2017 Ford Escape

Rating8.1

Ranked #6 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP $23,750 - $31,000
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Key Spec of 2017 Ford Escape
fuel economy

21/24/29

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

168 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Multitude of feature options

Base model gets only the 2.5-liter NA 4-cylinder engine

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard

Plenty of cargo space

Dismal acceleration figures

New standard driver-assistance features

Safety prowess is exemplary

Updated exterior and interior styling

1.5L turbo-four and 2.0L twin-turbo engine introduced

2017 Ford Escape Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: January 23, 2023

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Amongst a multitude of great small crossovers in the compact SUV segment, there is one that stands out from the rest this year. The 2017 Ford Escape, priced at an MSRP of $23,750 gets a complete makeover on the outside along with two new powertrains on offer, which include turbo-powered 1.5L and 2.0L engines apart from the base 2.5L NA Inline-4 unit powering only the base variant for now.

Loaded up with creature comforts that now allow Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to be standard, the 2017 Escape also gets a mild interior makeover. Having said that, with an updated design layout, Ford skimps a bit over outright practicality for a bit of sporty fun.

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Trim wise pricing breakdown


NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)$22920$23750632 Listings
SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)$24115$252501579 Listings
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Over All Rating

8.1Out of 10

8.60
8.00
8.00
6.70
7.80
8.10
9.50
7.00
Notable Rankings

#6 in Compact Suv

#12 in Suv


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Trims

S$23,750 onwards
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  • 4.2-Inch central display
  • 60/40-Split folding and reclining rear seat
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Height-Adjustable driver seat
  • Led taillights
  • Tilt-And-Telescoping steering wheel
SE$25,250 onwards
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  • Dual-Zone automatic climate control
  • Eight-Way power-adjustable driver seat
  • Foglights
  • Keyless entry keypad
  • Rear air vents
  • Rear center armrest
  • Rear privacy glass
Titanium$29,250 onwards
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  • 10-Speaker Sony audio system
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Auto-Dimming rearview mirror
  • Driver-Seat memory settings
  • Hd radio

Used Ford Escape For Sale

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15
17
Price Drop, $200
Earlier Price: $9900
20 Jul 2022
Bellflower, CA

2016 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$9,700
Est. $131/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,904 Below market
RMV: $13,604
Mileage 129,542 mi.
Listed On 01 Jul 2022 (208 Days)
13
6
Price Drop, $1995
Earlier Price: $9995
13 Jun 2022
Longview, TX

2016 Ford Escape Titanium

Titanium 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$8,000
Est. $108/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,194 Below market
RMV: $11,194
Mileage 178,548 mi.
Listed On 11 Jun 2022 (228 Days)
1
20
Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $9498
14 Oct 2022
Sacramento, CA

2016 Ford Escape S

S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

$8,998
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,573 Below market
RMV: $12,571
Mileage 132,348 mi.
Listed On 08 Apr 2022 (292 Days)
4
23
Norco, CA

2017 Ford Escape S

S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

$9,950
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,911 Below market
RMV: $13,861
Mileage 125,800 mi.
Listed On 23 Jun 2022 (216 Days)
1
16New
Houston, TX

2016 Ford Escape S

S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

$7,390
Est. $100/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,831 Below market
RMV: $10,221
Mileage 131,803 mi.
Listed On 28 Dec 2022 (28 Days)
17
12New
South Burlington, VT

2016 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$9,985
Est. $135/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,832 Below market
RMV: $13,817
Mileage 108,326 mi.
Listed On 15 Dec 2022 (41 Days)
10
14New
Price Drop, $4388
Earlier Price: $13383
26 Nov 2022
Las Vegas, NV

2016 Ford Escape Titanium

Titanium 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$8,995
Est. $122/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,356 Below market
RMV: $12,351
Mileage 121,853 mi.
Listed On 02 Jun 2022 (237 Days)
13
6
Ripley, TN

2016 Ford Escape Titanium

Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$10,995
Est. $149/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,051 Below market
RMV: $15,046
Mileage 135,000 mi.
Listed On 15 Nov 2022 (71 Days)
2
7
Price Drop, $2300
Earlier Price: $15299
11 Jun 2022
Copiague, NY

2018 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

$12,999
Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,759 Below market
RMV: $17,758
Mileage 80,929 mi.
Listed On 02 May 2022 (268 Days)

Colors and Styles

Build Car
Canyon Ridge Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

An instant hit amongst the masses after the makeover, the 2017 Ford Escape is known for its agility and sporty demeanor. The Escape takes on Ford's practical, economical, and reliable nature, with its mid-cycle update the brings in a host of new safety features that include an automatic parking system, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control amongst others. It also gets 2 new engine options to counterbalance the dearth of power from the 2.5L NA engine.

For a starting price of MSRP $23,750, the variety of engine options offered is no small feat. In fact, the twin-turbo 2.0L block is able to even thrust the 2017 Escape from 0-60 MPH in under seven seconds. Don't be fooled by the Escape's sleek and tapered exterior layout, as with one of the best wheelbases in the segment, the Escape's compact exterior does not necessarily reciprocate inside the cabin. Rivals of the Ford Escape include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4.


Features

8.0/10

Ford offers the 2017 Escape in three trim levels, namely the S, Se, and the top-of-the-line Titanium. Prices for the same start from an MSRP of $23,750 for the base S trim, and go up to $29,250 for the fully-loaded Titanium trim. Further coming to the engine configurations at hand, the base trim is reserved to be offered with the 2.5L NA 4-cylinder engine only, while the other trims get to enjoy the turbocharged variants on offer too, wherein the 1.5L turbocharged unit is the standard one, and the 2.0L unit is the optional one.

Trim

S

SE

Titanium

MSRP (FWD)

$23,750

$25,250

$29,250

MSRP (AWD)

N/A

$27,000

$31,000

Key Features

SYNC Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System

Climate controls Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control

SYNC 3 infotainment system

 

Front 6-way manual driver's seat and 4-way manual passenger seat

Front 10-way power driver's seat including power lumbar

Front 10-way power, heated bucket seats with driver's side memory feature

 

Visors Adjustable driver and front-passenger with covered vanity mirrors

AM/FM stereo/single-CD player with MP3 capability and 6 speakers

Audio System from Sony with 10 speakers and HD Radio Technology

 

Climate controls Manual air conditioning

SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 6-month trial subscription

Ignition Intelligent Access with push-button start

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With all the trims in question, decked up to the brim with the flashiest features possible in the compact SUV segment, it turns out to be difficult for us to choose one. Nevertheless, having said that, the SE trim, at its best for an MSRP of $25,250, has particularly caught our attention, as apart from standard features on offer, especially on the creature comfort side, it also gets two optional turbocharged engines powering it through. Further, Ford also offers various stand-alone packages with the 2017 Escape, which makes it that much more worthy of the money you shell out.

Fuel Economy

6.7/10

The 2017 Ford Escape is able to deliver 21 MPG in the city and 29 miles to the gallon out on the highway with the base 2.5L engine block and the FWD setup. Even with the base engine setup, the 2017 Escape turns out to be the least fuel-efficient SUV of the lot. The turbocharged engine units aren't any better too. The 1.5L EcoBoost engine will deliver 23 and 30 MPG in the city and highway respectively, and 22 and 28 MPG with the AWD setup.

Model

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Mazda CX-5

MPG (city)

21

23

26

24

MPG (highway)

29

30

32

31

MPG (combined)

24

26

28

27

Fuel Capacity(Gallons) 15.7 15.9 14.0 14.8

Then there is the 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged engine, which with the FWD setup delivers 22 MPG in the city and 29 miles to the gallon out on the highway, whereas with the AWD setup, those numbers go down by 2 MPG. It's 15.7-gallon fuel tank is also enough to take it out to 455 miles out on a stretch.

Interior

7.8/10

The 2018 Ford Escape features one of the more upscale interiors among compact SUVs. The design is attractive and there are quality materials throughout - Cars.usnews.com

2017 Ford Escape Interior Seating and Infotainment-

The 2017 Ford Escape's interior is plush and filled up to the brim with the latest creature comforts. Although having said that, it fails to match up to the interior layouts of some of its counterparts such as the 2017 CX-5. The Escape seats in 5 average-sized adults in power-adjustable seats upholstered in cloth for the base trims and even leather for the higher trims. It also receives a major plastic interior treatment, which is a letdown.

For everyday use, the Escape's interior space is right up there with the rest of the major SUV players. Ingress and egress have also been made easy by the big wide opening doors. In the cargo-space department, the 2017 Ford Escape can slide in enough suitcases for a weekend getaway, courtesy of the great 34.3 cu. ft cargo capacity. There is also a two-position load floor for a versatile cargo storing mechanism.

Model

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Mazda CX-5

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/56.0/43.1

39.8/57.3/42.6

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.0/55.3/36.8

38.9/55.4/37.2

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

Cargo Volume to rear seat up (ft.3)

34.3

38.4

39.2

30.9

Infotainment-wise, the 2017 Ford Escape gets the same 8-inch touchscreen system although now with the Ford's latest Sync 3 interface. It is one of the easiest and the most intuitive interfaces to use. The Sync-3 interface also provides internet connectivity with the Sync Connect app. For 2017, Ford has always made Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard.

Some of the interior features on offer are-

  • AM/FM/CD player with 6 speakers
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • 10-way power front passenger seat
  • HD radio
  • Manually tilt/telescopic steering wheel

Exterior

8.1/10

It obviously takes its inspiration from hatchbacks, running shoes, and outdoor gear - The Car Connection

The 2017 Ford Escape gets a minor makeover from top to bottom. The best-selling crossover gains some more visual refinement in the front end with better-designed LED lights and a new grille. Bold and heavily styled, the 2017 Escape gets 17-inch alloys as standard, which can be also optioned for 19-inch ones available through packages in the higher trims.

Character lines are crisper and clean this time around flowing along the sides. On the downside, Kentucky-built Escape has close to nothing in terms to offer through the exterior design department when compared to the best looker in the segment-the Mazda CX-5. Nevertheless, the hexagonal grille structure and the front fenders do bring out the subtle Ford styling cues, that were missing in the previous iterations.

Model

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Mazda CX-5

Curb weight (lbs.)

3552

3455

3307

3527

Length(in)

178.1

183.5

180.6

179.1

Width(in)

72.4

72.6

73.0

72.5

Height(in)

66.3

67.1

66.1

65.3

Ground clearance (in)

7.9

6.1

7.8

7.6

Wheelbase (in)

105.9

104.7

104.7

106.2

Track width (in) F/R

61.5/61.6

61.8/61.8

63.0/63.7

62.8/62.8

Dimension-wise the 2017 Escape is lowered by 0.1-inches in terms of ground clearance compared to the previous iteration, which makes no difference, as it is still the segment-best, which allows it to wade through small boulders and large bumps with relative ease. It also has one of the longest wheelbases in the segment, which allows it to have an above-average cabin space.

Safety

9.5/10

Ford never fails to offer its offerings with the latest in terms of active and passive safety features. Now for the 2017 MY, the compact SUV Escape is treated with an even better driver-assistance feature list, that now includes an updated automatic parking system, lane-keeping assist, and much more. Banking on those systems, the 2017 Escape gets a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and an honorable Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS.

Some of the safety features on offer are-

  • Forward Collision warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Final Verdict


If you want a compact SUV that is an all-rounder in terms of performance, outright and upscale interiors, and a consumer-friendly price tag, then the 2017 Ford Escape is the way to go. Moreover, with numerous updates being given to the Escape, Ford has rightly delivered us an SUV that can easily take up on the veteran CR-V and RAV4 quite easily. It is totally worth it, for its value for money factor alone.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$27000

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

91 cu in

horse power

179 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

177 lb.-ft. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

178 in

wheelbase

106 in

width

72 in

curb weight

3645 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8 in

capacity
passenger volume

98.1 cu ft

cargo volume

68 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/24/28 mpg

highway range

439.60 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Ford Escape 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,268
5 Year Cost To Own
$42,143
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $42,143
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,637$2,214$2,118$2,513$2,332$13,814
Insurance$1,190$1,261$1,235$1,270$1,369$6,325
Fuel$1,619$1,634$1,639$1,709$1,750$8,351
Maintenance$294$673$367$1,708$1,525$4,567
Repairs$-35$49$117$382$503$1,016
Financing Interest$1,738$1,406$996$599$203$4,942
Taxes and Fees$2,432$195$195$178$128$3,128
Total Cost-To-Own$11,875$7,432$6,667$8,359$7,810$42,143
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