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
Lois Mason
2016-06-02 15:11

This car is performance wise more than I expected. The 4 cyl eco-boost makes this car as zippy as anyone could want without the loss of mpg. I was afraid anything less than a 6 cyl was going to be a dog. It's quiet, it's comfortable and best of all thanks to the excellent, caring sales staff at Fallon Auto Mall, I was afforded the chance to buy "almost new" and save several thousand by buying a 2015. I am very greatful.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 4    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value: 5   
MEH
2016-05-16 16:58

I looked @ Nissan, Hyundai, & Ford for a safe, reliable, affordable & comfortable ride. Though the Escape was not the winner by a huge margin, it was my final choice. The safety rating, ease of use, quality feel, reliability and overall good looks; interior & exterior made this a winner for me. My Escape has 35000 miles with no issues.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 4    value: 5   
Chris
2016-03-28 16:07

I shopped Cherokee, Terrrain and Escape. Out of the 3, this was the SUV for me hands down. It meets all my needs and functions well as transportation and utility vehicle. Cargo room is plenty for my needs especially when the rear seats are folded. The instrumentation and technology is easy to use and clear to read. Learning Sync-ese was a breeze. I like having control of everything at my fingertips. The heated front leather seats were a warm welcome in the winter. The hands free lift gate using only a swipe of my foot has been a real pleasure. This SUV is deceiving with the 2.0 Ecoboost. No one expects to see an SUV move like it's on fire. This little girl books when the turbo kicks in. My combined gas mileage is around 25mpg. Not the greatest, but not the worst. I love the amount of clear view I have with all the glass. As others have said, my only tiny gripe is the lack of storage bins. I expected there to be more in an SUV like I have had in others, but it certainly wasn't a deal breaker. I've had this SUV 8 months and have no complaints. Zero problems to date. I would definitely buy another.

Average raiting - 5
comfort:     interior:     performance:     reliability:     safety:     technology:     value:    
Adam
2016-09-07 14:39

My Ford Escape has been nothing but problems. Problems ranging from build quality issues, door alignment issues, rust issues, coolant consumption issues, and most seriously transmission banging issues. Buyers beware! I am only speaking up because the consumers need a voice to not purchase the new generation of Ford Escapes. These cars are poorly built, bad handling, and downright dangerous on the road. Mine used to bang and clunk into gear and accelerate rapidly on its own, ford claims everything is normal, that way they don't need to fix it under warrantee. Finally, I took a big loss in depreciation and traded my 2015 Escape for a 2014 Dodge Charger. It was the best move I could have made. I sleep better at night knowing that this car will last for the length of the loan. Good luck to all you new car buyers, but please, please do not buy this Escape. It's a pile and you will loose a lot of money with it.

Average raiting - 1
comfort: 1    interior: 1    performance: 2    reliability: 1    safety: 2    technology: 1    value: 1   
2016-03-11 17:07

Ford Manyfacturing has gone down and it shows in the 2015 Ford Escape. For the second time in a month and a half, my car is in the shop, dead. It won't start, it won't do anything. It's a brick. And no doubt the dealership will find the issue/problem but it won't find the cause of the issue/problem. So I will be back there again. Getting to use a rental. Which means I get to drive something others an a ford if I so choose. I bought my car from a horrible dealer in HANFORD California - Keller Williams Ford. They took advantage of our need for a car and screwed us out of a truck. Eric Huff was our salesman. The WORST car dealership in the world! My Escape isn't just a car, it's where I drove my family across the country while my husband was deployed. It's where my oldest and I tease about who has control of the radio. It's what I drive to go pick up my kids after school. What we drive to visit my family.. And my husbands. It's more than a car. My kids eat, sleep and play in it. My puppy snuggles between them comfortably. It a second home to us. And it's unsafe. It's not dependable and it's not what I thought Ford produced. But from the day I drove it off the lot? I've had problems. Things breaking off. Pieces and handles and locks breaking. Trunk got stuck a few times. Once in the pooring rain. It all adds up. And now I'm without a car. You need to make sure this doesn't happen to others! I hear the 2016 Escapes are having the same issues. You pop the cars out and let kids put them together like Legos. And now? The consumer is the one that suffers from your pathetic manufacturing and engineering. So do I suggest or recommend the Ford Escape? NO. Just NO. It's not safe. I actually don't trust any Ford car.. But do NOT get he Escape. Be smart. Smarter than Ford and got for a reliable, safe car. The Escape is not it.

Average raiting - 1
comfort: 3    interior: 3    performance: 3    reliability: 1    safety: 1    technology: 1    value: 1   
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
$12,585 $14,294 $16,003

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