Ford Escape 2022
- FUEL TYPEPetrol
- MILEAGE27 MPG City / 33 MPG Highway
- ENGINE1496 cc
- CAR TYPESUV
With the launch of the similarly sized Bronco Sport last year, giving compact SUV buyers an off-road capable option at their Ford showroom, the 2022 Escape's soft-road capability and carlike ride and handling can continue to serve on-road-oriented drivers. Unlike the Bronco Sport, the Escape can be had with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, although the base turbo three- and upgraded turbo-four engines are still offered here. The Escape offers plenty of people and cargo space inside, but its cabin isn't as refined as rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson, the Mazda CX-5, and the Volkswagen Tiguan. Still, the Escape comes standard with desirable driver-assistance features and can be outfitted with plentiful optional luxuries and convenience items—as long as you're willing to pay for one of the higher trim levels.
What's New for 2022?
Other than three new blue colors joining the options sheet—Atlas Blue, Flight Blue, and Iced Blue—the 2022 Escape is the same as the 2021 model.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
- S - $27,755
- SE - $29,090
- SE Hybrid - $30,415
- SEL - $31,465
- SEL Hybrid - $32,780
- SE Plug-In Hybrid - $35,185
- Titanium Hybrid - $35,320
- Titanium - $37,475
- SEL Plug-In Hybrid - $37,920
Titanium Plug-In Hybrid - $40,430
The best value of the lineup is the mid-range SEL trim with front-wheel drive. The SEL adds plenty of niceties that compact-SUV shoppers will appreciate, including rear parking sensors, memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors, faux leather upholstery, a remote-start feature, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heat, a hands-free power liftgate, fog lamps, and roof-rack side rails.
Features & Options
Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA) ★★★★★
Ford is offering a suite of driver-assistance features, which it calls Co-Pilot360, as standard on every Escape model. For more information about the Escape's crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
Ford's standard warranty package is fairly basic, especially compared to rivals such as the Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage, both of which offer far longer powertrain coverage. The Escape hybrid and plug-in hybrid will both come with a policy that's specific to those models' electrified powertrains and provides up to 100,000 miles worth of protection.
- Limited warranty covers 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
- Hybrid component warranty covers 8 years or 100,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance