2015 Ford Escape

Pros: Good acceleration with 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine; hands-free power liftgate is a super-handy option; nicely finished interior

Cons: Complicated MyFord Touch interface isn’t very user friendly; top-line Titanium models can get quite expensive

CG Says: Ford’s compact SUV sees no changes of note for 2015. Escape is smooth, refined, and quite engaging to drive. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine that’s standard on SE and Titanium is very refined and should have enough power to keep most folks happy. Interiors are comfortable and nicely finished, and cargo space isn’t bad. Much less impressive is the MyFord Touch control interface that we’ve found difficult to master and sometimes downright frustrating. On the whole though, there is a lot about the Escape that’s impressive. Top-line Titanium models can get quite expensive, but we think a modestly equipped SE hits the sweet spot for performance, features, and value.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacturer USA
Base Prices 2WD S: $23,100
2WD SE: $25,550
AWD SE: $27,300
2WD Titanium: $29,510
AWD Titanium: $31,260

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
168
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
173
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
231
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-30

2014 Ford Escape
2015 Ford Escape