Ford Escape for 2019
The 2019 model year Escape has some tweaks and changes from the 2018 model year. The SUV is based on the 3rd generation 2013 model year.
Available in FWD or with Intelligent 4WD
3 Engine choices; 2.5 L (4 cylinder), 1.5 L EcoBoost (4 cylinder turbo), and a 2.0 L EcoBoost (4 cylinder turbo) available in the Titanium trim only.
6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission
Trim levels; S (FWD only), SE, SEL, Titanium
NHTSA Rating 5/5
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rates the 2019 Ford Escape with 5/5 stars. This is the maximum possible overall safety rating a vehicle can get from the NHTSA. Breaking the rating down into more detail, the frontal crash safety rating for the driver side gets 5/5. The passenger side front gets 4/5 stars and this results in an overall front crash rating of 5/5 stars. Of the 6 side crash tests, the Escape is awarded with 5/5 stars for all of them. Rollover rating 4/5 stars (which is what most vehicles get). The NHTSA does recommend some optional safety features available on the Escape. These are; Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.
Safety features on the 2019 Ford Escape
AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, airbags, ABS, child safety rear door locks, and the LATCH system (for child car seats). Also standard is the SOS Post-Crash Alert System, torque vectoring control, brake assist, and traction control.
Ford Safe and Smart Packages which include safety features such as;
- Auto high-beam headlamps
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
- Driver-activated front rain-sensing windshield wipers
- Blind-Sport Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
Sport Appearance packages, as well as trailer towing packages, are also optional.
New colors added
New colors added for the 2019 Escape are; Agate Black, Baltic Sea Green, Sedona Orange. Discontinued colors for 2019 are; Blue, Cinnamon Glaze, Shadow Black, and White Gold. Oxford White is not available on the top of the range trim, the Titanium.
Changes to the 2019 Escape?
SE and SEL trim levels will now get a push-button start with keyless entry. Sync3 infotainment standard on the SE trim.
Estimated fuel economy ratings as per the EPA.
|Engine||Fuel Economy, MPG (City)||Fuel Economy, MPG (Highway)||Fuel Economy, MPG (Combined)|
|2.5L 4 cyl (FWD)||21||29||24|
|1.5L EcoBoost turbo (AWD)||22||28||24|
|2.0L EcoBoost turbo (AWD)||21||27||23|
Dimensions and cargo space
|2019 Ford Escape Dimensions|
|Headroom||39.9 in. front, 39.0 in rear|
|Leg room||43.1 in. max front, 37.3 in rear|
|Hip room||54.5 in. front, 52.4 in rear|
|Shoulder room||55.9 in. front, 55.2 in rear|
|Passenger Volume||98.7 cu.ft|
|Cargo volume||68.0 cu. ft behind 1st row, 34.0 cu. ft. 2nd row|
Comparing Trim levels
The S trim is the entry-level model available only in FWD. Key features include the 2.5L engine with flex-fuel capability. 17″ steel wheels with Sparkle Silver-painted covers and halogen reflector headlamps. Cloth front bucket seats and SYNC infotainment is standard with a 4.2″ screen.
SE trim levels are available in FWD or Intelligent 4WD and the 1.5L EcoBoost engine. This engine also has built-in auto start-stop technology. Other noteworthy standard features are the Dual-Zone climate control, 17″ aluminum wheels, fog lamps, privacy glass on the 2nd row and tailgate glass. Keyless entry, power adjustable cloth bucket seats, and SYNC3 are also included. SYNC3 has the 8″ color touchscreen with AppLink. This also includes compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This functionality effectively renders built-in navigation defunct, given you can plug in your smartphone and have it project on the touchscreen. Even apps such as WAZE are compatible.
Key features on the SEL include; a power liftgate, reverse sensing system, and LED signature lighting. 17″ aluminum wheels are standard with 18″ wheels an option. Front row heated bucket seats with 10-way power for the driver. The front passenger seat is manual with a 4-way power adjustment. SYNC3 and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are also standard. Remote start and roof rack side rails and hands-free foot-activated liftgate. are included too.
Top of the range, the Titanium trim level has the 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged engine. 19″ Machined Aluminum Wheels with Luster Nickel-Painted Spokes And Pockets are exclusive to the Titanium. A heated steering wheel, 4 power points, and a panoramic vista roof are added as standard. Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Park is also exclusive. The Titanium also has the hands-free foot-activated liftgate.
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