Ford is turning up the wick on its highly popular Escape SUV in 2017, with a refresh that slips a host of important technologies into a crisply updated design. As a result, the 2017 Escape now goes toe to toe with the best in the class on safety and driver-assistance tech. Three levels of trim continue—S, SE, and Platinum—and an updated trio of engines provides choices that rivals will scramble to match.
In 2015, Ford sold 306,492 Escapes, making the small crossover the second best-selling vehicle in the Ford lineup, after the F-150 pickup. It's poised to go higher this year, with the redesigned 2017 model.
At New York City's old Post Office Building, Ford introduced the 2017 Escape to the automotive press. Autobytel attended this "Escape New York City" event to learn more about this important and popular Ford.