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Starting at
$25,790
EPA - est City/Hwy
23/32
Engine
1.6L inline4
Seats
5
Power
178 hp

2016 Ford Escape Overview

Data provided by Edmunds

The 2016 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV with nimble handling and ample cargo capacity. The 2016 Escape gets a new technology interface called Sync 3 that should be an improvement over MyFord Touch. The 2016 Ford Escape offers three different engines and solid fuel economy.

Compact crossover SUVs are great for many things, be it commuting to work, taking your kids to school, loading up goods from Costco or going on a ski trip. Often lacking, however, is any sense of fun. To get that, you'll want to check out the 2016 Ford Escape. Based on the engaging Ford Focus, the current Escape drives like a Focus on its tiptoes (that's a compliment) and, when fitted with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, it's one of the quickest small crossovers in this price range. Moreover, the Escape earns its crossover stripes with optional all-wheel drive, respectable fuel economy, a spacious cargo bay and an available hands-free power liftgate with a super-cool foot sensor. The 2016 Escape remains one of the most handsome crossovers in its class. One of our few issues with the current-generation Escape has been the finicky operation of its optional MyFord Touch infotainment system, built with Microsoft know-how but plagued from birth by significant usability issues. Happily, the 2016 Escape gets a clean slate with the introduction of the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 system, which has quicker response times and a simplified menu that appears as a strip at the bottom of the central touchscreen. Sync 3 also features intuitive pinch-and-swipe functions, just like a smartphone, while matching the feature-rich excellence of MyFord Touch. Based on our initial impressions, it's a real step forward. Whether or not you opt for Sync 3, the Escape will treat you to one of the better cabins in the compact crossover segment, highlighted by premium materials and generous standard items like a rearview camera, USB connectivity and truly useful voice controls. Having said that, we're not enamored of the standard infotainment system, which consists of a humble 4.2-inch central display and twin banks of form-over-function buttons laid out in a V-shaped pattern. No matter; once you hit the road, you'll quickly realize that the Escape is extraordinarily rewarding to drive. Agile yet refined, it instills a level of driver confidence that's quite rare in this class. It's not unparalleled, however. The sporty and efficient 2016 Mazda CX-5 matches the Escape on most fronts, particularly with its updated, knob-based infotainment interface. We also recommend the Edmunds "A"-rated Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Unlike the Escape, they don't offer multiple engine options for buyers who want a performance upgrade, but they're exceptionally easy to drive and have roomier seating and cargo areas. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is worth checking out, too, as a slightly larger alternative with a peppy optional turbocharged engine that rivals the Escape's top-of-the-line 2.0-liter turbo. But the 2016 Ford Escape remains a smart choice in this segment due to its exceptionally well-rounded skill set.

The 2016 Ford Escape is one of our favorite small crossover utility vehicles, thanks to athletic driving dynamics, an inviting interior and advanced technology features.

For the 2016 Ford Escape, a new touchscreen infotainment system called "Sync 3" replaces the much-maligned MyFord Touch, while the standard audio system loses its auxiliary input jack.



2016 Ford Escape Reviews From Owners
(50 Reviews)

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By SMT

on Sep/15/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Bought this for my daughter for college graduation

........ because her POS used vehicle was nickel and diming me badly. This thing is sweet. Too small for me, but she is tiny. No leather, no sunroof. NAV package, 2.0 ecoboost (this thing flies!), nice firm power seats, great dash layout, tight firm steering. Wonderful little car. A little pricey, but I think it is worth it for what you get. I guess everything is pricey these days since I haven't bought a new truck since 2004.

By Vivian F.

on Jul/27/16

2016 Ford Escape

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LOVE my car!

I absolutely love this car. It's my 2nd car, first new vehicle and it is reliable & fun to drive. I wish the the cargo area was slightly bigger... I feel safe in this car. Great on gas too!

By J,

on Jan/26/17

2016 Ford Escape

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Rescued From VW Scandal....

Well manufactured, looks great, sunset color is exceptional, lots of room, step-in height is perfect, easy in and out, good visuals, love the flip down head rests, feels solid. This car has to have the spare tire suspension system replaced...seems a recall is in the works. Ford will fix it for me. I really like this car, not quite the quality of the VW (diesel) but a good choice. It fits me! Thank you Edmunds for finding it locally for me!

By Greg

on Jan/15/17

2016 Ford Escape

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Poor gas mileage

Came nowhere near advertised MPG. Gets about 17 city, 24 highway.

By Ann Johnston

on Sep/11/16

2016 Ford Escape

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First 4WD SUV

Very pleased so far (1 month). Determined to buy a Ford this time for their good history; no bail out and American.

By Deborah Foster

on Apr/12/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By Nate

on Feb/14/17

2016 Ford Escape

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Engine shuts off on hwy at random.

Taking to the dealer to get resolved multiple times they say it's fixed and end up giving the vehicle back,shuts down multiple times on the highway.Almost causing multiple life threatening accidents.

By Linda.crawford61@yahoo.com

on Dec/12/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Honda vs Ford

I have owned only foriegn cars i.e.: Toyota, infinity, and Honda for the last 25 years and didn't think I would ever buy a Ford. We drove every small SUV on the market and the Escape meet all of our requirements. We have owned it a month and have been very pleased thus far. We got the SE 2.0 Eco Boost. I think any engine smaller than that would be too small. So far so good. Loving this car.

By Fred

on Dec/03/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Work vehicle

This is my work vehicle. It has 12k miles. It is poorly built... The doors don't give the satisfying thunk of a Volkswagen or even a Fiat. Or even an older Ford... It just feels cheap and the door rattles when you close it. There is a lot of soft touch materials but they feel cheap and about 1cm of a strip of vinyl trim piece on the door is always coming untucked from the surrounding hard plastic trim. The seats are unsupportive and unsuitable for long shifts like mine or road trips but they should be fine for most I suppose. The vehicle makes weird vibrating noises around the muffler occasionally, when idling to the point that I've gotten comments from people. It makes weird buzzing sounds sometimes that come from the dashboard that make it bothersome to sleep in if the vehicle is running and the radio isn't on. The AC has been replaced because it wouldn't cool. The starter was replaced because the vehicle refused to start unless you would press the gas pedal as it was starting. Strobe lights would come on and a message on the dash would appear that the key was not detected. Despite the repair it has not been fixed and still does it when it hasn't been driven in a while. Look at vehicle dependability studies from JD Powers, and you will see Ford is near the bottom-- only Dodge does worse. Even Land Rover and Fiat come ahead... Unlike some other people I am not bothered by the Dual Clutch transmission. It has its quirks but Americans are just too used to slush boxes. The vehicle handles well for a "SUV" and suspension, and steering, is something Ford has massively improved in comparison with the previous generation but the build quality still isn't there with any of the foreign makes.

By David DeBord

on Jun/28/16

2016 Ford Escape


Bought it for my college age daughter

This is my second Escape bought for a college aged daughter. The other one is two years old and we really like it. Big enough as an SUV to feel she is safe on the road, good safety features. She is a techie person so she loves the Bluetooth system, GPS, and USB interface between he radio and her ITunes file. Plenty of room for getting things back and forth to college. Good get up and go with the EcoBoost fuel system. Stylish in her eyes. And Dad likes driving it when she lets me.Bought as a Demonstrator so got a good discount.

By Freddie

on May/23/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By Linda Kammeyer

on Jul/18/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Dusty

The only negative I have found with my 2016 Escape is the dust that collects around the inside of doors and the hatch. We travel some gravel roads and always have dust in door frames and hatch.

By Janet Wofford

on Jul/07/16

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Ruby Red!!

I had never heard of this site, but once I did, WOW!! It guided me to so many choices and then I narrowed it down and their my car was staring in my eyes!! I am so glad because I didn't have to go to all the dealerships to look for a car,because I set in my home!!

By Diane

on Jun/17/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Very Happy with my choice!

Loving my new Ford Escape!

By Marilyn

on May/19/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By James Adducci

on May/07/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By Richard McDaniel

on Mar/02/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By Andres Jaramillo

on Jan/27/16

2016 Ford Escape

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By JOANNE WEYLAND

on Aug/09/16

2016 Ford Escape

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2016 ESCAPE TITANIUM

LOVE THIS SUV, STYLE AND DESIGN. HEARD IT WAS GREAT IN THE WINTER, ALSO.

By Dick Hummel

on Jul/28/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Love Our Escape

We've purchased our new Ford Escape less than a month ago. It has the additional Equipment Group 201A package. We haven't tested it on various road or weather conditions, including wet pavement. This is our first SUV. It has very good maneuverability and pick up for city and highway driving. We haven't hauled heavy loads. We love the rear camera, all-around visibility and reverse sensors that give us added protection with backing up. The interior is very comfortable but wish there were more storage compartments in the front. We love the convenient storage in our 2010 Fusion which has more storage space than the Escape. The lumbar support and ability to elevate the driver's seat, adds to the driver's comfort with less fatigue. So far the gas mileage isn't great - only 20 mpg combined city and highway. But our vehicle isnt properly "broken in" yet. The owner's manual states to calculate after the first 1000 miles, which we haven't reached yet. The Sync 3 is awesome and user friendly! The speaker system produces clear, crisp stereo music. Also, the mph displays in large numbers on the information display panel allows the driver to see the speed at just a quick glance. The cruise control buttons are easy to find and it's much easier to resume speed with just a flip forward on the resume/cancel bar. This winter, we will appreciate the FWD that will automatically convert to AWD if needed. We have used edmunds.com for over 15 years and have found it to be a very reliable source of information for our auto purchases.

By Dave Paupp

on Apr/29/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Ok suv

Nice looking/riding. Transmission one time had a problem........

By Richard M.

on Feb/20/16

2016 Ford Escape

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2.0 L Titanium

Still new with less than 800 mi., but so far very pleased.

By Mimi Doan

on Feb/16/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Nice car

comfortable, great ride, lovely to look at and delightful to own.

By Cesar From Austin, TX

on Jul/28/16

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Totally surprise with the performance...

We recently got a 2016 Ford Escape S (base model) and Covert Ford here in Austin, TX gave us a great deal for the car. We just went to Dallas to visit my son and were totally surprise with the performance (very agile and fast). We just had 1,500 miles and on it and averages - - 26.4 miles/gal (city) and 31.8 miles/gal (highway) - - I thought the gauges were wrong but it confirmed it when I fill her up. We didn't have all the bells and whistles but it has enough features we need to have a smooth/leisure travel - - bluetooth, back-up camera, usb port. We do keep our cars for a long time - - so, I do not regret adding a 7/100,000 miles extended warranty on it - - definitely gonna drive this to the ground.

By Mathew Morgan

on Apr/26/16

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Escape

Great practical car. Nice finish inside and out. Good acceleration with ecoboost. Voice commands could work better. Rear sensors, camera work well. Auto lift gate works as advertised. Great around town smaller SUV. Combined mileage has been lower than expected at about 19.5.

By Ardell Holmquist

on Feb/12/16

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2016 Ford Escape SE AWD is Awesome

I purchased a 2016 Ford Escape SE AWD. I love the color the way it drives, interior is so nice. The overall Vehicle is AWESOME. I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is. Love the style and feel of this beauty. I would suggest anyone to own one.

By Me Cu

on Oct/11/16

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My New Gas Guzzler

You should expect to get the lowest mpg posted at all times. The fuel tank is very small so you are visiting the gas station every few days.

By Justin

on May/11/16

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Very poor gas mileage

I had fusion before this and got 33mpg highway. This only gets 19mpg. I would look at something else if your looking for gas mileage. The car itself is good, but the gas mileage gives the car a terrible rating.

By Jerry S.

on Sep/16/16

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Retirement Sunday School Transportation

Our Escape is driven infrequently with less than 3000 miles on the odometer in one year. It is comfortable and gets great MPG for short runs and in the 30 MPG on trips of an hour or two. While I prefer a sedan or pickup for my personal vehicle, this vehicle is primarily driven by the Mrs. I would definitely recommend an Escape without reservations to anyone looking for a vehicle that is economical, attractive, and keeps up with the interstate speedsters. :o)

By William Leach

on Jul/08/16

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A lot from a little

I am 6'3" and weigh about 21 stone [that sounds so much better than 300 lbs] and can easily get in and out of this car and ride 100+ miles per without being beat up in the process. For a small SUV it has a stable, solid ride and keeps me cool even in Houston's heat. This is maybe the ideal run around car.

By John Coseglia

on Apr/29/16

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I love this car!

I didn't realize how much I was going to love this car. It is so comfortable, even for a small person, and I can see out the windows. I feel like I need a booster seat in most cars. We rent a lot of cars on vacation and that is how we discovered the Escape.

By Keith Owens

on Jan/30/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Traded in my Juke

Well, I was on the lookout for a used Rouge and stopped at the Ford dealer. Instead of the used Rouge he drove up in a Ruby Red 2016 Escape 4wd with Stone interior and the Chrome package. Let's just say I left the Ford dealer with the Escape. As much as I paid for the Juke I can tell you the Ford is much better quality. I do not get the impression that anything about the Escape is cheaply built in any way. It has been a while since I owned a Ford and I hope this one holds up to my expectations.

By Jim Heidmann

on May/28/16

2016 Ford Escape

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From a Mountaineerv-8 to a Turbo I4

Overall car is awesome for our needs. we use it to go to the White mountains in N/E Az. from Phoenix Az. so we go from 1000+ feet to about 7200 feet. Our first two trips we averaged 28.5mpg going up the mountain (with no A/C) and over 36 coming down with A/C. So of course are pleased with gas usage. (That compares to about 20 mpg average with the v-8 mountaineer, our previous SUV) The 1.6 has a tendency to downshift with anything but casual acceleration, but has enough power to feel safe in passing - U just have to get used to the roar as it downshifts.
We have only about 2000 miles on the car with no problems.
General comments:
neglected to get cross bars and trailer hitch will have to add . LIke to carry a mtn. bike and need capability to use roof top so those items will be added.
Wife's car- her likes: She loves the leather, visibility as she sits up higher than in our volt. Loves the storage behind the rear seats and the electric rear hatch.
My thoughts: Great suspension -is tight - drives a little like a sports car with very responsive steering. FUN TO DRIVE Also love the satellite radio, good speaker system, and overall interior. I added rubber mats as I dislike the cloth. I also like to downhill ski - the front wheel drive works well in the snow

By DeAnna So

on Apr/28/16

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Lovin' my new ride!

The design of the steering console and handling response is GREAT... the steering wheel is a bit smaller than average which helps it to feel like a sports car and the handling response really is great! It gets really good gas mileage and is easy to get in/out of... not too high off the ground to access comfortably. It feels really sporty for an SUV. I even like it more than I liked my ML350 (Mercedes) SUV... and I liked the Mercedes a LOT.

By Rolf And Reina Fischer

on Aug/08/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Great little Ford

First , the Escape. I purchased had the 2.0litre turbo, which changes this vehicle from a nice little SUV to an OMG, I'm going how fast! Wanted something bigger for my wife then the Hyundai that she had and researched the Escape. This little SUV is far from little in features and interior room. First off the seating is comfortable and after driving 3 hours to Orlando, I hoped out and felt no fatigue and was ready to go. The driving characteristics are responsive and light, sometimes can feel a little to responsive, wish it had a sport mode for steering like my mustang. The power is great, 240hp out of a 2 litre turbo, crazy, kept finding myself cruising at high 80's and having to let off the gas. At this speed it averages 26.5 mph. We were loaded up with 2 dog carriers and several sets of golf clubs as well as suit cases and everything fit in the back without a single care. The interior sound was minimal, more noticeable was the tire noise from the Continental tires... All in all would have no problem suggesting this vehicle and hope to put many miles on it.

By Jeanette Hurt

on Mar/10/16

2016 Ford Escape

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If your serious about Sirius/xm radio, forget it

Ford will not fix the Sirius/xm radio problem. So, after 6 months we traded it in for a Jeep Chakee

By Archie Cash

on Oct/27/16

2016 Ford Escape

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The Lazy 2016 Escape!

First I have the 2.0 Turbo Engine. Let's start with the Vista roof. You cannot have the windows down as the head liner will flip and drive you crazy at any speed. I have taking it on one major trip and now have parked it and looking to sell it soon. Under the front is a cheapest cardboard covering of the engine you will ever find! That's is until you have to have it replaced because of a piece of Truck tire that hit it. What it really does, is protect a small piece on the A/C compressor that looks like a afterthought. It's fuel Economy should be more. I would look at a Edge because of power verses mileage. The Escape doesn't corner well. At least with the 19" tires. It's tall and narrow and drifts. For the money, you can find a better SUV. The 2017 has made changes the 2016 doesn't have. Like a bigger gas tank. Then their is the shifter that is to far forward on the 2016 but was moved on the 2017. You will like the sound but that can come on just about any Ford, the sync 3. I had one side window blow out on a turnpike and the glass did not stay together but went everywhere, lucky for me, my grand-daughter was asleep under a blanket. The hood was really ugly but the 2017 they did some changes also. I would stay away from this SUV and look at others before I buy and also look at the HP. The 2017 added more HP, but again when you get only about 3 mpg over a 300 HP V6, I would really look at the V6 Engine. Last, when will Warranty be upped on a Ford? Even the Lincoln has 4 years. Many others have better and for the money I really would not do this again. And for love of money don't buy a White one if people around you burn wood as it's a magnet for soot! The tailgate on mine goes in for a look as waving my 11" shoe will not open the back. I hope this helps someone, Thanks!

By Frank Carr

on Mar/06/16

2016 Ford Escape

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A really good small suv with excellent gas mileage

Great suv with superior mileage,and handling. Good acceleration with my 1.6 turbo. The only complaint is that the road noise is not well suppressed and the engine noise under acceleration is not well damped. Obviously not enough sound deadening materials were,used on this car. That is too bad as the vehicle is excellent in all other aspects !
One complaint. When operating in hot dry weather , the breaks have a high pitched squeal when vehicle is slowing to a stop. Dealer found nothing amiss and I am
living with it. Interested if any others have this problem.
Now,after 12,000 miles car performs excellently. Only trips to dealer are for routine oil changes. No mechanical issues whatsoever.
I would give the suv at least an A ! No disappointments at all.

By MB

on Aug/03/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Broke down on the side of the road in my 2016.

We purchased this vehicle from Marysville Ford in Washington State. We are soon to have a new teen driver in our family and were in need of a safe, reliable vehicle. I am deeply concerned that I found myself on the side of the road in a rural area with my check engine light blinking and a shuddering vehicle with no acceleration. This scenario is exactly why we impeded on our family budget to purchase what we believed to be a sound investment so our teen driver would not be at the side of the road. After reading other concerning reviews regarding this model I am concerned what the dealership may respond with this fine day. We purchased in December 2016 and have 20,000 miles on the odometer. I would not recommend this vehicle due to these unknown circumstances and note all we have had done to the vehicle are oil changes at the dealership. Wish us luck!

By T Massony

on May/21/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Should have kept my 10 year old nissan truck

I get 17 mpg in mixed city/hwy. well under advertised mpg. Dealer says nothing can be done, since no indicators show error.

By Jw

on Apr/09/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Could be so much better

Other than the fact I have now gone through TWO fuel pumps since buying this car, I am just as disappointed in the lack of quality materials used in the simple things like control knobs and seat cushion materials. Lots of road noise on the highway. I wont buy again. Next time I'm probably going back to a santa Fe

By Jeff Derry

on Nov/11/15

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Just purchased 11/2015

Just purchased the 2016 Ford Escape S basic model made in Lexington Kentucky. Was going to get the Ford Foucus which have owned and had good experience. The Escape base model is priced similar to the high end Focus. The dash boards are similar. Car is brand new so cannot report long term but think for the price it is a good buy! Not gas efficient like the Focus though.

By Peter L

on Jun/03/16

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2016 Escape has it all and priced right.

The 2016 Escape has been an outstanding SUV. I had a 2005 Mazda Tribute before this SUV and the upgrade to the 2016 Escape is outstanding. My fuel Economy is greatly improved and Maintenance is a lot lower. The Driving with the 2.0L has been a blast and the SUV has increasable speed that make you move. The very best thing in the SUV is the design and look inside as the model I have is the higher end with all the bells and whistles. I think for the price and what you get in this SUV is a great bargain as friends that drive MB and Audi model now prefer driving my Escape at time, Thanks FORD for a great new fast and comfortable SUV. I want to mention that I looks around at a lot of models including the Edge but found the smaller Escape better sized for my needs.

By MrGC

on May/23/16

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The Jury is Still Out!

I purchased a 2016 Ford Escape after owning the older style Escapes and Mazda Tributes. I basically went from the boxy type to the more sleek, sporty design. The pluses with the car are pick up and maneuverability. The minuses of the vehicle are gas mileage (about 19) with Ecoboost. If you have a passenger in the front seat and passengers in the back seat, visibility and blind spots become an issue. Even with the back up camera, I don't feel confident backing up without visually seeing my surroundings.

Overall, it's a nice vehicle and certainly far better in engineering than a Nissan Rogue. If it wasn't for the gas mileage being so disappointing, I would give the car a five star rating. I expected to do far better than 19.

By Joel

on Mar/10/16

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Good things come in compact sizes

I have the 2016 Escape Titanium with the 2.0 L engine. This SUV has lots of power and handles very well on the road. The Titanium level is loaded with many options and features. Navigation system is very easy to use as is all the function on this SUV. Interior finish quality is first class as is the exterior styling. Love the cargo room and foot activated rear hatch. If anyone is looking for a compact quality SUV with many options the Escape Titanium is the way to go.

By Bill Wolverton

on Mar/09/16

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Escape Delivers

This is my second Escape and again, I was not disappointed. The car looks good, handles great and is a nice value. The size is perfect for me. It holds what I need in the cargo area (golf clubs, shoes, etc.) and is easy to maneuver. I got the 2.0L engine and it accelerates quite nicely. All in all, am delighted.

By DacDog

on May/31/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Good price for good car, SE

Pros:
2.0 Ecoboost engine has plenty of pickup.
Drives great in rain.
Good quiet ride for mid-size vehicle.
Good styling and comfort.
Plenty of options on SE model available, unlike competitors lower end models.
Wife doesn't like FOB's and button start and wanted a key. This was the best option.
Has door combination lock, also a requirement not available on lower models of competitors we visited.
Nice Panoramic Sunroof
Sync 3 works well with Android and iPhone
Rear seat room adequate for average height person
Cons:
Not keeping up with times. No phone storage spot for driver except cup holders, thus losing a cup holder.
Limited storage space throughout
Glove box almost hits passenger seat. Not functional with seated passenger.
Smaller interior than most like competitors

By Nancy

on Apr/18/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Going Backwards

I have been driving a Ford Escape Hybrid for the past 6 years and LOVE IT, so I naturally went looking to buy another one. Imagine my surprise. While it is a beautiful vehicle with lots of storage in the back, there is no place to put ANYTHING, including a cell phone in the front. They took away every nook and cranny. While I LOVED the Jukebox feature whereby I could upload all of my music to the hard drive of the car and easily access it, they took that feature away. They also took away the ability to play a DVD on the screen in the front seat of the car. On long trips, I loved taking a break at a rest area and mindlessly watching a DVD while I rested. Also taken away were the wonderful mirrors within mirrors so that I could see if a vehicle was in my blind spots. Now there is a warning light, but you can't actually SEE the vehicle. So, while there have been some wonderful improvements, I will miss those four features immensely.

By Nick

on Feb/26/16

2016 Ford Escape

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Good Car aside from Defective Moldings

I just purchased my 2016 Escape SE (2 L turbo) a few weeks ago and have already had it serviced twice. Apparently the car was equipped with defective plastic door and mirror moldings that warp/melt when exposed to the sun. When I say sun I am talking about 75 degree san diego sun in February. Although they've never seen this before the dealer happily replaced the passenger side door moldings and side view mirror moldings. The drivers side moldings soon warped about a week later. After replacing those I figured I was all set because I had replacement moldings straight from the factory. Unfortunately the replacement moldings warped when left out in the direct sun for a couple hours. The dealer is in the process of creating a ticket directly with Ford to figure out if there was a bad batch of moldings or if this is an inherent defect in all 2016 Escapes. I'm shocked to not see other Escape owners with the same problem. I imagine as we get closer to summer there will be a number of customers with the same molding issue. There's no point of replacing the moldings again as this would result in yet another trip to the dealer a week later. So for now, I'm stuck with a new car that looks like it just came out of a microwave. Hopefully Ford presents a solution.

By MisterT

on Dec/02/15

2016 Ford Escape

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Escape great with a few arghs

Great choice. Drives like a dream. This is the Titanium and has the 2.0 Eco Boost which is not on the list above. Voice commands (Sync) are confusing especially when using navigation. Tried to tell it to nav to Ojai. Got a reply that this was not understood. I had to pull over and manually type in Ojai before the nav would work. Not really a Ford issue but thought I would mention it. Great hands free rear door that is height programmable. Important if you have a low garage door. I am disappointed about the MPG. Not what was advertised but the Escape is still new and might get better. More expensive then I wanted to spend but overall it is a great choice for a smaller SUV. My wife loves it and after all isn't that what life is about?



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Exterior Images (25)

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Interior Images (37)

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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    105.9 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    178.1 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    81.8 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    66.3 Inches
  • MIN GROUND CLEARANCE
    7.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3515 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    43.1 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    56.0 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    36.8 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    55.3 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    34.3 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.21 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    55



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front And Dual Rear With Head Protection Chambers
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    6
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    1.6L Engine (99X)
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    15.5 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

SE 2.0 EcoBoost / FWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.4 sec @ 92 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

Market Value

edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $14,318
  • Private Seller Price
    $15,980
  • Dealer Price
    $17,233
  • Original MSRP
    $25,790

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2016 Ford Escape
JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Ford Escape Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    23 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    32 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
Market Value


2016 Ford Escape Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Ford Escape Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Many high-tech features
  • Turbocharged engines deliver strong performance and high fuel economy
  • Comfortable seating.
  • High-quality cabin
  • Agile handling

Cons

  • Awkward base control layout
  • Not quite as roomy inside as some top rivals.
  • Lack of interior storage cubbies


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2016 Ford Escape True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,166$1,207$1,249$1,293$1,338$6,253
Maintenance$179$317$696$381$2,518$4,091
Repairs$0$0$149$355$518$1,022
Taxes & Fees$2,368$183$172$162$153$3,038
Financing$767$608$443$273$97$2,188
Depreciation$8,808$1,725$1,517$1,345$1,207$14,602
Fuel$1,696$1,747$1,800$1,854$1,909$9,006
True Cost To Own ®$14,984$5,787 $6,026$5,663 $7,740$40,200

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Ford Escape NHTSA Service Bulletins

Date Complaint Filed: 11/01/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving the ford escape on a main road today the vehicle suddenly started to idle very rough, the orange wrench light came on and i could not accelerate. the car decelerated rapidly as i was going up a slight hill. i was able to coast into a parking lot, where i shut the car off for several minutes, then turned it back on and proceeded home. i have called the ford dealership to bring the car in for service.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford escape. when it rained, an excessive amount of water entered the vehicle. the water poured into the vehicle from the passenger and driver side windows. the failure caused the inside of the vehicle to become drenched. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the failure mileage was 500.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/20/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Driving in detroit traffic and it started to sputter and shudder and would not maintain speed. did get it off road. turned off. restart with same symptoms. turned off and let sit for five minutes. restarted and ran ok. straight to dealership. diag code: p2111. replaced throttle body. runs fine now. accelerator pedal much less twitchy than before. *tr


Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Electronic throttle body - the car stalled out on the freeway. prior to stalling, the car was shaking and then stalled.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/08/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Engine shuts down while driving and the service engine now light come on. i was in the passing lane doing 65mph this morning when it cut out. i was lucky to make it into the breakdown lane without getting hit. i put the car in park and the engine sputters like it is only running on one cylinder. if i shut it off and restart it, the service engine now light go out. the car only has 11,000 miles on it. i took it to the dealer and was told that unless the service engine now light was on, they cant fix it. this issue has happened 3 times over the course of two weeks. i am afraid i will get into an accident when this happens.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When travelling above 55 mph there is a wind noise at driver door that is quite annoying. dealers answer is that they test drove other years of the same vehicle and heard the same noise. unsure if something will start leaking in the near future but for now, the noise is annoying and shouldn't be heard.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/02/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Just turned over 9,000 miles on my 2016 ford escape when all of a sudden the engine "stalls" and starts to shudder with the engine fault light coming on. no control over accelerator. or steering. thank goodness i was not turning on a busy street or trying to get on a major highway. i was barely able to pull off of the street since the car would hardly go. i shut off the car, started it again and it seemed fine. i pulled back on the street and it did it again. pulled over and did the same thing, got back on the street and it stalled for the 3rd time. i pulled over and immediately called my local ford dealer. the car had to be towed to the ford dealer, it was unsafe and unable to drive. i was told told today it was the throttle body that needed replaced. this is very dangerous to be sitting dead in the water like that on a busy street, i could have been rear ended or even killed if i had been on an interstate or busy 4 lane. my local ford dealership was wonderful to work with and immediately came to rescue me!


Date Complaint Filed: 12/07/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was driving about 60 mph on interstate 95 when the vehicle suddenly shut off while in motion and i ran into the back of a 18 wheeler truck. thankfully i was not hurt. ford insists they cannot find anything wrong with the car.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/03/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford escape. the contact stated that there was a strong vibration when driving the vehicle. the contact noticed that an interim solution was to drive in the s gear and, within a few miles, change the gear to drive to prevent the vibration. the dealer and manufacturer were notified of the failure and indicated that there was no repair solution. the approximate failure mileage was 0.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/01/2015

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle will chatter and vibrate when going from reverse to drive mode to go forward, even when totally stopped to go forward. bangs in when applying gas light or hard trying to get out of way of on approaching traffic in street and parking spots. bought it brand new in july 2015 started from day 1with problem, taken it to ford dealer 3 times they know of problem, says cannot fix it because they say ford has their hands tied up and will not authorize to have it fixed yet. that they are aware of problem.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/05/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission slips when backing up. problem is periodic but is bad enough that the car would be slow to react to emergencies such as backing from intersection when it occurs. problem occurs when car is warmed up and most often when going from forward to stop to backing. while parking this problem causes the car to stall and then lurch backwards.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/24/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford escape. while accelerating to approximately 5 mph from a stop sign, the vehicle stalled. the "engine fault service now" warning indicator illuminated. the vehicle was turned off and restarted. while driving, the engine lost power and the transmission shook severely. the contact stopped again and waited approximately one minute then the vehicle started normally. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. the failure recurred three times in one week. the vehicle was repaired under warranty by the dealer the first time the failure occurred. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 45,121. ...updated 04/19/16 *bf


Date Complaint Filed: 03/31/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle will chatter and vibrate when going from reverse to drive mode to go forward, even when totally stopped to go forward. bangs in when applying gas light or hard trying to get out of way of on approaching traffic in street and parking spots. bought it brand new in january 2016 started from day 1 with problem, have not token to ford dealer yet but i did call them they know of problem, says cannot fix it because they say ford has their hands tied up and will not authorize to have it fixed they are aware of problem


Date Complaint Filed: 03/28/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | SEAT BELTS | SEATS

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was driving on interstate 75 near bradenton in fl. 1:00 p.m. perfectly clear & dry day. i was hit from behind, sent my ford into the grassy median, car came to a stop at a wire guard rail. i didn't hit another vehicle. i was knocked unconscious, so i have no recall. this happened near a construction area & all i remember is traffic slowing, perhaps i was going 45-50 mph, & in process of slowing down. although there was extensive damage to left front & side no airbags deployed. my head/face apparently hit the steering wheel. therefore seat belt restraints did not hold me tight to the seat. i was taken to e.r. - had a concussion, they did lots of tests, kept me overnight in icu, discharged the next day. also, later i was told by auto collision company & insurance investigator that the driver seat was damaged & had apparently come loose. the vehicle was totaled.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/02/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Brought 2016 in november 2015 and check engine light was on and off on streets or highway and stayed on always. truck been in the shop since 3/22/16 til 4/13/16 than 4/19/16 til date. reasons replaced computer pcm, repaired wire twice, replace chips, replace wire again. mccarthy ford and regional manager not good with follow ups or good faith agreement.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/17/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Periodically (couple times a week), the rear camera view does not turn off when the car is in drive. during the day, the fault means temperature, audio and navigation controls can't be used and the constant rear camera view in the center of the dashboard is distracting when the car is in forward motion. at night, the fault is dangerous because the glare of headlights from following cars dominates the large center of the internal controls. several attempts by the dealership (to reset, reboot, update software) have not resolved the problem.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/02/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

We didn't have the vehicle three weeks and had to have it towed to the dealership due to not starting. they had the vehicle for a week and couldn't figure it. they cleared the code, after keeping it for week. 6 days later it was towed for the issues, they currently still have the vehicle and they say they are not sure why it's happening. they can't get it to throw the codes, it works fine for them. both time we went out to start the car after it sitting in the garage over night.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/25/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On thursday, may 19, 2016 my wife was returning home with a carload of kids. they were on the highway and the cruise control was set when the car slowwed rapidly and the engine died. she was able to restart the car and get to the curb after traffic passed. several minutes later the case was restarted and was driven to the dealer a mile away by missed badly ask the way there. the dealer mechanic was also stranded in the vehicle the next day and it was decided that the throttle body had gone bad. fortunately it was late when our incident occurred; during rush hour this could have caused a serious accident.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/17/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving at highway speed, the car shuttered and flashed warning lights, the power was decreased, then shuttered again after i pulled over and turned it off


Date Complaint Filed: 06/16/2016

Component(s): SUSPENSION

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford escape. the contact stated that all four spindles were rusted out. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was unknown. the approximate failure mileage was 28.








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