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
Jeff
2016-01-28 17:01

I have a 2015 Titanium 2.0L Turbo Escape. Since I have a 2013 Flex, I am used to the MySync/Ford electronics interface. Love the wide and clear view from the windshield. Ford has since improved the interface and controls. LOVE flexibility of the climate controls. Wish the rear seats were roomier, and that there were more storage compartments. The power is awesome for a 240 HP engine, and it warms up very quickly in the Midwest winters. Heated seats are a must in this climate. I have the 19" premium wheels, and I was originally worried how they would handle in the snow/sleet/ice. They are pretty good...awesome traction in both winter and rain precipitation. So far I have put 1,500 miles on it. Somewhat concerned that you have drive 65 MPH to get the advertised 30 MPG, but it handles nicely when you set the cruise at 80 MPH. Overall: Awesome car, very pleased with it.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 5    reliability: 5    safety: 5    technology: 5    value:    
Brock
2015-11-23 15:55

I bought the 2.0 AWD Titanium addition. This model is not included in the drop down box for the 2015 model year. I don't know why but whatever. Anyway, I bought this vehicle as opposed to other SUVs on the market mainly because it had the towing package. I am a big fan of Hondas as they have been very reliable for me but the styling of the new CR-V did not impress me. I have the same minor gripes as other people with lack of cubbies up front and that the back only fits my golf clubs diagonally and just barely. Also the gas tank is way undersized. Just recently filled up and trip computer claimed I had 362 miles to empty. Not the case, generally have to fill up around 300. Overall I have found the vehicle comfortable and the Sync system works great. Acceleration and handling seem very good. I think for the price of the Titanium trim, you should get the LED headlight accents/daytime running lights included in the trim level rather than having to pay additional. That's about it.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 4    interior: 4    performance: 4    reliability: 4    safety: 4    technology: 5    value: 3   
Mitch
2016-09-15 15:10

Drove a Camry for 12 years and 165,000 miles. Did nothing but change oil and tires. Giving it to my son for college graduation. Bought a loaded, 2015 Escape Titanium 2.0 4 wheel drive 2 months and 3,000 miles ago. Hoping have the same luck with this vehicle. Test drove Santa Fe, Rav 4, Terrain. Escape no question hotter look, hotter interior, and better drive. Way more pep than the others. I wanted a small SUV with decent gas milage. Miss the 30-32 I was getting with Camry but knew my milage would go down. Getting 25.1 average so far. Like the fact it is all wheel drive moving to 4 wheel drive when I need it. Looking very forward to see how it does this winter. Love the interior. Hands free Navigation, phone, stereo, climate. I have had no issues with voice commands. It let's you know what you can say, very easy to get comfortable with. Love never needing to take the keys out of my pocket. Love the key pad on door. I got the full length sun roof - LOVE IT. Never had one before. Heated seats, memory seats - LOVE IT. Also love using the foot to open back gate, that has come in handy many times. I know it is early but every time I get into it I look forward to driving it. So far so good! Now at 1 year and 15,000 miles. Still love it. Couple small rattles from time to time in the interior and at times the tight sport ride can be no fun with all the poor roads in Wisconsin but SUV still very much fun to drive. I really like the ford services you can voice activate, have used it a few times to help me find things. It suddenly went away on 1 year anniversary but it is only $60 a year which is a lot less than on-star. Love using the phone app to send address destinations to my car. That is very slick. Loved the drive last winter, no issues what so ever in the snow. Hate winter but looking forward to another year of no worries driving.

Average raiting - 4
comfort: 5    interior: 5    performance: 4    reliability: 4    safety: 4    technology: 5    value: 4   
Mike
2015-10-16 15:05

I bought this vehicle on New Years eve 2014 and at writing have 22,000 on it. I knew I was not buying a high end luxury car and don't try to pretend that it is one. Fuel economy is fair to good (25.3 combined over 22,000, I don't ever reset trip 1) and I am not disappointed although like everyone else I'd like a little more. The rear seats are of the "lay flat" design so they are not the most comfortable, that is a trade off in any SUV/CUV with lay-flat back seats. We seldom have back seat passengers and only for a short distance so its no problem. I have put several hundred miles at a time in it and I'm big guy @6' / 275, and find the front seat a bit on the firm side but still comfortable. I would like to have a slightly larger fuel tank even if only one or two gallons more. Overall this is a very good vehicle for the price. Its only been in the shop for its oil changes.

Average raiting - 5
comfort: 4    interior: 5    performance:     reliability: 5    safety: 4    technology: 4    value: 5   
JF
2016-10-20 15:35

I used to get good MPG, 22 in city, 28 highway, ever since the so called recall for who knows what my MPG suck, 17-19 city, 22 highway and I am not a fast start, dime stop driver. What happened, who knows, took to dealer and their test says overall 22mpg, that SUCKS. I have 9000 miles on this car and why did it drop, well Ford claims it is not due to the recall, I disagree 100% as it happened after the update. Won't be buying another Ford, and this is my 2nd Escape, first one was a LEMON, had it 5 weeks and was in shop every week. Ford in my opinion is 100J% WRONG, I asked them to remove the update considering it can be done, it is a computer they do it to and they mouth off about some stupid government law saying they can't do it. So be careful if you expect to get good mileage, you will not. I cannot give high marks for anything because of poor miles per gallon after the recall. The information below is good except for zip code, will not allow me to enter mine and the miles, I have 8,800 miles UPDATE: July 12, 2016 car was totaled by a hit and run driver. As for safety, it is not highly rated but did not know that till I started shopping for a replacement car. Rated around 40ish out of 50. New car rated 1,2, and 3, all Subaru's I chose the Outback and not another Ford.

Average raiting - 2
comfort: 3    interior: 3    performance: 2    reliability: 2    safety: 1    technology: 1    value: 2   
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