Two Good Reasons to Snag a 2016 Ford Escape Near Clarksville, IN

Consumer interest in the 2016 Ford Escape at Ford dealerships near Clarksville, IN is expected to be significant, hence the ramped-up inventories of this Focus-derived SUV to be seen on Ford dealers' lots around Southern Indiana right now.If you'd like to know a little more about what's driving the excitement, read on to discover tworeasons for this hi-tech crossover's popularity with Indiana SUV fans.

Low-budget, Hi-tech

Unlike the base models of many cars, the lowest-priced 2016 Ford Escape variant, the "S", still comes loaded with plenty of toys. As mentioned by a reviewer for Edmunds, a comparison with other vehicles in the crossover segment highlights the generosity with which Ford has equipped the Escape. Key technology features standard in the Ford Escape S include:

·         Full range of power accessories

·         Cruise control

·         Air conditioning

·         Backup camera

·         Sync 3 infotainment system

·         6-speaker CD player

That's not half-bad for the base model and of course, as you step-up through the trim levels, the standard and optional list of goodies only gets longer.

 Economy and Power:

With a trio of lively engines available, you'll have no trouble selecting the combination of fuel economy and performance that best suits your needs. For example, Eric Tallberg, a writer for CarGurus, reviewed the new Escape and describes as "impressive" the thriftiness of the base engine.

Meanwhile correspondent Bill Griffith titled his review Ford's 2016 Escape: A strong seller for a reason. The "reason" in question may or may not refer to power and fuel economy, but Bill nevertheless labels the Escape a "relative rocket" in the compact crossover category.

If you prefer to see the numbers behind the compliments though, here are the primary specifications for the three Escape powertrain options:

·         The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder delivers 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy estimates indicate that22 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway are realistic to expect.

·         Theturbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder makes 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy with front-wheel-driveis a frugal (for an SUV) 23 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

·         The top-of-the-range turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder boasts240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy rates are 22 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg on the highway for front-wheel-drive Escape variants.

While the fuel economy figures decrease a little if you choose an AWD-equipped 2016 Ford Escape, you'll still enjoy a level high level of engine performance in an SUV crossover that's relatively inexpensive to run.

See the 2016 Ford Escape at Your Southern Indiana Dealership

Some other reasons you should seriously consider the 2016 Ford Escape as your new family hauler include its responsive, fun and comfortable road manners, the option of an intelligent all-wheel-drive system, and a very high degree of interior luxury in high-end variants such as the Titanium.

When you're ready to investigate some of the best examples of the 2016 Ford Escape in Ford dealerships near Clarksville, IN, you'll find them here at Jim O'Neal Ford of Sellersburg. Take a look at the listed inventory on our website or come along to the showroom, where we'll help you plan your escape from motoring mediocrity.  

Jim O'Neal Ford
Address: 516 South Indiana Avenue Sellersburg, IN 47172, United States
Sales: (888) 349-1251 
Service: (888) 349-3167 
Parts: (888) 340-1413
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