When you’re shopping for a sporty crossover with incredible fuel economy, there’s no better option than the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid. This compact crossover is both capable and thrifty, giving you the means to travel light trails and balance your commuter budget at the same time. Let’s take a closer look at everything this hybrid crossover brings to your daily drive.
Why choose the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid?
On its own, the Ford Escape is a popular choice, drawing a crowd with its roomy, comfortable cabin and inclusive list of standard features. The Escape also has a sporty side, with optional all-wheel drive for a light off-roading and roof rails for your sports gear.
Throw in its peppy, efficient hybrid powertrain, and you’ve got a very attractive daily driver. For anyone who does a lot of driving — or who simply wants to save money on gas — the Escape Hybrid provides a uniquely sporty choice.
Exactly how efficient is the 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid?
Very! If you live pretty far from your job, the Escape Hybrid helps you balance your fuel budget, earning up to 41 mpg combined (44 city/37 highway). The extra weight of the optional all-wheel-drive system does affect EPA ratings slightly, bringing them down to 40 mpg combined (43/37 mpg).
2022 Ford Escape powertrain specs include:
- Hybrid 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine
- Continuously variable transmission
- Front-wheel drive
- Optional all-wheel drive
Which 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid trim model is best?
Since every Escape Hybrid is so handsomely equipped, we don’t have a particular favorite. However, depending on what you want in a daily driver, one of these trim models will probably stand out in your eyes. The key to choosing a trim model is simply balancing how much you want to spend with the features you love.
The entry-level SE Hybrid gives you the lowest price on this fuel-efficient crossover. And it’s also loaded with tech goodies, from complete smartphone integration to safety aids like automatic emergency braking.
- 17-inch Shadow Silver-painted aluminum wheels (200 total horsepower)
- Cloth seating
- Dual-zone automatic temperature control
- Sync 3 with 8-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Keyless entry and ignition
- Chrome exterior trim
- Manual liftgate
- Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety aids
When you upgrade to the mid-range SEL, your Escape will keep you nice and cozy, with heated front seats and faux-leather upholstery. The SEL is also a little sportier, with roof rails to help you transport your surfboard or camping supplies.
- 18-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with Dark Stainless-painted pockets
- ActiveX faux leather upholstery
- Eight-way power driver seat
- Heated front seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Fog lamps
- Roof rails
Finally, there’s the top-of-the-line Titanium, which treats you to all of the finer things, from a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate to optional leather seating.
- 19-inch machined-face aluminum wheels with Dark Tarnished-painted pockets
- Power-adjustable front seats with driver seat memory settings
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Ambient interior lighting
- Extra chrome trim
- LED fog lamps
- Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
- Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ package
- Optional leather-trimmed seats
- Optional 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
How long do Ford Escape Hybrid batteries last?
We can’t predict the future, but most Ford hybrid batteries will have you cruising around for 80,000 to 100,000 miles without any issues. And the Ford Escape Hybrid includes special warranty coverage for its hybrid-related powertrain, covering the costs of repairs and replacements for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.