When you need a competent compact SUV to protect your road needs around Hixson, TN, the 2024 Ford Escape delivers. This go-getter has received consecutive Five-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with the latest accolade for 2024. Other awards include the top spot in the J.D. Power APEAL Study for compact SUVs, and a 10 Best User Experiences nod for Wards, both for 2020.
Because of a mid-cycle update in 2023 with revised trims, larger screens, and more assertive styling, this year's model did not see any significant changes to what is already an incredible compact SUV. MotorTrend does not predict any yearly updates until at least 2027.
|Specs||2024 Ford Escape Active™|
|Standard Engine||1.5L EcoBoost® Engine Auto Start-Stop Technology|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||27 city / 34 hwy mpg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.8 gallons|
|Horsepower||180 hp @ 6,000 rpm|
|Transmission||8-Speed Automatic Transmission|
Depending on the trim line that you select, you have a choice of the following engines: 2.0-liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle I4 Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, 2.0-liter EcoBoost, and 1.5-liter EcoBoost. The latter two powerplants get an 8-speed automatic transmission and have Auto Start-Stop technology, which turns the engine off at stops to save fuel and restarts when you move your foot off the brake. You can pull up to 3,500 pounds of camper or boat when your vehicle is properly equipped.
The interior of the 2024 Ford Escape accommodates up to five people unless you fold down the 60/40 split second-row seatbacks to increase cargo capacity. To keep you warm in the winter, the front seats and steering wheel are available with built-in heating. The driver gets up to 10 power adjustments, with the front passenger benefiting from up to six power adjustments. To increase the luxury, leather upholstery is available with mini perforations and a quilting design. A center console with a convenient media bin provides additional storage, while the back row gets a fold-down armrest in the center.
The available 13.2-inch LCD SYNC 4 capacitive touchscreen wirelessly connects to your compatible smartphone through Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You can then make calls, send and receive text messages, and use your favorite apps while you're still on the highway. Enhancing your commute is the available Bang & Olufsen Sound System, which has ten speakers that include a subwoofer. Your entertainment can come from SiriusXM satellite radio, which features commercial-free music, exclusive celebrity talk, and live pro sports. You and your passengers can connect to the Internet using the built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot. When you go to slow speed reverse, the 360° Camera with Split View shows you virtual top-down views of your surroundings to make type maneuvers easier.
The 2024 Ford Escape boasts many protective features to guard your daily drive. Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go and Lane Centering and Speed Sign Recognition maintains a gap between you and the next car and ensures that you remain centered in your lane. Forward Collision Warning tells you if you're about to hit the next car and prevents an accident by engaging Automatic Emergency Braking. To make lane changes safer, the Blind Spot Information System reveals any vehicles that have entered your blind zone.
When you back out of a parking spot, Rear Cross Traffic Braking let you know about any cars crossing your reverse. The Lane Keeping System tells you if you're drifting across the highway lanes without a turn signal and relies on Lane Keeping Aid to apply gentle steering nudges to bring you back to the center of the lane. When you back into a parking spot, Rear Parking Sensors tell you how close you are getting to an obstacle that is behind you.
Want to know more about the 2024 Ford Escape? Contact our Ford dealership in Hixson, TN to learn everything about this incredible model and schedule a test drive!