The 2024 Ford Escape: Which Trim Fits You?

Built in Kentucky, the Ford Escape received significant updates last year with a more attractive exterior, a refreshed interior, and a new trim lineup that included a plug-in hybrid model. For 2024, Ford’s compact unit-body SUV remains largely unchanged, still boasting a 60/40 fold-down seat that slides and offers excellent rear legroom.

 

However, there has been one minor lineup change: Last year’s base Escape is now sold only as a fleet vehicle, so it’s not covered here. This leaves the Escape Active as the new entry-level model for 2024, available with one engine: a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder producing 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. It can be ordered with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).

 

Moving up in price and content are the other trim levels: ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, Platinum, and PHEV.

 

The 2024 Ford Escape, with its 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that puts out 250 hp and its fuel-efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains using a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine, competes with a wide variety of SUVs like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Subaru Forester, Nissan Rogue, and Chevrolet Equinox. Although competitively priced, the Escape doesn’t enjoy the laudable resale values of the Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

 

What’s New for 2024:

  • The base model has been moved to fleet-only sales.
  • Race Red has been added as a color, while Cinnabar Red and Atlas Blue have been discontinued.

 

Our Recommendation:

We recommend the Ford Escape ST-Line with the Tech Pack 1. It has a sporty look and comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+, including adaptive cruise control, navigation, evasive steering assist, and Sync 4 infotainment with a 13.2-inch touchscreen.

 

Trim Levels Overview:

 

2024 Ford Escape Active

  • Starting Price: $29,345 (FWD), $31,515 (AWD)
  • Engine: Turbo 1.5-liter 3-cylinder, 180 hp
  • Features: 8-inch digital instruments and touchscreen, Co-Pilot360 safety suite, blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic detection, 17-inch wheels, power liftgate, 8-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line

  • Starting Price: $30,340 (FWD), $32,510 (AWD); $33,340 (Hybrid)
  • Engine: 1.5-liter engine (FWD or AWD), available hybrid powertrain (FWD)
  • Features: Sport suspension, sport seats, black mesh grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear spoiler, flat-bottom steering wheel, available Vista Roof.

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line Select

  • Starting Price: $34,040 (Gas), $35,040 (Hybrid)
  • Engine: Standard AWD/2.0-liter engine, available hybrid powertrain
  • Features: Heated side mirrors, front seats, steering wheel, available Trailer Tow Package (3,500 pounds).

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line Elite

  • Starting Price: $38,460 (Gas), $39,640 (Hybrid)
  • Engine: Standard AWD/2.0-liter engine, available hybrid powertrain
  • Features: Adaptive cruise control, 13.2-inch touchscreen, navigation, HD rear vision camera, evasive steering assist, wireless charging pad, ambient interior lighting, 6-way power passenger seat.

 

2024 Ford Escape Platinum

  • Starting Price: $37,465 (AWD), $36,965 (FWD Hybrid), $38,465 (AWD Hybrid)
  • Engine: Turbo 2.0-liter engine with AWD, available hybrid powertrain (FWD or AWD)
  • Features: 19-inch alloy wheels, hands-free power liftgate, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 360-degree monitor, reverse brake assist, intersection assist, available Active Park Assist, available B&O audio.

 

2024 Ford Escape PHEV

  • Starting Price: $40,500
  • Engine: Plug-in hybrid powertrain, FWD only
  • Features: Adaptive cruise control, navigation, intersection assist, heated sport seats, steering wheel, available head-up display, quilted leather seats, mobile power cord, available PHEV Premium Package.

 

Detailed Trim Breakdown:

 

2024 Ford Escape Active

  • Price: $29,345 (FWD), $31,515 (AWD)
  • Notable Features:
    • Power liftgate
    • 8-way power driver’s seat
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
    • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • Tech Pack 1 ($995) and Tech Pack 2 ($4,370) available

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line

  • Price: $30,340 (FWD), $32,510 (AWD); $33,340 (Hybrid)
  • Notable Features:
    • Sport suspension and seats
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Available Tech Pack 1 and Cold Weather Package

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line Select

  • Price: $34,040 (Gas), $35,040 (Hybrid)
  • Notable Features:
    • Standard AWD
    • 2.0-liter engine or hybrid powertrain
    • Available Trailer Tow Package

 

2024 Ford Escape ST-Line Elite

  • Price: $38,460 (Gas), $39,640 (Hybrid)
  • Notable Features:
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • 13.2-inch touchscreen and navigation
    • Evasive steering assist
    • Ambient interior lighting

 

2024 Ford Escape Platinum

  • Price: $37,465 (AWD), $36,965 (FWD Hybrid), $38,465 (AWD Hybrid)
  • Notable Features:
    • Turbo 2.0-liter engine with AWD
    • 19-inch alloy wheels
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 360-degree monitor

 

2024 Ford Escape PHEV

  • Price: $40,500
  • Notable Features:
    • Plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • 37 miles of electric-only range
    • Available PHEV Premium Package

 

Explore the various trim levels to find the perfect 2024 Ford Escape that suits your needs and preferences. Each trim offers a unique set of features and options to enhance your driving experience.

June 26, 2024
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