The automotive industry is ever-changing, shifting with the demands of drivers in an effort to keep up. While some models struggle with this, there are others that stand out because they were able to capture the spirit of their time and adapt as quickly as the needs changed. One model that has made a name for itself in the crowded SUV market is the Ford Escape.
The 2024 Ford Escape is a great option for the everyday driver, giving you advanced safety features and technology that keeps you and your passengers connected during the drive. It also offers a generous interior with plenty of cargo space and enough leg and headroom in all three rows to keep everyone comfortable, whether you're just headed down the road or further. Keep reading to learn more about the 2024 Ford Escape, including how the brand helps boost your safety and connectivity during the drive, as well as a look back at where the Escape has been.
From the beginning of the Escape's journey over 20 years ago to the 2024 Ford Escape, Ford has been committed to the SUV, ensuring its place in automotive history is well-established. When Ford debuted the Escape in 2000 for the 2001 model year, the need for a smaller SUV was just beginning to grow. The Escape was Ford's answer to this growing demand, offering a fuel-efficient option that was both budget-friendly, family-friendly, stylish, and flexible. At the time, the Escape and the Mazda Tribute shared the same base because they were collaborative designs from both brands. The first-generation Escape was an instant hit thanks to the varied amenities it offered drivers.
When the second version came out in 2008, the changes were slight. This generation offered a more rugged look, thought to resemble its older siblings, the Explorer and Expedition. At the same time, tweaks to the powertrain improved the standard 2.3L engine to a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. You could also choose a 3.0L engine that provided more horsepower. Ford didn't stop with performance changes. A shift toward technology introduced Ford Sync as a standard feature for top-tiered Escapes.
In 2013, more than ten years after the original hit dealership lots, the Escape debuted with a complete redesign. From the ground up, the Escape got a more current and aerodynamic look. New technologies and improvements to the SYNC system, as well as premium features like navigation, park assist, and blind spot monitoring, were introduced. These features showed how committed Ford was to new ideas and ensuring the Escape continued meeting the needs of a wide range of customers. Additionally, three engine options were available, including the standard 2.5L for the base trim, a 1.6L turbocharged option for the middle of the lineup, and a 2.0L turbo option for the top-tier Titanium models.
Finally, the Ford Escape entered its fourth generation in 2020 with a new and improved drivetrain, suspension system, and a lighter but stronger frame. It's this generation that continues to capture the interest of drivers today. You can find the 2024 Ford Escape at our DePaula Ford dealership, along with a knowledgeable and friendly team who can help you narrow down which Escape is best for you.
From when the second generation Escape was introduced to now, Ford has committed itself to delivering technological advancements that keep you and your passengers connected during the drive. It all starts with the SYNC 4 system, a mainstay since that second generation. This system can be set to automatically update to ensure you get the most from it.
Other technology features can be found throughout the lineup. For instance, the base model Escape Active has standard FordPass Connect, which allows you to connect up to ten devices via a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. You'll also enjoy a seamless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. For even more enjoyment, you can take advantage of SiriusXM with 360L. These features and the SYNC 4 system are easily managed through the 8-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
You can also find technology in the ST-Line, with the base ST-Line, the ST-Line Select, or the ST-Line Elite. The ST-Line is a sportier version of the Escape with specialized accents on the interior and exterior and available sport handling suspension and tuning when opting for an AWD model. In terms of technology, higher-end trims have available options like a Power Liftgate, Wireless Charging Pad, and Connected Navigation.
Finally, the top-tier Platinum Escape puts you in your best driving mood with Ambient Lighting, a 13.2-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, standard Connected Navigation, and more. You'll also enjoy the same great amenities offered by the rest of the lineup. Our team can walk you through the technology features found in the 2024 Ford Escape and answer any questions you might have to ensure you find the right one for you.
Ford has been a front-runner regarding safety features in its vehicles for many years. This dedication to helping you reach your destination with ease can be seen in the Ford Co-Pilot 360 collection of driver assistance features. Some of the available features you can find in the 2024 Ford Escape lineup are detailed below.
This system combines the best of both worlds, giving you the confidence you need to navigate busy roads. The BLIS part of the system, which stands for Blind Spot Information System, alerts you to vehicles in your blind spot so you can shift lanes more easily. Meanwhile, the Cross-Traffic Alert system lets you know when traffic is detected behind you when you're trying to reverse.
Equally important is the Lane-Keeping System, which reminds you to stay centered in your lane. If the system detects that you've swayed too far off course, it will provide you with alerts that include a gentle nudging on your steering wheel as well as visual warnings on your driver information screen.
Traffic can change in an instant, requiring you to react quickly. With this system activated, you gain support when you need it most. The system scans the road ahead and alerts you to changes so you can slow down or change course. If the system senses that an impact is imminent, it will apply the brakes automatically.
Another available safety feature that works similarly to the system above is the Evasive Steering Assist system. The system doesn't brake when needed, as the Pre-Collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking system does, but it does alert you to correct course so you can avoid a collision.
These are only a few of the driver assistance safety features you can find in the 2024 Ford Escape lineup. There are many more that work together to help you safely get from point A to point B. If you have questions about the features above or others offered, talk with one of our team members. We can review each feature as well as discuss which ones are most important to you.
Let's face it. You spend a lot of time in your vehicle, which means you need an SUV that is comfortable and convenient. The good news is that Ford's designers recognize this and have created the 2024 Ford Escape to meet your needs and go above and beyond. Take the base trim, Escape Active. You and your passengers will enjoy Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, thoughtful storage options, and multiple cup holders. There are also USB powerpoints throughout the SUV and premium cushioned seating.
For the ST-Line Select trim, comfort and convenience get a boost with added features like available heated front-row seats and a heated steering wheel. You'll also enjoy the modern rotary gear shift dial and the option to add a Panoramic Vista Roof, increasing your access to natural light during the drive.
Finally, the 2024 Ford Escape Platinum trim level takes comfort and convenience to the next level with a memory feature for the front row seats and side view mirrors, a ten-way power driver seat, and the option to add a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen. These are only a few of the comfort and convenience features in the 2024 Ford Escape. To see more and experience the comfort yourself, head to our dealership and slide into the driver's seat for a test drive today.