Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,633 - $10,751
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
171-240
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,633 - $10,751
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
171-240
Seats
5

Ranks #11 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #11 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #3 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Ford Escape If...

If you’re looking for traditional SUV features, such as high ground clearance and a high seating position, but you want it in a smaller, more fuel-efficient package, the 2010 Ford Escape makes a...

2010 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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467 Reviews
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Great car until something goes wrong.

2010 Ford Escape

Overall, I really like this car. My mom had an older model that I really liked so that is why I got this one. It is very comfortable, drives well in the snow, and provides a lot of space for both passengers and cargo. The seats are comfortable and I like how high the car sits off the ground. Everyone in my family drives Ford cars, so I definitely have a brand preference when it came to looking at a car for myself. I bought my 2010 Ford Escape used so the following issues may be due to how the previous owner took care of the car. When I first bought this car, I would be driving and the car would completely shut off and I could not accelerate or even rev the engine. I took it to a Ford dealership to be looked at and it took them over three visits to figure out what the problem was. It was very troubling driving a car that kept shutting off while driving. The problem ended up being the catalytic converter. I also recently had an issue with the serpentine belt and that had to be replaced. Although I love this car when it is not having issues, now that I am writing down all of the issues I would definitely do my research before buying this car again. Like I said before, it may just be my specific car, but the issues are definitely not something I enjoy dealing with.

- Sally G

Pro's and con's to the Ford Escape.

2010 Ford Escape

I love the look of the Ford Escape. It is boxy and has plenty of room. I love that the seats go down all the way! I have 2 dogs and we have traveled on long road trips with them and luggage and been comfortable for 8 hour trips. I like the cool lights in my car and the many cup holders. It rides and handles well. however it breaks down a lot- I have had to get it worked on over and over almost each year. It takes a while to start up and the ac cuts out sometimes. I have had issues with it from the first year so I do not think it is made well or I got a lemon. It eats a lot do gas and it is flex fuel which is supposed to be less gas than a regular SUV. Within a couple years it seemed as though you could here the road and wind louder inside than the first year. The driver seat ripped and I have had leather seats before that never ripped. Again this happened with in the first two years. So the car does not seem made well. But it is held up for me and I like it.

- Karen Z

Ford manufactures a reliable balanced sport utility vehicle.

2010 Ford Escape

The car runs smoothly. The car can carry four people in the back seat and has space for storage in the back of the truck or trunk. The front seat is pretty spacious. Make sure your sensors are installed appropriately, so they are not overly sensitive to environmental frequencies or sound. Also, the car drives on about 19 miles per gallon. So if you are use to some of the car manufacturers like Honda, Nissan and Toyota like I had been previously, which generally ride on 35 miles per gallon. This car may sound like a gas guzzler compared to those manufacturers. The sport utility has good handling. For example when you turn sharp or narrow corners like on a narrow turnabout on the highway, you still feel like you are still in control of operating the vehicle. Today, all cars are expensive aside from the luxury cars, which are beyond expensive, but this vehicle is a lot more reasonable than some other sport utility vehicles.

- Michele B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$21,020 - $22,770
$32,370 - $34,120

Horsepower

Horsepower
171 hp
177 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L I4 Duratec engine
2.5L 4V I4 Atkinson Cycle hybrid engine

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/70R16
P235/70R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
174.7 in.
174.7 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3268 - 3477 lbs.
3823 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
171 hp
177 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
136 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
15.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 25 mpg
29 - 33 mpg

City

City
18 - 22 mpg
30 - 34 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 - 28 mpg
27 - 31 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety