Our Opinion - 2022 Ford Escape Review

In a market where compact SUVs are a dime a dozen, the Ford Escape stands out. Ford’s optional 2.0-liter supercharged provides strong acceleration, but the standard turbo-three has a difficult time delivering a smooth ride. In a hurry, every Escape feels like it’s gliding along at breakneck speed. Big effects can send tremors through the body, but the ride quality is good.

Although the Ford’s cabin is spacious, it can’t compete with the Honda CR-expertly V’s packaged segment-leading design. However, the Escape’s sliding 2nd bench, which is given the overall to prioritise rearward visibility or cargo capacity, earns the vehicle extra points. A newer version of Ford’s Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment would be a welcome addition, as it’s intuitive and quick.

Despite this, the interior materials feel shoddy. There is a lot of hard plastic throughout the vehicle, and the seats are uncomfortable due to the lack of padding and support. Overall, we appreciate the Escape’s convenience and passable handling, but there are more luxurious alternatives. The hybrid Escape is the way to go if you’re in the market for an Escape.


  • Driver assistance technology that is included in most automobiles
  • Plug-and-play and hybrid options


  • inferior quality for the interior
  • Base engine isn’t very impressive.
  • The driver’s seat is flat and unsupportive

Ford’s Escape is available in four distinct trim levels, ranging from the foundation Escape S with Rear wheel drive to the Escape Titanium, which costs a little more than $37,000. If we had to choose, we’d go with one of the lower trim levels. The Escape SEL appears to be a great middle ground if you’re starting to feel a little fancy.

Leatherette upholstery, a power liftgate, heated and ventilated front chairs, and the dual climate control are included in this package. Also available as options on the Titanium are adaptive cruise control, a digital instrument panel, and premium audio.

The Escape’s interior space is second only to that of the category Honda CR-V in the segment. The Honda, on the other hand, offers a larger trunk for those who purchase it.

This fourth-generation Ford Escape went on sale as a 2020 model with only a few new, blue paint options (Atlas, Flight and Iced Blue Metallics) for 2022. Ford furthermore offers a hybrid as well as a plug-in hybrid in addition to the standard model. A Toyota RAV4, Toyota motor CR-V, as well as Nissan Rogue are all competitors within the compact SUV segment for the Escape.

Two small-displacement engines are available in the Escape, which are both paired with a 8 automatic transmission for maximum efficiency. For the time being, the Escape’s three-cylinder engine is the only one in its class. A 1.5-liter turbo diesel three-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 190 pound weight of torque powers this vehicle. FWD is standard, and AWD is available.

We recorded 0-60 mph in 8.4 seconds with a three-cylinder FWD Escape. The combined city/highway mpg numbers for 2021 are 26-27/31-33 mpg.

A 2.0-liter turbo-four producing 250 hp as well as 280 lb-ft of torque is available as an option, and AWD is standard. This model was able to reach miles per hour in 6.9 seconds during our testing. According to the EPA, the 2.0-liter engine gets 23/31 mpg city/highway (2021 model year).

  • (with or without the seats folded down) Cargo Space
  • 42.4/40.7-inch Ford Escape in 2022
  • 37.5/65.4 ft3 of volume
  • 41.3/40.3 inches 39.2/75.8 cubic feet CR-V for the 2022 model year Honda

A vehicle with a relatively smaller entertainment system screen than base Exit S is difficult to imagine; the compact’s entry-level model is content with a meagre 4.2-inch screen that lacks touch functionality. The 8.0-inch touchscreen in SE and higher trims now includes Apple CarPlay, Android, & satellite radio as standard equipment.

The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel is standard on Titanium trim levels. While most trims come standard with a 6 audio system, the SEL and Titanium come equipped with a premium form the basic B&O audio system.

What makes Ford’s Escape a true success story is the wide range of automobiles it has been able to produce using the same basic design platform. This retro-styled subcompact has been given an AWD makeover, as well as increased ground clearance and an all-wheel-drive system. The Ford Maverick, a punnet pickup placed below the Ranger, was recently introduced by Ford.

  • CR-V by Honda
  • Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V
  • RAV4 by Toyota
  • The Forester is a Subaru automobile

The Ford Escape is one of the safest compact SUVs available. First and foremost, the NHTSA gave it a five-star overall rating for safety. With the LED headlights that come standard on the Escape Titanium, Ford’s compact SUV was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2021. The standard headlights on the Escape have a Marginal rating, so they are not eligible for the TSP.

Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite of active safety features is standard equipment on the Escape S, even at the base trim level. This vehicle comes with a variety of safety features, including automatic high beams, blind-spot tracking, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keeping assist. Park assist & stop-and-go adaptive cruise are standard features on the Escape Titanium.

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