Weeding through the jungle of new vehicles on the market can be exhausting. It can be overwhelming, especially when you are unsure which types, brands, or models interest you. But when researching a brand like Ford that has been around since 1903, taglines and slogans like "Everything We Do is Driven By You" and "Designed for Living. Engineered to Last." can easily reel your focus in so you pay closer attention to Ford models over the rest. Your span of choices can become even narrower when you encounter a listing for the 2022 Ford Escape.
The Ford brand is known for its dependability and durability, driven by customer satisfaction. Through its taglines and slogans, Ford proudly boasts about it: "The Best Never Rest." and "Better Ideas. Driven by You." Although they may have been created to grab your attention, they also summarize what Ford models are all about. When looking at the 2022 Ford Escape, it is a complete representation of the Ford brand.
Our differences are what make us who we are. From our physical appearance to our personalities, everyone has a design that sets us apart from the rest. Why should our vehicles be any different? Customizations like the choice of colors, trim levels and packages, and even added amenities allow people to turn a vehicle into their own, designed specifically for their wants and needs.
Beauty goes beyond the surface. However, it is our nature to judge a book by its cover. The first aspect of a vehicle we see is its color. It either blends in or catches our attention. Luckily, the 2022 Ford Escape gives you the option to do either.
If you are looking to make a statement, whether you want to appear sophisticated and elegant or just want to catch the attention of your peers, the Escape has a few options for you. The Atlas Blue Metallic and the Rapid Red Metallic are perfect colors to be eye-catching while driving through Shelbyville at night or racing down Route 231 during the day. The Star White Metallic skin showcases elegance and the Agate Black, sophistication. The four others on the palette, although just as stunning, offer a more subtle appearance for those who are a little more reserved. Although choosing the color of your 2022 Ford Escape's skin is very expressive, it is just one step in your customizing journey.
When choosing a vehicle, selecting your choice of trim is key to designing what is best for you. Each level-up brings you additional features to improve both appearance and functionality for your preferences and driving needs. For 2022, the Ford Escape offers four trim levels to choose from and packages you can add as well.
The base-level begins with the Escape S is followed by the SE and SEL models, and then the top model, Escape Titanium. All models come with the basics, of course. Some of which include features and amenities like Bluetooth smartphone connectivity and FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities to keep up to ten devices connected to the world outside at all times. However, the Escape S lacks satellite radio capability and the Bang & Olufsen sound system, composed of ten speakers and a subwoofer to enjoy the variety of music on SiriusXM satellite radio with. The ten-speaker sound system is available in place of the six-speaker system for both the SEL and top model Titanium trims, but not the lower trim levels.
With each upgrade in level, you get more amenities and features that will increase comfort, convenience, offer better technology, safety, and more cosmetics to make you look as elegant as you'll feel driving in the 2022 Ford Escape. But along with leveling up, you can choose from additional packages for added amenities for your Escape, like the SEL Stealth AWD Package. This package will get your vehicle prepared to journey anywhere with better rims, ActiveX seating material with red stitching accents, black skid plates, and gloss black mirror caps.
An SUV should be able to perform and should be able to offer you the best functions of a car and truck. This multi-functional ability is what makes the SUV so versatile and so desirable. The 2022 Ford Escape certainly does not disappoint with its performance.
Customization is essential when looking for the best vehicle for your needs and lifestyle. With the 2022 Ford Escape, customization goes beyond just color and trim selection. With the Escape, you get to choose between three engines and four powertrain options. If looking for traditional gasoline-powered engines over the available hybrid and hybrid plug-in, you will get to choose between two options.
The 1.5L EcoBoost turbocharged engine comes standard with the Escape. With this engine, you can choose from both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The available 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged engine offers more power than the other but loses the front-wheel drive option, which could be a deal-breaker for some.
The three powertrain options available with the two traditional gasoline engines give the 2022 Ford Escape excellent fuel economy and power. Both come with Auto Start-Stop Technology that not only lowers vehicle emissions by turning the engine off automatically when you come to a stop, then back on when you try to accelerate again, but it helps lower the vehicle's fuel consumption as well. This choice of powertrains allows you to select the option best for you, whether it be better gas mileage or more power.
The 1.5L EcoBoost engine gets an EPA-estimated combined rating of 30 MPG for front-wheel drive and an EPA-estimated combined rating of 28 MPG for all-wheel drive. As for the 2.0L EcoBoost option, it gets an EPA-estimated combined rating of 26 MPG. Although it may get a lesser range per fill-up, it makes up for it with the additional horsepower and torque, producing 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, versus the 181 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque from the smaller engine. This added power means more fun and better capability with the 2.0L engine.
An SUV should be capable of many functions. To some, towing needs to be one of those capabilities. Whether they need to pull a trailer to pick up lumber for home improvement projects or tow a small camper for summer getaways, both EcoBoost engines offer impressive towing capabilities for a compact SUV. The smaller of the two engines can tow up to 2,000 lbs. The larger of the two can tow up to 3,500 lbs with the addition of a tow package. Between the Escape's two gasoline engine options and their towing capabilities, as well as the all-wheel drive with AWD Disconnect that disables the rear driveline when all-wheel drive is not needed, you get a fully capable SUV for all of your driving needs.
Most people spend a good amount of time in their vehicles regularly. So why shouldn't you feel just as comfortable in your SUV as you do at home? With the 2022 Ford Escape, feeling comfortable will not be an issue.
With seating for up to five passengers and a total passenger volume of 104 cu.ft. there is plenty of room for anyone you decide to bring along for the ride. Front row passengers can stretch out in comfortable seats with a maximum of 42.4 in. of legroom. Your second-row passengers can also lounge in the back, with a maximum of 40.7 in. of legroom. Along with its expansive legroom, the 2022 Ford Escape also offers plenty of cargo space for whatever you'll need to bring along on your travels.
Whether you have a vehicle full of passengers and need room for everyone's belongings, or you are riding solo but need room for all of your camping gear, the Ford Escape has cargo solutions for any scenario. The Escape provides 37.5 cu.ft. in the rear alone when the seats are in use and a maximum of 65.4 cu.ft. with the rear seats folded down. For added convenience, the rear seats are 60/40 split-fold-flat seats allowing you to carry back seat passengers and still utilize some of the rear seating for cargo storage as well. The rear seats also slide to increase second-row legroom or the back cargo storage. And to top it off, there will be no more struggling to open the liftgate when your hands are full because the Escape comes available with a hands-free foot-activated liftgate that will open with a swing of your foot under the bumper as long as you have the key fob with you.
In addition to space, an enjoyable ride requires additional features for pleasure and convenience. Luckily, with your choice of trim levels and added packages, there are plenty of amenities that come standard or are available for you to add to your 2022 Ford Escape. What better way to enjoy your ride than with features that make an enclosed space feel open?
To declutter the look of the front cabin and to give you a less crowded feel while driving, a rotary gear shift dial has replaced the traditional shift lever. This allows for more convenient cup holders for you and more storage at your fingertips while you drive. Another great feature to add to the Escape's roominess is the Panoramic Vista Roof, which includes a large front panel capable of tilting up or opening completely, bringing plenty of fresh air in and allowing for more natural light. The Panoramic Vista Roof reaches as far back as the rear seat with the fixed rear skylight allowing your rear passengers the opportunity to lean back and enjoy the sky view while on the road with you.