2019 FORD ESCAPE
The 2019 Ford Escape, which is available with a choice of three four-cylinder engines, two of which are turbocharged, and is built on the same platform as the sporty Focus, provides something that many of its competitors do not: true driving enjoyment. While the ride continues to be smooth, the Escape is still a joy to drive, especially on tiny city streets.
The 2019 FORD ESCAPE is offered in 4 trim levels:
- S: 24 combined MPG
- SEL: 6-Speed A/T
- Titanium: 23 combined MPG
- SE: 26 combined MPG
Performance and Fuel Economy
A crossover body might be fitted with hot-hatch body parts, and Ford achieved this accomplishment with the Escape. The 2019 Ford Escape does not resemble a traditional SUV in any way, and this speaks much about the vehicle’s overall performance. More accurately, it’s a zippy hatchback on high wheels, particularly when equipped with the top turbo model. The standard Escape is powered by a drab 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that lacks character. This is a skip unless the sticker price is what makes the decision. Despite the basic engine’s smoothness and competence, it has the lowest acceleration and practically the lowest fuel efficiency of the range. It produces 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque and is pretty smooth and borderline competent. The EPA scores it at 21 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the interstate, and 24 mpg combined in that front-drive configuration. Ford offers a 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine.
Ford already has many truck-like utility vehicles in its range, and with the upcoming comeback of the Bronco and baby Bronco, it will have even more shortly. The 2019 Ford Escape is a flying wedge that transforms into a distinct kind of utility vehicle that needles through urban areas while seeming to be a hatchback. The Escape’s design has remained unchanged seven years into the current generation. Like a comfortable sports shoe, the Escape conceals some of the underpinnings that allow it to function at such a high level. It trades some of its ground-hugging characteristics for a higher roofline, and it strikes exactly in the center of the road, somewhere between a darty liftback and robust SUV. With its most recent front end installed just a few years ago, it is poised to live out the last year of its present generation in stylish fashion.
The Escape has a 178.1-inch length and a wheelbase of 105.9 inches, making it a long vehicle. It is not as space-efficient as, for example, a Honda CR-V, which has a shorter wheelbase and offers greater inside space than this vehicle. In part, this is due to the use of expressive interior design. The Escape is distinguished by a strongly sculpted dash that protrudes significantly into the vehicle’s inside. It narrows the footwells and reduces the amount of knee space available in the front.
The Escape’s cockpit is designed to accommodate taller drivers while concealing its overall size when you include the optional panoramic sunroof. The front seats of the Escape are likely to be too firm for some, but we like their long-distance support. The bottom and backrests of the seats are cushioned with thin cushions. The cargo area of the Escape can be increased from 34 to 68 cubic feet by folding down the rear seats. Although there is no single lever to flip and fold those seats away, the Escape does have an adjustable cargo floor as well as a hands-free tailgate that opens with a sweep of the free foot on the floor.
Frontal collision warnings with automated emergency braking are available on the Escape but not on the S model; nonetheless, all other versions are equipped with the feature as standard. Another set of optional safety features includes an all-wheel drive with parking sensors, adaptive cruise guidance, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors, among others. A tow package includes features such as trailer-sway control, which employs stability control to compensate for the rocking motion caused by a trailer, as well as improved headlights and tail lights.
- Height: 66.3 in
- Length: 178.1 in
- Width: 72.4 in
- Curb weight: 3522 lbs
Engine type: Regular Unleaded I-4, 2.5 L
Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 15.7 gal
2019 FORD ESCAPE Service Manual
These manuals go through every aspect of how the car operates. The vehicle’s purchase price does not include the service manual for your 2019 FORD ESCAPE.
- Safety Restraints
- Before Driving
- Starting and Operating
- Vehicle Maintenance
- Customer Assistance
The 2019 Ford Escape manual is vast and covers every aspect of the vehicle’s operation. Your 2019 FORD ESCAPE service manual is not included with the car.
2019 FORD ESCAPE — Owner’s Manual
- Important Safety Instructions
- Maintenance Record
While this list is thorough, Ford Escape owners manual provides more operational suggestions to enhance the user experience.
2019 FORD ESCAPE Price
The 2019 FORD ESCAPE pricing:
- S: $24,105
- SEL: $28,445
- Titanium: $32,620
- SE: $26,500