The 2017 Ford Escape SE is a trim of the Ford Escape that can be described as the perfect blend of comfort and performance. This vehicle owes much of its design to its predecessor with a few tweaks on its exterior, interior as well as the engine. From the look of things and the performance of its predecessor in the market, it has been poised to be among the best compact SUVs we are going to see in 2017. Here is a review of the 2017 Ford Escape SE.
2017 Ford Escape SE – Body Styles Changes and other Options
The most conspicuous feature perhaps of the Escape SE trim is the panoramic vista roof that boasts of an expansive forward panel that can be configured to tilt slightly upwards or even open fully. It also has a fixed rear skylight that allows much light in the car. The standard version comes with cloth front comfortable bucket seats separated by a center floor console with armrest. The seats have overhead consoles that are equipped with sunglasses storage compartments. At the back, the Escape SE has 60/40 split-fold-flat seats.
The 2017 Escape SE is equipped with a urethane steering wheel has cruise and audio controls and is manually tilted and offers a telescoping steering column. The floor is covered by four all-weather mats and a cargo mat. Other convenience features include 8 cup holders, map pockets, coat hooks and a cargo cover. When it comes to infotainment, the 2017 Escape has an AM/FM CD/MP3 player with 6 powerful speakers for the standard version.
The 2017 Ford Escape SE comes with BSIS (Blind Spot Information System) with CTA (Cross-Traffic Alert), automatic temperature control, mini spare tire, Personal Safety System, driver and front-passenger airbags, driver knee airbag, front side-impact airbag, belt minder, SOS Post-Crash Alert System and so on.
The 2017 Escape SE exterior has been tweaked to give it a more sporty look that is complemented by the dual chrome exhaust system. To keep up the trend, Ford brought on board the signature LED headlamps and amazingly, the tail lights too. Other features include a manual lift-gate, skid plates, fog lamps and 17” wheels for the standard option.
2017 Ford Escape SE – Modification under the Hood
The Ford Escape SE comes in two engine options; the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® and 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost® which all have Auto Start-Stop capabilities. The 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost®sports a twin-scroll turbo design that brings on board 2 chambers. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost® is the economy version of the Escape SE and blends two technologies; turbocharging and direct injection.
Regarding transmission, Ford has used their 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. It has the Sport mode that allows you to switch to manual gear selection. The standard version of the 2017 Ford Escape SE is FWD but there’s also the 4WD option.
Other features include curve control, electric parking brake, Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and traction control.
2017 Ford Escape SE – Price and Expected Release Date
The 2017 Ford Escape SE is already in the markets and it’s price is in the region of $32,000. However, the price may vary depending on the dealer. Considering the top class features and unsurpassed performance, the price is really fair.
Ford has exceeded SUV enthusiasts’ expectations with the 2017 Ford Escape SE. Like earlier said, it is the perfect blend of comfort and performance. While these are the features for the standard version, there are a whole lot of extra features you can choose even though. That may force you to pay some few more bucks. Generally, the Ford Escape SE 2017 is a great compact SUV. That can be a great purchase for families as well as off-road enthusiasts.