2017 Ford Escape for Sale in Rockford, IL

Hit the Road in the All-New 2017 Escape


Those in need of a compact crossover that is ready to tackle the everyday should look towards the all-new 2017 Ford Escape for sale in Rockford, IL. With its impressive performance paired with remarkable capability, in addition to its new technology features, the Escape is better than ever. Better yet, it’s already awaiting your test drive here at Rock River Block, so visit us today to take one for a test drive!

First and foremost, the powertrain lineup within the 2017 Ford Escape is extensive. Your first choice is found under the hood of the base S trim level, which is the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Using intake variable cam timing technology, it produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. When you drive the SE or Titanium trim, the standard 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine churns out a noteworthy 179 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, while also being the most efficient option with a fuel rating of 23/30 MPG city/hwy1. Optional on both these trims is the thrilling 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® 4-cylinder for a surplus of power, resulting in 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque.

Moving on to capability, the 2017 Ford Escape for sale in Rockford, IL, lets you conquer the road ahead with ease. Since you never know what kind of weather you’ll experience for your morning commute, be it rain, snow, or fog, this compact crossover is ready. For when I-90 is slippery there’s the Intelligent 4WD System, which consistently monitors your traction and the road conditions every 16 milliseconds and transfers the right amount of torque to the front and rear wheels. There are also available fog lights during inclement weather. When you want to enjoy the summer sun and tow your boat to Lake Michigan, you can do that too, since the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine can be paired with the Class II Tow Package for an impressive 3,500-lb. towing capacity2


On the inside of the 2017 Escape, you’ll find a variety of new elements to enjoy. You can keep comfortable with available dual-zone automatic climate control, which even includes rear vents for your passengers in back. When winter strikes, ditch the heavy coat and gloves, because the Escape can be equipped with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Available push-button start gets you on the road fast, and the ambient lighting sets the mood for nights out in downtown Chicago. And, for when you spend the day at CherryVale Mall, the versatile 60/40 split-folding rear seats gives you plenty of room for all of your shopping bags. Just fold them flat for a commodious 68 cubic ft. of storage space. There’s even the available class-exclusive3 hands-free foot-activated liftgate for the ultimate in convenience.

For the new model year, the SYNC® 3 infotainment system4 not only boasts an easy-to-use design and more entertainment features, but, when equipped, the Ford Escape also gets the new FordPass®5 connected app. Just download it onto your smartphone, and you’ll be able to track your Escape’s location, remotely start the engine, and lock and unlock the doors, and even gain access to its fuel level and mileage. Plus, to ensure the inside is warmed up or cooled down upon your arrival, you can even schedule a time to remotely start the engine.

Now is the time to check out all of what the 2017 Ford Escape for sale in Rockford, IL, brings to the table. To take one for a test drive, visit us here at Rock River Block. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and you’ll find us at 224 North Alpine Road in Rockford, IL, just down the street from The Great Wall Chinese Restaurant. 

1 EPA-estimated rating of 23 city/30 hwy/26 combined mpg FWD. Actual mileage will vary.

2 Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.

3 Class is Small Utilities based on Ford Segmentation.

4 SYNC® is an optional feature. Don't drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don't use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply. Optional Navigation System map updates cannot be received via Wi-fi® and require a separate update.

5 FordPass is available through a free download via the App Store® or Google Play™ store, late availability Spring 2016. Message and data rates may apply. Service may be limited by mobile phone network coverage area. Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Android, Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.