2015 Ford Escape

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$23,450

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2015 Ford Escape
2015 Ford Escape

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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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Our 2015 Ford Escape trim comparison will help you decide.

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 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

It’s comfortable and handles well

This car is meeting all my needs. Easy to get in and out of. Very roomy. Love the color of my car. I have had Ford Escape before. Bought something different last time. Never again sticking with the escape

5.0

Ford Escape Titanium

This was my daughter's first car and she absolutely loves it! we've never owned a ford before but I'm pretty sure it won't be my last!

5.0

Comfort of a Car .... Durability of a Truck

I love the dependability... I had to haul a new boxed clothes dryer from our home to our cabin. We had the dryer INSIDE the SUV. The Lowes employee said he couldn't believe it fit. The windshield has large excellent visibility. The seat have lumbar comfort of a luxury car. What more can one expect of an SUV ???

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: 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 Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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