Solid, sophisticated, and athletic, the fun-to-drive Ford Escape delivers agile handling and a taut, yet supple ride. Its cabin is one of the quietest in the class. Overall, this small SUV feels more substantial than most of the competition. With its long list of desirable and high-tech options, a well-equipped Escape feels like a competitor to some luxury-branded small SUVs.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"from a stopped or going very slow beginning, acceleration is very sluggish. Once up to speed it changes acceleration fine."

KEITH G., NJ (2017 Ford Escape)

"The turbo engine has good pickup especially when at altitude or climbing grades"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Ford Escape)

"Quickest, best handling small SUV that I drove"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Ford Escape)

"Tires after 9000 miles do not grip well. Car slides in just a little rain."

JUSTIN G., TX (2017 Ford Escape)

"Handling is nice & tight and the acceleration is excellent for a 2.0 L engine. It is so much more "peppy" than my last Escape (this is our 3rd one). I say to myself, this car wants to "go"!"

JOHANNE A., FL (2017 Ford Escape)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"First vehicle with full power seats on both sides. Two coast to coast trips and no extra cushions."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Ford Escape)

"Traded in my 2016 Mustang for the Escape because I'm the caregiver for my 94 year old mom and she simply couldn't get in and out of the Mustang comfortably. The Escape is far more practical under the circumstances."

JOHN H., FL (2017 Ford Escape)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Three rebates cut price. However must pay sales tax on rebates."

J R., NY (2017 Ford Escape)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The grill on the 2014 Escape looked better than the 2017. 2017 is not bad but we liked the 2014 grill better."

JAMES H., WI (2017 Ford Escape)

"I did not like the front grill of the 2013-16 Escapes. The Ford gods heard my dislike and redesigned the grill for 2017. I have had three Escapes including this one. I definitely like the Escape! It is the right size and performers well for my driving requirements. Ford's Escape is a "fab" vehicle in my experience."

KARIN D., KS (2017 Ford Escape)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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