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2022 Ford Escape

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2022 S 4dr Front-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $27,185
2022 SE 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,520
2022 S 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $28,685
2022 SE 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,020
2022 SE Hybrid 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,185
2022 SEL 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $30,895
2022 SE Hybrid 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $31,685
2022 SEL Hybrid 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $32,550
2022 SEL Hybrid 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,055
2022 SEL 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $34,765
2022 Titanium Hybrid 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,095
2022 SE PHEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $35,455
2022 Titanium Hybrid 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $36,595
2022 Titanium 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $37,305
2022 SEL PHEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $38,190
2022 Titanium PHEV 4dr Front-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $40,700
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3.5 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

There are no changes to Ford’s fourth-generation Escape SUV for the 2022 model year, so it remains a four-trim range with two gas engines and a choice of hybrid models. AWD is an option on lesser trims, but is standard by the time you reach Titanium models.

Choosing Your Ford Escape

With the exception of the gas-only S model, every 2022 Escape trim can be purchased as either gas, hybrid or plug-in hybrid variants. The range starts at $27,255 (all prices include destination) for a front wheel drive S with the 1.5-liter gas engine, with all-wheel drive $1,500 extra on gas and hybrid models.

The cheapest way into two-liter motoring is via the AWD SEL model, costing $34,510, while you’ll pay $29,740 for the cheapest hybrid (in SE trim) and $34,785 for a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SE model. Every plug-in Escape comes with AWD as standard, and it’s also a standard feature on the Titanium gas trim.

The PHEV is eligible for a federal EV tax credit plus state & local plug-in rebates.

Engine Choices

Ford’s 1.5-liter EcoBoost gas engine generates 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to either the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission, returning an EPA-estimated 28 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 30 combined. Adding all-wheel drive pushes economy down to 26/31/28 MPG.

The two-liter EcoBoost gas engine is available as an option on SEL AWD models and exclusively on AWD-only Titanium trim, producing 250 HP and 280 lb-ft but seeing fuel economy drop to 22/31/26 MPG. Hybrid and plug-in models feature a larger 2.5-liter iVCT hybrid engine, which generates 165 HP and 155 lb-ft of torque while returning 44/37/41 as an FWD hybrid and 43/37/40 in AWD guise. The plug-in model delivers 105MPGe and is capable of up to 37 miles of range on electric power.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
1.5 EcoBoost181 hp190 lb-ft

28/34/30 MPG (FWD)

26/31/28 (AWD)

2.0 EcoBoost250 hp280 lb-ft22/31/26 MPG
2.5 Hybrid165 hp155 lb-ft

44/37/41 (FWD)

43/37/40 (AWD)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Escape stands at 37.5 cu ft with the rear seats in place, and 65.4 cu ft once they’re dropped.

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Safety Features

Every Escape comes with Ford’s CoPilot360 suite of safety aids, including pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and lane-keeping assistance. Cross-traffic and blind-spot alerts are standard across the range alongside automatic lights and auto high-beam headlamps, while the Escape uses technology called Curve Control to preemptively slow itself down before an approaching corner. Features like rain-sensing wipers and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go are only fitted as standard on flagship Titanium models, though the latter can be added to SE and SEL through the options list.

Connectivity

The standard Escape infotainment system is a six-speaker AM/FM radio with 4G WiFi hotspot capabilities, dual USB ports, and a 4.2-inch instrument cluster. Base models receive a 4.2-inch LCD screen and Ford’s Sync connectivity system, but SE trim sports an eight-inch LCD screen and SYNC3. You’ll need to raid the options list on higher models to acquire features like a head-up display, B&O sound system, or wireless device charging.

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2022 Ford Escape S – MSRP From $27,255

The most affordable Escape comes as standard with single-zone climate, power windows, cruise control, and a rotary gearshift dial. Dual chrome exhaust tips liven up the exterior, alongside configurable daytime running lights and automatic lights.

There are no packs on S trim.

2022 Ford Escape SE – MSRP From $28,740

SE models lack compelling upgrades, but additional features include satellite radio and keyless entry with push-button start, second-row privacy glass, and chrome exterior detailing.

The $985 Convenience Package bundles in 10-way power for the driver’s seat including power lumbar, dual-zone climate, a power liftgate, and premium steering wheel. Alternatively, you could spend $895 adding adaptive cruise control with lane-centering and evasive steering assist, alongside navigation and speed sign recognition. A panoramic moonroof is a $1,495 standalone option.

2022 Ford Escape SEL – MSRP From $31,215

Riding on larger 18-inch aluminum wheels, SEL models are the first to receive rear parking sensors, a power liftgate, halogen fog lights and heated outside mirrors, as well as LED signature lighting. The cabin gains dual-zone climate and heated front seats, with eight-way power for the driver.

Adaptive cruise and navigation remain an $895 upgrade alongside the $1,495 moonroof, while the $1,050 Technology Pack blends a 12.3-inch instrument panel with a 10-speaker B&O sound system, wireless device charging, and a foot-activated liftgate.

2022 Ford Escape Titanium – MSRP From $37,200

Riding on 19-inch wheels, Titanium models are available exclusively with all-wheel drive and a larger two-liter EcoBoost engine with automatic start/stop. Drivers benefit from adaptive cruise control with speed sign recognition and lane centering, while the liftgate is both hands-free and foot-activated. This is the first Escape to come with rain-sensing wipers, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and a powered front passenger seat.

If this doesn’t sound opulent enough, you could spend $2,850 on the Titanium Elite pack. It blends a head-up display and a wireless charging pad alongside a panoramic vista roof with power open, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and perforated leather trim, silver skid plates, and a chrome front grille.

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S trim is pretty spartan by modern SUV standards, but SE represents the best blend of value and comfort in the Escape range if you’re willing to add one or two options packs to the base price.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Sleek design
  • Fuel-efficient powertrains
  • Strong safety scores
  • Lower trims are strong value
Cons
  • Seat cushions are short
  • Top trims don’t feel luxurious
  • Base Escapes are bare
  • Humdrum interior materials
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Plenty of powertrains. The Ford Escape is one of the few compact SUVs in the class to be available with four different powertrains. While a few competitors, like the Toyota RAV4, are available with similar engines as the Escape, other options like the Nissan Rogue are only available with one engine.

With the Escape, the base engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available with both front- (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD). The base engine is a fine motor for daily use, but it isn’t a thrilling option.

The next engine in the lineup is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only available with AWD and comes with the same 8-speed automatic transmission as the base engine.

In addition to gasoline engines, the Escape is available with electrified powertrains. The first option is a conventional hybrid, while the other is a plug-in hybrid. Both come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). The conventional hybrid is offered with FWD and AWD, while the plug-in hybrid model is only available with FWD.

Fuel economy ranges from good to incredible. The base 1.5-liter engine can get up to 30 mpg combined, while the available 2.0-liter engine can get up to 26 mpg combined. The hybrid is rated to get up to 41 mpg combined with FWD, with the plug-in hybrid model carrying a rating of up to 40 mpg combined and 105 MPGe combined.

Great safety scores. The Escape has great crash-test scores, but it doesn’t have a perfect rating. The NHTSA gave the compact SUV a five-star overall safety rating, as the SUV earned a five-star rating in its frontal crash, side crash, and rollover tests.

The IIHS hasn’t crash-tested the 2022 Escape yet. The 2021 model was named a Top Safety Pick, which matches a lot of its competitors. The Escape earned a rating of “Good” in six of the seven crash tests. In the institute’s updated side test, the SUV earned a “Marginal” rating. The Escape’s vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system was found to be “Superior,” while headlights are “Acceptable” or “Marginal.” The Escape’s headlights are its major weakness compared to its competitors.

When it comes to safety features, the Escape impresses on that front, too. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced safety features is standard on the SUV. The bundle includes forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beam assist. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, park assist, a head-up display, and a surround-view parking camera.

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Avoid the base trim. If you plan on renting a vehicle for a weekend trip, the base S trim is a fine choice. For the majority of people, it doesn’t come with enough to be a comfortable daily driver. The standard 4.2-inch display lacks smartphone compatibility and feels outdated compared to the available SYNC 3 infotainment system.

We think the SE trim represents the best trim in the lineup. It comes with an eight-inch touchscreen that includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, as well as a Wi-Fi hot spot. For shoppers that are interested in getting a little boost in performance, the SEL is a good option. It’s the first trim in the lineup to be available with the 2.0-liter engine, though it’s a pricey upgrade that costs $3,295.

The Escape Hybrid and PHEV models, on the other hand, come well-equipped out of the gate. The SE Sport Hybrid and SE PHEV come with a good mix of technology and convenience features at a price that makes them the best value options.

Serious curb appeal. A lot of compact SUVs in the class have boring, bland designs that wouldn’t make anyone in your neighborhood jealous. The Escape will do just that.

Compare the 2022 Escape to the first-gen model that came out in 2001 and you wouldn’t think that they’re from the same model. The current Escape sports a contemporary, high-end design. Unlike other compact SUVs that have sharp edges and boxy lines, the Escape is far curvier. From the outside, the Escape gives the Mazda CX-5 a run for its money.

Unfortunately, the cabin goes in another direction. The cockpit is drab, with little color. Additionally, interior materials aren’t that nice, which makes the interior feel even more lackluster. Consumers will find nicer interiors in Ford’s pickup trucks, which is a bit confusing.

There’s some good news – the Escape’s interior is plenty comfortable. While getting three adults to sit comfortably in the back could be a squeeze, the compact SUV is still comfortable for up to four people. The rear seats can slide back for extra legroom, too. If rear legroom is a priority, the gasoline models have 1.8 inches more rear legroom because of the electrified models’ battery pack.

Final thoughts. The 2022 Ford Escape doesn’t have any glaring flaws but lacks the refinement of leaders in the segment. The Escape’s impressive range of powertrains, stylish exterior design, excellent fuel economy figures, and strong safety scores make the SUV a desirable option.

For true athleticism, check out the Mazda CX-5. The compact SUV is one of the most enjoyable vehicles to drive in the class and is available with a turbo engine that makes up to 256 hp. Also, it has a high-end cabin and loads of standard tech features.

The Hyundai Tucson is the real value option in the segment. It’s loaded with features, has a daring design, is available with multiple powertrains, and offers a spacious interior. As long as you like the way it looks, it’s an excellent choice.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 181 HP / 190 ft.lbs.
Transmission
8-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
28 / 34 / 31 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 181 HP / 190 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Front-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
28 / 34 / 31 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Short And Long Arm
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.8 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$56
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
65.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
104 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.5 "
Exterior Width
74.1 "
Exterior Height
66.1 "
Front Headroom
40.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.3 "
Front Legroom
42.4 "
Rear Legroom
40.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
57.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,298 Lbs.
Wheel Base
107 "
Turning Radius
19.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Steel / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
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
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Ford Co-pilot360 - Blis (blind Spot Information System) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Ford Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Security Systems
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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