2022 Ford Escape: A Worthwhile Buy

The Ford Escape has been around in one form or another for 22 years. Many other SUVs have come and gone in the competitive compact SUV segment since then, and if you're one of the many Hudson SUV shoppers exploring your options, you're probably wondering whether the 2022 Ford Escape is worthy of your attention and your hard-earned money. The answer is a clear "yes."  

2022 Ford Escape Performance  

What makes the Ford Escape stand out? Let's start under the hood. There are two different powertrains on offer: 


  • 181-horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost® three-cylinder engine with maximum 2,000-lb towing capacity 
  • 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine with maximum 3,500-lb towing capacity

An eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard across the line-up. Front-wheel drive is standard in the bottom two trims, with all-wheel drive (AWD) offered as an option. AWD is standard equipped in the top trim. 


2022 Ford Escape Capacities and Capabilities  

A tow package is available with each variant, though towing capacity varies widely. The base gas engine delivers 1,500 lb of towing. If towing capability is a priority, adding the Class II Trailer Tow Package to the 250-horsepower engine returns 3,500 lb of towing.

Cargo volume ranges between 34.4 cubic feet behind the rear row and 65.4 cubic feet with it folded flat. Various cargo items further optimize the space, such as a cargo mat and easy-access cargo shade. 

2022 Ford Escape Technology  

Standard technology is ample, too, including Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay®, a WiFi hotspot, and dual USB ports. Among options and trim-specific features, your Ford dealer serving Hudson, IA can guide you to sport seats, leather upholstery, premium sound, and much more; those who want it all can simply opt for the Titanium trim, which has the most included features.  

2022 Ford Escape Safety Features  

A five-star NHTSA safety rating and an IIHS Top Safety Pick let you know that this Ford SUV prioritizes safety. The fact that many Ford Co-Pilot360® safety features come standard help in this regard, while options in the Co-Pilot360® Assist+ package help as well: 

  • Automatic high beams  
  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking  
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert  
  • Lane keep assist  
  • Optional Co-Pilot360® Assist+ with adaptive cruise control, lane centering, speed sign recognition, and more  

Test Drive the 2022 Ford Escape  

We invite you to Bill Colwell Ford to test drive the 2022 Ford Escape, explore our Ford financing, and more. Stop by today!