The ordinary world is one that we would like very much to escape from. Luckily, Ford, one of the true pioneers of American engineering, has engineered the perfect vehicle that combines the sportiness of a coupe with the versatility of the SUV. This vehicle, the 2022 Ford Escape, is appropriately named as it offers an escape from boring SUVs that don't provide much in the way of power, comfort, or safety.
The 2022 Ford Escape isn’t just the best of both worlds, but the best of all worlds. A low starting MSRP makes the Escape affordable for the average consumer, and what you get for the price you pay is more than you might expect. Horsepower, fuel economy, and towing capacity are the trifecta that SUV owners pine over. It’s no surprise that Ford is making this total package easily available and readily accessible.
Whether you’re in need of a family car or just want something spacious with plenty of ‘get up and go,’ then you need to look no further. While there are more than a fair share of small SUVs on the road promising to deliver, Ford is the one company that intends to deliver on its promises. If you’ve ever wondered if an SUV would be ideal or are simply waiting for the right one to come along, the wait is over.
Take a moment and ponder what you look for in a vehicle, but be realistic, not just what looks good and appeals to your need to have an accessory or extension of style. There’s probably a few deciding factors that come to mind, especially when you consider practicality and what’s essential. First, you need something that’s reasonably priced. The average car price that a consumer pays is equal to somewhere around $45,000. Think about that price tag for just a moment. That’s more than some people make during an entire year. Now take into consideration the starting MSRP of the Escape. At just over $26,000, that’s almost half of the average price. That’s a bargain you can get behind.
Let’s be realistic; owning a car is akin to having an investment. You’re going to spend money on insurance, routine maintenance, and, most importantly, gas. Paying at the pump adds up quicker than you might think, especially when it comes to your daily commute and the extracurricular activities you partake in during your free time. No matter what type of 2022 Ford Escape you decide upon, you’ll be saving a considerable amount of money with it comes to the cost of fuel.
The standard engine for the 2022 Ford Escape is a 1.5L 3-cylinder engine. Not to worry, you’ll still have 181 hp and up to 2,000 lbs of towing capabilities for your occasional weekend adventures. With this engine, you can expect to get around 28 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway with front-wheel drive, which is perfect for people who find themselves running around doing errands all day or on a long commute.
You want more power? You got it! The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is the perfect boost of power and capability. This engine produces 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, so you can get up to 3,500 lbs of towing capability with the proper configuration. However, with more power comes a little less fuel efficiency. Front-wheel drive models with this engine will see an average of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.
Like so many others, you crave creature comforts and amenities in your vehicle and have little to no interest in partaking in a spartan mode of transportation that gives new meaning to the term “roughing it.” You also know that you can live without adding all of the expensive bells and whistles into your budget. Luckily, with the Escape, a lot of those bells and whistles come standard, which you are sure to enjoy.
Just because you’re making a responsible choice as far as practicality is concerned doesn’t mean you have to start playing bingo and stop enjoying life. The Ford Escape comes standard with a six-speaker stereo system, and if you aren’t content with the volume it generates, a 10-speaker upgrade is available. This model has an available 8-inch infotainment screen with Ford's SYNC 3 operating system. You can also get Amazon Alexa connected to your SYNC 3 system to help facilitate hands-free features like Voice Navigation. For even more convenience, there is the available Head-Up Display that projects all of your important driving information on the windshield in front of you, so you can keep your eyes on the road.
The Ford Escape seats 5 adults comfortably, and with its spacious interior, someone won’t mind being a passenger. It's said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and whether it’s trash or treasure you want to haul around, you’ll have plenty of room for both. 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space means you’ll have plenty of room for the milk, the couch you picked up at a neighbors house, or all of the kid's sports gear.
Spacious interior and amenities aside, Ford also puts a great deal of effort when it comes to keeping you safe on whatever journey you undertake. Ford has your best interest in mind when it comes to ensuring the safety of you and your passengers. First and foremost, the Escape received an NHTSA rating of five stars in overall safety. Ford’s dedication to its customers can be found in an exclusive standard package called Co-Pilot 360.
One of the industry's most advanced driver assistance packages, Ford Co-Pilot360 features a group of safety and driver-assist technology that will help take the guesswork out of everyday driving. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking helps to keep others around your vehicle safe by helping you stop someone unexpectedly steps in front of your vehicle. The Rear View Camera helps you navigate parking lots, and the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert will also keep an extra eye on your surroundings.
Ever since they were introduced in the early '90s, the airbag has become one of the industry's most important standard safety features. As one would expect, the 2022 Ford Escape has a lot of quality airbags. Overhead and side-impact airbags provide essential protection in the event of a sideswipe, collision, or rollover. Knee-level airbags are also standard and provide protection to the driver and passenger’s lower extremities. Also standard with the Escape is Ford’s AdvanceTrac system that helps enhance traction and stability control. Ford’s technology is cutting edge in terms of maintaining control when the elements decide to become difficult.
Ford has one of the best warranty packages in the industry. The reputation that Ford has developed over the years in terms of being reliable is solid as a rock. However, they want to make sure you have peace of mind with your purchase, and that’s why they go the extra mile with the coverage they offer their customers. Ford warranties include:
Ford is also the only manufacturer to cover your tires for up to 36,000 miles, your wiper blades for six months, and your brake pads and lining for 12 months/18,000 miles. This is the coverage that no one else but Ford extends to their customers. Ford also offers extended warranty packages that have protection plans that extend up to seven years. These vary in terms of cost and can be purchased at the same time as your vehicle.