2022 Ford Escape vs. Its Competition

2022 Ford Escape
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Escape and Bronco Sport share some powertrains and broad strokes, but they’re Irish twins in the Ford crossover lineup.

The Bronco Sport is the brawnier sibling, the Escape (especially the hybrid) is the brains of the family.

The Forester is a Best Car to Buy winner thanks to its ability to meld two into one: utility and function with bona fide off-road chops.

The RAV4 and CR-V are sales juggernauts and offer hybrid powertrains, so they should be on any shopper’s list.

The Equinox has been updated, but comes only with a low-output turbo-4 engine.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2022 Ford Escape brings hybrid excellence and middling seat and interior quality to a hotly competitive class.
6.2
The 2022 Chevy Equinox secures its passengers well but doesn’t stand out among snappier, techier crossover SUVs.
7.0
The 2022 Ford Bronco Sport artfully blends the SUV past and the crossover present into one smartly executed all-terrain vehicle.
6.5
A perennial bestseller, the 2022 Honda CR-V charms with its roominess, comfort, efficiency, and safety ratings.
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The 2022 Subaru Forester rains value down on crossover-SUV drivers, and safety’s a very close second.
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The 2021 Toyota RAV4 is the meat-and-potatoes crossover for many buyers; the RAV4 Prime supplies the all-electric range.
MSRP From     
$25,555$25,800$27,265$25,750$25,195$26,350
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/ASmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
S FWDFWD 4-Door LS w/1LSBase 4x4LX 2WDCVTLE FWD (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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