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2019 Ford Escape

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2019 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $24,105
2019 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $26,500
2019 SE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $28,000
2019 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,445
2019 SEL 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $29,945
2019 Titanium 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,620
2019 Titanium 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $34,120
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Overview

Ford's recent decision to stop selling cars in the US is hinged on the success of crossovers like the Escape. With its compact size, high seating position, and good fuel economy, the Escape isn't only a good competitor in the world of crossovers, but against other small vehicles as well. Even with an all-new variant on the horizon, the 2019 Ford Escape continues to offer what consumers want in a stylish package.

What's New for 2019

Various changes accompany the Escape into the 2019 model year. The SE trim now comes with Sync 3 and FordPass Connect, which was known as Sync Connect last year, as part of its standard features. Moving up to the SEL now brings unique seats to the crossover. Three new colors – Agate Black, Baltic Seat Green, and Sedona Orange – also join the Escape.

Ford Escape

Choosing Your Ford Escape

The Escape can be fitted with one of three four-cylinder engines. The base motor is a 2.5-liter inline-four that generates 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. While that engine comes in the entry-level Escapes, the majority of crossovers will be equipped with the turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that's good for 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. At the top of the range, sits Ford's 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. This motor is rated to produce 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for every Escape model. Power is routed through the front wheels out of the gate, while models with one of the EcoBoost engines can be fitted with all-wheel drive for $1,500 extra.

Drivers looking for the most fuel-efficient option should go with the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and front-wheel drive. With that combination, you're looking at an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 combined. At the end of the spectrum, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with all-wheel drive is rated to get up to 21/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Cargo capacity for the Escape is good for the segment. With a full load of passengers, the Escape has 34 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold the rear seats and cargo space expands to 68 cubic feet.

There are four Escape trims to choose from:

Ford Escape

S

Starting at $25,100 (all prices include the $995 destination fee), the S trim is the most affordable way to get into an Escape. Standard exterior features include LED taillights, a rear-window defroster, manual fold-away side mirrors, 17-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, halogen headlights, and remote keyless entry. Interior features include Ford's Sync infotainment system, a 4.2-inch LCD screen, a USB port, a six-way manual driver's seat, a six-speaker audio system, power windows and door locks, four 12-volt outlets, and a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering column. Adding a remote start system to the car costs $495, while 17-inch aluminum wheels are an extra $595.

Ford Escape

SE

The SE trim is the first Escape in the lineup to come with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine and starts at $27,495. Standard equipment on the trim includes Sync 3, an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 10-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual bright exhaust tips, fog lights, body-color side-view mirrors, black roof rails and silver skid plates.

The SE Sport Appearance Package ($1,295) brings 19-inch wheels, black exterior trim pieces, LED signature lighting, a leather-wrapped shift knob, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and black skid plates. The Ford Safe and Smart Package ($995) adds the latest safety features, including adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Ford Escape

SEL

Pricing for the SEL trim starts at $29,440. Standard features over the SE trim include rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, halogen headlights with LED signature bi-xenon lights, a power liftgate, and heated side-view mirrors.

The SEL Sport Appearance Package ($1,295) and Ford Safe and Smart Package ($995) add the same features as on the SE, while the Sun and Style Package ($1,195) adds a panoramic sunroof and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

Ford Escape

Titanium

The range-topping Titanium trim costs $33,615 and comes with lots of luxury features as standard. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is standard, as is front-wheel drive. Standard features over lower trims include enhanced active park assist, forward and side sensors, a memory function for the driver's seat, a 10-speaker audio system, ambient interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a remote start system, a universal garage door opener, bi-xenon HID headlights, a hands-free foot-activated liftgate, as well as keyless entry with push-button start.

The 2.0L EcoBoost Class II Trailer Tow Package ($495) raises maximum towing capacity to 3,500 pounds and adds trailer sway control and an auxiliary transmission oil cooler. The Ford Safe and Smart Titanium Plus Package ($1,895) includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, a panoramic roof, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

CarsDirect Tip

With Sync 3 now standard on the 2019 Ford Escape SE, it's the one we'd recommend. The base S trim isn't very well equipped, but the SE fixes that, and it also comes with the efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. Adding the Ford Safe and Smart Package is a no-brainer, as it brings the latest safety features in one convenient package.

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The 2019 Ford Escape may be in its seventh model year, but it somehow still manages to lead a competitive segment. It’s a crossover with excellent road manners, a sleek shape, and plenty of tech options. We wish the safety and economy ratings were a little better, but we’re not surprised to hear that Escapes are still selling in droves.

Best Value

If you’re looking for a crossover that’s genuinely exciting to drive, the top-trim Escape Titanium is worth a look. With a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, it drives much more like a hot hatchback than a small SUV.

But better value for most buyers lies in the middle of the range. Our pick would be the Escape SE, which is one step above the base trim. It gets the most economical engine, along with creature comforts like a power-adjustable driver’s seat, push-button start, an upgraded infotainment system with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, heated front seats, and dual-zone automatic climate control. A simple but effective four-wheel-drive system is available for an extra $1,500. We’d add it along with Ford’s Safe and Smart Package for active safety tech.

So equipped, the Escape still manages to slide in under $30,000:

  • Model: 2019 Ford Escape SE
  • Engine:1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 179 hp / 177 lb-ft
  • Transmission:Six-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
  • Fuel Economy: 22 City / 28 Hwy
  • Options:Intelligent 4WD System ($1,500), Ford Safe and Smart Package ($995, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, windshield wiper de-icer)
  • Base Price: $27,495 (including the $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$29,990

Performance

Ford Escape

Ford knows that mainstream models don’t have to be boring, and the Escape’s handling is a highlight. A firm and refined suspension inspires confidence in the curves, balanced by weighty steering and strong brakes. Paired with the 245-hp top-trim engine, it’s a legitimately exciting package. The middle engine is no slouch either, with enough torque for highway passes and a smooth automatic transmission.

The base engine isn’t as charming, with slow acceleration and the worst mileage of the lineup. Not that the rest of the numbers are too much better – even the most efficient engine only manages an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon combined. While the suspension is a blast on the back roads, it can get a little jittery over potholes, especially with the largest 19-inch rims.

Style

The Escape doesn’t like to advertise its SUV credentials, but it wears its shape well. A tall profile is balanced by a sloping roofline, with a stylish front end and just enough ruggedness around the wheel wells. Seats are supportive, and the cabin is spacious enough for most. The 34 cubic feet of cargo space expands to 68 with the rear seats down. Aside from the base trim, the Escape is well equipped and easily customizable, with a smartphone-friendly infotainment system.

The Escape’s age is more noticeable on the interior. An aggressive dash design encroaches on passenger room but looks dated, and the button-heavy console doesn’t help. We like how supportive the front seats are, but they may be too firm for some tastes.

While the NHTSA gives the Escape a five-star overall score, the IIHS rated the Escape “Poor” for passenger-side small-overlap protection. Active safety tech is available on all trims except the base, but it’s a $995 option.

The Best and Worst Things

This is the true promise of crossovers: SUV utility with hatchback handling. Unfortunately, the mileage and dated dashboard don't deliver.

Right For? Wrong For?

Ford Escape

The Ford Escape may be the right car for many buyers looking for a balance of utility and drivability. It’s spacious enough to pull family duty, but younger professionals may enjoy it for its versatility and handling. With all-wheel drive, it’s a decent adventure vehicle.

The Escape will disappoint buyers looking for a more focused personality. The Escape’s crossover shape still can’t match the space of a true SUV, and without the 2.0-liter engine, it’s not sporty enough for enthusiast drivers. It’s a capable jack of all trades, but it’s no specialist.

The Bottom Line

The Escape is due for a redesign in 2020, but this generation doesn’t limp to the finish. It still looks as sleek as ever, and the handling is refreshing next to the numb feel of many crossovers. Rivals may feel a bit more modern (especially in the fuel economy department), but the Escape deserves a place on the crossover buyer’s shortlist.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 168 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Transmission
6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.5L I-4 / 168 HP / 170 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
15.7 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$60
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
68.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
99 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
178.1 "
Exterior Width
72.4 "
Exterior Height
66.3 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
39.0 "
Front Legroom
43.1 "
Rear Legroom
37.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,522 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
19.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Convex Spotter
Bumpers
Front Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Cloth
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Armrests
6-way
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Clock, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Reverse Sensing System Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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