The age of the crossover and SUV are just beginning and already have competitive markets. And with more new vehicles seemingly coming out every day the two segments seem to be merging. There’s no question that building a vehicle that stands out is no small feat. Lucky for you Shelbyville, KY Ford lovers, the 2017 Ford Escape has just about everything you could want. 

While the 2016 Ford F-150 may be one of the biggest, and biggest selling vehicles out there, the Ford Escape comes as a close second and for good reason. The new 2017 Ford Escape has gotten a pretty substantial refresh even though it’s mid-cycle. The changes include a new front fascia, new engine options, and more connectivity options than ever before. 

Perhaps the biggest highlight is the 2017 Ford Escape will be the first Ford vehicle to offer Sync Connect, a system which through FordPass will allow owners to use their phones to locate, lock and unlock, and start their vehicles. Better yet, the remote start also sets the climate so that when you enter your Ford Escape it will be a refreshing temperature to keep you cool from the Kentucky heat. 

The Sync Connect system will also help you locate open parking spots and nearby convenience options like gas stations and fast food restaurants. Additionally, Sync 3 also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As far as safety goes, features like an enhanced active parking assist will steer your vehicle into both parallel and perpendicular parking spots.Other features include a vibrating steering wheel and flashing lights if the car thinks you might be dosing off during long rides, protecting you when you might not be 100 percent. 

We’re excited about being to explore more of the 2017 Ford Escape here at O’Brien Ford of Shelbyville. And as your Ford dealer, we’ll keep you up to date on new details surrounding the small, yet powerful SUV.