2015 Ford Escape S
- 22 City
- 31 Hwy
- Cargo971 L (34 cu.ft.)
- Towing680kg (1,500lbs)
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2015 Ford Escape Buyer's Guide
The Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV that was last redesigned for the 2013 model year. Based on a modified version of the Focus’ chassis, the SUV isn’t quite as nimble as its little brother, but at least some athleticism (and good looks) seem to run in the family. The optional 2.0 liter engine is very spritely, but honestly probably overkill for most buyers, though there is little price to pay in the fuel economy department. The Escape is rated Good in the crash tests, except in the small overlap test where it rates Poor. Available safety systems include Active Park Assist, Blind Spot Information System, and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control with Curve Control (which will slow you down if the system senses that you are going to fast for a corner).
What's the difference between trims?2015 Ford Escape S
- 17-inch steel wheels
- SYNC Bluetooth interface
- CD player
- Rearview camera
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Power driver's seat
- Upgraded cloth upholstery
- 18-inch wheels
- Leather upholstery
- Hands-free power liftgate
- MyFord Touch infotainment system
What makes it move?
Base model Escapes come with a 2.5 liter normally aspirated four-cylinder engine that generates 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. This engine is only available with front-wheel drive, and is rated at 22 mpg city, 31 highway, and 25 combined.
A 1.6 liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder is available and makes 178 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (when running on 93-octane premium gasoline, thought it will also run on regular unleaded). Fuel economy is 23 mpg city, 32 highway, 26 combined for front-wheel drive models, while four-wheel drive models are rated at 22 mpg city, 29 highway, 25 combined.
Also available is a turbocharged 2.0 liter EcoBoost. Though power is up significantly over the base engine at 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque, the fuel economy ratings are essentially the same, at 22 mpg city, 30 highway, and 25 combined in front-wheel drive form. Four-wheel drive models are rated slightly at 21 mpg city, 28 highway, and 23 combined.
Why buy the 2015 Ford Escape?
All Escapes come with a rear view camera, though the standard screen is quite small; models with the MyFord Touch system get a significantly larger 8 inch screen. Towing capacity is 1,500 lbs with the base engine, and 2000 lbs either either optional engine with front-wheel or four-wheel drive. If you choose a 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, an available Class II Trailer Tow Package raises the maximum trailer weight to an impressive 3,500 lbs, and also comes with trailer sway control. Large 19” wheels are available on some models, but adversely affect ride quality; the smaller wheels with higher profile tires ride better. The available hands-free liftgate is convenient, as is the Ford-exclusive SecuriCode keyless entry keypad. The available Panoramic Vista Roof helps to brighten up the interior.