2015 Ford Escape

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2015 Ford Escape
2015 Ford Escape

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Hands-free power liftgate available
  • Automated parking system available
  • Panoramic moonroof available

The bad:

  • Cheap-looking plastic along wheel arches
  • Many unlabeled buttons on base model
  • MyFord Touch option is controversial
  • High center console

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Backup camera standard
  • Seats five
  • Choice of three engines
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2015 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Ford Escape competes with the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, to name just a few models in the crowded compact SUV class. Of Ford’s five-seat SUVs, the Escape is the smaller one; the five-seat Ford Edge is midsize.

New for 2015
There are no significant changes.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; 18- or 19-inch wheels available
  • Available hands-free power liftgate
  • Available Class II trailering package
  • Available panoramic moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Cloth upholstery; available leather
  • Split-folding backseat
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Available MyFord Touch with 8-inch touch-screen
  • Available active park assist that automates parallel parking
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 168-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Available 173-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder
  • Available 231-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • MyKey programmable key system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Backup camera
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Available blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available front and rear parking sensors


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews


Great value for the money

Car was purchased new in 2015. Overall I rate the car as 4 out of 5. Rear brakes need improvement such as chrome slider rails which would reduce sticking. Forward weight transfer on hard braking could be controlled better. There is one expressway exit where the upper weight transfer is a problem ( as it is with most SUV''s). The steering is precise, with no real surprises ( other than at that one poorly designed xway exit).


Transmission dilemma

The 2015 Ford Escape is good overall performance wise, but I noticed the transmission started slipping after 150,000 miles, also had to replace all motor mounts (3) they got loose. Once replaced the stability of the drive train helped the ailing transmission, and you still could use and drive the car safely. Buying or saving for a "new" transmission was planned due to the reliability of the car. And, "new" was the choice over a used, or rebuilt one, because I intended to keep the car.


Crappy transmission at 90,000 miles, just took in

Transmission went out at 90,000 miles, just had it into the dealership 1 month prior. Was stranded in Clinton, Oklahoma for 2 days, no help. No happy

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage EV
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty. 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) BaseCARE EV Warranty coverage.
7-year/100,00-Mile (whichever comes first)
Dealer certification required
Certified 127-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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