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2015 Ford Escape

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Ford Escape highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • High-end cabin materials
  • Rearview camera standard
  • Front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive options

Cons

  • Standard infotainment interface is clunky
  • Lacks storage space near front seats
  • Some highway cabin noise

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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All Ford Escape years

What is new for the 2015 Ford Escape?

  • Leatherette & Cloth features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2015 Ford Escape

1. Helpful navigation features

Driving's fun — and should be made easier whenever possible! The 2015 Ford Escape does just that with a suite of standard assists including a rearview camera to help navigate parallel parking spots in the city and parking sensors to give new teen drivers confidence when parking in compact spaces, like the garage or a carport. Optional features to keep an eye out for include a blind spot monitor, automated parking, and a GPS-powered navigation system to help out on road trips.

2. Smart fuel economy

Whether you log lots of miles for business or when traveling to kid's sports events, there's no need to worry about fueling up the 2015 Ford Escape. There are five engine/drivetrain configurations for this SUV that yield EPA-estimated fuel economy between 23 to 26 mpg combined city/highway, depending on which you choose.

That's a decent offering for a compact SUV powered by a four-cylinder engine (1.6L, 2.0L, and 2.0 L options) and automatic transmission.

3. Space for family and pets

In addition to seating two adults up front (driver and passenger), you can either fit three people in the back, or make use of the two children's LATCH car-seat connectors in the outer seats, and enjoy 34.3 cu-ft of rear cargo room. Or, you can fold the back seats down to increase the rear cargo space to 68.1 cu-ft. That's enough space for an air mattress if you enjoy car camping, or room to haul a large dog kennel.

4. Cabin luxury

Ford didn't skimp on cozy comforts for the driver and passengers in this ride. The 2015 Ford Escape comes standard with heated front seats, power locks, a Sony sound system, and power windows for those who love a well-equipped interior. If you opt for the upgraded Titanium trim package, you'll also enjoy leather seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a hands-free rear liftgate that opens by passing your foot under the sensor on the rear bumper. How handy is that when your hands are full of shopping bags or golf clubs?

5. Ready for tricky roads

Available in AWD or front-wheel drive, the 2015 Ford Escape can take on all the road conditions you need to manage. If you traverse rural gravel roads often or live in a climate with snow and ice, the Escape's traction control system will help to reduce sliding and wheel spin on slippery or loose surfaces. The 2015 Ford Escape also features stability control to help keep the vehicle centered on the curviest of mountain passes.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2015 Ford Escape is a great car that customers like for its features, such as the navigation system, back-up camera, and leather seats.
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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Escape an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Escape 14th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Ford Escape features and specs

Titanium 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

1.6L

Horsepower

173

Torque (ft-lbs)

184

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

15.1

Wheelbase

105.9"

Overall length

178.1"

Width

72.4"

Height

66.3"

Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.8"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 39"

Front tires

P235/50HR18

Rear tires

P235/50HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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