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2017 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

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Looking for safety? Performance? Power? Style? Technology? No matter what you're looking for in a crossover SUV, the 2017 Ford Escape is the car for you! Safety? Try a perfect 5-star crash test safety rating! Performance? It has three available engines, including a 2-liter EcoBoost with twin-scroll turbocharger. Power? How about a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 lbs? Style? The available Sport Appearance Package lets you show up looking like you've come to play. Technology? It has everything from available adaptive cruise control to a lane keeping system, Auto Start-Stop Technology, and lots more—plus Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system and SYNC Connect to let you connect your car to your smartphone!

Of course, SUVs are about more than just looks, safety, and performance—they're also about utility. Fortunately, the 2017 Ford Escape has that covered, too, with up to 68 cubic feet of cargo space and an available hands-free liftgate, plus an MSRP that's lower than that of the Honda CR-V. Advantage: Ford Escape

Unstoppable Ford Power and Handling

The Car Connection has praised the sportiness and handling of the 2017 Ford Escape, calling it "one of the better crossovers to drive." And why not, when even the most basic 2.5-liter engine incorporates independent variable cam design (iVCT) and both available EcoBoost engines offer Auto Start-Stop tech to help you save gas and reduce emissions when driving in the city? It also includes driver assist and safety technologies that can alert you when there's a car in your blind spot, help you park, or warn you if you're drifting out of your lane.

The superior performance of the 2017 Ford Escape doesn't have to end with what's under the hood, either. With the Sport Appearance Package, you can turbocharge the exterior of your Escape so that what's on the outside is just as sporty as what's underneath. Advantage: Ford Escape

Smart Design and Features

Even without opting for the Sport Appearance Package, the 2017 Ford Escape's sleek, one-of-a-kind look helps it stand out from the rest of the crossover SUV crowd. That style doesn't end with the exterior, either, and the newly redesigned cabin of the 2017 Ford Escape has been called "bold" and "heavily styled" by The Car Connection. By comparison, The Car Connection lamented that the styling of the Honda CR-V "borders on ungainly."

Of course, looks aren’t everything, and the 2017 Ford Escape also goes the extra mile when it comes to comfort, luxury, and, of course, technology, incorporating the available SYNC 3 infotainment system with SYNC Connect, allowing you to do things like find your car in a parking lot, lock and unlock your Escape, and even check your fuel level all from the convenience of your smartphone. Advantage: Ford Escape.

The Rusty Eck Ford Conclusion: The Ford Escape is the ONLY SUV

Different people have different reasons for choosing a crossover SUV. Some just want something with a little more room to pick up groceries or take the kids to after school activities. Others are planning to hit the road and see the sights, or haul things to and from a job. Whatever you want from your crossover SUV, the 2017 Ford Escape has you covered, from the fuel-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with Auto Start-Stop technology to the powerful and sporty 2-liter EcoBoost with the Sport Appearance Package.

2017 Ford Escape Additional Features:

Besides being the most stylish and sporty crossover SUV on the road, the 2017 Ford Escape is also smarter than it's ever been thanks to advances like SYNC 3 technology with SYNC Connect, not to mention available driver assist and safety tech including:

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Auto Start-Stop
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • And more!

Come Play with the 2017 Ford Escape Sport Package!

The 2017 Ford Escape is already one of the sportiest crossover SUVs on the market, but if that's not enough, you can always upgrade to the Sport Appearance Package, which lets you telegraph to the world just how amazing the performance is on your new 2017 Escape! Add black-out trim, sport seats, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, and much more to make driving your Escape look as much fun as it is!

Whether you're buying a new Ford Escape for the city or the mountains, it's the best SUV in its class! To learn more or take a test drive today, visit Rusty Eck Ford in Wichita and see for yourself what the new Escape has to offer!

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