The Escape S is outfitted to a level that makes it more suitable as a fleet vehicle than an everyday commuter. It’s also the only non-turbocharged trim option from the lineup and the only trim solely available in front-wheel-drive. Its basic SYNC infotainment software allows for 911 Assist and AppLink smartphone integration, but not Android Auto or Apple CarPlay functionality. There is also only a single USB port available for device charging. The base-level standard safety consignment includes a rearview camera, MyKey responsible-driving technology, SOS post-crash alert, AdvanceTrac with RSC, and tire pressure monitoring.