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About the 2017 Ford Escape

Vehicle Summary

A compact crossover SUV like the 2017 Ford Escape can be an excellent choice if you're looking for a vehicle that can tackle tough terrain and offer plenty of utility without taking up too much space. This sleek and stylish crossover offers three different engine options (two of which are turbocharged), as well as fold-flat rear seats to maximize storage space when you need it most.  

Meanwhile, standard equipment on the 2017 Escape is pretty generous and includes a rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, and Ford's Sync® interface with smartphone integration. If you're looking for a peppy SUV with plenty of tech features and ample power under the hood, be sure to check out the 2017 Ford Escape for yourself. 

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Q: How many people does the 2017 Ford Escape seat?

A: The two-row 2017 Ford Escape seats five people. 

Q: What engine does the 2017 Ford Escape have?

A: The standard engine on the 2017 Escape is a 2.5L four-cylinder, although a turbocharged 1.5L four-cylinder is included with the SE and above trims. Finally, a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is optional on the SE and Titanium trims. 

Q: What kind of fuel economy does the 2017 Ford Escape get?

A: Fuel economy can vary based on engine size, trim, and other factors. However, the 2017 Escape base S trim with 2.5L four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined.1 

Q: What is the difference between the 2017 Ford Escape and the Ford Escape Titanium?

A: The Titanium is the top-tier trim offered on the 2017 Escape and includes stand-out features like ambient cabin lighting, driver-seat memory settings, 18-inch wheels, and leather upholstery. 

Q: Does the 2017 Ford Escape have a sunroof?

A: A sunroof is not standard on the 2017 Escape, though a panoramic sunroof is included as part of the Sport Appearance Package; this package is offered exclusively on the SE and Titanium trims. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Actual mileage will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See for more info.

Generation Overview

The 2017 Ford Escape is part of this compact crossover SUV's third generation of production (2013-2019). Compared to the previous generation, this generation of Escape features an overall longer and wider wheelbase for additional cabin and cargo space. Specifically, the wheelbase on the 2013 Escape is 2.8 inches longer and 1.3 inches wider than that of the 2012 Escape. As a result, the third-generation model (2013-2019) is able to offer 34.3 cubic feet behind its rear row and up to 68.1 cubic feet with rear seats folded, compared to 29 cubic feet and 66 cubic feet on the 2012 Escape, respectively. 

Ford Escape Engine Options

The third-generation Escape (2013-2019) is offered with three engine configurations. A 2.5L four-cylinder at 168 hp is standard on the base S trim, although a turbocharged 1.5L or 1.6L four-cylinder (varies by model year) is outfitted on every trim except the base. An even more powerful turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine is optional as well. 

Every Ford Escape is equipped with front-wheel drive, although an all-wheel drive system is optional for every engine. 

Ford Escape Storage Space 

Storage space on the Ford Escape has remained relatively consistent throughout each model year within this generation; on the 2017 model, you'll find 34.3 cubic feet of space behind the rear row—and storage can be maximized to 68.1 cubic feet when needed by folding down the second-row seats. These seats fold completely flat in just a matter of seconds. 

The Escape also boasts plenty of small-item storage in the form of large door pockets, seatback pockets, and a spacious center console. 

Ford Escape Trim Configurations

For much of this generation, the Escape is offered in three trim configurations. However, the SEL trim was re-introduced for the 2018 model year after going on hiatus from 2014 through 2017. Unless otherwise specified, the following features are based on the 2017 Escape. 

S (2013-2019)

  • 17-inch steel wheels 
  • Rearview camera 
  • 4.2-inch display 
  • Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Six-speaker sound system 

SE (2013-2019) 

  • 17-inch alloy wheels 
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control 
  • Fog lights 
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Rear center armrest 

Titanium (2013-2019) 

  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Driver-seat memory settings 
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror 
  • Premium 10-speaker Sony sound system 
  • Ambient cabin lighting 

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2017 Ford Escape. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2017 Ford Escape

Overall Rating

4.4 out of 5 (50 reviews)

Satisfied after 1 year.

Handles nice. Decent gas mileage comparing it to my old 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Getting minimum 23 mpg around town Combined city/highway 28 mpg. Haven't taken a long highway trip but am sure it will get 30mpg or more. Have recently bought some car camping stuff and am looking forward to trying it out.


  • Seat Comfort:

- Adrian Oversier, 2017 Ford Escape

Extremely happy

I have owned this Ford Escape for 4 months. There haven't been any issues with it. All of the bells and whistles are working great. The seats are comfortable and there's plenty of legroom for an average height guy. It's easy to handle and maneuver. I really don't have any cons to mention at this time.


  • Ride and Handling: It's easy to handle and maneuver.
  • Visibility: The large windshield provides easy viewing.

- Gerry Gagnon, 2017 Ford Escape

Great car, low mileage at a very reasonable price.

It a small SUV with underestimated power. The fuel economy is not the best but a very noticeable transition from a V8 engine. However, I’ll take the turbocharger and overlook the fuel economy issue.


  • Power: I like the added acceleration boost of a turbocharged engine
  • Interior Space: Plenty of space for a compact SUV
  • Technology and Entertainment: No need for aftermarket stereo enhancements


  • Ride and Handling: The electronic steering control takes some getting used to
  • Fuel Economy: Turning off auto stop/start causes a noticeable drop in fuel economy.

- Alwin Miller, 2017 Ford Escape

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