Ford Escape in Jacksonville, Florida

Ford Escape: Sporty Looks with Room for Five

Get ready for adventure with the Ford Escape! An exemplar of the compact crossover segment, the Ford Escape offers roomy passenger accommodations, flexible cargo capacity, and an abundance of trim level and powertrain options. Its comfortable seats and composed ride quality are ideal for both long highway journeys and trips around town. And with a convenient physical footprint and easy maneuverability, it's well-suited to navigating busy city streets and parking lots. 

So, if you're looking to swap your sedan for the extra space and versatility of an SUV without taking on imposing space requirements, then be sure to add the new Ford Escape or the hybrid version, the Ford Escape PHEV, to the top of your research list.


The Ford Escape's standard motivation comes from a responsive 1.5L EcoBoost engine (181 horsepower, 190 pound-feet of torque) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. Equipped on S, SE, and SEL trim levels, the base engine features cylinder-deactivation technology for improved efficiency, achieving an EPA-estimated 30 mpg combined. For enhanced handling and control in inclement conditions or when venturing from the asphalt, all-wheel-drive is available on any trim (standard on Titanium).

SE Sport and Titanium tiers get a boost in both power and efficiency from a 200-horsepower Atkinson-Cycle 2.0L hybrid rated at 200 horsepower and an EPA-estimated 41 mpg in combined driving. And if you're looking for a crossover with a little more incentive under the hood, a robust 2.0L turbo-four (250hp, 280 lb-ft) is an option for SEL and Titanium models.

Accommodations and Versatility

Despite its "compact" label, the Ford Escape makes great use of its internal dimensions, providing ample accommodations for up to five passengers, with 33.5 cubic feet to spare for your groceries or gear behind the rear seats. Additionally, Escape's sliding second-row prioritizes passenger legroom in its standard position, or you can slide it forward to increase cargo area to 37.5 cubic feet. And when you need max carrying capacity, you can access up to 65.4 cubic feet by folding the 60/40-split rear seatbacks.

Technology and Safety

Standard on SE models and above, Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system makes it easy to stay in touch and on track while on the go. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto seamlessly integrate useful smartphone apps and functions with the central 8-inch touchscreen, providing easy access to hands-free communications, Google and Apple Maps, streaming media, weather info, and more.

And since your safety isn't optional, neither is Ford Co-Pilot360™. Standard across the lineup, this suite of advanced driver-assistance technologies includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Ford Escape Trim Levels

Escape SE

Moving up one level, Escape SE enhances comfort and convenience and provides access to the available hybrid powertrain. Exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels and keyless entry. On the inside, you'll get a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, automatic climate control, and an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Escape SE Sport Hybrid

Escape's middle trim level builds on the Escape SE with a standard 2.5L hybrid engine, a 12-inch digital instrument panel, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Escape SEL

Escape's penultimate trim reverts to the standard engine and opens the door to the available 2.0L turbo power mill. SEL models also receive several premium upgrades, including exterior equipment like 18-inch alloy wheels, a hands-free liftgate, remote engine start, and rear parking sensors. Interior amenities include a heated steering wheel and ActiveX simulated leather upholstery.

Escape Titanium

The top-tier hybrid-powered Titanium trim comes fully loaded with features like leather upholstery, Adaptive Cruise Control, an automated parking system, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system. The 2.0L EcoBoost turbo-four is optional.

Test Drive the new Ford Escape in Jacksonville

Reach out to Duval Ford today for more information about the new Ford Escape and its available trim levels, configurations, and special financing opportunities. And if you'd like a closer look to see if the Escape is right for you, we welcome you to schedule a test drive at your convenience. We'd love to give you a tour.

Check out these other Ford SUVs

Are you seeking a five-seater with even roomier accommodations, extra cargo space, or a more potent powertrain? The Escape's larger sibling, the midsize Ford Edge, increases passenger and cargo volume by 9.9 and 8.0 cubic feet, respectively, and comes standard with a 250-horsepower 2.0L turbo-four.

And if your Jacksonville family requires extra seat belts and storage, consider the added capacity and capability of the new Ford Explorer.