2016 Ford Escape – Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Ford Escape Release Date, Review, Colors, Specs – Compact crossovers are known for many things, be it taking your kids to school, commuting to work, loading up goods from Costco or going on a ski trip. Occasionally lacking, however, is any sense of enjoyment. But, in order to get that and many more, you will want to check out the anticipated 2016 Ford Escape before it is released.

2016 Ford Escape black color, grille and headlights

This vehicle is based on the rather engaging Ford Focus, the present Escape in the market drives like a Focus on its tiptoes and, if fitted with 2.0L turbocharged engine will turn out to be the quickest small crossover within its price range.

2016 Ford Escape
2016 Ford Escape

furthermore, the crossover earns its reputation from providing optional all-wheel-drive, a spacious cargo bay, respectable fuel economy and an available hands-free power liftgate with super-cool foot sensor.
whether or not you opt for the Sync 3, the 2016 Ford Escape will certainly treat you to one of the most sophisticated cabins there is in its segment. The cabin is highlighted by a USB connectivity, rear view camera, and truly useful voice controls. This models competes in a very tight segment which has the 2016 Mazda CX-5 leading it, but other notable additions include the Honda CR-V model, newest Hyundai Tuscon, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester models.

2016 Ford Escape rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2016 Ford Escape Exterior Colors & Interior Review

for starters, the new 2016 Ford Escape is a compact crossover that will be made available in three trims: base S, SE, and Titanium. Standard features to grace the base S model will include MyKey parental controls, 17″ wheels, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an integrated blind-spot monitor, keyless entry and ignition, air conditioning, a height-adjustable driver seat, a rearview camera, a 4.2-inch central display, the Sync voice command electronics interface with AppLink smartphone integration, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and a USB port.

2016 Ford Escape front
2016 Ford Escape front

Upgrading to the SE trim will add 17-inch alloy wheels (optional on S), automatic headlights, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine,upgraded cloth upholstery, foglights, satellite radio, a keyless entry keypad, rear privacy glass, an eight-way power adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar), and a rear center armrest.
The optional SE Convenience package adds rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, roof rails, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, a nine-speaker sound system with dual USB ports, and the Sync 3 technology interface (including an 8-inch touchscreen).

2016 Ford Escape back
2016 Ford Escape back

The SE Leather Comfort package contributes leather upholstery and heated front seats, heated mirrors. You can also get the heated mirrors and seats and a windshield wiper de-icer with the Cold Weather package. Also available are 18-inch wheels and remote ignition and a power liftgate (requires SE Convenience package).

2016 Ford Escape side angle, white color

Top of the range Titanium model makes a combo of the SE packages and options listed above with an exclusive keyless entry and ignition, foot sensor for the power liftgate, a 10-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio, driver memory settings, an eight-way power adjustable passenger seat (with power lumbar), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient interior lighting.

2016 Ford Escape interior
2016 Ford Escape interior

Options for the Titanium model include a Technology package (a self-parking system, blind-spot monitoring, automatic wipers, rear cross-traffic alert, and xenon headlights) and 19-inch alloy wheels.
Optional for both the SE and Titanium trims will be a navigation system and a panoramic sunroof.

2016 Ford Escape interior, steering wheel, leather seats and dashboard

Engine Specs – 2016 Ford Escape

The new 2016 Ford Escape comes with three engines under its hood, with the availability dependent on the trim model. There will be a 6-speed auto transmission system as well as a FWD which come standard across the entire lineup.

Coming standard on the S model will be the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine capable of making around 168 hp and 170 pounds of torque. The all-wheel-drive isn’t offered with this engine. EPA rates the fuel economy of this engine as 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Ford Escape engine

The top SE and Titanium trims come standard with a 1.6L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of making around 178 hp and 184 pounds of torque. In our own performance testing, an Escape with a 1.6L front wheel drive dashed from 0-60 mph in a record 8,7 seconds, which is slightly quicker than conventional small crossovers with such an engine.

The EPA ratings for the 1.6L capacity engine stand at 23/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined and dropping to 22/29/25 mpg whilst with the AWD. Optional for the Titanium and SE model is a turbocharged 2L 4-cylinder engine capable of yielding around 240 hp and 270 pounds of torque.


Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 178.1 in
Width: 72.4 in
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 3603 lb
Top Speed: 116 mph
0-60: 8,7 sec
MPG: 23/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Electric Spice Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Shadow Black…
Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Ford Escape

according to industry pundits, the price of the new 2016 Ford Escape is not expected to change significantly and will revolve around the current MSRP of $24,000 for the base model.

2016 Ford Escape release date
2016 Ford Escape release date

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