The used Ford Escape has a long history of having a lot to offer. Though these compact crossovers have changed a lot over the years, all used Escapes have rich comfort and sporty performance in common. Our comparison guide is here to help you get to know how the Escape has evolved, so you can choose the model year that’s right for you.
Fourth Generation: 2020-Current Model
Why you should check out the fourth-generation used Ford Escape: When Ford redesigned this crossover for 2020, they made it bigger, stronger, lighter, and more stylish. These Escapes even offer hybrid powertrains, which earn up to 41 mpg combined even as they kick up dust with 200 horsepower. Indeed, this compact crossover provides quite a few ways to get around. In addition to its new hybrid models, both gas-powered and plug-in hybrid powertrains are also available.
Because it is 200 pounds lighter than previous models, the fourth-generation Escape is more fun on a twisty road. Add in this used crossover’s sharp steering and capable handling, and you’ve got quite the daily driver.
Though this used Escape features a sleek new roofline, it manages to provide extra headroom in both rows. Seating is sublimely comfortable. Shoppers can scale the trim levels for more to love, including leather seating and heated seats. An updated 8-inch infotainment touchscreen sits atop the dashboard, adding to the cabin’s sleek modern style.
Third Generation: 2013-2019
Why choose the third-generation used Ford Escape? When you shop these used compact crossovers, you get plenty of bang for your buck. Compared to the previous generation, this one offers more in modern infotainment features and high-tech safety systems.
Sync voice controls are standard for all trim levels, giving you easy access to infotainment features. The optional MyFord Touch interface includes a handy color touchscreen. Depending on model year, this system also includes smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Depending on model year and how a used Escape has been optioned, safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring. Where some competitor technology might cry wolf, the Ford renditions of these safety systems have a reputation for reliable performance.
And, like previous Escapes, these used compact crossovers treat you to roomy comfort and a sporty, capable performance. Three engines are available, with the most powerful spitting out 240 horses and the thriftiest earning 26 mpg combined.
Second Generation: 2008-2012
What you’ll love about the second-generation used Ford Escape: The many strengths of this generation include high-tech features and sporty performance.
This used compact crossover is also perfect for budget-minded shoppers. For a friendly price, this crop of used Escapes delivers modern styling and a barrage of conveniences.
There are three second-generation used Ford escape trim levels: XLS, XLT, and Limited. The XLS is outfitted with modern necessities, like power accessories and cruise control. The XLT adds modern convenience with a power driver’s seat and automatic headlights. In the upscale Limited, leather upholstery and heated front seats make your ride a little sweeter.
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