Escape has been a stalwart compact crossover vehicle in the Ford lineup for nearly 20 years. The first generation began as a 2001 model, followed by a second generation from 2008 to 2012. The current third-generation Escape debuted as a 2013 model, and continues with evolutionary upgrades, a facelift, and a few other tweaks.
The 2019 Ford Escape rides on a 105.9-inch wheelbase and is 178.1 inches long, 72.4 inches wide (not including mirrors), and 66.3 inches tall, weighing in at 3,515 to 3,755 lbs (depending on powertrain). There are three available four-cylinder engines: a 2.5-liter with 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque; a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo (179 hp/177 lb-ft of torque); and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo (245 hp/175 lb-ft of torque). Front-wheel drive is standard; 4WD is available with the turbo engines. Base prices start at $24,105 and go up to $34,120. Here are 10 Ford Escape competitors to consider.