First Look: 2008 Ford Escape
Ford's smallest SUV
The Escape, a startling sales success since its introduction back in 2000 as a 2001 model, has finally come in for a redesign. The unibody, suspension, engines, drive systems, and overall size are the same, but there are some styling changes, and there's a new electric power-steering system.
The raised beltline gives this trucklet a more Explorer-like road presence. The nose is newly blunted. The interior is fully redesigned with more contemporary-looking instrumentation and features what Ford believes to be the first seating surfaces made completely of recycled "post-industrial" materials. Since the Escape was still selling well, it makes sense for Ford to play this first major updating conservatively. It should be on sale this spring.
2015 Ford Escape SpecificationsVIEW ALL
|Fair Market Price||$22,334|
|Editors' Overall Rating|
|Mileage||22 City / 31 Highway|
|Horse Power||168 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Torque||170 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm|