|The 2017 Ford Escape SE.|
|2017 Ford Escape SE.|
Our test vehicle was the mid-line SE with front-wheel drive. Base price is a very reasonable $25,100, but the options sent it skyrocketing from there.
Some of the options are absolutely musts in our book---especially the 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine, which gives the Escape some serious thrust, while still delivering an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway. Well worth the additional $1,295.
|2017 Ford Escape interior.|
At that point, why not just go all the way and buy the Escape Titanium? That's the model our Publisher and Executive Editor drove last year and even with the additional cost of the four-wheel-drive model he drove, the as-tested price of that car was $34,975. Doing some rough calculations using this year's pricing, it is essentially a wash. If you want this level of equipment, buy the Titanium. If you're looking for a reasonably-priced small crossover with a low price tag, the SE with the Ecoboost engine can be had for about $27,000, making it a terrific value.