|2017 Escape||VS||2016 Escape|
|Available||Apple CarPlay Compatible||Not available|
|3,500 lbs.||Max Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
|2.5L I-4||Base engine||2.5L I-4|
Substantial changes don’t always occur from one year to the next when you’re looking at a particular car model, but the 2017 Ford Escape vs 2016 Ford escape is definitely an interesting comparison. While we wouldn’t call it a completely different vehicle, the small changes here and there have added up
While the same base engine has remained in the 2017 Ford Escape, the two engine upgrades are actually slightly different. A 1.5L EcoBoost and turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost engine have replaced the 1.6L and 2.0L engines in the 2016 Escape. At the end of the day both MPG and towing power has remained fairly equal, but the 2027 Escape also includes auto Start-Stop tech that increases your efficiency in stop-and-go traffic even more.
One major difference between the 2017 Escape and 2016 Escape is the infotainment system. Both the 2017 Escape and 2016 Escape can make use of Ford’s SYNC 3 system, but the 2017 Ford Escape comes with a version compatible to work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you’re someone who wants to have control over music apps or phone calls without having to sacrifice on safety, then either will be great choices. But the extra compatibility with the 2017 Escape likely means more apps will work.
The size of the Ford Escape has stayed the same from the 2016 model year to 2017, but another difference is the different packages that you can now equip to it. We’re big fans of the Sport Appearance package on the 2017 Ford Escape, which adds a unique black-out trim, sport seats, leather-trimmed shift lever and more to the Escape SE or Titanium trim level.
Want to see if the 2017 Ford Escape is the right SUV for you? Or maybe you’ll find that the 2016 Escape has exactly what you need? Either way, you’ll find a great deal when you shop at Sanders Ford in Jacksonville NC.