2019 Ford Escape Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
About the Ford Escape
Street-savvy, sophisticated, and prepared for any adventure – the Ford Escape has the capability you need to hit the highway in style. Ideal for those who enjoy a weekend getaway, the Escape offers a total of 68 cubic feet of cargo space thanks to its standard 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks. Drivers can choose from three distinctive engine options which offer a combination of power and efficiency to suit any type of driving style. Available Intelligent 4WD gives you the confidence to excel across all types of weather conditions and terrain. For even greater efficiency, optional Auto Start-Stop Technology lets you spend less time filling up at the gas station and more time making memories.
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What’s New for 2019
Shoppers will notice numerous updates to the Ford Escape for the 2019 model year. Last year’s paddle shifters, CD player, and LED taillights have been eliminated from the model lineup. SEL grades receive a new fabric upholstery design. Intelligent Access with push-button start, one-touch up/down power windows, and remote start are now standard on all SE and SEL trims. In addition, SYNC Connect has been renamed FordPass Connect.
Ford Escape Features
Regardless of your driving style, the Ford Escape features an array of powertrain options to match your needs. Standard power comes from a 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine with 168 horsepower. Step up to the SE or SEL grades to receive a 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 with 179 horsepower for a perfected blend of power and efficiency. For maximum power, Escape Titanium models are equipped with a Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 with 245 horsepower. Each of these engines comes paired to a responsive 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission along with Auto Stop-Start Technology to maximize fuel economy. Driving an Escape always means you’ll be ready for whatever stands in front of you thanks to an optional Intelligent 4WD system in addition to a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.
As soon as you take a seat behind the wheel of the Ford Escape, you’ll gain a sense of the spacious interior that features an array of optional comfort features. An optional Panoramic Vista Roof® can tilt up or open fully and also features a fixed rear skylight. Contoured specifically to fit the hands of any driver, the ergonomic steering wheel of the Escape has an available heating function to help you stay warm on chilly mornings. You can also configure the interior to match your needs thanks to a variety of versatile seating arrangements. Cloth, partial leather, and leather seating surfaces allow for personalized comfort. Tailor the mood of the interior to your liking by choosing one of seven hues of ambient lighting.
You’ll also discover an array of innovative technology features which help you and your Ford Escape stay connected for the journey. Using your compatible iPhone®, the Escape lets you bring along the power of Siri® thanks to Siri Eyes Free. Available SYNC 3 provides simple-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology in addition to Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity. Access your favorite media and apps effortlessly thanks to optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Unlock your Escape remotely, check fuel prices, get important vehicle information, and even find parking all with the FordPass App.
Designed to help you stay one step ahead of danger on the road, the Ford Escape is equipped with a collection of innovative safety technologies as standard. A total of 7 standard airbags surround occupants along with a Personal Safety System™ for the driver and front passenger. Other available driver-assistive features include Enhanced Active Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. With such a strong commitment to protecting drivers, it comes as no surprise that the Ford Escape received a 5-Star crash rating from the NHTSA***.
Trims & Specs
- Starting at $24,105 MSRP*
- 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine with 168 horsepower
- SYNC® Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System with 4.2-inch color LCD screen
- Power windows with one-touch-down driver’s side feature
- Remote Keyless Entry System with integrated keyhead transmitter remotes
- 17-inch Steel Wheels with Sparkle Silver-Painted Covers
- Starting at $26,500 MSRP*
- 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology and 179 horsepower
- 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar and recline, heated seating surfaces
- Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
- SecuriCode™ Keyless-Entry Keypad
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link®
- Starting at $28,445 MSRP*
- LED signature lighting
- Power Liftgate
- Reverse Sensing System
- Heated sideview mirrors
- SYNC® 3 and SYNC® Connect with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
- Starting at $32,620 MSRP*
- 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine with 245 horsepower and Auto Start-Stop technology
- Voice-activated Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability, and integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®
- Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™ Technology and 10 speakers
- Leather-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats with Driver Seat Memory
- Hands-Free Foot-Activated Power Liftgate
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP”, “Base Price” or the “Starting At” price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options.
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**EPA estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine/transmission configuration. Actual mileage will vary.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).