Despite the fact that the base turbo three- and improved turbo-four engines are still available in the Ford Escape, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are also an option.

The Ford Escape has a lot of interior space for passengers and goods, but its interior isn't as luxurious as that of competitors like the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

However, the Ford Escape has a number of desired driver-assistance systems as standard equipment and can be upgraded with a variety of additional comforts and conveniences.

The 2022 Ford Escape is identical to the 2021 model, with the exception of three new blue colours that have been added to the options list: Atlas Blue, Flight Blue, and Iced Blue.

Cost-wise, the Ford Escape is comparable to other popular small SUVs. The base price of the Escape is $25,555, and the top-of-the-line Escape Titanium is $35,490.

The base engine for the 2022 Escape is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower that can be ordered with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Ford also provides two Escape hybrids to compete with new rivals like the Toyota RAV4 Prime and the Honda CR-V hybrid.

The plug-in hybrid variant has an 11.2-kWh battery pack, which is sufficient for 37 miles of electric-only driving according to the EPA estimates.

Adding all-wheel drive reduces the Ford Escape's ratings from 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined to 26 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined.

Although the Ford Escape's cabin is well designed and roomy for both front- and rear-seat occupants, it has some cheap plastic panels.

Up to eight carry-on luggage can fit in the spacious cargo hold located behind the Ford Escape's back seat, which is equal to that of its crosstown competition, the Chevrolet Equinox.