2022 Ford Escape Fuel

 The 2022 Ford Escape five-seat compact crossover SUV competes with bestsellers such as the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V, as well as Ford's own Bronco Sport.

2022 Ford Escape

The 2022 Ford Escape is sleek and urbane in a way that its predecessor was not. (What's with the boxy appearance?) It has been forwarded to the relevant Bronco Sport.) It's modern and handsome on the outside, but less expressive and plain on the inside. We rate it a 7, with two points deducted for the exterior.

The clean new shape appears more carlike and gentle; it's a step up from crossovers with 8-bit bodies like the Bronco Sport and RAV4. The front end of the Escape has some Model 3 overtones, while the rear quarters have some Mazda CX-5 overtones; both make for a lovely shape that will age well.

2022 Ford Escape Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates that the turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder model with front-wheel drive will have the best fuel economy among nonhybrid Escape models. It gets 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg combined; add all-wheel drive and those numbers drop to 26 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 28 mpg combined.

During our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, we tested an all-wheel-drive model with the turbo three-cylinder and achieved an impressive 35 mpg. Despite the fact that the larger turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with all-wheel drive is rated for 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined, we achieved 32 mpg highway in our testing. For those looking for the most efficient Escape, look no further than the plug-in hybrid model, which has a city fuel economy rating of up to 44 mpg.