2012 Ford Escape

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2012 Ford Escape Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact SUV of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Ford Escape after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Ford Escape during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Flexibility of seat configurations

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 34


27 - 31


171 - 240


1 speed, Continuously Variable Ratio, 5 speed, Manual, 6 speed, Automatic


Gas I4, Gas/Electric I4


4-Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Ford Escape Review

You’ve got a green light for fun in the 2012 Ford Escape. The standard 2.5L I-4 engine on Escape gets 28 miles per gallon highway. Escape offers the capability of available 4WD and tons of smart new technology including our latest Ford SYNC voice-activated customizable media system and available Active Park Assist – which helps you parallel park in as little as 24 seconds. Escape’s available Duratec 30–3.0 liter V6 engine is Flex Fuel capable this year so you can run it on gasoline E85 or any blend of the two. Mated to an efficient 6-speed automatic transmission it cranks out 240 hore-power and tows up to 3500 pounds. when properly equipped. Escape is just the right size – inside and out. Its comfort-designed seats easily accommodate as many as 5 adults. Supple leather-trimmed seating and heated front seats are standard on Escape. With the rear seats folded flat Escape delivers up to 67.2 cubic feet. of wide-open space. Escape received 5-Star ratings in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s frontal and side-impact crash tests.. The 2012 Ford Escape leaving you more time for adventure.

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