2022 Ford Escape  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#71 of 2022 SUVs

#119 of all 2022 vehicles

Pictured: 2020 Ford Escape
The Escape, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 2001, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The Escape provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. The Ford Escape has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Ford Escape is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2022 Ford Escape has a score of 79, implying a 0.043% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.037%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.3%.

We estimate that the 2022 Ford Escape has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0432% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9349%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0432% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9349% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Ford Escape is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Ford Escape is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Ford Escape offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2022 Ford Escape: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9373Volkswagen TaosGMC TerrainSubaru ForesterHyundai TucsonFord EscapeMazda CX-5Toyota Corolla CrossToyota RAV4Nissan RogueChevrolet EquinoxSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Ford Escape with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 93. The 2022 Ford Escape is less safe than the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2022 Nissan Rogue, the 2022 Toyota RAV4, the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross, and the 2022 Mazda CX-5. It is about as safe as the 2022 Subaru Forester, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, the 2022 Honda CR-V, and the 2022 Subaru Outback.

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