2019 Ford Escape

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2019 Ford Escape
2019 Ford Escape

Key specs

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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

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2019 Ford Escape trim comparison will help you decide.

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 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


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I have a 2019, it is 2022 and my transmission has blown along with the turbine, seal, turbo. I still have 3 years on my note and the car is no longer driveable. So disappointed in Ford to have made such a bad car. My family is a Ford family but after this experience, we will take our purchases elsewhere. 30 years of Ford purchasers, now no longer trust a ford.



Purchased new in late 2019, was one of the last Escapes on the lot. I wish I had never signed the papers. The vehicle is just very mediocre, the fuel performance is no where near as good as it should be. Prior to this vehicle I owned a full size pick up (with a 5.4L v8) and the fuel performance is only slightly better, during the winter with the heater (more on that below) running your fuel economy will suffer massively. The interior of the vehicle for how spacious it is feels cramped. I'm a 6' 200lbs male and I don't feel like I fit in the drivers seat, they could be a few inches wider considering the gaps between the doors and center console. The android/apple auto/carplay hardly works, randomly disconnects, you need to use the cable that came with your phone or it wont work at all, no aftermarket phone chargers!! I own the SEL model with the full retractable moon roof which was a feature I loved when I was shopping but having lived with it for a few years it's useless. The moon roof is too far back over the front passengers, you need to crank you neck all the way back to see anything. Also not great for Canadian winters, for those really truly cold starts in those frozen mornings. You can feel the stiff components in the vehicle especially when steering. The first time it happened I thought my power steering pump had failed it was that stiff. Also the front window defogger takes forever to thaw out the windshield but when its going you'll be so warm inside you need to crack a window at -40 and figure out that temperature balance. Freezing rain is a nightmare in this vehicle. My dealer thankfully installed a block heater which gets a lot of use late Dec - late Feb. My least favourite thing about the vehicle is how often it's dinging or beeping or honking at me. Got a dash message? dinging at you even if you cancel it out. Automatic cruise control sensor frozen over or dirty? well it's dinging at you. Forget to turn off the car and you hop out, even for a second, the car will loudly honk twice at you. You also can permanently turn off the auto stop/start, you need to do it every time you turn on the vehicle. The Escape is a joyless point a to point b vehicle for those who don't care what their vehicle is giving them. The design choices by Ford on this vehicle were done for those who just want to mindlessly drive to their destination and want nothing more out of a vehicle, and I would happily recommend the vehicle to anyone like that. But if you want something that's well thought out, smart design choices and has any kind of spunk to it you're looking at the wrong vehicle. I am very jealous of my friends Honda CRV. The all-wheel drive system in the Escape is very good.


Serviceable car

Looking for good gas mileage and comfort. Also, looking for closer place to get service which Raabe provided. The reliability of the vehicle was also a consideration.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
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
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.
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
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