2015 Ford Escape

Up to 23 MPG city / 32 MPG hwy
$23,450 - $31,485

2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape

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The all-new 2013 Ford Escape rides on a fresh platform, features more modern styling, and has switched to an all-four-cylinder engine strategy. Assembled in Louisville, Kentucky, Ford's smallest crossover SUV is updated with recycled interior materials, an easy-folding backseat, and extra cargo-carrying capacity. Front-wheel drive comes standard but all-wheel drive can be ordered for two out of the three offered engines. The base 2.5-liter four-cylinder making 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque is FWD-only, but Ford is making a big push for its two EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinders. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost produces 178 hp and 184 lb-ft, and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost generates 240 hp and 270 lb-ft. Premium-octane gas is recommended to extract best performance from the EcoBoosts, but will run on regular. All three engines are mated to 6-speed automatic transmissions. The best EPA-certified fuel economy comes from the 23/33 mpg city/highway of the front-drive, 1.6-liter Escape, while the worst is the all-wheel-drive, 2.0-liter combination good for 21/28 mpg city/highway. Notable optional features include a hands-free power liftgate activated by waving a foot under the rear bumper and a Blind Spot Information System. Six airbags and stability control come standard. The Ford Escape is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. See more... See Less

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Overall Rating
Pros Cons
Comfort - good for long trips Lower 2nd seat for more cargo area
Gas mileage & versatility Sticker price tag said mileage was higher for local & highway
Overall looks - sporty, yet clean, classy lines. No trailer hitch option and low towing rating
4wd capability - good handling in snow Lack of dedicated rear seat lighting control
Control of road - feel very safe Visor popping out when being used
High off ground, but feel connected Rear headrests need to be taken out to see out rear window
Back up camera is fantastic for parking Engine - noisy for a 4-cylinder
Front heated seats- great in cold weather A bit sluggish when getting out of first gear
Vehicle exterior - good looking vehicle - not to small or too big Side body moulding not available to prevent dings & dents.
Handles well in rough conditions - curves, bumps, etc No handles to help riders get in the back seat