Small but mighty, compact but capable, the Ford Escape is a popular crossover among young professionals, growing families, college students, and more. If you're considering this SUV for your drives through Savannah, GA, or Hardeeville, SC, then you'll be in good hands.

Check out our Ford Escape reviews to learn more about what this vehicle can offer your drives through Beaufort, Port Royal, Hilton Head, SC, and beyond. When you're ready to check it out for yourself, contact the team at O.C. Welch Ford and take a test drive!

Ford Escape Performance

The Ford Escape is a spunky compact SUV that's always ready to hit the road. With two gas-powered engine options to pick from, you're sure to get the kind of performance you want. These engine options are:

  • Standard 1.5L EcoBoost® I-3 engine: 181 horsepower
  • Available 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 engine: 250 horsepower

These pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a standard or available all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The 1.5L engine comes standard with front-wheel drive (FWD).

Ford Escape MPG

In addition to its gas-powered engine options, the Escape makes a hybrid powertrain available. This includes a 2.5L I-4 engine paired with an electric motor. With this powertrain, you'll be able to get an EPA-estimated 43 city/37 highway MPG with available AWD.

When equipped with available AWD, the 1.5L gas-powered engine gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 city/31 highway MPG. The 2.0L gas-powered engine gets an EPA-estimated 23 city/31 highway MPG.

Ford Escape Interior

The interior of the Ford Escape truly feels like your home away from home. It includes comfort features like available heated front seats, as well as sliding rear seats that can help you take advantage of all your legroom, which you can see below:

  • Legroom (front/rear): 42.4/40.7 inches
  • Cargo volume behind front row: 65.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo volume behind rear row: 37.5 cubic feet

With 37.5 cubic feet of trunk space behind the rear seats, you'll have enough room for a medium-size dog crate. This gives you enough room to bring Fido along on the next family getaway.

Ford Escape Technology

The Escape is full of all the technology you need for a fun and safe drive. The Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite comes standard on every Ford Escape and includes driver-assistive features like:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear View Camera
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

An available 8-inch floating touchscreen in the center stack also connects you to your media through features like Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth® connectivity, which you can safely use on the go to stream music or take hands-free phone calls.

Ford Escape Trim Levels

With the Ford Escape, you'll get four different trim levels to pick from:

  • S
  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium

The SE is also available as the SE Sport Hybrid trim and the Titanium trim is available as a hybrid as well. By having so many ways to configure your Escape, you'll be able to choose the SUV that's the right fit for your needs.

The S trim includes all the standard features, and the other trims build on from there to add in even more safety, technology, power, and comfort.

Review the Ford Escape

Does the Ford Escape sound like the right SUV for your drives through Beaufort, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia? Then stop by O.C. Welch Ford to try it out. Drivers near Port Royal, Hardeeville, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, can contact us to schedule a test drive today!

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O. C. Welch Ford Lincoln Inc.

4920 Independence Blvd
Directions Hwy 278
Hardeeville, SC 29927

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