In 2001 the sport utility market changed - with Ford introducing drivers to its Escape. This platform (bolstered by a 3.0L Duratec V6 engine and a five-speed manual transmission) redefined all-terrain power, delivering 4x4 traction on even the sharpest turns. It was an undeniable force on both the back-roads and the sales charts.
This tradition continues with the release of the 2017 Escape.
According to The Street, Ford has shattered all SUV records - with its latest Escape yielding an astounding 130,000 units in just five months! This offers a 6% year-to-year increase and has allowed the brand to rev pass the competition. No other utility platform boasts such high numbers.
We’re not surprised. The 2017 Escape has forged its own market niche, offering drivers a robust 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost engine, a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, and AdvanceTrac Stability and Traction Control. These features allow each model (the S, SE, and Titanium) to roar down the lane, with 245-horses rumbling after. Turbocharged performance has come to Seattle.
With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford has left all sales records behind - and we anticipate these powerhouse results will continue as the months pass.