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Model Year 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017
Model Escape Escape Escape Equinox Equinox Equinox Equinox
Trim S SE Titanium L LS LT Premier
Engines (show)  
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
168 hp@6000
170 lb-ft@4500
           
turbocharged
1.5L I4
DOHC-4v
179 hp@6000
177 lb-ft@2500
         
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
245 hp@5500
275 lb-ft@3000
         
2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
182 hp@6700
172 lb-ft@4900
     
3.6L V6
DOHC-4v
301 hp@6500
272 lb-ft@4800
         
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD
AWD    
Tires (show)  
235/55HR17 tires        
235/50HR18 tires          
235/45HR19 tires          
225/65R17 tires      
235/55R18 tires          
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 60W, 6 speakers          
Unbranded, 9 speakers            
Sony, 355W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)            
Unbranded, 80W, 6 speakers      
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)          
Accessories (show)  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.          
Active noise reductionCancels out interior noise by playing the opposite noise through the vehicle's speakers.      
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.            
Cruise control  
Hands-free trunk or liftgateRelease latch by waving a foot beneath the bumper or a hand near a sensor.            
Heated steering wheel            
Keyless entry keypadUnlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.          
Parking guidance system - activeParks the vehicle with minimal input from the driver.            
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power liftgateLiftgate can be opened and closed using buttons inside the vehicle and on the keyfob.      
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.            
Remote appCheck on car and remotely control various functions (remote start, locks, lights, and/or HVAC) from a telephone or computer. Usually requires a monthly fee, though often as part of a package of telematics services.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.        
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.        
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.    
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.      
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Curve controlSlows vehicle down when it senses that the vehicle is going too fast for a curve.        
Forward collision warningAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.          
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.      
Knee airbag, driver        
Lane departure prevention system, steering-basedSteering lightly applied to help prevent the vehicle from inadvertently traveling out of its intended lane.            
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.          
Obstacle detection, frontBeeps signal distance to object in front of vehicle. Parking aid.            
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.      
Post-crash alert systemSounds horn and flashes hazad lights if airbags or seatbelt pretensioners have been activated.        
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation systemPrepares brakes (and sometimes also seatbelts) for use when radar detects an imminent collision. Might also move seats and close windows. Early Lexus system used laser.            
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.      
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.    
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Safety keyIndividual keys can be coded to enforce specific driving restrictions, such as maximum speed and audio volume.        
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Torque vectoring / active trace controlUses the brakes to channel torque to the outside wheels and counteract understeer. Similar to stability control, but proactive, and acting to improve cornering performance rather than prevent loss of control.        
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Trailer sway controlAutomatically applies a front brake to counteract sway induced by a trailer.          
Vehicle health reportsPeriodically uploads and emails a vehicle diagnostic check.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo cover    
Cargo mat        
Cargo net          
Cargo tray        
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.    
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.        
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.      
Roof railsNo crossbars.      
Second-row under-floor storage        
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.        
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.    
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
4G LTE connectivityHigher speed Internet connection. Monthly fee after trial period.      
Air conditioning
Android Auto supportRequires compatible Android phone.          
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.    
Apple CarPlay supportRequires compatible Apple iPhone.          
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.      
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.      
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.    
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player        
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.          
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.            
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.        
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.      
Quick response PTC heater (optional)Electric heater element to start heating cabin before engine warmed up. Often included with diesels and hybrids.          
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.            
Rear air ventsVents at aft end of center console, in B-pillars, and/or in ceiling.          
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Rear wiper
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.    
SD Card slotSD, CF, PCMCIA, or other digital media reader.          
Siri Eyes Free supportActivate Siri using button on steering wheel. Make calls, hear and dictate texts and email, manage calendar, turn-by-turn nav. Requires iPhone 4S or higher.          
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigationIn-vehicle security, communications, and diagnostics system plus turn-by-turn navigation (no map display). For 2011 and newer cars often includes a remote app. Monthly fee after the first 6-12 months.      
Traffic + travel informationInformation about traffic plus weather, gas prices, sports news, and/or movie times. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.          
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for audio systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Voice control for external devicesPhone or other device operated via the vehicle's voice command system. Requires a compatible device--all aren't supported.    
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.      
Weatherband radioIncludes frequencies for weather channels. Only listed when pricing a single model because incomplete data for all model.      
Wi-Fi hotspotProvides Wi-Fi within the car. Includes internal modem, usually requires car-specific broadband service with monthly fee.      
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.          
Exterior (show)  
Active grille shuttersClose grille openings when not needed to reduce aerodynamic drag.          
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.            
Black exterior trim (optional)          
Black grille (optional)            
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)Protective cladding extending partly onto the doors.
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.      
Bright-finished mirror housings (optional)Chrome or aluminum mirrors. Only listed if optional or not standard on the base trim.            
Deep-tinted rear windows      
Laminated front side windowsReduces interior noise, prevents side windows from shattering.  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.  
Paint, special red      
Paint, special white      
Panoramic sunroofFront glass panel retracts over a fixed glass roof panel. Entire unit covers nearly the entire roof.        
Rear bumper protector      
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.
Sunroof            
Wheel-lip moldingsExtensions to the wheel opening, both decorative and protective.        
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.            
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.          
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.  
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.        
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.      
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.          
Interior ambient lighting, configurableLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior. Can change the colors of the lights.            
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.            
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Rear reading lights            
Speed limit informationDisplays the current speed limit. Included with nav on an increasing number of cars. No feature value here because incomplete info on availability.          
Spotter mirror(s)Auxiliary convex lens in the corner of the outside mirror that improves view of the driver's blind spot.            
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors            
Visor mirror, driver            
Visor mirror, passenger            
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.            
Powertrain (show)  
Automatic start / stopAutomatically cuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped and restarts it when the driver lifts off the brake pedal. Not listed for hybrids, where it is generally part of the powertrain system.          
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.      
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.          
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.          
Transmission coolerOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.  
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row  
Floor mats
Floor mats, second row (optional)Only listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.        
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats      
Illuminated door sill trim plates        
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.      
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seatsSeat adjusts back and forth to vary the split between the second row and the third row or cargo area.      
Manual height adjuster, driver seat            
Manual recliner, second row seats  
Memory system, driver seat        
Partial leather seating sufacesEither only the front seats are leather or the upholstery is a mix of cloth and leather.            
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat      
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat        
Power height adjuster, driver seat  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat        
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seatPower-adjustable lower back support.  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seatPower-adjustable lower back support.          
Power recliner, driver seat      
Power recliner, passenger seat        
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.      
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.        
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.            
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.          
Touring suspension (upgrade)Less firm than a sport suspension. Only listed if an option or not standard on all trims.            
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.
Wheels, dark finish          

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Option Package Contents

Sport Appearance Package

Features
Partial leather seating sufaces
Black exterior trim (optional)
Wheels, dark finish
Wheels, dark finish
Roof rails
235/45HR19 tires

Technology Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
AC power outlet
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Remote app
Roof rails

Cold Weather Package

Features
Heated front seats
AC power outlet
Wiper de-icer
Quick response PTC heater (optional)
Heated mirrors

SYNC 3

Features
App support
Apple CarPlay support
Android Auto support

Leather Comfort Package

Features
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Leather seating surfaces

Technology Package

Features
Lane departure warning system
Parking guidance system - active
Quick response PTC heater (optional)
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based
Rain-sensing wipers
Xenon HID headlights
Obstacle detection, front
Heated steering wheel
Auto-dimming headlights

Sport Appearance Package

Features
Partial leather seating sufaces
Black exterior trim (optional)
Wheels, dark finish
Wheels, dark finish
Roof rails
235/45HR19 tires

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
SD Card slot
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)

Convenience Package

Features
Automatic climate control, front
Heated front seats
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat
Power recliner, driver seat
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Remote start

Driver Confidence Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Sport Edition

Features
Black grille (optional)
Leather seating surfaces
Memory system, driver seat

Sun, Sound, and Navigation Package

Features
Panoramic sunroof

Technology Package

Features
Navigation system
SD Card slot
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)

Enhanced Convenience Package

Features
Power recliner, passenger seat
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat
Universal garage door opener
Power height adjuster, passenger seat
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat
Power liftgate

Driver Confidence Package

Features
Obstacle detection, rear
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection

Driver Confidence Package II

Features
Lane departure warning system
Forward collision warning
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