Ford's most popular crossover model returns for 2016 with minor changes. There's SYNC 3, the brand's latest infotainment system, and a new chrome appearance package available on SE trim.
Powertrain choices include a 2.5L four-cylinder (168 hp/170 lb-ft of torque) in entry-level models, a 1.6L "EcoBoost" turbocharged four-cylinder (178 hp/184 lb-ft), and a 2.0L turbo four (240 hp/270 lb-ft). All come with a six-speed automatic transmission and both turbo mills can be optioned with AWD.
Natural Resources Canada fuel consumption ratings range from 10.1/7.4 L/100 km for a front-drive 1.6L model (the 2.5L is less efficient, its draw being a lower MSRP) to 11.4/8.4 for a 2.0L AWD version.
Standard kit includes 17-inch steel wheels with plastic covers (which can be upgraded to 17-, 18- or 19-inch alloys depending on trim), a six-way manual driver's seat, keyless entry, air conditioning, overhead console with sunglasses holder, compass, outside temperature display, automatic headlights, power windows and side mirrors, six-speaker stereo with auxiliary input, front variable intermittent wipers and rear wiper/washer, MyKey, and electric power steering.
The Titanium model is for drivers lookig for luxury on a bit of a budget, with standard stuff like automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed shifter and steering wheel, ambient lighting, SYNC, 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and intelligent keyless entry. Options here include a panoramic sunroof, active park assist, navigation, and sport seats.
Starting prices range from $23,699 to $32,199.