Used Ford Escape Information
The Ford Escape entered the market in 2001 as a joint development between Ford and Mazda, who sold theirs as the Tribute. The compact crossover proved to be a success for Ford, with the first-generation running until 2006, when it was given a facelift, with a second-generation coming to market in 2008. Mechanically, the first- and second-generation Ford Escape is the same with very few differences. The Ford partnership with Mazda ended and the third-generation Ford Escape was introduced for the 2013 model year as a stand-alone Ford product with revised powertrain options and body work derived from the Ford Kuga sold in Europe.
All three generations of the Escape have been popular cars for Americans buying in the contentious compact crossover market. The first-generation of the Escape was one of the first crossovers to offer a car-like frame and chassis rather than a truck-based structure like those found in most sport utility vehicles. Thus the Escape and Tribute became some of the first car-based crossovers to enter the market, with emphasis on ride comfort and daily use rather than offroad and carrying capacity.
The Ford Escape became an international vehicle and was sold under various names in Europe, Asia, and other markets. The Ford Escape for the North American markets was made in the U.S. while most Escapes meant for foreign markets were made by Mazda in Japan. In 2005, Ford introduced an Escape Hybrid that was sold until 2007 with limited success.
On the used car market, all generations of the Ford Escape are popular finds with a robust market of buyers and sellers. The Ford Escape has both four- and six-cylinder engine options in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations.
There are 27,993 used Ford Escapes in our used car listings, including the Ford F-150, Ford Fusion and Ford Focus. 53% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 86% have no accident history.