2019 Ford Escape Trims and Options
The Escape is Ford's contribution to the blistering hot compact SUV class. The market can't get enough of these family haulers with their athletic looks. That's part of why the Ford Escape put up enormous sales numbers last year, this bestselling Ford model being second only to the F-150. Pushing 300,000 sales a year, the Escape is a force to reckon with. When a vehicle gets this popular, Ford invests more resources into trims and options. Consequently, there is more need for information. What kind of Escape should you get? What options are available? How much will this all cost? This article aims to answer your most pressing questions.
The Fleet-Fare Escape S
The base trim level is the Ford Escape S, starting at just $24,105. The accessibility and affordability are this trim's biggest assets. Amenities are few but they include a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine making 168 horsepower, cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable driver's seat, rearview camera, MyKey, and Ford's voice-activated SYNC infotainment system with 4.2-inch display screen, six-speaker audio system, and USB port. This trim level is for fleets-big business for Ford, but are rarer on the dealership lot.
The Affordable Escape SE
Starting at $26,500, the Ford Escape SE is plenty affordable and still rife with features that buyers want. You get everything the Escape S offers, plus 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, push-button start, remote start, fog lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a SYNC 3 touch-screen infotainment system with satellite radio and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You can get all-wheel drive for an extra $1,500.
Consider one of two packages. If safety is paramount to you and your family, consider picking up the Safe and Smart package for $995. This package comes with rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, assisted pre-collision braking, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and lane keep assist. If, however, you want to show off to your neighbors, there's the Sport Appearance package for $1,295, adding leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, partial leather-trimmed sport seats, and more exterior styling.
The Stylish Escape SEL
If you like the Sport Appearance package on the SE, you're going to adore the Escape SEL, which keeps those options coming. Leather wraps the steering wheel and seating. Power liftgate does the work for you. And rear parking sensors keeps you and your car safer. Grab the Sun and Style package for $1,195 and they throw in a panoramic sunroof and larger aluminum wheels.
The Premium Escape Titanium
For just $32,620, you get the best trim level Ford offers. There's active park assist that parks your car for you, 10-speaker Sony premium audio system to knock your socks off, and a 245-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine to blow you away. There's also HD Radio, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and a navigation system.
If you have a boat, trailer, or RV, grab the Trailer Tow package, which includes sway control and an auxiliary transmission oil cooler, for $495. Or maybe you're interesting in those last few safety systems in the Safe and Smart package for $1,895. On the Titanium and SEL trims, all-wheel drive is available for $1,500.