Ford Escape

Ford Escape

About Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is a competent, popular player in the crowded compact-SUV class. In addition to facing similarly well-known rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Escape competes with fresher nameplates such as the Mazda CX-5. The Escape keeps pace on both tech and safety fronts with seamless smartphone integration and a suite of driver-assistance features. Ford's compact-crossover SUV also benefits from a trio of engine choices, including one that packs 245 horsepower. A new trim for 2018, the SEL, fills the white space and price gap between the mid-tier SE and range-topping Titanium. With athletic driving manners and a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, the Escape remains a well-rounded choice in the ever-competitive compact-crossover-SUV arena.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Ford Escape
What's new for 2018?
2018 Ford Escape

The Ford Escape SUV is updated for 2018 with a new trim level, the SEL that brings amenities including leather seats, power tailgate and 8-inch infotainment system that works with CarPlay and Android Auto. SE models get heated front seats, while the Titanium now comes exclusively with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine.

  • Expert Rating: 8.2
  • Consumers Rating: 7.6
  • MPG 21|29
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.

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

The only major change for 2011 is the availability of HD Radio.

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

A keypad entry feature is now standard on all XLT trims.

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Consumer Reviews

Well rounded vehicle

By on Saturday, May 13, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Price, fuel mileage, cargo capacity, quality"

Cons: "None"

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

"I have owned the Escape now for 1 year and 7 months and really cannot find anything wrong. The only thing I can mention is the rear seats are stiff, but nobody ever rides there and they are folded down many times for hauling large objects. The mpg has been averaging 23 and that is mostly city with no highway miles. We took a couple of road trips that average 32. It has the normally aspirated 2.5 liter engine without Eco boost, which gives plenty of acceleration. The Escape is a quality vehicle that anyone should like."

44 people out of 44 found this review helpful

Great small SUV

By on Friday, August 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,700

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Styling, Power, Quiet interior, features"

Cons: "better placement of the light in the rear storage"

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

"I like the styling of the 2017 Ford Escape over any competitors styling. The 2.0 turbo engine offers V-6 power or better. With leather seats, 10 way power driver and passenger seats, navigation, power lift gate and the technology package (which includes bling spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert) this SUV offers all the luxury I was looking for. I have driven just about all of the direct competition to the Escape including the Honda CRV, Nissan Rouge, Chevy Equinox and Mazda CX-5 and they all come up short in important measures of feature, performance and packaging. One thing I did not want was any kind of roof that opens and fortunately the vehicle I purchased off the dealers lot in the color I wanted, ruby red, did not have that option."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Awesome

By on Saturday, March 9, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fair price, fun to drive, Touch Pad"

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

"I have the SE 2.0 Ecoboost and cannot be happier with my purchase. Drives smoothly, have lots of space."

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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