Introduced in 2001, the first Ford Escape was a crossover that shared its platform with the Mercury Mariner and Mazda Tribute. With compact size, useful interior space, and available V6 power and all-wheel drive, the Escape quickly became a bestseller for Ford.
In 2008, a minor redesign freshened exterior and interior design. A radical 2013 makeover, however, created a new Escape that is quite unlike the model’s first two generations. It now shares a platform and design cues with the Ford Focus.