Overall rating. Ford's new off-road capable Bronco signals the brand's fresh focus on off-the-grid adventure, but its bread-and-butter Escape crossover still caters to the on-road, family-car crowd. It is all the thoughtful little things that makes Escape add up to a really excellent driving experience SUV. This isn’t an off-road review as the ST-Line in particular with its low ride height isn’t really that kind of car, especially in front-wheel drive. Compared to its Honda rival, the Ford has noticeably better agility and comes with more standard driver assistance features. It’s technically part of the crossover crew, … Â© Copyright Practical Motoring 2020. Around town it’s a bit of a weapon, with so little turbo lag and a gearbox that tends to be in the right gear at the right time. Ford also introduced the sporty Escape ST-Line. For those seeking the most efficient Escape, look no further than the plug-in hybrid model, which earns fuel economy ratings as high as 44 mpg city. 2021 Mazda CX-9 range with new models and luxe seating, Hybrid Hyundai Santa Fe confirmed for Australia, Mazda’s enviro-friendly and stylish MX-30 confirmed for Australia, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmakcMcwd1w&fbclid=IwAR1Ho9eep_nz7fYynjHbJ2ncdf0Amgt5Vz49HSrM802mQxR1Urekbi_AVQ0, Things to look at when buying a used classic/enthusiast car, Testing Bluesteeleâs 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series, Slot car sets you can drive to survive lockdown with, Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand. Another grand on top of that gets you a foot gesture-activated power tailgate. Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.84 g Check out ⏩ 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid ⭐ test drive review: price details, trims, and specs overview, interior features, exterior design, MPG and mileage capacity, dimensions. Length: 180.5 in 280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm, CHASSIS Curb weight: 3731 lb, C/DTEST RESULTSRollout, 1ft: 0.3 sec60 mph: 5.7 sec100 mph: 15.5 sec120 mph: 25.7 sec Four different powertrains are offered including optional hybrid and plug-in hybrid setups, which aim to sip fuel and provide extra electric-powered boost when needed. The front seat thankfully has cupholders and a small centre console bin with a handy tray on the top. Despite its flaws, the Escape continues to be a decent option for compact SUV buyers, but competitors such as the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan offer greater refinement, nicer furnishings, and more driving pleasure for similar money. The two Korean contenders are shortly due for big upgrades. The old one, again in ST-Line, was an excellent mid-size SUV. Barely made a dent. You can use it to lock or unlock remotely and the app also allows you to call roadside assistance or book a service. which also includes roadside assist and a loan car when youâre in for a service. There are 257 reviews for the 2019 Ford Escape, click through to see what your fellow consumers are saying We’ve analyzed 40 Ford Escape reviews, as well as hard data points like reliability ratings and cost of ownership estimates, to help you make the best car-buying decision possible. Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.4 sec The car will also auto-dial 000 after a big enough crash if your phone is connected. Ford claims the Escape will drink 95 RON fuel at a rate of 8.6L/100km on the combined cycle. Nothing dramatic and the car itself is not up on stilts, so it’s not a deal-breaker. Mazda’s CX-5 remains a very strong contender despite being one of the smaller in class. It’s good for 183kW at 5700rpm and 387Nm at 3100rpm, and is mated to an eight-speed automatic. Give it a year and you can buy a plug-in hybrid version, too. Powering the Escape range is Ford’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol. Observed: 26 mpg Quick, composed and fun for an SUV, it’s like an overgrown hot hatch for people who don’t want to leave that kind of performance behind when they go for something bigger. The app also has things like service history and connectivity with a Ford Guide helpdesk person. You get a 12.3-inch digital dash, flat-bottomed steering wheel and âmetallicâ sports pedals added to the mix. The Escape's base engine is a 2.5-liter I-4 with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. They look a big baggy and not very sporty, but this isn’t an Audi with air suspension, so 35-profile tyres would be unbearable. At launch, all Escapes get the punchy 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost. Powered by a choice of three four-cylinder engines—two of which are turbocharged—and underpinned by the same platform as the athletic Focus, the 2019 Ford Escape offers something many of its rivals lack: genuine fun from behind the wheel. The Kia Sportage is cheaper but smaller and less well-equipped with old engines to boot. All-wheel drive is available, but the Escape lacks the sophisticated all-terrain gear of its new, larger go-anywhere stablemate. The Technology Pack costs $1,300 and upgrades the headlights to active matrix LED you get an autocue-style head-up display inside.