2015 Ford Escape

2015 Ford Escape

FWD 4dr S

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4WD 4dr SEGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$27,300.00
4WD 4dr TitaniumGasoline FuelFour Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$31,260.00
FWD 4dr SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$23,100.00
FWD 4dr SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$25,550.00
FWD 4dr TitaniumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$29,510.00

2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $23,450.00
Invoice: $22,103.00
Hwy MPG: 31 mpg
City MPG: 22 mpg

Pros

Stronger performance and better handling than other small affordable crossovers; excellent MyFord Touch connectivity; excellent fuel economy; rakish exterior and fashionable cabin; impressive maneuverability; spacious interior

Model Highlights

The 2015 Ford Escape is offered in S, SE and Titanium trims, with three different engines and with most models offered with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Base S models are only offered with front-wheel drive, and they come with a 168-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The SE offers a 178-horsepower, 1.6L turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. SE and Titanium models offer a 2.0L turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that makes a V6-like output of 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.

Both EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines have direct injection and twin independent variable camshaft timing, (Ti-VCT), which helps produce more power while also being more fuel-efficient. EPA ratings range up to 23 mpg city, 33 highway with the 1.6L and 22/30 with the 2.0L. An active grille shutter system also helps fuel economy by improving aerodynamics when extra cooling isn't needed.

All models come with a SelectShift 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control, and several technologies help the Escape not only tackle slick road conditions but also corner better. Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control help improve stability, while the new "Intelligent" 4-wheel drive system in 4WD models uses sensor inputs to actively act to maintain stability, utilizing an electromagnetic clutch system to send power to the wheels where traction is needed most.

Although off-roading isn't how most Escape buyers will use the SUV, it can handle gravel roads and modest forest trails just fine; and when properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. On all models, 4-wheel disc brakes provide strong stopping power, while an electric rack-and-pinion steering system is precise and well-weighted.

The Escape's rakish design doesn't get in the way of interior space either. The model has supportive bucket seats in front with a good view out, as well as space for three across in back. There's a generous 34.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the back seat--thanks to a low, 2-position cargo floor--and that can be expanded to 68.1 cubic feet by flipping forward the second row seatbacks.

Escape S models come with a generous list of features for a base model, including air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, remote keyless entry, steering-wheel audio controls, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, MyKey, a 6-speaker audio system and a rearview camera system. The SE model adds upgraded exterior trim, a center console with arm rest, dual chrome exhaust, a keyless entry keypad, Sirius Satellite Radio compatibility, fog lamps, upgraded upholstery, a 10-way driver's seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Then on the top-of-the-line Titanium comes with remote start, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, silver roof rails, a 10-speaker Sony stereo, MyFord Touch, a media hub with SD card reader and video inputs, a garage-door opener, 18-inch alloys, rear parking sensors and heated side mirrors.

The available MyFord Touch is a touch-screen-based system for connectivity and infotainment that allows the pairing of a smartphone or media player for phone calls, music, navigation and vehicle settings all through the touch screen, steering wheel controls or voice commands.

An active park assist system will 'see' a parallel parking space and actually steer the vehicle into the spot while the driver modulates the accelerator and brake. The BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert prevents accidents by helping the driver spot other unseen vehicles. An available hands-free tailgate system only requires that the drive 'kick' their foot under the rear bumper.

Model News

The Ford Escape carries over into 2015 mostly unaltered. A new color, dubbed "Magnetic Metallic" has been added to the lineup.

Value Writeup

The 2015 Ford Escape is a sleek, rakish, modern design, yet its surprisingly roomy inside. Also surprising is how well the Escape responds and handles--as if it were a sport wagon. The Escape's powertrains are standouts in this class, both offering more power than you get elsewhere, plus excellent fuel economy. In terms of tech features, between MyFord Touch, an active park assist system and active-safety features like BLIS, the Escape stands far apart from more plainly presented crossover wagons.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Karat Gold

Manufacturers Code: (BR)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Oxford White

Manufacturers Code: (YZ)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Tuxedo Black

Manufacturers Code: (UH)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Ingot Silver

Manufacturers Code: (UX)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Sunset

Manufacturers Code: (D7)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Deep Impact Blue

Manufacturers Code: (J4)

  • Charcoal Black
 

Magnetic

Manufacturers Code: (J7)

  • Charcoal Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code446
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.44
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.74
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.94
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.51
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy31 MPG
Cruising Range - City332.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City22 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined25 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy468.10 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Engine
Engine Order Code997
Engine TypeRegular Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.5 L/152
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM168 @ 6000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM170 @ 4500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume98.1 ft³
Front Head Room39.9 in
Front Leg Room43.1 in
Front Shoulder Room56 in
Front Hip Room54.8 in
Second Head Room39 in
Second Leg Room36.8 in
Second Shoulder Room55.3 in
Second Hip Room52.4 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase105.9 in
Length, Overall178.1 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors72.4 in
Height, Overall66.3 in
Track Width, Front61.5 in
Track Width, Rear61.6 in
Min Ground Clearance7.9 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 167.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 234.3 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 334.3 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3515 lbs
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.150 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.150 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity1500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearShort And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Short And Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP235/55HR17
Rear Tire SizeP235/55HR17
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb38.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x ThicknessN/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x ThicknessN/A
Rear Drum Diam x WidthN/A
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.1 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: Not Rated

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V436000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 07, 2015

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
374781

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured April 1, 2014, to June 12, 2015, Ford Focus vehicles manufactured June 17, 2014, to June 12, 2015, and Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured April 22, 2014, to June 12, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the engine may continue to run after the key or the START/STOP engine button is turned to off. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."

Consequence:
If the engine does not turn off as expected, someone could move the transmission shifter out of park and the vehicle may move unintentionally, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the body control module software, free of charge. The recall began on July 27, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C06.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 31, 2014 to JUN 11, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
15C06
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V406000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 23, 2015

Component:
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
184519

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured May 19, 2014, to February 6, 2015, and Transit Connect vehicles manufactured May 11, 2014, to July 2, 2015. Due to a software incompatibility issue, the instrument panel cluster be inoperative including a blank multiple functional display (MFD), and non-functional warning chimes, messages and warning lights. Specific warning chimes, messages and warning lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 101, "Control and Displays."

Consequence:
If the instrument cluster is inoperative, the driver of may not be warned of safety related issues such as low tire pressures or disabled air bags, increasing the risk of personal injury or a crash.

Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the instrument panel software, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C03.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAY 18, 2014 to FEB 05, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
15C03
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
16V643000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 05, 2016

Component:
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
2046297

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 Ford Focus, 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Ford C-MAX, 2015 Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and 2014-2016 Ford Transit Connect vehicles. A component within the door latches may break, preventing the doors from latching and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.

Consequence:
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.

Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the door latches with an improved part, free of charge. The recall began on January 27, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S30.

Dates of Manufacture:
OCT 04, 2011 to JAN 30, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
16S30
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
17V472000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUL 24, 2017

Component:
SEAT BELTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
94605

Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford F-150 and E-350, 2014-2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC vehicles. Improperly manufactured bolts may have been used to install certain seats, seatbacks, seatbelt buckles, or seatbelt anchors on these vehicles.

Consequence:
The improperly manufactured bolts may fracture. If a seat, seatback, or seatbelt anchor attaching bolt fractures, the affected component may not be properly secured, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected bolts, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed September 8, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available in the fourth quarter of 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S17.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAY 10, 2014 to JUN 17, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
17S17


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