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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Previews2021 Ford Escape PHEV: Five Things to Know
The next-generation 2020 Ford Escape marks the debut of the first-ever Escape Plug-in Hybrid, to be sold as a 2021 model. Offering an all-electric range of just over 60 kilometres, this model will directly rival the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Toyota RAV4 Prime . Here are five things you need …
First Drives2020 Ford Escape: Trying to Regain the Lead
Twenty years ago, Ford introduced the Escape to take on the popular Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 . It quickly made a name for itself and became the sales leader after a few short years, despite some quality issues. Following an update in 2005 and another one in 2009, the …
Spotlight onThe 2020 Ford Escape is About to Hit the Road
The Ford Escape is no longer the best-selling compact SUV in Canada, but the new generation introduced for 2020 aims to regain that title. With the recent problems suffered by the Honda CR-V and its 1.5-litre turbo engine, plus the shortage of Toyota RAV4 Hybrid units, it’s not impossible. The …


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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 …
NewsFord unveils facelifted 2017 Fusion, Escape in Detroit
Ford unveiled facelifted versions of its Fusion sedan and Escape crossover at the Detroit auto show, bringing the design of the two more in line with the likes of the latest Mustang , Edge and Focus. While the Fusion's look is largely unchanged from the second generation car unveiled four …


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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 …