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2017 Ford Escape Coming in May, Starting at $23,600

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2017 Ford Escape

Ford today confirmed that the all-new 2017 Escape will begin its nationwide rollout in May, serving the two-fold purpose of launching both SYNC Connect and FordPass integration. The new Escape will also feature a number of available driver-assist technologies that will likely make it a popular choice among safety-minded consumers.

SYNC Connect will enable users to utilize their smartphones for the purposes of checking vehicle diagnostics, locking and unlocking the vehicle remotely, and pinpointing the location of their Escape. These features are accessible through the new FordPass platform.

It is being offered with the Escape SE as part of an optional Technology Package, and standard for the Escape Titanium. SYNC Connect will be offered at no cost to consumers for the first five years of ownership.

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The 2017 Escape will also offer driver-assist technologies including adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping system, and Driver Alert System. The Escape will also be the first Ford SUV sold in the United States with an optional windshield wiper de-icer.

Ford also outlined the aesthetic features available with the Escape Sport Appearance Package, which includes 19-inch Ebony Black painted wheels, Ebony Black high-gloss painted upper grille and side vents, Piano Black high-gloss fog lamp bezels, Absolute Black painted mirror caps, and darkened headlamp and taillamp trim.

In terms of the interior, the Escape Titanium will be offered in Charcoal Black with Deep Space black; leather seats with Salerno leather trim are standard, and Medium Stone seats are available as an option. The Escape will be offered in three new exterior colors—Canyon Ridge, White Gold, and Lightning Blue.

The Escape S carries a starting MSRP of $23,600; the Escape SE starts at $25,100; and the Escape Titanium starts at $29,100 (not including $895 destination charges and other taxes and fees).

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2017 Ford Escape