2016 Ford Escape

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

Cons: Top-line Titanium models can get quite expensive

CG Says: The 2016 Ford Escape replaces its complicated MyFord Touch media control system with a new SYNC 3 system that is said to be more user friendly. 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. On the whole, 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: $23,590
2WD SE: $25,790
AWD SE: $27,540
2WD Titanium: $29,995
AWD Titanium: $31,745

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)
29-32

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
2016 Ford Escape