2022 Ford Escape

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

180.5” x 65.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Power of optional 2.0-liter engine
  • Blend of power, efficiency (hybrid)
  • Light, precise steering
  • Backseat space
  • Plug-in hybrid eligible for federal tax credit

The bad:

  • Eight-speed automatic resists downshifts
  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Busy ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Some low-grade interior trim

7 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Gas-only, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available

2022 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Ford Escape?

The Ford Escape is a compact SUV that seats up to five people in two rows. It comes with a choice of gas, gas-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, the latter of which is eligible for a federal tax credit and can go up to 38 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

What’s New on the 2022 Ford Escape?

There are no significant changes this year. 

What Features in the 2022 Ford Escape Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split, folding and sliding backseat
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:

  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Remote start
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Digital instrument panel
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-centering capability
  • Rear parking sensors

Should I Buy the 2022 Ford Escape?

The Escape is comfortable and delivers strong performance with its optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Escape Hybrid makes good power while still managing 41 mpg combined in front-drive form, according to EPA estimates, and the plug-in hybrid offers decent electric-only range. The gas-only Escape’s eight-speed automatic transmission isn’t very willing to downshift, however, and brake-pedal feel could be better.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.5
  • Interior 3.4
  • Performance 3.4
  • Value 3.3
  • Exterior 3.6
  • Reliability 3.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Issues with 2022 brakes, squealing when wet

We just bought a 2022 ford escape, it only had 1 owner, and the mileage was at 20,000. Now a month later , when i either go thru a car wash or wet roads my brakes squeal for the 1st few times. A loud squeal. I called the dealer i bought it from and they say its normal. I can believe the ford company is okay with this issue. This escape make our 3 in a row for vehicles. Our last one was over 200,000 miles on it. But if this is the new normal for the ford company, this will be our last ford for sure. Very sad with this purchase.


So far, so good

I have no had this car too long. So far, so good. But I have owned previous Escapes. Lots of added features on this one!


Nick K.

Fully loaded titanium model and it still has some of the same cheap materials as the SE model. Nice comfortable ride with adequate space for a small SUV with getting you the good MPGs you want in a hybrid. Pros: Gas mileage, full LED dash, great headlights. Cons: Cheap dash material, unpainted bumpers/fender flares, cheap heads up display. Recalls due to possible engine failure in the 2.5 hybrid engine.

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Based on the 2022 Ford Escape base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Hybrid electric
96 months/100,000 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
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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