The 2017 Ford Escape has arrived, and the SUV is already making its impact felt. But how does the new Ford stand up against the established power players in the compact crossover class? Looking at the 2017 Ford Escape vs 2016 Dodge Journey helps to illustrate how revolutionary this new crossover is.
2017 Ford Escape
2016 Dodge Journey
179-hp 1.5-liter four-cylinder
173-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder
23 city/30 highway
19 city/26 highway
When looking under the hood, the 2017 Ford Escape takes an early lead over the 2016 Dodge Journey. Escape models come equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The Ford engine is able to outperform the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is standard on the Journey in both significant categories. The Escape offers 179 horsepower, compared to 173 on the Journey, and earns an estimated 23 city/30 highway miles per gallon, while the Dodge checks in at 19 city/26 highway.
In addition to the base engine, the Escape can be equipped with an available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This available engine increases the horsepower on the crossover to 245 while earning 21 city/29 highway miles per gallon.
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The 2017 Ford Escape offers a long list of great safety features. Every model comes equipped with a standard rearview camera, a feature that is only optional on the Journey, and the Ford MyKey system. MyKey allows parents to set speed and area restrictions for learning drivers. Other safety features offered on the 2017 Escape include a blind-spot warning system with cross-traffic alerts, a forward collision warning system and lane-departure warnings.
The powerful and efficient engine offered on the 2017 Ford Escape, along with the crossovers extensive list of safety features, set the vehicle apart from competing vehicles. If you would like to take a look at this great new crossover for yourself, we would be happy to help you out at Brandon Ford. Peruse our selection to learn more.