2019 Ford Escape SE: Pros And Cons

Why in the world would we spend time talking about the 2019 Ford Escape when the totally redesigned 2020 model has just debuted? Good question, but we’ve got a good answer.

In the run up to the new model going on sale, Ford dealers will be trying to sell their remaining inventory of 2019 Escapes. You might be tempted by some attractive deals to pick one up, so here’s what we think of it, the good and the bad.


2019 Ford Escape SE Pros And Cons

Unlike Toyota and Honda, Ford isn’t yet offering a full suite of advanced driver assist safety features on the Escape as standard equipment (although it’s rolling out its Co-Pilot 360 suite as standard on newer models), but it is offering them for a very reasonable price. Despite this being a mere Escape SE – the second least expensive trim level of four with a starting price of just $26,500 – Ford will sell you its Safe and Smart package for just $995 that includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning brake support, automatic high-beam headlights, a blind spot-warning system with cross-traffic alert, and an active lane-keeping system. That’s a hell of a good price for a suite of safety features that costs many times more on most other vehicles.

2019 Ford Escape SE Pros And Cons

Speaking of price, this 2019 Ford Escape SE costs $28,490 out the door, which includes a $995 delivery charge. As mentioned, its base price is $26,500 and the only option i...