Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,915 - $14,538
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®
$6,915 - $14,538
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
171-240
Seats
5

Ford Escape Ranked #13 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.3 Comfort 3.4 Styling 2.6 Value 2.7

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Owner Reviews

4.28

481 Reviews

44% 44% 10% 2% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Capable of getting me everywhere I need to go with everything I need to take.

It runs great and has carried me cross-country at least 7 times in 2.5 years as I move frequently for work. Lots of space inside the car and very reliable in the middle of nowhere. Never let me down. Fuel mileage is decent for an SUV and the AWD is great in most inclement weather and when offroading (ish!). Only issues are minor wear and tear (no more than expected with the age and mileage of the car through) and some rust in the wheel wells. I do currently have lower quality tires, which do not pair well with the traction control in deeper snow, but the traction control has definitely saved me from spinning or sliding many times. Overall a great car for me as I am mechanically useless and not always the most confident of drivers. Its had no major issues and only needed routine maintenance while I have owned it.

- Kay B

A beautiful and smooth ride.

We have had this car for a year and haven't had any problems! It drives wonderfully very smooth. Love the radio it has Sirius as well as a Bluetooth option. The sunroof is a great addition the kids love having it open during the summer. Seats are so comfortable the back is spacious plenty of leg room. The steering wheel has voice control and you can change the radio from t as well. I love that it gives you how many miles till your empty I of all people need that haha ran out of gas to many times trying to guess. Has the outside temperature shown. The middle console is deep and has levels which is nice to store items. This is by far my favorite vehicle even got my brother in the process of getting one as well.

- Karrie K

The car will be worth its value, and will last for years to come.

I bought the car brand new and have never had any issues with it. Only general maintenance- tires, brakes etc. I get routine oil changes and so far the engine and transmission have held up well with no issues. The interior of my car has held up extremely well- I have leather seats and there are no tears or breakdown of them. My only complaint is over the last year there has been some rust developing to the rear wheel-wells that has continued to spread. There is no other rust to the rest of the exterior. This car has definitely kept its value. I have paid the car off completely and plan to continue to drive it into the ground and hope it will last me another 5+ years.

- Morgan M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$8,502 - $10,479
$6,915 - $8,900

Horsepower

Horsepower
171 hp
171 - 240 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L I4 Duratec engine
2.5L I4 Duratec engine
3.0L V6 FLEX FUEL ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional
Optional

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
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Not Available
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width

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
3332 - 3581 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
171 hp
171 - 240 hp

Torque

Torque
171 ft. lbs.
171 - 223 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
225 .lbs
300 - 525 .lbs

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
16.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 28 mpg
19 - 24 mpg

City

City
20 - 23 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 28 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Assistance

Air Bags

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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings