18 city, 23 highway, 20 combined
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Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 41.6"/R 35.6"
F 40.4"/R 39.2"
Max towing capacity
You might think of crossover SUVs as city slickers, but the 2012 Ford Escape is ready to get off-road. All trims offer available four-wheel drive, which is appealing if you live in a snowy area or just like to camp in the woods. Both the standard 171-hp 2.5L four-cylinder engine and the available 240-hp 3.0L V6 can be paired with four-wheel drive, while the standard four-wheel independent suspension contributes to a smooth ride whether you're driving to work in the city or navigating dirt roads.
The 2012 Ford Escape can bring your boat to the lake or your camper to your favorite spot under the stars. With the available V6 engine and the tow package—available on XLT and Limited trims—the 2012 Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
With the 2012 Ford Escape, you'll never have to worry about city parking again, thanks to the active park assist that's available on the Limited Trim. To use the system, you pull beside a parallel parking spot and take your hands off the wheel. The system prompts you when to touch the gas or brake, and the car steers itself into a perfect parking job. To get this feature, look for a 2012 Ford Escape Limited with the optional Limited Luxury Package.
The 2012 Ford Escape comes with seating for five and has plenty of space to fit your family. The 2012 Escape has more than 35 inches of rear legroom. That's plenty to accommodate lanky teens or rear-facing car seats. Does your family have trouble traveling light? Don't worry—you can utilize 31 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats, and 67 cu-ft when they're folded flat.
The 2012 Ford Escape offers plenty of creature comforts, especially in the highest Limited Trim. With that trim, you'll find leather-trimmed seats that are heated in the front, perfect for chilly winter mornings. The Limited also comes standard with roof racks and offers an optional moonroof.
4.4 out of 582 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Ford Escape an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford Escape 14th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.View RepairPal's full rating of the Ford Escape
The 2012 Ford Escape is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Ford Escape received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks the Ford Escape as 13 out of 27 among Compact SUV
The 2012 Ford Escape has received an average 4.4 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2012 Ford Escape, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2012 Ford Escape Reviews.
The 2012 Ford Escape has a maximum towing capacity of between 1500 and 2000 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Here is what's new for the 2012 Ford Escape: