For a great deal on a ride that’s both sporty and city-friendly, check out the pre-owned Ford Escape. This small crossover is both comfortable and capable—with its optional winter-ready all-wheel drive and towing capabilities. Our Gregory Mitsubishi used buying guide is here to help you learn how these crossovers have changed from generation to generation.
Fourth Generation: 2020-Current Model Year
Why you should check out the fourth-generation pre-owned Ford Escape: Compared to other generations, this new Escape offers improved power and acceleration. It’s easier than ever to keep up with fast-moving traffic and coast around slow-moving cars. Shoppers can also choose from a variety of powertrain options, including a thrifty hybrid and a sporty 250-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Inside, the fourth-generation Escape is roomier than ever. Cargo space is also bigger, which means more space for your shopping bags and sports equipment. The front seats are both nicely padded and supportive, adding to the Escape’s road-trip appeal. New sliding-and-reclining second-row seats let passengers literally kick back and enjoy the ride.
How did these Escapes change from model year to model year? This generation has only just begun, but stay tuned for any future updates.
Third Generation: 2013-2019
Why you should check out the third-generation pre-owned Ford Escape: With their interior creature comforts and sporty capabilities, these small crossovers represent some of the best of what the segment has to offer. Modern used shoppers will appreciate these models’ smartphone integration features and user-friendly infotainment interfaces. Seating is roomy and supportive. As you climb the trim hierarchy—S, SE, SEL, and Titanium—you’ll enjoy more luxury options, like the power panoramic sunroof, navigation technology, and power liftgate.
Three engine options were available for these small crossovers. The standard engine, a 168-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, strikes a healthy balance between efficiency and speed. The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is both thriftier and more powerful. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is the line’s quickest option, boosting performance with 245 horses. Every Escape trim model offered all-wheel drive, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find this winter-ready performance gear on a pre-owned Escape.
How did these Escapes change from model year to model year? For 2019, keyless entry and push-button ignition features became standard on the SE and up.
The SEL trim level, which slots between the mid-grade SE and the luxurious Titanium, appeared for the 2018 model year.
The 2017 Escape introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capabilities, which include hands-free access to compatible devices.
Ford’s latest infotainment system, Sync 3, first appeared on the 2016 Escape, where it was optional. It replaces the MyFord Touch system in the lineup.
Beginning in 2014, every Escape came standard with a rearview camera and Ford’s Sync voice controls for the first time.
To test-drive the pre-owned Ford Escape, visit us at Gregory Mitsubishi. We’re proud to be able to serve Lake Villa, IL and surrounding areas.