When a vehicle like 2015 Ford Escape brings compact crossover SUV capabilities in combination with most advanced technology currently available on the market, nice handling, fun to drive and nice engine options it certainly comes to the market to make a difference.
There are no significant differences when we compare 2014 and 2015 model because this vehicle is still pretty fresh and there are no reasons to change many things. We do know that Ford will bring small changes mostly on features package to make this vehicle even more competitive. Tech that are already included and optional on this vehicle include automatic parallel parking and automatic cargo door opener when foot is placed under the bumper.
Entry level model is offered with 2.5 liter four cylinder unit that produces 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. When combined with six speed automatic transmission it returns 22/31 mpg in city/highway drive conditions. This model is not available with all wheel drive but the 1.6 liter EcoBoost turbocharged four cylinder unit offers this option. We are getting 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque for 23/32 mpg on front wheel drive model and 22/30 mpg on all wheel drive model.
Review Of 2015 Escape
Most powerful is a well known 2.0 liter EcoBoost four cylinder unit that is available on SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels, This engine produces 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and is capable of returning 22/30 mpg with front wheel drive option and 21/28 mpg when all wheel drive is offered.
Since the safety is one of the most important factors when buying new vehicle the 2015 Ford Escape offers all the latest options to buyers. Side impact airbags, side curtain and a driver knee airbags plus ABS that is combined with stability control system are offered. With addition of stability control system you can be sure that this vehicle will be responsive even in case you are on a slippery surface.
When it comes to price the base model comes with a price tag of $ 23.595 and goes all the way up to $ 31.745 depending on the engine and trim level choice. With suspension settings that are slightly on the sporty side we are getting one quite capable vehicle. It is quiet on highway and goes well over bumpy roads where suspension does a great job.
We really liked what the Titanium model had to offer when it comes to features but the price is slightly higher than what many are willing to pay for it. As a best choice we could recommend 2015 Ford Escape with 1.6 liter EcoBoost unit and in SE trim. Even when the all wheel drive is added it will keep the price under $ 30.000.
2015 Ford Escape Hybrid
Let’s talk little about the rumors that are surrounding this vehicle. We could hear that 2015th model could be offered with hybrid option also. We are pretty short on the info about this and we still do not know if it will be offered and will it be a standard or plug-in hybrid. What we do know is that Ford has a lot to offer in this field and that many drivers would be interested even more in this vehicle if hybrid model is offered.