Exterior

Wheelbase 105.90 in.
Overall Length 178.10 in.
Overall Height 66.30 in.
Track Front 61.50 in.
Track Rear 61.60 in.
Ground Clearance 7.90 in.
Curb Weight-automatic 3515 lbs

Interior

Standard Seating 5
Front Headroom 39.90 in.
Front Legroom 43.10 in.
Front Shoulder Room 56.00 in.
Front Hip Room 54.80 in.
Rear Legroom 36.80 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.30 in.
Rear Hip Room 52.40 in.
Cargo Volume 34.30 cu.ft.
Passenger Volume 98.10 cu.ft.

Transmission

Transmission-short 6A
Transmission-long 6-Speed Automatic

Suspension

Front Spring Type Coil
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Spring Type Coil
Rear Suspension Ind

Wheels

Alloy Wheels Opt.
Wheelbase 105.90 in.

Tires

Tires 235/55R17
Turning Diameter 38.80 in.
Number Reviews 33
Average raiting 3.7
Ron T.
2016-10-24 12:36

This Escape is a fun vehicle to drive. It Handles great on twisting and winding roads. Almost as much fun to drive as a sports car. The steering input is responsive. The main complaints are a lack of storage space in the front passenger compartment and disappointing gas mileage. There are few storage cubicles in the console / center stack for cell phones, eye glasses etc. The storage compartment in the console is very small. Gas mileage is not all that great. We get 21-22 in town and 26-29 on the highway depending on traffic and terrine. The EPA figures on with window sticker are pure fiction. Tiny engines with turbo chargers do not give all that great acceleration nor do they give great gas mileage. You have to stay "boost" all the time to get any decent kind of performance. When you're in boost you can forget about gas mileage. My 300 HP V-6 Mustang gets about the same mileage in town as the 1.6L engine in this Escape and gets anywhere from 29 to 31 on the highway. The old adage that there is no replacement for displacement is so true. The vehicle has been very reliable. We've had zero problems since owning it. The My Ford Touch system has never given us any problems and is not that difficult to use. I don't understand all of the complaints about it. Overall, it has been pleasant vehicle to live with on a daily basis. I would buy another only this time I would go for the 2.0 liter engine instead of 1.5 which is standard in the upper trim levels of the 2017 model.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 3    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 4    value: 4   
Brent
2016-10-14 14:50

The electronics and owner's manual are a nightmare.... everything is hard to understand. now when I push the menu button to utilise my MP3 player it switches from insync to radio and of course you cannot find anything that you are looking for in the owner's manual, It's a mess and distracting and dangerous because you are always taking your eyes off the road just to adjust a stupid Radio......

Average raiting - 2
comfort: 3    interior: 3    performance: 3    reliability: 3    safety: 3    technology: 1    value:    
I actually own the car I am reviewing
2016-09-30 13:04

Drove several SUV's before deciding on the Escape. Traded in a thirsty full size SUV for better mileage and I am not disappointed. Drove the 1.6 and the 2.0 and settled on the 2.0. Why was this not a model option on this site? I had to check 1.6 for it to take my review. The dated non-turbo 2.5 was not even available at my dealer. I understand it is mainly used in low cost fleet cars. Car is quiet, powerful and well-built. Only been to the dealer for oil changes, so far. Some of the controls are a little confusing. The arm rests are too small for a big guy like me, but the seats are fine. The only problem has been the low tire pressure indicator... It has come on a couple of times and there was no problem. It re-set itself. Going to have the dealer check it at the next service.

Average raiting - 5
comfort:     interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
mt22657
2016-07-20 16:06

First off, I have the 2.0 engine but it didn't list that as a choice when starting the review. I bought this car when it was a year old with about 22K miles and paid $10,000 less than the sticker price. So far it is everything I could have hoped for. Plenty of very comfortable room inside for me and my dogs, terrific ride and I'm averaging a between 24-25 MPG combined. Yes, like everyone else I had some issues with the SYNC system but once I figured out what it required from me it's been trouble-free. You can't force it to work a certain way just because you want it to. I'm looking forward to driving it in the snow and expect I won't be disappointed.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 4    value: 5   
Bon
2016-07-12 20:24

Have had the windshield checked out and was told this is because of the poor design. The whistle inside the vehicle is almost deafening at times. Very dissatisfied with this problem with the ford escape.

Average raiting - 3
comfort: 2    interior: 3    performance: 5    reliability: 3    safety: 3    technology: 3    value: 3   
NHTSA Recall Number:  15V406000
Recall Date:  24 June 2015

SUMMARY
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 11, 2014, to July 2, 2015. Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

CONSEQUENCE
If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

REMEDY
If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA Recall Number:  15V436000
Recall Date:  08 July 2015

SUMMARY
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 1, 2014, to June 12, 2015, Ford Focus vehicles manufactured June 17, 2014, to June 12, 2015, and Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured April 22, 2014, to June 12, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the START/STOP engine button is turned to off. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

CONSEQUENCE
If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY
If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA Recall Number:  16V643000
Recall Date:  06 September 2016

SUMMARY
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

CONSEQUENCE
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

REMEDY
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

MANUFACTURER NOTES
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Cost

Below market Market average Above market
$13,511 $14,922 $16,333

IIHS

Side impact test Good
Roof Strength Test Good
Rear crash protection/head restraint Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results Poor
IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results Good