2017 Ford® Escape SUV | Technology features | Ford.ca

Ingeniously equipped.

The 2017 Ford Escape is smarter than ever. The available technology features can do just about everything. Newly available SYNC® Connect112  allows you to start, lock, unlock and locate your vehicle from virtually anywhere using your smartphone. Available SYNC® 3 features voice-activated technology that helps keep you connected while you keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel 90 . Escape tech features even help alert you to unintentional lane drift 10  or assist with manoeuvres into tight parking spaces 9 .
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Available Adaptive Cruise Control10

Available adaptive cruise control takes conventional cruise control to the next level. Select not only the desired speed, but also the space between your Escape and the vehicle in front of you, via preselected gap settings. When its radar sensor detects traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle also slows down. After traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the preset speed and distance from the vehicle ahead10 .
Available Adaptive Cruise Control
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Available Lane-Keeping System10

This available customizable, driver-activated system alerts you to unintentional drifting. Lane-keeping alert gently vibrates the steering wheel to let you know if you drift too close to the lane marker, while lane-keeping aid provides directional steering torque, seamlessly helping you guide the vehicle back to the centre of the lane10 .
Available Lane-Keeping System
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Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9

This intelligent feature is designed with side parking sensors to give you confidence and help make perpendicular and parallel parking a breeze. While driving slowly near parking spots, activate this feature and Ford Escape will scan for available spaces. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance from other vehicles, and once an appropriate spot is identified, you’re signaled to stop and accept the system’s assistance. With a few actions on your part – shifting, accelerating and braking – the vehicle can smoothly parallel park or back into a perpendicular parking space9 .
Available Enhanced Active Park Assist
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Available SYNC® Connect

Available SYNC® Connect112

Stay connected to your Escape remotely via your fingertips. With available SYNC Connect Powered by FordPass you can start, lock, unlock and locate your parked vehicle from virtually anywhere using your smartphone.112  You can even check the fuel level and schedule starts remotely so your Escape will be ready to hit the road as soon as you are. 


Available on 2017 SE with the SE Convenience Package and standard on 2017 Titanium. Using the FordPass app, you can also get help by calling or texting a FordGuide and contacting your preferred Dealer. For more information on the FordPass app visit www.fordpass.ca or download the app today.

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Available SYNC390 with Apple CarPlay111 and Android Auto110

Introducing Available SYNC® 390

Our Next Generation of Voice-Activated Technology- New hardware. New software. New features.

Hands-free calling

  • You can talk to SYNC® 390 with simple real-world voice commands and the system responds naturally to your voice. Controlling your phone and more is as easy as saying “Call home”.

Music search and control

  • Say what music you want to hear and listen to it easily with voice-activated search or say “Bluetooth®4 audio” to stream your favourite content on your phone wirelessly.

LCD Screen

  • The new capacitive touch screen has impressive functionality including the convenient swipe, and available navigation with pinch-to-zoom functionality similar to what is found on your smartphone.  
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Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert

Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert10

The available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 13.7 metres (15 yards) away, you will be audibly and visually alerted10 .

Available Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate16

Thanks to the available foot-activated hands-free power liftgate, there’s no need to fumble for keys in the 2017 Ford Escape. Its hands-free operation is especially helpful when your arms are full of items like grocery bags. With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, kick your foot under the rear bumper and the liftgate opens. Also adjust the liftgate height, helpful for lower overhangs. Standard on Titanium model.
Available Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate
Standard Windshield Wiper De-icer

Standard Windshield Wiper De-icer

This exciting innovation helps eliminate a major winter headache. All Escape models feature windshield wiper de-icer technology. Heating elements built into the base of the windshield where the wipers rest can clear light ice and snow from the wiper blades in under 10 minutes at a chilling -27°C. The 2017 Ford Escape is the first Ford SUV to feature this hot new technology.