If you are in love with compact crossovers which poses luxury interior, sporty characteristic and topflight equipment, than the 2015 Ford Escape is the best option for you. It was expected that new 2015 Ford Escape would be a virtual duplicate of the 2014 model, only with upgraded MyFord Touch system. It is still a 4- door vehicle, comfortable for five passengers and which offers wide spectrum of engines. You can also choose between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Beside all that this new Escape will have better fuel efficiency and a lot of high-tech features. The main competition on the market will be the 2015 Toyota RAV4, new Honda CR-V and 2015 Nissan Rogue.
There won’t be many changes on 2015 Escape exterior in comparison to current 2014 model, just few new color choices and also new wheel design. Some design elements which made Ford Escae best selling compact crossover, won’t be changed on this vehicle. That are things like muscular wheel arches and the raked windshield, or a bold nose. The 2015 model continue lean on the base Ford vehicle platform.
2015 Ford Escape: Specs and Price
Probably, Ford will again offer three engine options for 2015 Escape. That would be the base 2.5- liter which produce 168 hp and 170 lb-ft. The second one is 1.6- liter EcoBoost with 178 hp and 184 lb-ft, and is expected to have the best fuel economy of this three powertrains. The last one is 2.0- liter EcoBoost which offers 240 hp and 270 lb-ft. All 2015 models will be with 6- speed automatic transmission.
Although there is no official information about 2015 Ford Escape market price, it is expected that selling price will be similar to others in this class. With that on mind, we could see a base-price in region of $23,800-$30,000 for Escapes with front-wheel drive and $26,000-$32,000 for those with all-wheel drive. Expected price for the 2015 Ford Escape S, which is available just in front-wheel drive is $23,800. This Ford’s S models will come with the base equipment and leather seats.
Starting market price for the 2015 Ford Escape SE version is around $26,000 in case that vehicle has front drive to about $28,000 with all-wheel drive. The Escape SE version will offer fog lamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels as standard equipment. The 2.0- liter EcoBoost engine will come as an option which cost plus $1,200 on the base price.
The 2015 Titanium model comes back with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and begin around $30,000 with front-wheel drive and stands $32,000 with all-wheel drive. There are some speculations that the V-6 engine will no longer be offered, as well as gas / electric hybrid-powered model.