2015 Ford Escape News, Changes

2015 Ford Escape will not bring much news, regarding its exterior and interior model year changes. It will be some difference regarding the features, but very small. Since Escape recently featured generation switch (for 2012 model year), no wonder that few years after its big redesign, Ford opted not to change much, or at all.

2015 Ford Escape Front

2015 Ford Escape trims and features

Recent big redesign cut the lines with Escape as you know it, and new version still succeeds to be top-line performer, among tough crowd. This compact crossover SUV is available in three trims, including S, SE and Titanium.

2015 Ford Escape base trim, S, comes with these standards: 17-inch steel wheels, MyKey parental controls, full power accessories, keyless access, cruise and climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, a backup camera, the Sync voice command electronics interface, Bluetooth connectivity (phone and audio), and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD charger, a USB/iPod interface and AUX port.

The SE upgrades include same size alloy wheels, auto on/off headlights, foglights, rear privacy glass, an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat and satellite radio.

2015 Ford Escape Titanium includes the content of both optional packages for SE (Convenience and Leather Comfort) and adds 18-inch wheels, keyless start and entry, power liftgate, ambient lighting, an 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat, driver seat memory function, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a 10-speaker Sony audio system with HD Radio.

2015 Ford Escape Interior

2015 Ford Escape performance and fuel consumption

Under the hood of 2015 Ford Escape are offered three engines. Engine choice depends on trim, while transmission is the same for all: a 6-speed automatic.

 Base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a front-wheel-drive (only option) it delivers 22/31/25 mpg city/hwy/combined.

2015 Ford Escape upper trims (SE and Titanium) are packed with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine as standard, with 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes mated to either front- or all-wheel drive, and has better mileage than 2.5-liter I4. Its EPA estimated city/highway mpg is 23/32 mpg (FWD) and 22/30 mpg (AWD).

Optional engine for SE and Titanium trims is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an output of 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. When packed with FWD its fuel economy city/highway rates are 22/30 mpg and 21/28 mpg with AWD.

2015 Ford Escape Side

2015 Ford Escape competition

Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 are two rivals that won the pricing battle with latest Escape, but Ford’s popular SUV is one of the SUVs with sportiest performance. In that category it can beat both these rivals, but also some others, including Hyundai Tucson and 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan.

2015 Ford Escape price and release

Ford already released its 2015 Escape, and it could be found in dealer’s showrooms across the country. Its pricing starts at $23,100, which is the price for the base S trim. SE trim with FWD starts at $25,550 and Titanium at $29,510. AWD will influence these prices slightly so SE with AWD will be priced at $27,300, and Titanium $31,260

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