Ford Escape

Ford Escape

About Ford Escape

Strategically updated for 2017, the Ford Escape becomes an even more attractive alternative in the popular compact-SUV segment that includes the Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and Toyota RAV4. Tasteful but effective exterior restyling enhances the Escape’s curb appeal while a comprehensive remake of its roomy, comfortable 5-passenger cabin elevates both visual sophistication and user-friendliness. Available in S/SE/Titanium trims and front- or all-wheel drive, the 2017 Escape also introduces a host of advanced tech touches including Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Sync Connect along with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This versatile Ford offers three engines -- including two new, more powerful and more efficient EcoBoost 4-cylinders -- that help the Escape retain its best-in-class tow ratings.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Ford Escape
What's new for 2017?
2017 Ford Escape

Ford’s most popular SUV model has received a comprehensive mid-cycle update for 2017. More sophisticated exterior styling is complemented by a major interior redesign that introduces its latest Sync 3 infotainment package. New EcoBoost engine choices and a full complement of active driver-assist systems round out the roster of changes.

  • Expert Rating: 8.3
  • Consumers Rating: 7.4
  • MPG 21|29
2016 Ford Escape
What's new for 2016?
2016 Ford Escape

Along with a new Cold Weather Package and available leather seating for SE models, the 2016 Ford Escape is the debut vehicle for Ford's improved Sync 3 infotainment system.

2015 Ford Escape
What's new for 2015?
2015 Ford Escape

Other than a new paint color, there are no major changes for the Ford Escape SUV.

2014 Ford Escape
What's new for 2014?
2014 Ford Escape

After its complete character overhaul last year, the Ford Escape gets no significant changes for 2014, just a few minor revisions to equipment and packages.

2013 Ford Escape
What's new for 2013?
2013 Ford Escape

Flaunting not just a new look but a complete character overhaul, the 2013 Ford Escape is even newer than most all- new cars.

2012 Ford Escape
What's new for 2012?
2012 Ford Escape

There are no major changes for the 2012 model.

2011 Ford Escape
What's new for 2011?
2011 Ford Escape

Changes for 2011 are limited to the addition of HD Radio and an updated SYNC audio system featuring the Traffic, Directions & Information upgrade.

2010 Ford Escape
What's new for 2010?
2010 Ford Escape

For 2010, Ford adds a bevy of new available features not found on any of the Escape's competition. Among the more notable is an integrated blind spot side view mirror, MyKey programmable system, Active Park Assist parallel parking aid, a rear view camera and the SYNC system with Traffic, Direction and Information.

2009 Ford Escape
What's new for 2009?
2009 Ford Escape

An all-new 2.5-liter and improved 3.0-liter engines result in more power and improved fuel economy. A new six-speed automatic transmission is now standard on all but the base XLS.

2008 Ford Escape
What's new for 2008?
2008 Ford Escape

Despite its new look, the 2008 Ford Escape's chassis, engines and transmissions are, for the most part, carry-overs from the previous model. What is new are the redesigned exterior and interior components, which include seat fabric made from 100-percent recycled material, a new dash backlit in "Ice Blue" lighting and standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC).

2007 Ford Escape
What's new for 2007?
2007 Ford Escape

Outside of four new packages that bundle a number of appearance, safety and entertainment features, there are no major changes for 2007.

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Consumer Reviews

Escape is by far the Best Vehicle!

By on Thursday, November 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 71,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable vehicle"

Cons: "You can see in the trunk. Need cover to hide bags."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I had my 2004 Ford Escape XLT with all the toys for 12 years with not one problem EVER! I traded it in for a used 2014 Escape SE Ecoboost and I must say it rides great. I'm very happy with the way it handles on the road, the mpg could be better. Love Love Love the sync! I hate the radio but love the Sirius. Overall very satisfied with my escape and will upgrade in two years."

9 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great, Versatile and Fun Vehicle

By on Sunday, November 4, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,600

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, versatility, powertrain, fun to drive."

Cons: "Lower gas mileage than advertised."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Before signing the check for my new Escape SE, I researched and drove every competitive vehicle. The Escape won me over due to it's design, forward thinking, utility, comfort, mileage and overall driving characteristics. Coming from a premium brand AWD vehicle, I was at first skeptical, but I've come to really appreciate and love this vehicle. It drives and handles extremely well, and feels well-planted on the road. The seating is extremely comfortable, although the footwell is a bit tight, it's not too tight for my 6'0", 185 pound frame. The engine is extremely quiet - something I didn't expect from a small turbo, and the automatic transmission is very smooth. Fit and finish are on par with more expensive vehicles, which I believe is the reason it costs slightly more than others in it's class. I also love the Sync with MyFordTouch, and don't understand why some complain about it. It's intuitive, and easy to learn to operate. So far, I haven't been getting the EPA's rated fuel mileage, but it's probably due to my driving style and frequent stop and go traffic. The best I've done yet is 29 mpg when driven mostly highway miles. As with all vehicles, I expect the mileage to improve once broken in. I also love the auto-tailgate option, though I don't have the "foot motion" option, which I don't feel is necessary. All said, I love this vehicle."

169 people out of 180 found this review helpful

Great car.

By on Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, great gas mileage, Sync/MyFord Touch"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own a 2013 SE and I love this vehicle. It meets all my needs. MyFord Touch works flawlessly, I'm getting the expected mileage and in fact I got 32mpg on a 50 mile drive on a quiet road early one morning. Another important thing - it's built tough. I was sitting at a red light last week when I was hit almost head on by another, larger, vehicle. Three airbags deployed and I walked away with only a few scratches. Due to the airbag deployment and the cost to replace them in NY, the car is a write off, but I have already ordered the 2014 model as a replacement. I looked around to test the market but could not find anything better in this segment."

22 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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