2017 Ford Escape Features for Summer Road Trips

2017 Ford Escape

The 2017 Ford Escape is the perfect summer road trip vehicle, whether you plans are to drive across the country of just stay around the province. With its high Crossover seating you get a commanding view of the road ahead of you, and a wide array of available features will not only keep you comfortable and entertained, but safer as well.

Three Different Engine Options

There are three models of the Ford Escape available: the Escape S, the Escape SE, and the Escape Titanium. The Scape is available with front-wheel drive (FWD) only and is powered by a 2.5 L iVCT I-4 engine with the 1.5 L EcoBoost engine optional. Standard is the 1.5 L EcoBoost engine with the 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost engine optional. The Escape Titanium comes standard with the 2.0 Twin-Scroll EcoBoost engine. The Escape SE and Titanium both come standard with FWD, but All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is an option. All three Escape models feature a six-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters.

Now that you’ve selected your model, it’s time to hit the road.

Ford Sync 3 – Your Best Friend on the Road

The first thing you’ll come to rely upon is the Ford Sync 3 system. It integrates with your smartphone so you can control it with simple voice commands. On those long, open highways you’ll want music. With Sync 3 just what music you want to hear and listen to it easily with voice-activated search or say "Bluetooth4audio" to stream your favourite content on your phone wirelessly. Besides via voice commands you can control Sync 3 and its other functions through the touchscreen. And as you were clever enough to purchase the optional navigation software, you can change sizes of the screen with a swipe or a pinch.

Another available feature buyers planning a road trip should consider is the SYNC Connect Powered by FordPass. With it you can start, lock, unlock and locate your parked vehicle from virtually anywhere using your smartphone. You can even check your Escape’s fuel level and schedule it to start remotely so your Escape is ready to hit the road when you are. Sync Connect is available on 2017 SE with the SE Convenience Package and standard on 2017 Titanium. Using the FordPass app, you can also get help by calling or texting a FordGuide and contacting your preferred dealer.

Both Cloth and Leather Seating Options Available

If you’re headed out in the road this summer, comfortable seating is an important consideration. The 2017 Ford Escape offers some excellent choices. The Escape S and Escape SE models feature standard cloth seating surfaces. The SE model has a standard six-way manual heated driver’s seat and four-way manual heated front passenger seat. The Escape SE has two available choices: partial leather seats (included in the SE Sport Appearance Package) or full leather seats (included in the SE Leather Plus Package). Titanium models feature leather-trimmed heated front seats with 10-way power driver and passenger seats, adjustable lumbar support and memory for three drivers (driver’s seat). All models include a 60/40 split second-row seat that folds flat for carrying cargo.

Many of the Latest Available Safety Features

To help keep you safe, there are available features like Adaptive Cruise Control where you select not only the desired speed, but also the space between you and the vehicle in front of you. When its sensor detects traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle slows down too. There’s also the Lane-keeping System which gently vibrates the steering wheel to alert you should you drift too close to the lane marker and helps pulls you back in if needed, there are dozen more safety features and the experts at Merlin Ford Lincoln will be happy to take you through them all.

In fact, there are so many additional features on the Escape we haven’t covered, like cargo space, roof racks, towing capacities, and its NHTSA 5-Star safety rating. Come to the road trip experts at Merlin Ford Lincoln in Saskatoon, SK and they’ll make sure at least the driving part of your trip is a breeze.