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Ford Escape

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Overview of the Ford Escape

Learn about the Ford Escape

Summary

The Ford Escape offers everything SUV shoppers are looking for: room for five passengers, lots of cargo space, solid towing capacity and the latest technology to improve safety and convenience. It also offers EcoBoost technology to help reduce fuel consumption (which is otherwise a bit high) and a six-speed automatic transition. The 1.5 L engine lacks power, but an available turbo engine improves response. A range of cold-weather features—from block heaters to windshield wiper de-icers—will appeal to Canadian drivers when they need to face the elements. The Escape is smaller, and therefore easier to park, than many SUVs.

Safety

The Escape has available Intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD) that monitors traction and road conditions, along with Curve Control and AdvancTrac with Roll Stability to keep the car in control in every situation. The latest driver assistance technology is available on new models from 2018, including:

  • Forward Collision Warning with brake support
  • Blind spot monitors to alert you of any oncoming vehicles in your exterior mirrors
  • Cross-Traffic Alert to help drivers back up safely

The rearview camera comes standard, and the optional reverse sensing system lets drivers know when they are getting close to objects behind them. Earlier models offer less as standard—for instance, 2006 models only come with anti-lock brakes, which keep wheels from locking and skidding. Side-impact airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are extra.

Interior

The latest Escapes like the 2017 come with a choice of fabric or leather seats, while earlier models only offered it on its top Limited trim, along with an auto-dimming rearview mirror—for example, in the 2008 model year. Depending on the chosen trim in recent models, interior options include:

  • Heated front seats
  • Driver’s seat memory, so your seat preferences are saved even after someone else has driven it
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 10-way power driver’s seat, offering tons of highly adjustable options for added comfort, including lumbar support

Technology

A handy option on models from 2017 is the Enhanced Active Park Assist, which facilitates parallel parking, getting out of a tight spot or backing into a standard parking spot. The navigation system on the Escape is compatible with the Waze navigation app, which provides real-time accident alerts, traffic information and suggested routes to avoid hazards. It can be accessed through the touchscreen or by voice commands for added safety. Higher-end trim options also offer SYNC Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi.

Tech on older models from 2008 had some conveniences like keyless entry, full power accessories, a CD player and an auxiliary input jack, as well as an optional DVD navigation system.

Space

Motorists who don’t like to travel light will appreciate the Escape’s 68 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats down, or 34 cubic feet with them up. Accessing that space is easy using the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate. The Escape is a two-row, five-seater vehicle with no option for adding a third row of seating. Rear seating features a 60/40 split so drivers can take advantage of some of the extra cargo room even when there is a passenger or two in the back. Some passengers find the rear lacks legroom, but if kids are the main passengers, this shouldn’t be an issue.

For larger loads, the Escape can tow up to 1,587 kg with an optional towing package.

Comfort

Drivers report that the Escape provides a smooth, comfortable ride and a quiet cabin. The front seats offer good lumbar and head support, and the driver’s seat has 10-way power adjustment as well as driver memory, which is helpful if more than one person drives the car. For cold days, a heated steering wheel is also available.

Pros and cons of the Ford Escape

  • Turbo engine responds quickly
  • Tech interface with advanced voice control
  • Convenient cargo and storage space
  • 1.5L engine lacks power
  • Limited space in rear seats
  • Below average fuel economy
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Ford Escape

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the Ford Escape

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas or Hybrid
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption5.4 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.3 - 8.7 L/100km
  • Width1882 - 1905 mm
  • Length4524 - 4585 mm
  • Trunk space780 - 963 L
  • Cargo space1544 - 1926 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Ford Escape

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Ford Escape 2020 - present is available in 4 trims:

S trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the S trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • High-beam assist
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the S trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the S trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:673 - 708 km

SE trim features and specs

Available with the SE trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SE trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SE trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SE trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the SE trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:673 - 706 km
2.5 L - Hybrid - Plug-in - 221 hp
Fuel consumption:-
Electric consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Electric range:48.28 km

SEL trim features and specs

Available with the SEL trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SEL trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Electric tailgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the SEL trim:
1.5 L - Gas - 180 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 8.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.1 - 7.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:673 - 706 km
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km
2.5 L - Hybrid - Plug-in - 221 hp
Fuel consumption:-
Electric consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Electric range:48.28 km

Titanium trim features and specs

Available with the Titanium trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Titanium trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic parking
  • Digital radio
  • Electric tailgate
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system
  • Side sensors
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Start stop system
  • USB port for front passengers
5 engines are available with the Titanium trim:
2 L - 245 hp
City consumption:11.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:583 km
2 L - Gas - 250 hp
City consumption:10.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:659 km
2.5 L - Hybrid - 200 hp
City consumption:5.4 - 5.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.3 - 6.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:914 - 929 km
2.5 L - Hybrid - 209 hp
Transmission:Automatic
2.5 L - Hybrid - Plug-in - 221 hp
Fuel consumption:-
Electric consumption:-
Transmission:Automatic
Electric range:48.28 km

Frequently asked questions about the Ford Escape

Yes, the Ford Escape is among the company's lineup of SUVs, or Sports Utility Vehicles. Ford has been making the Escape since 2000.

The Ford Escape is built in the United States, more specifically in Louisville, Kentucky. Ford has more than 12,000 employees in Louisville.

The Ford Edge is larger than the Ford Escape, although they both have two rows of seating and both are SUVs.

Yes, the convenient keyless "intelligent access" and push-button start are standard on some Ford Escape models: the SE, SEL and Titanium.

There are three engine options for the Ford Escape, all with four cylinders: a 2.5-litre four-cylinder, a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder or a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.