2016 Ford Escape Arrives at Dealerships This Summer, Priced at $23,855 | Edmunds

2016 Ford Escape Arrives at Dealerships This Summer, Priced at $23,855

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2016 Ford Escape SUV will arrive at Ford dealerships this summer, starting at $23,855, including an $895 destination charge. Pricing remains unchanged from the 2015 model.

The mid-level 2016 Ford Escape SE is priced at $25,755, including shipping.

The top-of-the-line 2016 Ford Escape Titanium starts at $30,140, including shipping.

Ford spokesman William Mattiace said there are no powertrain updates on the 2016 Escape. The base 2016 Escape is equipped with a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

"The biggest piece of news is that Escape will launch our all-new Sync 3 infotainment system," he wrote in response to a query from Edmunds.

Other changes for the 2016 model year include the addition of two new exterior paint colors, Shadow Black and Electric Spice.

Tuxedo Black Metallic and Karat Gold have been deleted.

Acoustic laminated front-door side glass is now standard on Escape SE.

A $1,445 Chrome Appearance package is now optional on Escape SE. It includes chrome exterior trim and partial leather sport-style V-shaped seats.

A $1,595 Leather-Comfort package is now available on SE because buyers asked for a non-cloth option, Mattiace said.

This package bundles heated power side mirrors, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and one-touch up-and-down windows.

A $445 Cold Weather package is now optional on SE. It includes all-weather floor mats, heated exterior mirrors, heated cloth seats and a supplemental engine-block heater.

Key Escape competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Toyota RAV4.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers will find a relatively modest price increase on the popular Ford Escape as they hit showrooms this summer.

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