Living in Albany, NY, is made easier with the right vehicle––one that fights the cold winters, provides exceptional fuel efficiency, and gives drivers an experience unlike any vehicle they've had before. You may have driven an SUV, or you may be coming from a sedan or pickup truck, but the Escape is different. It offers you the full Ford experience in a reliable vehicle renowned for providing its drivers with cost-saving transportation for years.
Finding the right Escape isn't difficult––all you need to do is find a dealership you can trust, one that has the best deals in and around Albany, NY. We're DePaula Ford, and we're the Albany Escape dealer you can count on to have the best selection at the most competitive prices around. Coupled with our top-notch sales and service departments, we're the complete package for anyone looking to expand their horizons with a new vehicle in upstate NY. Our staff members are ready to help you find the right model, and if you've had your eye on the Ford Escape, whether new or used, you've come to the right place. We're the people who can help you.
The Ford Escape was first launched in 2001 at a time when the SUV was quickly rising in popularity, and manufacturers around the world were trying their hand at crossovers. The Ford Escape was one of the successful ones, and as a result, it has now been in active production for over two decades. What drivers can expect with the Ford Escape is a reliable SUV that protects their loved ones with both strong build quality and a host of advanced safety features Ford has implemented over the last two decades.
With hybrids becoming more viable through the early 2000s, Ford took steps to introduce the fuel-saving technology to its lineup. The Escape was one vehicle to receive a hybrid variant that was sold alongside the traditional gasoline-powered models. There is even a plug-in hybrid that was introduced a few years later and offered a larger battery capacity for electric-only driving over moderate distances. Today, the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models remain an important part of the Escape lineup.
The first generation of the Ford Escape lasted for eight years, but succeeding generations came much quicker, and it is now in its fourth generation. The Ford Escape has been a staple in Ford's lineup since its launch, and while it's compact, it's quite spacious. There is plenty of cargo space in the rear, and the seats offer generous legroom for both rows of passengers. Escape models are highly customizable and can be fitted with various luxurious amenities like 10-way power-adjustable heated seats and premium audio systems.
Buying a new Ford Escape has many benefits. For example, when you purchase a brand new vehicle, you don't need to worry about the vehicle's past––the SUV goes from the factory to our dealership to your hands. Buying a new Ford Escape also means you have the chance to customize your vehicle as you see fit with the appropriate trim level, packages, and more. Purchasing the newest Ford model always gives you the latest technology, which is something you should consider as the technology inside Ford vehicles keeps getting better every year. Features like infotainment centers, audio systems, safety features, and more will all be the most up-to-date in a new Escape.
When you purchase a brand new Ford vehicle––regardless if it's an Escape or another model––you receive Ford's new vehicle warranties. At least four warranties come with the purchase of a new Ford vehicle, and a fifth will be applied depending on if you've purchased a hybrid or electric powertrain. The four warranties include a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile warranty for the safety restraint system, and five years of coverage against corrosion perforation.
With the coverage provided by the bumper-to-bumper and powertrain warranties, you can rest assured the majority of your Escape's components will be covered both under the hood and in and around the cabin. However, if you purchase a hybrid or plug-in hybrid model, you'll get a further eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for the batteries and electric motors. This extra coverage shows just how much Ford stands behind all of its products.
The 2023 Ford Escape is the best compact SUV of the year for many reasons. For example, the 2023 Escape is spacious and fuel-efficient in its base configuration, and if you upgrade from the base powertrain, you'll be surprised at how much power the Escape can pack. The base engine for the 2023 Escape is a turbocharged 1.5L I-3 paired with a smooth eight-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain produces 180 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque, which will likely be plenty of performance for the average SUV driver, but it's the estimated fuel efficiency ratings of 28 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway that really shine.
You probably won't be surprised to learn that the available hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are even more efficient––but it may come as a shock to realize that the 2023 Escape Hybrid offers 192 hp and the plug-in hybrid bumps that up to 210 hp. If you're looking for even more power, you can choose the available turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine. Fitting your Escape with this powertrain means you'll be getting 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque––a roughly 40% increase over the base engine.
Like Ford's other offerings, the 2023 Escape is a vehicle that packs a modernized experience with some of the best techs the industry has to offer. For example, the Escape comes standard with an eight-inch infotainment center, which can be upgraded to a significantly larger 13.2-inch infotainment center. Both systems include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, whereas many competing manufacturers stick with the old Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that requires a USB cable to be plugged in. The 2023 Escape also has Ford Co-Pilot360 at no extra charge, meaning you'll have driver-assist features to protect you when driving in the city, on the freeway, reversing, or parking.