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2017 Ford Escape Preview in Gurnee, IL

Drivers who want a stylish and modern crossover-style SUV are invited to visit Gillespie Ford for our 2017 Ford Escape preview in Gurnee, IL. Here at Gillespie Ford, you will find a friendly and knowledgeable sales team ready to explain the updated technology and design that come with the new Ford Escape. Keep reading to learn more.

Ford Escape Technology and Performance

Drivers considering the new 2017 Ford Escape have three engine options: the standard 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine and the new 1.5L and 2.0L EcoBoost® engines. The available EcoBoost® engines save you money and reduce emissions by implementing Auto Start-Stop Technology, a system that temporarily shuts off the engine when your Escape is completely stopped. We recommend EcoBoost® to all of our customers, but especially to those living in urban areas where frequent stopping and starting is common. Escape technology also offers connectivity. Using the available SYNC®1 Connect system and a smartphone, you can remotely lock, unlock, start, and locate your Escape. For a more enhanced driving experience, we recommend adding the available SYNC® 31 system that features capacitive touchscreen, voice recognition, automatic updates, navigation assistance, and more. 

Ford Escape Design and Safety

Design and safety are two more reasons you should check out our 2017 Ford Escape preview in Gurnee, IL. The interior design offers a user-friendly center stack, an ergonomically positioned gear shifter, and premium-quality materials. For a more organized cabin, the Escape offers multiple convenient storage compartments, including a center console with storage bin. The exterior design features a sleek body, distinctive front grille, and redesigned wheels. For added visibility you can find models with halogen projector headlamps and LED tail lamps. The new Ford Escape also offers some innovative safety features. The Lane-Keeping System2 uses gentle vibrations in the steering-wheel to alert the driver of unintentional lane drifting, and Adaptive Cruise Control2 uses radar to maintain a safe distance between the Escape and vehicles ahead.


Get in touch with our sales department and ask about the 2017 Ford Escape preview in Gurnee, IL. You can call us on the phone at 847-281-5507, or you can visit our website for more information. We also invite you to visit our automotive center at 18834 W Grand Ave in Gurnee, IL. Here at Gillespie Ford, we work hard every day to provide superior customer service and expert advice. We look forward to serving you soon.


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1 SYNC® is an optional feature. Features/functionality vary by vehicle/model. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control. Only use SYNC systems/other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. 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.

2 Driver Assist Features (BLIS®, cross-traffic alert, collision warning, active park assist, adaptive cruise control, and rear view camera) are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle