Ford Escape

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2020
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2020 Ford Escape Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned 2020 Escape has curvier styling, new drivetrains, and standard advanced safety features. The standard 1.5-liter turbo three-cylinder engine returned 26 mpg overall in our tests. Although it provides sufficient oomph, the engine transmits an annoying vibration at low engine speeds. The hybrid version eliminates that problem and gets a very fuel efficient 34 mpg overall. The optional 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is more powerful and smooth. The ride has an underlying firmness. Handling is quite nimble and secure. But the brake pedal is oversensitive. Controls, including the rotary gear selector, are easy to use. The front seats are a bit flat, but the rear seat is quite roomy when set to the rearmost position. All Escapes come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind spot warning.
2013-2019
2013 Redesign Year
Ford Escape 2019
The Escape's 2013 redesign brought many improvements. Genuinely qualifying as fun-to-drive, this version of the Escape delivers agile handling along with an impressively supple and composed ride. What's more, the cabin is quiet and feels substantial. Plus, a long list of high-tech options can make the compact crossover feel like a luxury-branded small SUV. This iteration of the Escape is not without its shortcomings however. Basic radio and climate controls could be simpler and better designed. This model year also brought the distracting MyFord Touch control interface's small fonts, tightly clustered touchscreen buttons and unintuitive functions. Ultimately though, a Poor performance in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's small overlap test kept it from being recommended.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2019 $16,075 - $22,200 $13,725 - $20,825
2018 $14,450 - $20,150 $12,095 - $18,790
2017 $13,025 - $17,425 $10,805 - $15,705
2016 $11,700 - $16,275 $9,400 - $13,850
2015 $10,500 - $14,300 $8,160 - $11,810
2014 $9,275 - $12,025 $6,870 - $9,520
2013 $8,075 - $11,075 $5,665 - $8,565
2008-2012
2008 Redesign Year
Ford Escape 2012
Electronic stability control became standard for non-hybrid Escapes for 2008, solving the tip-up problem noted in the 2005 ' 2007 models. ESC is standard on all versions from 2009 forward. The Escape's sensible size, roomy interior and good visibility remain intact. However, though it was improved with the 2008 freshening, the Escape's interior is still somewhat subpar. Fit and finish issues include uneven gaps and exposed screws. On the infotainment front, the optional SYNC system brought voice activation to the Escape, allowing hands-free control of digital music players and cell phones. This is a remarkable advancement for the class.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $6,575 - $8,950 $4,170 - $6,480
2011 $5,925 - $7,550 $3,510 - $5,095
2010 $5,350 - $6,325 $2,900 - $3,855
2009 $4,775 - $5,650 $2,345 - $3,195
2008 $4,125 - $4,925 $1,790 - $2,490
2001-2007
2001 Redesign Year
Ford Escape 2007
The Escape is a car-based small SUV launched in 2001. First-generation models had sound handling and braking, impressive cabin space, and adequate acceleration with the optional 3.0-liter V6. Downsides include a stiff ride and noisy interior. Other engine choices included a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and a Hybrid that arrived in 2005 to return 26 mpg in our tests. A tip-up in the government rollover test for 2005-2007 models is a concern. For 2008, electronic stability control became standard on the non-hybrid Escapes, rectifying the problem.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2007 $3,700 - $4,175 $1,440 - $1,835
2006 $3,150 - $3,925 $1,160 - $1,605
2005 $2,975 - $3,700 $1,025 - $1,425
2004 $2,850 - $3,550 $910 - $1,285
2003 $2,750 - $3,150 $835 - $1,135
2002 $2,725 - $3,075 $810 - $1,060
2001 $2,700 - $3,000 $785 - $1,035