you get one?  Absolutely.  The Escape has always been fun to drive but with the updated styling, along with the excellent SYNC3 infotainment system it’s the absolute best compact crossover out there.  <- emphasizing the period