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2019 Ford Escape

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$24,105

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

24

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

178.1” x 66.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Center console storage
  • Ride and handling
  • Potent turbocharged engines
  • Sync 3 touchscreen responsiveness
  • Visibility
  • Hands-free power liftgate available

The bad:

  • Cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Fuel economy
  • Heavy folding backseat

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Ford Escape trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Choice of three gas engines
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or four-wheel drive

2019 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Ford Escape?

The five-seat Escape is Ford's entry in the popular compact SUV class. It offers a choice of three four-cylinder engines, two turbocharged, ranging from a standard 168-horsepower 2.5-liter  to a high-output 245-hp 2.0-liter. All engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and four-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Chevrolet Equinox.

What’s New on the 2019 Ford Escape?

SE trim levels now get the Sync 3 multimedia system, push-button start, remote start and one-touch power windows.

What Features in the 2019 Ford Escape Are Most Important?

The available Sync 3 multimedia system has an 8-inch touchscreen and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Also available is 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot, a Sony premium stereo and a self-parking system.

Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping assist.

Should I Buy the 2019 Ford Escape?

The Escape was last redesigned for the 2013 model year, yet it continues to be a popular model for Ford. The SUV's ride and handling impress, we like the ease of use of the Sync 3 multimedia system and the available turbocharged engines offer good performance. The cabin, for one, is showing its age with materials that aren't as nice as they need to be and a heavy folding backseat.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love my Escape

Love this car. It is my first time owning an SUV and it is great. Meets all comfort & convenience requirements . Probably my most enjoyed is elevated seating provided by an SUV. Also enjoy heated seats now that I am older.

5.0

Great Car very underated

We have a 2019 Ford Escape ST Line made in Spain Fab Car looks great , goes great comfy , big enough for the wife n i n the pooch very happy with it 😉👍

3.0

Get your ear plugs

Noisiest car I ever owned. Beep, beep, beep, ding ,ding, ding, honk, honk!! Everything thing you do, the thing has some sort of sound alert. Nothing but nerve racking. Can't even close the door when the engine is running without the horn going off, probably waking up the neighbors. I guess Ford can't think of anything else to do, in their attempt to justify their prices. Sometimes I give my ears a vacation using my older Nissan Sentra. Ahhh...peace and quiet!

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Safety

Based on the 2019 Ford Escape base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
19.1%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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