The 2019 Ford Escape is a five-seat car-based SUV that competes with the Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
The 2019 Escape is expected to be the last model year for the current generation, which began with the 2013 model year. For 2019 the changes include three new exterior paint colors.
Here’s a quick outline of the 2019 Ford Escape’s specifications.
- The 2019 Escape is built on the Global C platform, which is also used in Focus models.
- The 2019 Escape starts at $24,105 plus a $995 destination charge.
- Top-of-the-line Titanium trim starts at $32,620 plus a $995 destination charge. Ford has not yet released complete pricing details for the 2019 Escape, but the 2018 Escape Titanium could top $35,000 with options and before accessories.
- The 2018 Escape started at $23,940 plus a $995 destination charge.
- The 2019 Ford Escape is available in four trims: S, SE, SEL and Titanium.
- The range-topping Titanium model comes equipped with 19-inch aluminum wheels, leather-trimmed heated front seats, touchscreen navigation and a 10-speaker Sony audio system.
- The Escape comes with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
- Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims.
- 17-inch steel wheels are standard on the S trim, with 17-inch silver aluminum and 19-inch aluminum wheels with Luster Nickel-painted spokes available on higher trims.
- The 2019 Escape has a 105.9-inch wheelbase, a 178.1-inch overall length and an 81.8-inch width.
- The base engine in the 2019 Ford Escape is a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder. Other engine choices are a 1.5-liter EcoBoost standard in the SE and SEL and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with auto start-stop in the Titanium.
- The 1.5-liter engine produces 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0-liter engine produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
- No hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full-electric powertrains are available.
- Front-wheel drive is standard on all models. All-wheel drive is available on all trims except the S.
- All 2019 Ford Escapes use a six-speed automatic transmission.
- Ford has not yet released details on the 2019 Escape’s towing capacity, but the maximum for a 2018 Ford Escape is 3,500 pounds.
- EPA fuel economy estimates for the 2019 Ford Escape range from a high of 23 mpg in city driving, 30 mpg in highway driving and 26 mpg combined with the FWD with 1.5-liter EcoBoost to a low of 20 mpg in city driving, 27 mpg in highway driving and 23 mpg combined in the AWD with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost.
- All 2019 Ford Escape models are equipped with standard airbags, including driver’s knee, front-seat side and side-curtain airbags.
- Standard safety equipment also includes roll stability control and a perimeter alarm on all but the S trim.
- Available safety and driver-assistance technology includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with braking and active park assist.
- The standard infotainment system includes Ford Sync with a 4.2-inch screen, a smart-charging USB port and an AM/FM stereo. The screen also provides the display for the standard rear-vision camera.
- On the SE, SEL and Titanium trims, the standard infotainment system uses Sync 3 with and eight-inch touchscreen with AppLink and two smart-charging USB ports. The Titanium trim uses a 10-speaker Sony audio system.
Comfort & Convenience:
- The 2019 Ford Escape comes with up to four 12-volt power outlets (four on the S and SE, three on the SEL and two on the Titanium trims). The S has one USB port, and the other three have two.
- A power panoramic roof is available, along with a hands-free foot-activated liftgate, remote start and halogen headlamps with LED signature lighting
Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Ford.