2017 Escape vs. the Competition

The amazing new 2017 Ford Escape is available now at Jenkins Ford and our staff is eager to show you all the amazing things this SUV has in store for you. Come to our Ford dealership in Buckhannon and explore the new Escape; take a test drive and get acquainted and you might even want to take this impressive vehicle home with you! Your personal fleet could use an upgrade, and if you are living in Buckhannon, Elkins, Jane Lew, or Clarksburg, you are just a short drive away from a new Ford Escape from Jenkins Ford. Head over to see us off I79 exit 99, US-33E in Buckhannon and find your new 2017 Ford Escape. We're at 8 Billingsley Dr., Buckhannon, WV 26201. We may even have incentives available! See a friendly Ford sales consultant for details.

Toyota RAV 4
The 2017 Ford Escape is a capable sport utility vehicle that pushes the limits of what an SUV can be. The Toyota RAV4 has been around the block, but it's no match for the amazing new technology in the Escape. It's ready for anything West Virginia can throw at it!

Available Engines

The 2017 Ford Escape offers a great engine lineup that allows shoppers to easily choose between affordability, efficiency, and power. There are three engines offered for the 2017 Escape; a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with an auto stop/start feature, and a 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBoost four-cylinder that also features the auto stop/start feature for increased fuel economy. Under the hood of the Toyota RAV4, you will only find a single powertrain; a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. The 2017 Ford Escape offers amazing powertrain options, so you will be able to customize your new car effortlessly.
  Engine Performance

Because the 2017 Ford Escape offers three different engines, you can easily decide how powerful you want your next car to be. With the 2.5-liter engine, the Escape makes 168 horsepower. With the ultra-efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost I4 the power rises to 179 horsepower. The top-of-the-line 2.0-liter twin-scroll EcoBooost I4 makes 245 horsepower for an impressive burst of energy when you need it most. The Toyota RAV4 has only the 2.5-liter I4 which is rated for176 horsepower. The Toyota has the edge over the Escape's basic engine, but it pales in comparison to the two turbocharged EcoBoost powertrains that are offered for the upper trims.
Towing Capability

If you are looking into buying an SUV, even a compact model like the Ford Escape, chances are you are at least interested in towing a trailer. Well, thanks to the 2017 Escape's amazing engine lineup, you can tow with ease and confidence. The 2017 Ford Escape can easily to up to 3,500 pounds with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and either FWD or AWD. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine allows the Ford Escape to tow up to 2,000 pounds! The Toyota RAV4 can only tow up to 1,500 pounds with its 2.5-liter I4. Score another for the 2017 Escape!

Honda CR-V
The sleek, 2017 Ford Escape is a sight to behold and a sport-ute to be seen in. This sporty, well-appointed beauty is the compact crossover that continues to set the world on fire with its fantastic features and captivating capabilities. We'd like to show you our capabilities at Jenkins Ford in Buckhannon, WV, serving Upshur, Randolph, Lewis, Barbour, Harrison, and Taylor counties. We have a great selection of 2017 Escapes on our lot and ready to deal on. So if you want a great deal from a trusted dealership on a 2017 Ford Escape, we'll make it happen right now!

Let's see how the 2017 Ford Escape competes against the Honda CR-V.


Just because the 2017 Ford Escape is in the compact SUV category doesn't mean that it's not packed with power and performance -- and it's leaps and bounds above the Honda CR-V. What small sport-ute offers three engine choices? The Escape, that's who, with its 168 hp, 2.5L I04, 178 hp, 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 and its amazing 240 hp, 2.0L EcoBoost I-4, which are all mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. 4WD is offered on the EcoBoost models. By contrast, the Honda CR-V limits you to none powertrain -- a 185 hp, 2.4L I-4 paired with a CVT automatic. When you've got power and efficiency choices like you do in the 2017 Ford Escape, why be boxed in by only one engine like the CR-V?
   Price & Value

Saving money is a good thing, even for Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg. Your bank account might not be the size of theirs, but it will still get a boost when you choose the 2017 Ford Escape over the Honda CR-V. With its starting MSRP of $22,960 vs. the CR-V's MSRP of $23,445, you'll keep almost $500 in your wallet by making the wise choice of going with a Ford Escape -- and that's even before we discount the price even further at Jenkins Ford! Plus, you'll get more stylish 17-inch wheels, a 6-speaker audio system, rear spoiler and integrated blind spot mirrors standard on the 2017 Ford Escape that the CR-V doesn't offer on the base model.

Towing Capability

It might not be the first thing you think of when you're in the market for a compact crossover, but when you and your friends want to sail the Atlantic, you'll be grateful the 2017 Ford Escape is capable of pulling your motorboat. With its maximum towing capacity of 3500 pounds when properly equipped, the Escape can carry a ton more -- literally -- than the CR-V, which maxes out at 1500 pounds!

Chevrolet Equinox
Getting around West Virginia is easier with four-wheel drive, making an SUV ideal for the job. But with a flooded market, which one is the best for you? Let's take a look at two of the heavy hitters: the 2017 Ford Escape and the 2017 Chevy Equinox.

What's New for 2017?
Both the Equinox and the Escape aren't seeing much in the way of changes in 2017. They're well into their model run, which means their stable platforms don't need much in upgrades. The Equinox will see a restyled front end and some interior upgrades, while the Escape is getting an overhaul of its touchscreen system. Gone is the sometimes problematic MyFord Touch system in favor of the new SYNC 3 infotainment system.


Ford is no stranger to the compact SUV market. They know what needs to be under the hood to make sure you can get the kids to soccer practice or get through snow to work. The Escape comes standard with a 2.5-liter V4 engine that puts out 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.

While this comes standard on the S trim, the all-wheel drive option isn't offered with the six-speed automatic. To get all-wheel drive, you'll need to upgrade to the SE or Titanium trims. These come standard with a turbocharged 1.6 liter V4 that puts out 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Still not enough power? The 2.0-liter turbo option puts out 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. This gives the Escape the ability to tow up to 3,500 lbs.

The engine choices for the 2017 Equinox are the same as they were in previous years: A 2.4-liter V4 is the standard. It puts out 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. If that doesn't offer up enough power for you, Chevy will drop in a 3.6-liter V6 engine in the LT and LTZ trims. It's capable of putting out 301 horsepower and 272 lb-ft of torque. This package is also capable of towing 3,500 lbs. The only trim that doesn't have four-wheel drive is the L trim, which comes only in front-wheel drive.
  Fuel Economy

The power you get from the V6 in the Equinox pays a price at the pump. The V4 engine will get an estimated 20 combined mpg (17 city and 24 highway), while the V6 drops down to 19 mpg (16 city and 23 highway).

The Escape does much better with the 2.5 liter putting out a combined estimated 25 mpg (22/= city and 31 highway). The turbocharged 1.6 has the same combined mpg but with a slightly diminished highway performance (22 city and 29 highway), while the 2.0 liter loses a bit more for a 23 combined mpg (21 city and 28 highway).

Both SUVs have all of the features you've come to expect from a top-end competitor in the market, with Ford consistently outperforming Chevy in reviews and road tests. If you're interested in giving the Escape a test drive in the Buckhannon, Bridgeport, or Elkins areas, then stop by Jenkins Ford and schedule a test drive today! We're located off I79 exit 99, Corridor H in Buckhannon.

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