For 2017 the model also keeps the Ford Kuga five-star ANCAP safety rating.
ANCAP this morning confirmed that the 2017 Ford Escape will come with the maximum safety score.
The testing authority telling us that the safety rating is based on Euro NCAP tests of the Ford Kuga conducted in 2012 and applies to all Escape variants built from September 2016.
The Ford Escape comes standard with dual frontal, side chest and side head airbags (curtains), driver knee airbag, automatic emergency call (e-Call), reversing collision avoidance and SmartKey.
While ANCAP made note of the fact that low speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) is not offered on the base variant but is available on higher specified variants.
The testing authority also noting that the Ford SUV is not available with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).
Behind the Wheel will bring you more Ford Escape News as it comes to hand.