Meet the new EcoBoost-powered Escape, which now wears a sleeker and more stylish design. Two variants are offered in the Philippine market, the FWD SE which is powered by a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine capable of producing 178hp and 249Nm, and the 4WD Titanium which is powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine capable of producing 240hp and 366Nm.
The Titanium variant boasts a hands-free liftgate. Thanks to motion-sensing technology, you don't have to fumble through your pocket or purse to fish out your keys while carrying your grocery bags. A gentle kicking movement under the rear bumper activates, unlocks and raises the liftgate. Of course, it does so when the driver has the Escape's key fob. The same motion closes it, too.
Equipped with Active Park Assist, the new Escape is the first in its segment to have the capability to parallel-park by itself. The new compact SUV also has Intelligent Access with push-button start (drivers can lock and unlock the driver's door without taking out the key from their bags), and Sync with MyFord Touch.
Ford also packed the all-new Escape with safety features. It has dual front airbags and a safety canopy, giving side air-curtain protection for the first and second rows.
The Titanium variant has the brand's Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system. It includes Ford Curve Control (which automatically slows down the vehicle when it's cornering too fast) and Torque Vectoring Control (which helps the car accelerate through a turn). It also has Blind Spot Information System, which displays an alert on the side mirror when a car is detected entering a blind spot.
The Titanium variant also has a power panorama roof and new full Charcoal Black leather-trimmed seats.