Original MSRP
$22,470 - $32,120
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
168-240
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Original MSRP
$22,470 - $32,120
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
168-240
Seats
5

Ford Escape Ranked #17 by Owners

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 4.1 Comfort 3.6 Styling 4.2 Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Whereas the outgoing Escape was the rugged SUV of the compact crossover set (in appearance, anyway), the all-new 2013 Ford Escape is one of the category's sleekest and sportiest entries....

Ford Escape Models & Trims

S $22,470
Horsepower: 168 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $25,070 - $26,820
Horsepower: 178 hp - 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17, 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SEL $28,170 - $29,920
Horsepower: 178 hp - 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Titanium $30,370 - $32,120
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 19 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.28

606 Reviews

47% 38% 12% 2% 1%

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

Things to be Aware of

After 6 years we have had the following problems which if you are looking at a used one you should be aware of. All the lug nuts had to be replaced after 140 000k. They actually "swell" to where the wrench will not fit. Bad news if you have a flat while traveling. The battery is a bit difficult to replace due to its location up under the cowl and against the firewall. See YouTube for some helpful hints. Have just began having some problems with the navigation system and satellite radio. I think this may be a programming error as I recently did the recommended SYNC update so will try to do that again. Overall not a lot of problems. Oil changes are not really a do it yourself job either as there is an engine shield under the car that has to be removed. Buy good winter tires if you live in the snow belt because the "intelligent" 4 wheel drive is not all that smart and you will find yourself stuck when you really shouldnt be.

- Jim Willett

Would buy again and again!

My sel is amazing. It drives smoothly, gets great gas mileage, and is incredibly comfortable. Heated leather seats, sync voice activated features and a back-up camera are wonderful additions that really make this car great. Sometimes the sync Bluetooth feature does not pick up my voice correctly, or at all. For instance, when the defrost is on or the ac fan is up a bit, it is unable to hear me at all. I have to turn off the fan in order for it to pick up what I have said. The automated foot gate feature is useless 4 out of 5 times also. It always seems to work fine when I do not need it to, but when I have my hands full and need to use it is when it never wants to cooperate. Although there are a few minor issues with this model, they are all add-ons and not necessary to make up a safe, reliable, and comfortable car. overall I am in love with my Escape and would buy it again and again.

- Drew W

The Ford Escape has comfortable seating and recliners, sound, and 4WD.

I love my car! It has low miles, great trunk size and comfortable seating with the driver's seat and room for four others. It is reliable, strong and comfortable. The back two seats fold down easily to allow enough room for large items such as tables, 2x4's and other large items to be stored without hanging out the back. In the rare occasion that I have had to let some hang out, there are clips available for tie down that are easily accessible. The car is great for low key off-roading and has great 4WD. The sound quality through my speakers are great. It has your classic radio and CD player options and you can adjust treble, bass, etc. As well as which speaker or part of the car you would prefer the sound to come from. The Escape has great recliners, air conditioner and heaters! Great car all around, I love it!

- Andrew M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$22,470
$25,070 - $26,820

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
178 - 240 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L I4 Duratec engine
1.6L I4 EcoBoost engine
2.0L I4 ECOBOOST ENGINE
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Not Available
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
36.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55R17
P235/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
105.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37 ft.
37 ft.

Length

Length
178.1 in.
178.1 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
72.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3598 .lbs
3515 - 3769 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
240 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
270 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 .lbs
200 - 350 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.1 gal.
15.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 mpg
29 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Not Available
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings