A great improvement on the previous Escape model, the stylish 2015 Ford Escape makes it an attraction to watch. With a spacious 98.1 cu.ft in passenger space, there’s enough room for five occupants to have a comfortable seating. While the 38.6” legroom at the rear won’t make you conjure up images of a cozy holiday spot, it is just sufficient. You will, however, be more than comfortable at the front, and not just on your lower body because there is 39.9” of headroom to ensure your head does not wrestle with the roof.
2015 Escape Interior and Exterior Features
The 2015 Escape redesigned model comes in a wider range of colors compared to the 2014 version, with matching door mirrors and bumpers. A spoiler, alloy wheels and chrome-finish tailpipe serve to add a sporty edge to its outline. Designed for appeal, the 2015 Escape effortlessly overshadows its rivals like the Nisan Rogue and Honda CR-V. Enhanced wheel arches on the lower frame give the SUV an all toned up look. From the fabrics and well-placed metals to the bucket front seats, split bench rear seats and well cushioned armrests, the Ford 2015 Escape interior has been designed with luxury in mind and remains a trendsetter in its class.
But this carry-over model is not only big in looks alone. The 2015 Ford Escape changes include all the convenience and luxury features you’d want in a compact-crossover. From power windows and door mirrors to an overhead console, telescoping and tilt steering wheel, rearview camera and the innovative MyFord Touch system, it gives the feeling of operating a host of entertainment and driving controls from a central point.
Safety can never be doubted with enhanced features like remote keyless entry, speed control, traction control, electronic stability, brake assist, 4 wheel disc brakes, ABS brakes, adjustable head restraints for driver and passenger, ignition disable, as well as the complete range of airbags – dual front and front side impact airbags, overhead airbag and an occupant sensing airbag.
2015 Ford Escape Engines and Transmission
The 2015 Escape comes with a 4WD across all trims, supported by a six-speed automatic transmission. The SUV doesn’t comes in manual transmission. However, Ford’s SelectShift technology gives you a sense of control by allowing you to choose your gears from a switch that’s to the left of the shifter. There’s an optional all-wheel-drive, which you will need if you plan to engage in light to mild off-road driving, which the 2015 Escape is built to handle considerably well.
It’s available in a choice of three engines: a base 2.5L engine that gives 168 hp and a torque of 170 lb-ft, as well as two turbocharged EcoBoostR four-cylinder engines. The peppy 1.6L EcoBoost produces 178hp and 184 lb-ft in torque, while the sportier 2.0L gives as much as 240 hp and a massive 290 lb-ft at 3000 rpm.
Escape 2015 Fuel Economy and Class Competence
The Ford Escape has successfully imprinted itself as a fuel-economical SUV in the minds of many Ford fans. You can expect the 2015 model to deliver up to 32 mpg on the highway or 22 mpg in city and a combined fuel economy of up to 25 mpg, which is impressive for its class.
Following its show of might in performance, looks and comfort, the choice of the Ford Escape 2015 over other models in its class, including the CR-V, is apparent. It’s only in the important matter of cargo space where Ford appears to have lost its footing. If your typical usage of the car entails regular ferrying of loads, you may want to consider class competitors like the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV-4 instead, which offer a lot more space than the Escape’s 34.3 cu.ft. This space though increases to 68.1 cubic feet when you fold the rear seats, something you may want to consider.
2015 Ford Escape Release date
Though there was no official confirmation on when the vehicle is going to be release, but we can expect that the new 2015 Escape will hit the showroom’s by mid 2015