Break away from the ordinary with the 2017 Ford Escape. The sleek SUV turns heads on the streets, but it doesn't shy away from heavy lifting, either. Whereas other vehicles have beauty without brawn, representatives of the Blue Oval made it a point to give the Escape some muscle. The result: a sports utility vehicle that can take on large loads without sacrificing design aesthetic.
Catch the Escape on the road in the video below:
Drivers and Ford enthusiasts can primarily attribute the Escape's strength to its extra size and power; however, the extent of its power depends on which engine one selects. There are three options available, which provide buyers with a few variations for a more customized driving experience that is tailored to one's needs.
The standard engine, a 2.5L I-4, can tow a maximum of 1,500 pounds - a number that many consumers will find suitable for their everyday excursions.
For drivers requiring a bit more heft, the 1.5L EcoBoost engine enables up to 2,000 pounds of towing power, while also providing the best fuel economy available for the 2017 Escape.
Drivers with significant towing needs, though, will gravitate towards the 2.0L EcoBoost engine, which tops out at 3,500 pounds of maximum trailer weight. It's ideal for those with tougher towing jobs on tap, although any of the three engines are powerful in their own right.
Whether you're interested in pulling a small trailer, a BMX bike or two, or more, the Escape can take on a plethora of towing challenges with ease - all while giving drivers increased fuel economy. Drivers can even reach 30 MPG on the highway!
On top of that, the Escape comes with front-wheel drive; turbos have the option to upgrade to all-wheel drive. As CarandDriver.com reports, "With athletic looks and a quiet, stylish interior, the Escape distinguishes itself in a crowd of small crossovers." Coupled with stellar towing capacity, it's a paragon amongst crossover vehicles - see for yourself at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington today.