2019 Ford Escape
Ratings & Reliability
The Ford Escape is a fleet-footed SUV with impressive handling, which helps make it one of the sportiest small SUVs. It has 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbocharged engines, but we got just 23 mpg overall from the 1.5-liter when we tested it. In addition, the A/C gets weak when the stop/start system turns the engine off at idle. The Escape has a taut, controlled ride and a quiet interior. We found that the interior is snug, and the rear seats' short bottom cushion is low. The impressive Sync 3 system is standard. One new feature is Sync Connect, an app that allows owners to use their smartphone to lock and unlock their Escape, remotely start the engine, and track the vehicle location via GPS. Advanced safety features such as forward collision warning are optional.