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The 2022 Ford Escape is the kind of non-descript compact SUV that might make you overlook it at first. Nothing about it stands out, though in the end, that may be just what you love about it. It isn’t flashy or particularly large, though it does have good crash test ratings. Here’s what the 2022 Ford Escape will cost you, and what you get for the price.

A blue 2022 Ford Escape with a man gardening next to it.
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How much is a 2022 Ford Escape?

The 2022 Ford Escape price starts at $27,255 for the base model, the S. Going up the (non-hybrid) Escape trim levels, you have the SE, SEL, and Titanium. The Ford Escape Titanium price starts at $36,630 yet it can quickly become more expensive than that with add-ons and packages.

It comes with a 1.5-liter 3 cylinder engine that makes 181 hp. It can come with either front or all-wheel-drive. The Ford Escape Titanium has a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. You can also upgrade to a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. There are also two hybrid engines, including one plug-in, according to Car and Driver.

Exterior options make your Ford Escape really nice

Choose Star White Metallic Tri-coat for $595 and a Titanium Elite package for $2,175. That gives you 19-inch nickel-painted aluminum wheels, park assist, a 10-speaker sound system, and a head-up display. You can also get a tow package for another $495.

The 2022 Ford Escape has exterior options like a panoramic vista roof for $1,595 and a locking center console for $395. You can also add on splash guards, wheel-locking lug nuts, and an engine block heater. Throw in cargo mats, a first aid kit, and cargo organizers to bring the total price of your Escape to $44,985.

Is a Ford Escape a good car?

Consumer Reports gives the 2022 Ford Escape an overall rating of just 55/100, which could be better. It’s ranked #14 out of 25 compact SUVs. Although its road test score is a respectable 73, its predicted reliability is just a 2/5 and its owner satisfaction score is 3/5.

While the Escape has excellent braking, its comfort leaves something to be desired. It receives scores of mostly 3s in the comfort category, though the rear seat comfort is very good. Cargo space in the 2022 Escape is seriously lacking. One of the best aspects of the Escape are its crash test ratings. It’s an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Pick, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives it perfect marks in every Consumer Reports category except for rollover. The rollover ratings are 4/5 stars.

Altogether, the 2022 Ford Escape is the kind of SUV that you can easily overlook. Yet its safety scores make it a compelling choice and if you love Ford SUVs, you may be willing to deal with the mediocre comfort scores and questionable reliability.


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