2016 Ford Escape Review – The Practicality of a Small SUV With a Better Driving Experience

The 2016 Ford Escape retains all of what was good in its last update, but removes the MyFord Touch to replace it with the Sync 3. It is a redesigned and reengineered infotainment system that is built to comply with the vehicle’s modern appeal. With this new infotainment system, the 2016 Escape model impresses from top to bottom. This makes for a more comfortable, versatile driving experience unlike many high-tech automobiles in today’s market.

2016 Ford Escape Review - The Practicality of a Small SUV With a Better Driving Experience

The 2016 Ford Escape Ditches the MyFord Touch for the Sync 3

The new amenities found in the 2016 Ford Escape comes with an added boost to its price tag. However, the jump in its value can be evaluated with good reason. The extra cash brought into the creation of this vehicle presents a more powerful, efficient engine, plus other features such as an all-wheel drive, leather-covered seats (with power adjustment to boot), automated parking, a powered liftgate, and of course, the Sync 3.

The engine of the 2016 model of the Ford Escape brings in a very practical riding experience, which is suitable for a wide variety of uses. However, since it is a small SUV, the cargo space is not that impressive as it only has 34.3-cubic feet of storage area. Nevertheless, for a small SUV, this storage size is still pretty good, but not great.

But all that can change if you fold down the 2nd row seats. Once these seats are folded down, you are now looking at 67.8-cubic feet of storage space. Add that to the Titanium trim, and you could open the powered liftgate simply by kicking your foot under the rear bumper. It’s just one of the vehicle’s neat tricks.

Under the hood, you will find the 2-liter engine which is a good match for the car’s six-speed automatic transmission. Shifting can be done quietly and quickly, which makes for a really smooth driving experience. Furthermore, the new Escape follows the tradition of modern vehicles to have a Sport Mode functionality. To activate this, there is an “S” position in the shifter.

There is also an all-wheel-drive option for the 2016 Escape which works automatically. There are no driver controls for this functionality like a differential lock. What this means is that the front-wheel-drive bias with torque sent to the rear wheels when the car thinks it is needed.

The 2016 Ford Escape delivers a lot of promise as it promotes an excellent and versatile driving experience for a small SUV. The Sync 3 infotainment is a marvelous feature that responds well to any tablet or smartphone.


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