A carry-over from 2006, the 2007 Escape is now available in XLT trim that offers silver fascia and trim, with the XLT Sport having a monochromatic appearance package. The XLS is the only model to come standard with a five-speed manual, while the XLT, XLT Sport and Limited round out the line up with a four-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 2.3Liter inline four-cylinder that produces 153HP, or the 3.0Liter V6 that puts out 200HP, and is standard equipment on the Limited model. All trim levels are available in either front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. There is also a Hybrid version of the Escape that features a 2.3Liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155HP and has an EPA rating of 36City/31Highway MPG.Read more Read less
Changes for Ford's small utility are relatively minor this year as the 2008 Escape is expected to receive a restyled interior and exterior and a smoother hybrid system. New for 2007 are the XLT Sport package that gives the Escape a monochromatic look with painted body-color bodyside cladding, bumpers, and wheel lip moldings. A Silver Appearance Package brings a silver metallic tone to those same items. Several new colors join the palette for 2007: Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl, and Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic, along with Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic on the Hybrid. Also, Ford's unique keypad entry system is now standard on some models. The Hybrid model has several new packages that are composed of a number of popular options.
Handling, ride, fuel economy, Hybrid model
The Escape, which brings the upright, boxier appearance of a traditional SUV to the small utility segment, has a surprising amount of passenger and cargo space inside for its compact dimensions. And with carlike underpinnings, the Escape is graced with a smooth ride and good handling. The price of entry is low for the four-cylinder, starting at only $18,580, while V6 offers much peppier performance and the Hybrid model boasts an enviable 36-mpg estimate.
Utility 4D Hybrid 2WD (4 Cyl)
Utility 4D Hybrid 4WD (4 Cyl)
Utility 4D Limited 2WD (V6)
Utility 4D Limited 4WD (V6)
Utility 4D XLS 2WD (4 Cyl)
Utility 4D XLS 4WD (4 Cyl)
Utility 4D XLT 2WD (V6)
Utility 4D XLT 4WD (V6)