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.

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

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

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."

58 people out of 58 found this review helpful

Very Good Car

By on Saturday, January 6, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 13,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this SE 1.6 EcoBoost in April 2017. Twenty months later I am very happy with the car. The styling is very nice. The seat is very comfortable and the seat belts easy to use. The engine is smooth and powerful and I can hit 80 MPH real easily without even knowing I am going that fast. I use the cruise to keep from getting tickets! Gas mileage is also very good even with this power. The click button to open and close the hatch is a great feature and the trunk space is sufficient for me. Seat is high off the road and the sight lines all around are very good. The advanced side view mirrors make me very comfortable in changing lanes without fear of someone being in a blind spot. The only negatives are some of the interior features. The cover box in the middle console is too far back and it is awkward and puts strain on the arm and shoulder when reaching. The steering wheel, including the cruise control and dashboard controls require taking the eyes away from the road which can be dangerous. The cruise control is tricky and sometimes I need to hit the sequence two or three times to activate it."

19 people out of 19 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."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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