2016 Ford Escape | JD Power Award: Tied for Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality

See Why this Compact SUV Made It to the Top!


The Ford Escape made its first appearance in the automotive market fifteen years ago. Now, it’s one of the most well-known SUVs in production. The 2016 Ford Escape was tied for the Highest Ranked Compact SUV in Initial Quality for the JD Power Award1, and that is certainly something to celebrate. With its powerful performance, and almost endless interior features and technology systems, the 2016 Ford Escape has something to show for itself. Here at Rock River Block, we have the brand-new Escape in stock in Rockford, IL, and know that once you take this SUV out for a test drive, you won’t be able to imagine driving any other model.

The 2016 Ford lets you choose from three efficient engines that all promise an outstanding performance. The 2.5L i-VCT I-4 engine, available on the Escape S, gives you 168 horsepower and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque. It gives you a fuel sipping 31 MPG hwy2, so you don’t have to spend more money on gas.The Escape SE and Titanium gives you the option of a 1.6 EcoBoost® I-4 engine that cranks out an noteworthy 178 horsepower, 184 lbs.-torque, and 32 MPG hwy1. The 2.0L EcoBoost®  I-4 engine is also available on the Escape SE and Titanium, which produces 240 horsepower, 270 lbs..-ft. of torque, and 30 MPH hwy1. No matter which engine you choose, you can count on the 2016 Ford Escape to get you where you need to go.


When you drive the 2016 Ford Escape, you drive with purpose. Made with high-quality materials, you get to a compact SUV that has both form and function. The SE model includes optional leather-stitched seating, and standard 10-way power adjustable support in the driver and front-passenger seats. You can also add ambient lighting to liven up the inside of your Escape. Choose from seven different colors to light up your cabin.

Ford makes sure that you have access to all of the latest technology when you drive the Escape. The available SYNC® 3 is the updated voice-activated technology system that makes your driving life a whole lot easier. With this innovation, you can locate local restaurants and gas stations, and route the quickest way to get to Chicago with the navigation feature3. All you need to do is say where you would like to go, or what you need, and SYNC® will take care of the rest. 

The 2016 Ford Escape has received recognition for many reasons, and these just list a few. To truly know all that the Escape has to offer, schedule a test drive at Rock River Block today. We are accessible by route 20 and are located on 224 North Alpine Road in Rockford, IL.


1 The Ford Escape received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles among Compact SUV’s in a tie in the proprietary J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses form 84,637 new-vehicle owners, measuring 244 models and measures opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

2 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

3 Special APR offers applied to Estimated Selling Price. Special APR offers require Ford Credit Financing. Not all buyers will qualify. See dealer for qualifications and complete details.