CARS.COM — As we move closer to the Sept. 18 reveal of the winner of our 2017 Compact SUV Challenge, here's a look at another competitor: the 2017 Ford Escape.
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Ford delivered an Escape SE to us with an MSRP of $33,615, including options and destination. The Escape was painted in a White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat (a $595 option) and featured the SE Sport Appearance Package ($1,295) that includes both a leather-wrapped steering wheel and 19-inch black aluminum wheels. Our particular SE also came with the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which added another $1,295 to the price; that engine was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission providing power to all four wheels.
Inside, leather-trimmed cloth seats provide seating for five. The optional Sync 3 entertainment system featured Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and it came as part of the SE Technology Package (another $1,395) that also included rear parking assist and blind spot monitoring technology.
Check out the gallery above, and stay tuned to find out who won our 2017 Compact SUV Challenge on Sept. 18.