2022 Ford Escape PHEV MPG, Price, Reviews & Photos | NewCars.com

2022 Ford Escape PHEV is no longer being sold as new.

2022 Ford Escape PHEV

2022 Ford Escape PHEV Overview

Notable Features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Gas-only, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto available

The Good
  • Power of optional 2.0-liter engine
  • Blend of power, efficiency (Hybrid)
  • Light, precise steering
  • Backseat space
  • Plug-in hybrid eligible for federal tax credit

The Bad
  • Eight-speed automatic resists downshifts
  • Brake-pedal feel
  • Busy ride with 19-inch wheels
  • Some low-grade interior trim

What Is the 2022 Ford Escape?
The Ford Escape is a compact SUV that seats up to five people in two rows. It comes with a choice of gas, gas-electric hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, the latter of which is eligible for a federal tax credit and can go up to 38 miles on electric power alone, according to EPA estimates. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and competitors include the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

What’s New on the 2022 Ford Escape?
There are no significant changes this year.

What Features in the 2022 Ford Escape Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding and sliding backseat
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Available features include:
  • Power liftgate
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Remote start
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Digital instrument panel
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Navigation
  • Bang & Olufsen premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-centering capability
  • Rear parking sensors

Should I Buy the 2022 Ford Escape?
The Escape is comfortable and delivers strong performance with its optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Escape Hybrid makes good power while still managing 41 mpg combined in front-drive form, according to EPA estimates, and the plug-in hybrid offers decent electric-only range. The gas-only Escape’s eight-speed automatic transmission isn’t very willing to downshift, however, and brake-pedal feel could be better.

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