$7,983 - $10,516
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Limited Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,983 - $10,516
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18-21 City / 23-28 HWY
Horsepower
171-240
Seats
5

Limited Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat
  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, lumbar support
  • 2nd row 60/40 split bench seat -inc: tip-fold-flat latch
  • All-position head restraints
  • Black center stack
  • Floor console -inc: storage bin, removable interior bin, (4) cup holders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped color keyed tilt steering wheel w/speed controls & audio controls
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center, compass, outside temp display
  • Ice blue illuminated gauge cluster
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch driver down
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system (PATS)
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Pwr points -inc: (1) 1st row, (1) 2nd row
  • Driver & front passenger side map pockets
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror -inc: compass, microphone
  • Overhead console
  • Sunvisors w/dual illuminated mirrors
  • Lighting -inc: center dome lamp, map lights, rear cargo area light
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated entry
  • Chrome shift knob
  • 2nd row coat hook
  • Cargo cover
  • Wet trunk bin

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: MP3 playback, audio input jack, speed sensitive volume, (6) speakers
  • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 6-month subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
  • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports, traffic reports, GPS turn by turn directions, information services *Traffic reports, GPS turn by turn navigation & information services subject to late availability*

Exterior Features

  • P235/70R16 all-season BSW tires
  • 16" bright machined aluminum wheels
  • Spare tire, mini space saver
  • Wheel nut wrench & jack
  • Chrome roof rail inserts
  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Body color front/rear fascias
  • Chrome grille
  • Auto-lamp headlamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Body color pwr heated exterior mirrors -inc: integrated blind spot mirror
  • Privacy glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer
  • Body color door handles
  • Chrome liftgate

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes
  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger occupancy sensor
  • Side airbags
  • Safety Canopy -inc: rollover sensor
  • Personal Safety System
  • All-position 3-point seat belts
  • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L I4 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Battery saver feature
  • Electric pwr assisted steering (EPAS)
  • Front disc/rear drum brakes

Options & Packages

Additional Equipment

Class ii trailer tow pkg ($395)

    Smoker's pkg ($95)

      2012 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

      4.29
      604 Reviews
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      Car beeps if I get too close to a tree

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      It has no problems, We are not plowed after a snowstorm until 7 pm or later. We are able to get out. Started right up this winter even with the old original battery, I have since replaced it, Have only bought tires, a battery and a radio, Love the heated seats good heater and cooling. The back window opens which is really nice when I don't need to open whole tailgate. The back up camera screen is really small, so don't really use it much. But the arrows are helpful when parallel parking, It beeps if I get too close to objects which is helpful. Like the breakaway mirrors when pulling out of the garage

      - Peg H

      My 2012 ford explorer provides me with safe and comfortable transportation.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My 2012 ford escape is very comfortable. It seats 7 people so we can have several family members with us. One of the features that I like best is having the fob, so that we can gain entry to the vehicle quickly and easily. Another feature that is fabulous is the ability to start the vehicle remotely. That really helps on those cold winter days. Our vehicle is also 4-wheel drive which makes me feel safe and confident when I must travel in hazardous weather conditions. Overall I am very happy with my ford explorer.

      - Sandy L

      My vehicle and what's amazing about it and it's features

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I like the reliability of it during snowing days and cold days. I love the features it has like the heated seats and floor lights. It's very comfortable and I can put the back seats down for more storage.I've had it for over two years and would love to get a newer one, the fog lights are amazing , I've never had a sub before but this one is amazing and I would keep it for as long as I could, I wouldn't want any other type of vehicle because I love Ford's and this Ford is amazing.

      - Justin B

      The bad and good of the escape.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Problems: back window hatch leaked since the day I bought it, ford replaced seal several times while under warranty, it still leaks and is no longer under warranty. Paint is peeling, ford will not cover unless corrosion so my paint is peeling on both back wheels and back hatch. Other than those few things I love the truck. Keeps me out of the ditch in the winter time, has sunroof, heated seats and dual heat control.

      - Bobby N

      Great vehicle for family!

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      It's a good vehicle runs good has no problem with it. Have had it for 2 years now and it is still in good condition I think ford is a great company which is why their cars is a great make and model. When I first got my vehicle there was a problem with the backlights but after I had that fixed no more problems. Great vehicle to travel in as well family friendly.

      - L J

      I think it's a great choice if you are looking for a midsize SUV.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I went from a RAV4 to an Escape. I like the size. It has nice features. Just like most cars, it comes with repairs as you put on miles, so pay attention to the recommended checks. Also, I have intentions of purchasing covers for the area above the wheel. I purchased my car used and it had some rust. These cars are known for rusting above the wheel.

      - Jodi L

      My Trustworthy Ford Escape: the car that has never let me down!

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My vehicle is in overall good condition and performance. It has very good mileage, and a perfect sized SUV for living in a city. It has many features like power windows, leather seats, Bluetooth and Sirius radio, USB port, sunroof, and lots of space without being too big. It is a very reliable car, even though it's used, it has never broken down on me!

      - Maddie S

      2012 ford escape limited SUV.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      The seal around the rear windows leaks bad. Also, fender metal around the rear tire wells have a lot of rusting occurring. Engine runs well, and all wheel drive functions as expected. Seats are comfortable, for being a small crossover SUV. Handling feels fine. Transmission gearing feels like you are over accelerating in the lower gears.

      - Adam W

      It is a SUV that is basic but it's everyone's needs and is really good on gas.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I have lots of engine problems but other than that it has run great. My car is the limited version so it does not have a lot of features, but it has room for everything I need and more. I have been able to play my own music. One thing I really wish my car did have is a sunroof but that is more a personal preference than anything else.

      - Tim G

      I can escape in my Ford Escape

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love my 2012 Ford Escape. It sets up higher than a car so it is easy to get in & out. Also due to fact it is higher I see better & have mirror coverage of all blind spots. The Ford Escape 2012 is a nice looking body style. It does not look like a box. It is well made with a sound body. I am very happy with my purchase.

      - Joyce B

      Great vehicle for young and adventurous adult!

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I have had this vehicle for a couple years and it has been great! I have made two cross-country moves with no problems. Drives well in all weather conditions including snow and ice. The heated seats and sunroof are my favorite parts of the vehicle. Heated seats warm up the vehicle quickly during cold Midwestern winters.

      - Kayla E

      nice vehicle great space AWD for winter driving

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love most everything about this vehicle, the AWD makes it easy to get in my driveway in the winter there is enough space in back seat to hold 3 car seats for my granddaughters, trunk space is enough for all my groceries, only thing I dislike is the way it slow shifts between a couple of the gears being the 6 speed

      - Esther B

      I was wowed by the size of it and all its features.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My vehicle is very reliable it had good mileage. It is really nice and roomy. It has anti lock brake system with front wheel drive. It gets about 26 miles per gallon in city. So it is really easy on gas. It never uses oil. Transmission seems ok nothing wrong with it. Overall it is a good family car to take trips.

      - Brandon C

      Low maintenance, high quality & dependable.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My 2012 Ford Escape mileage exceeds two hundred and fifty thousand miles and is still dependable. It has never been in the shop. My Ford Escape has never required a tune up and all oil changes have been done at home. It has been durable, trusted & has exceeded my expectations. All electronics have endured.

      - Kelly F

      Great reliable, midsize vehicle

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My car is extremely reliable. It drives well in the city and on highways. It's a good midsize car with a lot of trunk space. I use the Bluetooth and seat heaters more than any other feature in the car. One negative is that it does not have four wheel drive so driving in the snow can be difficult at times.

      - Erica B

      The Ford Escape is perfect for me

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I bought a Ford Escape mainly because as a musician I needed a large truck space to move all my gear. This car is perfect for that. The seats fold down to make more space and it's perfect. I haven't had any performance issues with the vehicle yet, and I do a lot of driving which shows it's reliability.

      - Adele B

      Compact SUV family friendly and great price

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Great gas mileage and great on the highway. Roomy and compact. Great for a smaller family. Leather seats is a plus for having children. You can bluetooth your phone for hands free answering and texting. It will read your texts to you if you select that feature. Back up cam is a great accessory

      - Rose A

      Perfect Size SUV for winter driving!

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Drove my parents ford escape and loved it so much, I had to get myself one! Love the size (not too large but not as small as a sedan) and it is perfect for winter weather driving! Have had no issues with car since having it besides one recall that was quickly resolved. Happy with the purchase!

      - Casey K

      The Escape helps me escape:)

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love everything about this car except the gas mileage. I currently only get 17 mpg. Otherwise this is a great vehicle. The sync radio system is user friendly, the navigation system interface is easy to use. I got the limited which includes extras like a sunroof, leather, and a backup cam.

      - Carmen G

      This is the most versatile vehicle I have ever owned.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love the roominess of the rear cargo area, and folding the back seats down for even more space is a cinch. The handling and gas mileage of the vehicle are fantastic, especially for a sport utility vehicle. I do not think that I have ever experienced any sort of issue with my ford escape.

      - Jim G

      Happy with my vehicle. Glad I bought it.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Have had very few problems. Performs great. Very reliable and comfortable. One of the most reliable I have had. I have always kept it serviced which adds to the life of any vehicle. Tire rotation is very important to make your tires last longer and adds to the safety of your vehicle.

      - Clint T

      I love my 2012 Ford Escape

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love my 2012 Escape its everything I want in a SUV. There are only two things I could say negative about it: 1- The wheel wells rust pretty easy and fast 2- Getting the back seats to fold down takes little bit of work. Other then that I would another ford escape in heartbeat

      - Amanda C

      2012 Ford Escape review info

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      The car had now over 200,000 miles and still runs like a dream. No major issues ever and only regular maintenance has been done. The air and the radio still work. Gas mileage is holding at about 23 mpg and it is very reliable. I am very blessed that the car is still running.

      - Lynn R

      Not a bad choice purchasing the Escape

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Bad thing about the Escape is all the bad rust In the wheel wells and the fact that the Back window leak even with a small rainfall. I like the size of the Escape making it easy to park and handle on the road. Comfortable ride even on long trips. Good purchase over all

      - Marie A

      Four wheel drive. Really interesting seats, the clothes just absorbs water

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Not really any issues with it that aren't easy to fix. The Four wheel drive is exceptional and will go in the toughest weather. If I had bought it new, I would love it even More. I don't like Ford in general but I do enjoy the escape. I have fun in it in summer time too.

      - Carrie A

      I've always liked a sun/moonroof in my vehicles.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Ecoboost V-6 motor is plenty powerful and great on gas.Dependable. Loaded with Features. Like Moonroof, Leather seats, Sirius/XM satellite radio and many more. Very Low Maintenance. Very Reliable. Plenty of room for family and pets. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

      - Chad F

      The back is able to lay down for more room from transporting or sleeping.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      My vehicle is an amazing ride. I use for travel... Transporting my grandkids and for work. Its reliable and dependable. It's good on gas and helps me get the job done when needed. I enjoy when we drive to Oklahoma...I can put the seats down and make a bed in the back.

      - Christy M

      Best vehicle on the market.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      It is really good on gas, has heated front seats, leather seats, cruise control, it drives and rides very smooth. It is a very good family SUV. I would buy a escape again and again. If you are looking for a dependable vehicle I would recommend a ford escape to anyone.

      - Tracey T

      Leather seats are perfect

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Love how smooth the it drives but not a fan of the 'my key' thing it has. The leather seats are great (except on really hot days) but still love it. So far the only problem I had with it was the A/C Not working. Other than that it's great. Highly recommend this car

      - Jamie E

      My Ford Escape Very reliable

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      I love my escape. The only problem I have had is with the AC. Other than that I love the way it drives and the semi rigid feel. It's very spacious and smooth. It handles well on the interstate and gets good gas mileage for an SUV. This car has been very dependable.

      - Page M

      Great Buy for a Mom with a car full of kids

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Great vehicle! Have not had any real issues with it, the only problem would be the paint chipping other than that amazing. It's an awesome fit for you if you are a mother with children. My kids love it as well as my husband it's a terrific Buy!! Go out and get one

      - Danielle N

      Comfort and excellent gas mileage for road trips

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Haven't had any problems yet. Great gas mileage. While taking long trips runs super smooth. Comfort is amazing. Heated seats. Back up camera. Cruise control. Roof rack great for road trips. Runs strong for a 4 cylinder. Volume buttons easy access. AMAZING SUV

      - Laura P

      Great buy! Runs great and is dependable.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      Haven't had any problems. Any recalls have been handled easily through the dealership. Have leather interior and the heated seats are a great feature, no problems with that. Stereo is okay, could be better of course. Happy with the purchase. Would recommend.

      - Britt G

      Limited package - ford escape 2012.

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      This specific year tends to have issues with the electronic steering randomly failing and the motor on the hatch going out. Other than those potential issues the car runs very smoothly, is very comfortable to ride in, and the limited package is very sleek.

      - Nicole H

      Choppy ride- harsh shifting

      2012 Ford Escape Limited

      For the most part a decent vehicle. Lacks quiet comfy ride.You MUST change the Transmission fluid every 30,000 miles or expect pre-mature wear.The V6 is strong and powerful but shifts are too harsh.

      - Ian Nicholson

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