2016 Ford Escape

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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact SUV of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Ford Escape after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Ford Escape during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Styling of the dashboard

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 23


29 - 32


168 - 240


6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Ford Escape Review

Escape Do it all. And then some with the 2016 Ford Escape. The Escape is equipped to keep up with you. It has a 168-horsepower 2.5L Duratec® engine or you have your choice of two available EcoBoost® engines. They're all mated to a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission providing the sportiness and control of a manual. And if you want to tow something do it with ease – Escape features a 3 500-lb. towing capacity when properly equipped. Inside the Escape spaciousness and sophistication are plentiful. The available technology features in the Escape can do everything from alerting you to vehicles in your blind spot to opening the available class-exclusive hands-free foot-activated lift-gate with a kick under the rear bumper. The Ford Escape has several safety features that help provide peace of mind including standard Advancetrac with roll stability control and curve control. To help protect you in a collision Escape features the Personal Safety System next-generation dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags. There’s also the Safety Canopy® System with two-row side-curtain airbags. The 2016 Ford Escape. The smarter way to get there. Escape 2.1 With cutting-edge capabilities and thoughtful technological conveniences the 2016 Ford Escape makes all of your journeys possible – and pleasurable. The Escape is a sophisticated-looking mini SUV with amazing performance ability and maximum cargo configurability. And it’s ready to keep up with your busy life. Choose from 3 attractive models and start your adventure today. Have an arm full of groceries? There’s no need to put them down with the available power liftgate. With the key nearby simply kick your foot under the bumper to activate it. Keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel with the available voice-activated SYNC technology. With two options you’ll find one that’s right for you. With an available 1.6 and 2 Liter EcoBoost I-4 engine you also have choices for how to squeeze more out of every drop of fuel. Select from a number of option packages and exterior colors to make whichever model you choose uniquely yours. The Ford Escape…stay well-traveled.
Chock full of technology the Escape can do everything from opening the lift gate with only a wave of your foot to letting you know when your tires are low with the standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System. You’ll be able to sing your way to work with the available 390-watt Audio System from Sony® with HD Radio™. Available Intelligent Access lets you lock and unlock doors by simply touching the doors when the key is nearby. And you can get the adventure started with the Push-Button Start.
Safety in the Escape is provided by a number of available features. Each of them add an additional layer of protection. Curve Control slows you down when it senses that you're going too fast for a particular curve keeping you on the road… where you belong. Should the unexpected happen you’re protected by dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags a driver's knee airbag and front seat-mounted side airbags. The Safety Canopy System protects you from side impacts with two-row side-curtain airbags.
Escape boasts a standout 1.6 liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine comes standard on the SE and delivers an EPA-estimated 32 highway mpg. Want more get-up-and-go? Step up to an available 2 Liter EcoBoost I-4 engine and get 240 horsepower. Thanks to EcoBoost technology the Escape is able to squeeze more from every drop of fuel. If you like to be less hands-on the standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission lets you shift gears without engaging the clutch. Just flip a switch.

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