We designed Escape to make your life easier. It starts with available Intelligent Access with push-button start. You want to carry lots of cargo? No problem. The rear seats fold to provide up to 68 cu. ft. of cargo capacity. Accessing the rear of the vehicle is also a breeze, thanks to an available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate. And to help you while slowly backing up the vehicle, a rearview camera is standard and a Reverse Sensing System is available.
Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and 68 cu. ft. of total cargo space behind the front seats. Or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and still have room for a passenger. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave both seat backs up and you'll have 34 cu. ft. of cargo space. For more space, available roof rack side rails with available crossbars let you carry more cargo, especially items that don't transport easily inside the vehicle.
Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and 68 cu. ft. of total cargo space. Or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and still save room for a passenger. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave both seat backs up and you'll have 34 cu. ft. of cargo space.
Thanks to the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate, there's no need to fumble for keys. Its hands-free operation is especially helpful when your arms are full of items like grocery bags. With the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, kick your foot under the bumper and the liftgate opens. You can also adjust the liftgate height, helpful for lower overhangs. Standard on Titanium model.
Simply have the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, then touch the door handle. Once inside, press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go. Standard in Titanium model.
The media bin, located in the center console, provides a great place to put your essential smaller items.
Put the gear selector in Reverse and the rear view camera automatically transmits the image of what's behind your vehicle to your screen when you're slowly backing up.
While slowly backing up, you'll hear a series of beeps if you near an object. The closer you get to the object, the faster the beeps. Standard on SEL and Titanium models.
Escape has a long list of features that enhance your comfort and convenience. There's the available Panoramic Vista Roof that extends more natural light to all occupants. The available heated steering wheel keeps your hands warm on the coldest days. Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and Navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link provides a variety of entertainment choices in addition to navigation and traffic alerts. And that's for starters.
The available Panoramic Vista Roof features a large forward panel that tilts up or opens fully, plus a fixed rear skylight. So whether you're sitting up front or in back, the Panoramic Vista Roof lets in the natural light.
The steering is sized and contoured to comfortably fit anyone's hands. And even on the coldest days your hands will be warm, thanks to the available heated steering wheel.
This package includes 19-inch Ebony Black premium-painted aluminum wheels, halogen projector headlamps with black bezels and LED signature lighting, LED taillamps with black bezels, unique black front fender grilles, gloss black upper grille with chrome inserts and surround, gloss black front and rear lower fascia, black roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob, and sporty V-shaped partial leather-trimmed seats. Available on SE.
Available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and Navigation with SiriusXM® Traffic with Travel Link includes more than 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus live sports, news and entertainment. You can listen online and on the SiriusXM® app. Includes a five-year complimentary SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link trial subscription. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is combined with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided directions. Get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecasted weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and movie theater locations with show listings and times.
Available bi-xenon HID (high-intensity discharge) headlamps provide a brighter light, last longer, and use less energy than conventional bulbs. HID lighting along with signature light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is standard on Escape Titanium. Signature Lighting is standard on the SEL model.
The electric parking brake uses a motor at each rear caliper in place of a mechanically operated cable. This means you can set the brake using a switch instead of a heavier lever.
The Ford Escape is a capable SUV. It has versatile seating/cargo combinations. And it's engineered to deliver the performance your lifestyle requires. Depending on the model you choose, you have a 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam design, a 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost® engine, or a 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® rated at 245 horsepower. Handling control comes courtesy of standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control. For added traction, there's available Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive System, And if you need to tow, the 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package provides a maximum tow rating of up to 3,500 lbs.
Choose the Escape model that matches your driving style: the Escape S and 165-hp 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam timing (i-VCT); the SE or SEL, powered by the 1.5L EcoBoost® for balanced power and efficiency;* and the 245-hp 2.0L EcoBoost® with Twin- Scroll technology that gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quick torque delivery. The six-speed SelectShift® transmission offers the convenience of an automatic or the sporty feel of a manual. Plus, EcoBoost® engines feature Auto Start-Stop Technology that helps lower fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving.
The available Intelligent 4WD System continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds. It can transfer torque from front wheels to rear wheels as needed to ensure a precise blend of handling and traction at all times.
Escape Titanium has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. when equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package. This package is also available on Escape SE and SEL with the 1.5L EcoBoost® engine for a maximum 2,000-lb. rating. Trailer sway control technology, auxiliary transmission oil cooler and paddle shifters are included in the package. When trailer sway is detected, the system automatically takes measures, such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque, to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control.
Curve Control can sense if you're going too fast and slow the vehicle down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you're into the curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Torque Vectoring Control enhances this traction by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.
Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor yaw and roll rates. This allows AdvanceTrac® with RSC® to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in various road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac® with RSC® also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it's going too fast for a particular curve. Trailer Sway Control is also included in the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package.
This versatile six-speed SelectShift® transmission offers the convenience of automatic operation. But when you shift into Sport mode, you get the sporty feel and control of a manual, but without the clutch.
You could say Escape is one smart SUV. It has a number of driver-assist features that make driving easier. It includes available features such as the Safe and Smart Package, SYNC® 3 and FordPass, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and Enhanced Active Park Assist.
SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology with Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. SYNC® 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to your Ford.
After using the driver-convenience features in the Ford Safe and Smart Package, you'll never know how you got along without them.
The Ford Safe and Smart Package includes BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. This feature uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-Traffic Alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you're slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, you will be audibly and visually alerted.
The Ford Safe and Smart Package includes the driver-activated Lane-Keeping System, which can alert you to unintentional lane drifting.10 Choose the Lane-Keeping Alert mode that vibrates the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker — or the Lane-Keeping Aid mode that activates a directional steering torque to help guide you back to the center of the lane. Or combine the effects of both modes: Continue drifting after the steering torque is activated and the steering wheel adds the vibrating sensation.
The Ford Safe and Smart Package includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support. You can select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, your vehicle automatically slows down, and later resumes the preset speed when traffic clears. Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support can alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead. If you don't react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase sensitivity, providing full responsiveness when you brake.
Available Enhanced Active Park Assist is designed to help you park in a variety of situations.10 With minimal actions on your part, Escape virtually steers itself into or out of a parking spot.
Escape is equipped with features to help you maintain control, as well as to help protect you in the event of a collision: