2016 Ford Escape Redesign, Specifications and Release Date

The 2016 Ford Escape is rumored to due in the first half 2015. If the rumors true, than it will be the third generation of the SUV’s life history. Compared to the previous model, the next-generation Escape will bring slight changes on its front fascia and improved interior according to a source. Ford is sure working hard to update almost all of its lineup, looks like competition is getting hotter everyday.

2016 Ford Escape

Exterior

Trims levels will be carried over from its predecessor, so we can expect all three variants including S, SE and Titanium. Although its rivals, such as Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 offer more interior space, Escape still manages to keep its position as one of the best-selling SUVs in its segment. One of top qualities that somehow always emerge on surface whenever Ford Escape is mentioned is its “fun-to-drive” characteristic. This compact crossover offers versatility, agility and sports behavior on the road as very few of its competitors does. Besides handling, Escape also offers great fuel economy, and with those two combined, very few people can resist it.

Some rumors mentioned that this newest Escape by Ford is going to use Ford’s Global C-Platform on its body design. As for the exterior look, this new 2016 Ford Escape will have a more stylish and modern look than the previous one through the revision of its grille design in which getting larger, bigger front bumper with daylights and fog lamps, and also the application of LED lamps for both its head lights and taillights. In addition, the use of its new platform will give its body better aerodynamic and lighter body weight for better performance.

2016 Ford Escape Side View

Interior

Main changes inside the Ford Explorer 2016 will be in new technology features that will be incorporated. It will have a room for 5 passengers as standard while the third row of seats will be an option. As always it will have a plenty of security features like front and side airbags, ABS, traction control, hill climb assistant, etc. It will have great standard equipment like satellite navigation, dual zone climate control, satellite radio, sound system with six speakers and leather upholstery. The rear view camera with parking assistant will be also available as standard equipment.

2016 Ford Escape Dashboard

Powertrain

However, it’ll keep its powertrain options which are more than plenty. Base one is a 2.5L I-4 engine with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. More powerful 1.6L turbocharged I-4 engine puts up 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the most powerful choice comes in a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 which develops 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Base S trim model comes exclusively with 2.5L engine, while SE and Titanium models offer 1.6L as a standard and 2.0L as an optional powertrain. All models, regardless of grade or powertrain come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

2016 Ford Escape Rear View

2016 Ford Escape Release Date and Price

Details about the launch timing and pricing of the 2016 Ford Escape remain scarce at the time being. However, rumors said that the 2016 Escape would be introduced in the first half of 2015. Estimated price would be $24,000 for base model. Stay tuned for future updates!

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