2015 Ford Escape Review

  • Performance
    4.2 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.6 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
08 Sep 2014

Ford is one of the best car manufacturers. The company delivers exceptional quality to their customers.  Their vehicles are known for their snappy performance. The best thing about a Ford vehicle is that it is economical. The company has yet again exceeded the expectations of its loyal customers with the all new Escape. The vehicle is not only laced with luxurious features but delivers a stunning gas mileage as well. Handling is, as always, a charm and the car’s external appearance is a work of art. Let’s look at what Ford has to offer in the 2015 Ford Escape:

Engine Specifications

Ford always equips its vehicles with top of the line engines. The all new Escape has two engine variants across all trims. This provides customers the choice performance over gas mileage. Both the engine variants are inline type and have four cylinders. The first engine variant is a 1.6-liter. This engine delivers an exceptional gas mileage. But to make sure that it does not lack in performance, Ford has equipped it with an intercooled turbo. The second engine variant has a higher capacity. Its displacement is 2.5 liters. This engine is not as economical as the 1.6-liter variant, but delivers a robust performance.

Engine Performance

Out of both engine variants, the 2.5-liter delivers more power. It is rated to produce a staggering 168 horses. The horsepower rating may not seem like much, but it is exceptional for an engine of its stature. However, power is not all that this engine delivers. The gas mileage is also quite impressive. This engine delivers 22 miles to a gallon in the city and 31 on the highway.

The 1.6-liter variant delivers more power than the 2.5-liter variant. Yet, it does not fail to impress when it comes to gas mileage. This engine variant is rated to produce a massive 173 ponies. Despite this, you can easily get 22 miles to a gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. The gas mileage of both engine variants is similar. But if you want to go for performance over economy, you should consider the 1.6-liter engine variant.

Transmission Options

The transmission of the 2015 Ford Escape is uniform across all variants. It houses a 6-speed auto transmission. This transmission incorporates the select shift technology. There are two drivetrain options in this vehicle. The first option is a front-wheel drive only. The second variant has the option of a four-wheel drive as well. You can turn on the four-wheel drive as per your convenience. This feature will come in handy if you are driving on rough terrain.

Interior Styling

There is no doubt that the interior of the 2015 Ford Escape is classy. Each and every aspect of the interior boasts sophistication. The seats are comfortable and there is sufficient legroom in the front and the rear seats. You can easily seat up to 5 passengers in the Escape. The Escape also offers sufficient cargo space. If you want to increase the space, you can fold the rear seats. It is the perfect vehicle for a small family.

The exterior design of the 2015 Ford Escape has not seen significant changes over the previous variants. Even then Ford has managed to add certain unique touches which give it a fresh appearance. All in all, the Ford Escape is a great ride. It is elegant, luxurious and comfortable and most importantly, economical.