Ford Escape

Price $25,099 – $35,999
Fuel consumption 7.8 – 11.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The Escape received a styling refresh for 2017. Its body was modernized while a cabin overhaul made it more practical and user-friendly. The base engine is a 168-horsepower, 2.5-litre four cylinder. There are two other available engines, both turbocharged: a 179-horsepower, 1.5-litre four and a 245-horsepower, 2.0-litre four, the second of the two paired with standard all-wheel drive. Several electronic safety driving aids come standard.

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First Drives2021 Ford Escape PHEV: The Greatest Escape
One of the highlights of the latest-generation Ford Escape is the addition of a plug-in hybrid variant offering 60 kilometres of EV range. After an extremely long and frustrating wait, the model is finally starting to arrive in dealerships. Production started last month following multiple delays caused by the COVID-19 …
Previews2021 Ford Escape: Five Things to Know
The Ford Escape is a popular vehicle in Canada, though not as much as it once was. Now in its fourth generation, this compact SUV faces extremely tough competition. Here are five things you need to know about the 2021 Ford Escape… Four Powertrain Options The Ford Escape offers a …


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NewsCompact SUVs Struggle Mightily in IIHS’ New Side Crash Test
The U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed new, tougher side crash tests to address higher-speed crashes that continue to cause fatalities and found out that 19 out of 20 compact SUVs failed to earn a “Good” overall rating. The lone exception? The 2021 Mazda CX-5 . Nine …
NewsExclusive Uh-oh, Ford Escape PHEV Delayed Yet Again
Bad news for customers who have ordered a copy of the new Ford Escape PHEV: The Car Guide has learned that production is delayed yet again. Now, the plug-in hybrid variant of the Escape is slated to begin its journey on the assembly line in August at Ford ’s Louisville, …
ElectricSeveral EV Models Now Under Investigation for Fire Risks
Electric vehicle technology is progressing quite rapidly, but there are still a number of issues automakers and battery suppliers need to address. Have you ever heard of EVs catching fire for some obscure reasons, whether after a crash or while charging? Accounts of incidents like these are sometimes pretty alarming.
Hybrid/Plug-in HybridFord Escape PHEV to Enter Production in 2021 Instead of 2020
The next-generation Ford Escape —including its hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants—was originally introduced in early spring of 2019 as a 2020 model. And yet, 18 months later, the Escape PHEV still keeps customers waiting. In fact, production of this model won’t start until January 2021. Ford Authority reported the news …
RecallsFord to Recall 700,000 Vehicles in North America
Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall that affects approximately 700,000 vehicles across North America including 76,566 in Canada. Apparently, there is insufficient electrical conductivity within the printed circuit board internal to the rear-view camera, causing the latter to intermittently display a blank or distorted image. Affected vehicles include the …
NewsThree-row Ford Escape Reportedly in the Works
Ford is still planning to hit the market with a three-row Escape that would accommodate up to seven people, but that model may not be available in North America, according to enthusiast website Ford Authority . Currently in development under the codename CX430, the longer-wheelbase Ford Escape will share its …


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MOTORING TV: Compact Crossover of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held its 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Compact Crossover category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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2017 Ford Escape Unveiled at LA Auto Show
2017 Ford Escape Unveiled at LA Auto Show. The Escape gets refinements and stylistic updates to draw it closer to the other models in Ford’s family of SUVs. More on …