It was nearly twenty-five years ago that the Ford Escape received its initial introduction to an eager automotive world. Launched in 2001, the Escape offered a blend of functionality, urban appeal, and exciting design that hit the mark in every way. As Ford’s entry into the compact SUV market, the Escape excelled at impressing the masses thanks to its comfortable cabin, practical features, and overall spirited ride that proved it was a contender.
After multiple generations, updates, and redesigns, the 2024 Ford Escape is still driving strong. Adopting a more modern look than the original, the Escape is sleek, stylish, and still offers plenty of spirit. Sporty elements on the Escape match the dynamic driving experience you will enjoy when behind the wheel. Multiple engine options and the ability to equip the Escape with all-wheel drive opens up a world of possibilities. Even towing is an option, proving you truly can have the best of both worlds.
A range of trim offerings, each equipped with a plethora of technology features, provide ample opportunity to customize the Escape. From cutting-edge infotainment tech to convenient driver assistance features, the Escape has your back in every situation. You can use the Escape’s exceptional tech as your co-pilot or personal DJ. Features like the premium sound system and expansive touchscreen display make this SUV the ideal sidekick.
Technology has been making leaps and bounds in recent years, and the automotive industry is reaping the rewards. Vehicles are more technologically advanced than ever before, with high-tech entertainment features, connectivity options, safety tools, and so much more. Ford has been at the forefront of these advancements, showcasing the continually evolving SYNC infotainment software. Currently on SYNC 4, the latest and greatest in Ford technology provides incredible connectivity, infotainment, and more.
Cloud-based connectivity elevates what the 2024 Escape is capable of. Offerings like Wireless Apple CarPlay and Wireless Android Auto allow for seamless integration of your smart device and SUV. SYNC 4’s enhanced voice recognition lets you easily make calls, send texts, play music, and access other important information hands-free and cord-free. FordPass Connect is another feature you can enjoy in the Escape, where you can see information regarding your vehicle’s health, schedule maintenance, and have access to roadside assistance.
SYNC 4 also provides 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, letting you bring the outside world with you wherever you go. No one will be left out with the ability to have up to 10 personal devices access the hotspot at one time. Whether you are hitting the road for a long drive or camping out, the 4G connection has you covered, even up to 50 feet outside of your Escape.
An expansive 13.2-inch touchscreen display comes standard on the ST-Line Elite and higher trims, replacing the base eight-inch display. Both screen options provide a focal point in the 2024 Escape, designed to bring everyone together. The LCD capacitive touchscreen is your hub for all things tech, including the available 360-Degree Camera with Split View, which increases safety and driver confidence. Select trims also come standard with Connected Navigation, so you have easy-to-follow directions right at your fingertips.
With features like the available Wireless Charging Pad and the premium B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, you can sit back and relax in everything technology has to offer. The 2024 Ford Escape allows you to unplug or plug-in to get what you need where you need it. Convenience, comfort, practicality, and, of course, safety are all a given in the Ford Escape.
The 2024 Escape is Ford’s response to a changing industry. Performance isn’t enough anymore, and demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is on the rise. Balancing efficiency and power is an art form, one that Ford has become quite adept at. If Ford is an artist, then the Escape is its masterpiece, perfectly combining powerful performance and impressive efficiency.
Part of Ford’s success has come from the use of its EcoBoost engine line-up, a tool that contributes greatly to the efficiency and power of the Escape. There are two EcoBoost engine options available on the 2024 Escape, both providing improved fuel efficiency and dependable performance. First up is the 1.5L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology, which comes standard on the Active and the ST-Line trims. Standard on the ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and Platinum trims is the slightly larger 2.0L EcoBoost engine. The 2.0L ups the power output from 180 hp to 250 hp and increases the maximum towing capacity to 3,500 lbs.
In addition to the two EcoBoost engines, the 2024 Ford Escape offers a pair of hybrid powertrains. The standard Escape Hybrid combines a 2.5L gasoline engine with electric motors for incredible fuel efficiency. Even better, it sits between the two EcoBoost engines in terms of power output, so you can enjoy lower gas bills and exceptional performance in the same vehicle. This powertrain is an option on the ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and Platinum trims.
The 2024 Escape Plug-In Hybrid is the last option in the trim line-up, sporting a plug-in version of the standard hybrid powertrain. This includes a much larger 14.4 kWh battery pack and more powerful electric motors, allowing it to drive on electricity alone for considerable distances. The option to run off electricity instead of gas is a major advantage, providing new opportunities in everyday life. Using an Atkinson-Cycle engine already improves efficiency by pulling more get-up-and-go out of the fuel you put in. Pair the Atkinson-Cycle’s unique design with the plethora of benefits that come from a plug-in hybrid design, and you have a winning combination.
SUVs combine utility, performance, comfort, and safety, wrapping up everything we want in a vehicle in an often sleek and sporty design. The 2024 Ford Escape does this with ease and provides the necessary focus on safety that many SUV owners desire. As a Ford, the Escape is gifted with the Ford Co-Pilot360 driver assist suite, an array of technologies designed to keep you and your loved ones safer on the road.
One of the features included in the suit is BLIS, Ford’s Blind Spot Information System. Using radar, the system can detect vehicles located in the Escape’s blind spots. If a vehicle is detected, the system issues an alert, helping you to drive defensively. The same radar is used for Rear Cross-Traffic Braking, which monitors traffic behind your vehicle when you are reversing out of a parking spot. Ford actively works to minimize blind spots in multiple scenarios, increasing your safety on the road.
The 2024 Escape is also equipped with other driver assist tools designed to increase safety for you, your passengers, and those around you. Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is one such feature. Almost like magic, the Pre-Collision Assist system detects potential collisions before they happen, both with other vehicles and pedestrians. By issuing an alert before impact, you can react more effectively. If more assistance is needed, Automatic Emergency Braking kicks in to stop the vehicle faster than you can react.
Although the 2024 Escape is packed with many more features designed to keep you safe, BLIS and Pre-Collision Assist address everyday driving scenarios and are game changers for road safety. The Lane-Keeping System, which includes Lane-Keeping Assist, Lane-Keeping Alert, and Driver Alert, is another tool that effectively addresses distracted driving. Most of us have seen that car weaving back and forth dangerously on the highway. Whether someone is lost in thought, using their phone, or just a bit sleepy, distracted driving can be dangerous, but with Ford’s driver assist systems at work, the road can be a safer place.