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Ford Bronco Sport vs. Ford Escape

When looking at the Ford Bronco Sport and Ford Escape, think of it as a comparison between the wild and the civilized. Of course, both of these compact crossover SUVs are adept at the ins-and-outs of daily life. But the Bronco Sport is more comfortable leaving the pavement for light off-roading than the Escape, the more suburban runabout which shares the Bronco Sport’s platform. The pair are powered by the same small turbocharged engines, but the Bronco Sport comes with all-wheel drive standard, while the Escape can be had in either front- or all-wheel drive. The most notable difference between the two—namely the Bronco Sport’s squared-off styling versus its stablemate’s more aerodynamic shape—helps give the Escape a distinct fuel economy advantage. The backcountry-versus-citified theme is carried over inside, where the Bronco Sport gets a number of unique touches including zippered seatback pockets, and a rubberized floor in the taller, and therefore a more practical cargo area.

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2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Ford Escape

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,710 - $39,237

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

45%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,080 - $38,465

Used Asking Price:

$22,861 - $33,995

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

49.7%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.3 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.0 / 10

Retained Value:

6.5 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

25 / 61
13 / 24

Summary Review

The Ford Bronco Sport is a compact SUV that combines a comfortable ride with off-road capability. It was introduced for the 2021 model year as a smaller more road-friendly alternative to the Ford Bronco. The average new model costs $32,096.

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Summary Review

The Ford Escape is a compact five-person SUV with a smooth ride and efficient engine options. The current Escape was redesigned for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $29,828 and 3-year-old models averaging $20,407.

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Pros and Cons

  • Surprisingly strong off-road capability
  • Comfortable and confident on-road manners
  • Plenty of cargo space

  • Excessive of wind noise at highway speeds
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Low fuel economy ratings

Pros and Cons

  • Roomy interior
  • Sharp handling with a smooth ride
  • Wide range of powertrains

  • Cheap interior materials
  • Top trims are too pricey
  • Small front seat cushions

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Base, Big Bend, Outer Banks, Badlands

Trim Levels

S, SE, SEL, Titanium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

190 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

181 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

190 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Tow/Haul Capacities:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 28 / 26

Range (city/hwy):

400 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

3

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

414 / 503 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Cargo Space:

32.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

138.2 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56 inches

Cargo Space:

37.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

65.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

141.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3457 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

70.2 inches

Length:

172.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3302 lbs

Width:

85.6 inches

Height:

66.1 inches

Length:

180.5 inches

Wheelbase:

106.7 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

225/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

225/65R17