With Ford, you don’t have to spring for the most expensive car trim in order to get a superlative vehicle. Case in point: the 2015 Escape S. While this may indeed be the base model for the line, it nonetheless packs a serious punch when it comes to performance.
This compact crossover has a lot of giddy-up! It struts its stuff with an impressive 2.5L four-cylinder motor that kicks out 168 horses and 170-lb.-ft. of torque. While performance is generous, efficiency is its real hallmark—you’ll avoid the dreaded squeeze at the gas pump thanks to an EPA-estimated average highway MPG of 31. This means your pit stops as you scoot around Seattle, Renton, and Tacoma will be blissfully limited.
Of course, the motor isn’t the only thing working in this automobile’s favor. The 2015 Escape S gets the most out of its intelligent traction control, which automatically kicks in to keep your passengers safe as you traverse different surfaces. As conditions on the road fluctuate, the system senses these alterations as well as the specifics of your car’s acceleration and steering angle in order to mitigate tire slippage. It’s a wonderful feature!