Ford is raising the bar with the 2022 version of the ever-popular Escape. This sporty crossover continues to demonstrate versatility with its available off-roading capability, improved fuel efficiency, and environmentally conscious engines.
The seemingly-modest 2022 Escape offers three engine types with four powertrains. The 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engines are both great options for those who want to lower their fuel consumption and vehicle emissions. These engines include a versatile eight-speed transmission and Auto Start-Stop technology that quickly restarts the engine after braking. You’ll get even more capability when the 2.0-liter engine is paired with the EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow Package, which allows for up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity.
The Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid versions of the Escape both offer the 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine, making them worthwhile options for those looking to increase their gas mileage. Both have an impressive 1,500-pound towing capacity when paired with the Trailer Tow Package and more compact batteries to optimize storage space.
Whether you’re in the city or making a trip to the Palo Alto National Park, the Escape maintains functionality for both. Available Intelligent AWD with AWD Disconnect disables the rear driveline when all-wheel drive is not needed anymore, reducing the energy demands of the drivetrain and creating a seamless switch from off-roading.
The Escape is offers five drive modes for a variety of terrain and lifestyles. The Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand modes help to make stressful driving conditions, like heavy rain, simple.
While this SUV contains an abundance of standard features, Ford delivers more with a wide range of package options. The most distinguished bundles include the SEL Stealth AWD package, which is built for comfort with its ActiveX™ seating material. The Titanium Elite package refines this model with standard chrome surround, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a wireless charging pad.
Equipped with second-row 60/40 split-seats and up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space, there is plenty of room for outdoor gear in the Escape. The second-row seats also come prepared for family and friends by allowing a back and forth slide that offers more legroom or trunk space. You’ll even enjoy more area in the driver’s seat with a compact rotary gear shift that opens the space for smart storage and cup holders.
Need a hand loading that tent? The 2022 Escape provides an optional foot-activated liftgate that opens the trunk when the Intelligent Access key fob is near. This liftgate can be adjusted for differing heights, offering the flexibility of unloading in tight spaces and lower overhangs.
The 2022 Escape is no stranger to advanced safety technology that can keep up with any adventure. Outfitted with Ford Co-Pilot360™, this SUV offers a variety of safety features such as Pre-Collision Assist, Park Assist, and Auto High Beams. Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control is able to resume set speeds and slow down with oncoming traffic, making those long Texas road trips even easier.
Other smart features include the SYNC® 3, which allows you to control the digital interface using voice commands and can be accompanied with Alexa for a personalized atmosphere. Pairing this with the head-up display that projects a transparent instrument panel onto the windshield means keeping your eyes on the road at all times.
The Escape isn’t without its extra technological luxuries. Enhance everyone’s experience by opting for the B&O® sound system that provides vibrant and immersive sound capabilities with 10 speakers and a subwoofer. By signing up for Fordpass™ Connect, your passengers have the ability to connect up to 10 devices to a 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.
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