2023 Ford Escape  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#50 of 2023 SUVs

#78 of all 2023 vehicles

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

The 2023 Ford Escape is above 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 2023 Ford Escape has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2023 Ford Escape has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0369% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.213%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0369% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.213% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Ford Escape is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Ford Escape is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. Active safety systems that are standard on the Ford Escape include: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9273M. Outlander SportSubaru OutbackToyota VenzaAcura IntegraKia SportageVolvo XC40Toyota RAV4 PrimeMazda CX-50Ford EscapeAudi A3INFINITI QX50Lincoln CorsairComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Ford Escape with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 73 to 92. The 2023 Ford Escape is safer than the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and the 2023 Subaru Outback and less safe than the 2023 Mazda CX-50, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime, and the 2023 Volvo XC40. It is about as safe as the 2023 Lincoln Corsair, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, and the 2023 Audi A3.

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