This vehicle has a history. Since the 2001 model, they have had an issue with the EGR valve which the dealers seem to be ignorant of. This issue causes the vehicle to lose power and lost steering control. I am about to take mine into the dealer to have it checked as to why this thing is stuttering and trying to stall out while flashing "Service Engine Now" on the display. I highly recommend one to look elsewhere for a vehicle as this one WILL let you down. I only have 33,000 miles on it. Yet it's starting to do the things people with 60K miles have issues with. A little too early for my taste. Anyone remember the Ford Escort? Yeah, that one went boom a lot in the 80s.
2015 Ford Escape SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
We bought this used with 23k on odometer 2 yrs ago and we have 79000 on it now and it has been a wonderful car no repairs have been needed and it has been a joy to drive, great power and good MPG average 23.5 combined and will see 28 MPG even when cruising at 80! Handling is great and works very well in snow here in Montana. I would recommend to all. Ours is an SE with 2.0l Ecoboost.
i really regret buying this car. It can be zippy and fun at times, certainly during a 10 minute test drive. But living with it day to day is a nightmare. No storage for phones, drinks, and all the other modern accoutrements you need. But this pales in comparison to the absolutely horrible seats. They are so uncomfortable I dread driving it and cannot drive for more than 30 minutes without back pain. And yes, I did actually sit in it during my test drive. If you do want to buy one, rent it for a few days first. The negatives require time to surface, and once they do, you will be glad you didn't sign the dotted line. There are so many better alternatives out there. Do yourself a favor and skip this one.
2015 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Cargo area behind rear seats is not flat. Sales people kept telling me is flat; well it is not. I put a level on it and it drops 2" between rear of back seat and cargo door. Second 1.6 L engine has no pick up and averages under 22 MPG. Third for some idiotic reason they made both the trip odometer and the regular odometer devoid of decimal (tenths). If I want go back and check the distance I have walked, no can do. If I am told to go 1.5 miles, no can do. If I want to check difference between detour route and regular can be more than a mile off because can't see tenths. The cargo slope and the odometer would have been enough not to buy. Note: have checked manual no mention of odometer tenths. The designers just eliminated tenths.