The 2012 Ford Escape is a compact SUV model, which is one of the ten top selling lists in America. The engine options available in 2012 Ford Escape are 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that can produce up to 230 horsepower and 230 Ib-ft torque, the second option for engine is with 2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cyclinder or electric hybrid engine that can produce up to 153 horsepower and 136 Ib-ft torque. It has the standard six speed automatic transmission. The hybrid model of this car will have continuous variable timing transmission (CVT).
2012 Ford Escape is expected to come that measures 173 inches in length, 72.5 inches in width, 67 inches in height. The base curb weight is 3,375 pounds. The measure of the wheelbase is 104 inches. The interior design is expected to be better and with more features if not less.
he new Ford Escape like the previous model will have two row seats that can seat five passengers. Some of the new features that could be included are push button starting, heated windshield, rain sensing wipers, etc., along with the present Escape features like sunroof, leather upholstery, heated seats, rearview camera that provide navigation system, and voice activated Ford Sync infotainment control system.
The details of exterior designs and the extra interior features that are available in the 2012 Ford Escape are yet to be brought out. The latest Ford Escape compact SUV will provide two drivetrain options such as front-wheel and all wheel drive system. The base model has a powerful engine 'EcoBoost' option with 2.0 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder. The other option with V6 engine with 4 cylinder can give a better fuel economy. Ford Escape with a plug in hybrid models is also available for the first time from Ford.
2012 Escape would challenge its near competitors such as the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, and 2011 Subaru Forester. The 2012 Ford Escape is expected to be less expensive than its competitors. The new Escape is expected to be offered at an affordable price .
The Company is trying to bring some changes in this new model of Escape and the buyers can expect an average increase of just $ 2,000 than the previous model. The base model of the 2012 Ford Escape with two wheel drive can have the starting price at $ 22,500. The 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid model can have the starting price at $ 36,000. The plug in Hybrid model of the new Escape can cost $ 38,000.
One can expect a good performance from this new 2012 Ford Escape which will be worth its cost. This new Escape, which is expected to be released either by the end of 2011 or by early 2012. The test drive of this new Ford Escape would be conducted latest by late summer of 2011.