Ford is applying significant changes to its popular Escape crossover for 2017. The 2017 Ford Escape will have a new fresh appearance as well as two new powertrains, new tech features, and a significantly reworked interior.
These visual changes bring the Escape’s face in line with the larger Ford Edge. A two-bar hexagonal grille and larger headlights give the Escape a slightly wider stance, and the rear end also looks a bit blockier than before. As thus it gets a slightly more imposing and truckish look compared to the outgoing model’s swoopier, more car-like lines.
Revisions to the interior of the 2017 Ford Escape focus more on functionality. A relocated shifter and a new electronic parking brake free up space on the center console for a few more storage compartments, and a different steering wheel makes it easier to see the gauge cluster. The new Escape also continues on with the redesigned Sync 3 infotainment system introduced on the 2016 Escape, and offers several new features including a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning etc.