Safety Features by Model

XLS $6,051 - $7,606

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system
  • Side air bags
  • 1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all (3) seating positions
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control
  • Side intrusion door beams

XLT $6,916 - $8,425

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system
  • Side air bags
  • 1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all (3) seating positions
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control
  • Side intrusion door beams

Limited $5,479 - $7,292

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system
  • Side air bags
  • 1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all (3) seating positions
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control
  • Side intrusion door beams

Hybrid $6,852 - $8,757

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system
  • Side air bags
  • 1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts for all (3) seating positions
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side intrusion door beams

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4-door 4wd

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2005 Ford Escape XLT 4-door 4wd

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Ford Escape XLT 4-door 2wd

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

36 months / 36,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

60 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

12 months/12,000 miles

Powertrain Warranty

7 years/100,000 miles

Dealer Certification Required

172-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

May apply

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Rental allowance

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

Yes

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Recall May 29, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
May 29, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V284000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.
Consequence:
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (PSCM) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the PSCM when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05.
Hybrid Propulsion System Sep 3, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 3, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V526000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.
Consequence:
If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.
Equipment Sep 2, 2010
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 2, 2010
NHTSA Campaign:
10E043000
Summary:
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Consequence:
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
Remedy:
MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.