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FORD ESCAPE

EVERYONE NEEDS A GOOD GETAWAY VEHICLE

Everyone needs a good getaway vehicle. The Ford Escape fills that niche nicely.
  

This compact crossover SUV’s ability to leave day-to-day drudgery in the dust starts underneath the hood. Our top trim-level Titanium‘s 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gave it more than enough performance in everyday driving, not to mention a healthy 3,500-pound tow rating. The suspension delivers a comfortable ride quality, but handling is a little soft. Not that it matters much, as the Escape is more about enjoying the act of making a run for it.
  

How about desired space? There’s surprisingly good room throughout the cabin, including a back seat fit for two adults. Fold those rear seatbacks down, and you’ll find a healthy 65.4 cubic feet of cargo room.
  

On the technology front, our test model offered the Sync 3 infotainment system, one of the best setups on the market. Several advanced safety features also come standard, including automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and lane-keeping assist.
  

For anyone needing to make a break for it, the Ford Escape makes an ideal way to get away.  

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STRENGTHS

  • Top scores in crash tests
  • Hybrid versions boast excellent fuel economy.

WEAKNESSES

  • Heated seats are standard in most models, but cooled seats are unavailable.
  • The base 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine is only adequate.

BOTTOM LINE

  • For all those times you just want to get away, here’s your crossover.

PRICING

  • Base Price: $24,885
  • As Tested: $39,775

SAFETY

  • NHTSA: Overall: 5 Stars (out of 5)

M.P.G. (city/highway)

  • 23/31 (2.0L turbo I4/AWD)