2022 Ford Escape for Sale in Wilbraham, MA
Trim Levels and Performance
The 2022 Ford Escape is a five-passenger crossover that’s available in S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels. The S, SE, and SEL have a standard turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine making 181 hp. The SEL is eligible to upgrade to the turbocharged 2.0-liter 250 hp EcoBoost four-cylinder that comes standard in the Titanium. Both powerplants work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard with the 1.5-liter models, but all-wheel drive is available; AWD is standard on the 2.0-liter versions. The optional Class II Trailer Tow Package enables the Escape to pull up to 3,500 pounds. With FWD and the 1.5-liter EcoBoost, the Escape will return an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway; with the same engine and AWD, it fulfills 26 city/31 highway. The AWD-only 2.0-liter EcoBoost models achieve 22 city/31 highway.
The cost-effective S offers bang for your buck with dual exhaust pipes, aggressive-looking front and rear skid plates, and convenient automatic on/off headlights. Not only that, but its cabin is provided with numerous must-haves, including dual USB ports, three 12-volt power outlets, an overhead console sunglasses holder, a drive mode selector, and 60/40-split fold-down and sliding second-row seats. It gets Ford’s basic SYNC infotainment system, which bundles Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
For added safety, the S gets the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver aid technologies: forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Some of the most desirable options for this base trim are remote start, floor liners (with or without carpeted mats), a cargo area storage shade, and a cargo mat.
The SE improves on the S with proximity entry with push-button ignition, illuminated vanity mirrors, rear privacy glass, and Ford’s enhanced SYNC 3 infotainment system, which moves up to an 8-inch touchscreen while adding smartphone integration (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and SiriusXM satellite radio. While the same options listed for the S are still offered, the SE is eligible for more add-ons: roof-rack side (black finish), a power liftgate, two additional cup holders, a panoramic sunroof, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Three packages are offered: Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+, Cold Weather, and SE Sport Appearance. The Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ Package supplies adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, speed sign recognition, evasive steering assist, and integrated navigation. The Cold Weather Package includes heated first-row seats, heated side mirrors, a heated steering wheel (which is wrapped in leather), and dual-zone automatic climate control. The SE Sport Appearance Package issues bold black exterior elements to fit the aesthetic trend.
The SEL ramps up the standard equipment slate by getting the contents of the Cold Weather Package and the power liftgate, additional cup holders, and power driver’s seat. On top of all that, it has fog lights, a driver’s-side footrest, and synthetic leather-trimmed seats. A handful of notably upscale features are offered for this trim as well. The remaining items mentioned as options for the SE are still available on the SEL, as are a hands-free liftgate, a wireless phone charger, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a high-end 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen (B&O) sound system, additional power adjustments for the driver’s seat, and position memory settings for the driver’s seat and side mirrors.
The SEL also qualifies for a couple packages. The SEL Stealth AWD Package issues gloss-black exterior accents, black skid plates, suede seat inserts (front row only), and front and rear floor mats with the Escape logo. The Class II Trailer Tow Package increases the vehicle’s maximum towing capacity to 3,500 lb. and adds trailer sway control to help maintain vehicle stability when hauling cargo.
The Titanium is filled to the brim with excellent features, starting with most of the previously mentioned options (the black roof rails, hands-free liftgate, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, navigation, memory settings, and additional driver’s seat power adjustments). It also receives the advanced safety aids listed in the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ Package, plus rain-sensing wipers, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and ambient interior lighting.
The Class II Trailer Tow Package remains available, and the Titanium Elite Package is offered to provide perforated leather seats, a head-up display, and the panoramic sunroof. Other available amenities consist of roof-rack crossbars, wireless phone charging, and the B&O sound system.