You may not associate compact crossovers with great performance. Moreover, you likely don’t think of lower-trim vehicles as generating a lot of engine power, either. But the 2016 Ford Escape S proves that you don’t need to invest in a “Titanium” or “Platinum” model in order to wildly enjoy your cross-town excursions. This car will put a smile on your face!
There are a couple of powertrain options available for this crossover. The first, the standard configuration, boasts a 3.5L four-cylinder engine that produces a solid 168 horses and 170-lb.-ft. of torque. And because it’s mated to a SelectShift transmission, you can have a bunch of fun. During regular operation, it acts as an easy-to-use automatic. However, you can jump into “Sport” mode by sliding the shifter over, choosing instead to go hands-on.
If the above doesn’t get it done for you, 2016 Escape S owners have the option of a stellar 2.0L EcoBoost engine. This supercharges performance, delivering a total of 240 HP and 270-lb.-ft of torque. All-wheel-drive makes the trails a cinch to tackle, too!