Ford rolled out the 2017 Escape at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, showcasing a styling refresh along with some significant feature additions. From the outside, the most noticeable change is the hexagonal grille that brings the Escape in line with other contemporary Ford vehicles.
On the inside, the new Sync 3 infotainment interface replaces the often criticized MyFord Touch system. Initial impressions of the new Sync 3 system are favorable with our editors noting that it's more user-friendly and quicker to respond. The cabin also receives more storage for personal items — something its predecessor lacked. Other new features include advanced safety systems like lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warnings and a drowsy driver alert system.
Two new engines also debut with the 2017 Ford Escape. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost and 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinders both promise increased output and improved fuel economy.
Check back with Edmunds as we close in on the Spring 2016 on-sale date for more information and driving impressions.
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