The best thing about shopping used is that you can get a great deal on a reliable ride. You already know that the Ford Escape has been one of America's bestselling small crossovers SUVs since its debut - but how does the used Ford Escape speak to you personally? Here are five reasons why you should buy a used Ford Escape. (Spoiler alert: it's basically the total package.)
Compact Price Tag But Roomy Interior
The used Ford Escape is an excellent example of such a deal. These peppy crossovers wrap you in comfort, deliver the appropriate tech features, and drag heavy toys around - and they do it all at a great price. Passenger space is a must, and the used Ford Escape delivers the goods. All five seats are nice and supportive, making hours spend on the road fly by. Or, at the very least, you won't feel a need to jump out of the cabin during a road trip. There's also enough growing space for your kids' heads and legs. If you land a used Ford Escape that's higher on the trim spectrum, you'll even find upscale comforts - like leather upholstery and heated seats - on the features list.
You Can Access Your Smartphone, Hands-Free
We definitely don't condone texting and driving. And neither does the Escape. Recent renditions of this compact crossover include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can actually stay connected without lifting a single finger from the wheel. Depending on how far back you go, most recent model years also include Ford's infotainment system and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. These Escapes are all set to plug you into the world - but in such a manner that doesn't distract you from the road.
The Used Escape Is Sporty, Efficient and Capable
This punchy little crossover supplies everything you could want out of a daily drive. Handling is swift and steering is quick, perfect for perilous mountain roads and jammed-up city streets alike. You'll be switching lanes in bumper-to-bumper traffic and swinging around spirals with the best of them. Ford's EcoBoost engines are another big plus. These balance fuel economy with power, so you're never short on either. Mileage varies according to model year, but recent renditions of the Escape are EPA-rated for up to 23 city/30 highway mpg.
If you deal with icy roads every winter, shop for an all-wheel-drive used Escape. These crossovers grip the road with greater traction for a safer cruise down a highway that could maybe use more salt. And the Escape's capabilities don't end there - depending on body style and powertrain, this used crossover can tow up to 2,000 pounds. If you're the type with big toys - Jet Skis or four-wheelers - this Ford will happily take them along for the ride.
In government crash tests, the used Ford Escape has a long history of earning perfect five-star ratings for overall safety. These used crossovers aim to keep you safe when the unexpected happens. Most third-generation Escapes (2013 through the current model year) are stocked with tech-savvy safety gear. That means a rearview camera to keep you from smashing into stray grocery carts. Beginning with the 2017 Escape, these crossovers even help you see danger coming, with features like blind-spot warning and a lane-keeping system.