2024 Ford Escape: Reliable on the Road Ahead

A silver 2024 Ford Escape Platinum towing a boat.

When it comes to reliability and longevity, it’s hard to beat the Ford name. After all, it’s one of the oldest automotive manufacturers in the nation. It’s also a brand that offers a wide range of SUVs for the everyday driver, ensuring you can easily find one that matches your needs. For instance, the 2024 Ford Escape offers a long list of amenities, whether you need space for your growing family, your growing business, or your growing quest for adventure. You can find the 2024 Ford Escape for sale at our Future Ford of Sacramento dealership, along with a knowledgeable and friendly team to assist you in finding the right one.

The Ford Escape is in its fourth generation. It was initially introduced in 2001 as an answer to drivers who wanted a more compact SUV. Over the years, its design has shifted both inside and out to ensure it stays fresh in a competitive market, and the latest version of the SUV, which was updated in 2023, just might be the best one yet. Continue reading to learn more about the Ford Escape and why it’s a great option for today’s drivers.

2024 Ford Escape

As mentioned, the Escape has been a part of the Ford lineup for more than 20 years. During that time, many things have changed, but one thing has remained the same: Ford’s dedication to ensuring the Escape offers everything the everyday driver needs. The result is a solid and dependable SUV that is a good option for families, individuals wanting an elevated drive when commuting, or those who feel the call of the open road and need both capacity and cargo space.

When looking at the 2024 Escape, you’ll notice you have two powertrain options: the standard turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder or the turbocharged 2.0L inline-four. You’ll also notice that front-wheel drive is standard, but you can opt for the available all-wheel drive. Additionally, you’ll find that the newest version of the Escape gives you the choice of six trims. These include Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and the Platinum. However, it should be noted that the sixth trim is their Plug-in Hybrid. So, if your goal is to minimize your carbon footprint while maximizing your driving range, this option was made for you with a 2.5L I-4 14.4 kWh battery. Also, the T-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and Platinum trims are available as hybrid options with a 2.5L I-4.

Another thing to consider when choosing a compact SUV is how it blends with your sense of adventure. You’ll find that the Ford Escape will tow up to 3,500 lbs when properly equipped, which is more than enough to haul the fishing boat to the lake. Plus, with its fold-down second row, you can expand your cargo space to haul a variety of things. Even with the second row engaged, you get a great deal of space for your needs. Now, let’s take a look at the highlights of the Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and Platinum options to see which one might be best for you.

The steering wheel and infotainment screen in a 2024 Ford Escape for sale.

Active Trim

The Active is the new base trim. It offers many amenities that give you both comfort and convenience. For instance, the second row slides back and forth, giving your backseat passengers more legroom if needed while also providing easy access to the cargo space thanks to the 60/40 split fold. Even better? A standard power liftgate makes unloading and loading easier, which is perfect for times when your arms are full, and you need an extra hand. You’ll also enjoy Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control and the fun feel of the selectable drive modes. In addition, a long list of driver assist safety features gives you peace of mind as you drive down the road—these will be explored further below. Last but not least is the easy-to-use SYNC4 system with its eight-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, which gives you access to your favorite apps via a seamless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Better yet, optional navigation helps you quickly get from point A to point B.

ST-Line Trim Options

When exploring the ST-Line, our team can help you understand the three options, which include the ST-Line, ST-Line Select, and ST-Line Elite. In the meantime, you can consider the ST-Line the aggressive middle child of the lineup, giving you sport-inspired suspension on the all-wheel drive models, sport contour bucket seats, and more. On the exterior, the ST-Line turns heads thanks to its unique styling, with a grille that makes a powerful statement, a spoiler, and specialized badging. The styling doesn’t stop there, however, as you’ll also notice a difference as you slide into the driver’s seat with an all-ebony interior and stylized red accent stitching.

The ST-Line Select boosts the comfort and convenience factor by offering features like a wireless charging pad, an available Panoramic Vista Roof, and LED Reflector Headlamps with LED Signature Lighting, just to name a few.

For the third option, the ST-Line Elite takes everything the first two offer to the next level, introducing front rain-sensing wipers, a 360-Degree Camera with Split-View, and the larger 2.0L engine that was mentioned above.

Platinum Trim

The top-of-the-line 2024 Ford Escape Platinum is everything you’d expect in a top-tiered SUV. From the standard 2.0L engine to the ambient lighting to a heated steering wheel that keeps you cozy on chilly mornings, the Platinum delivers in more ways than one. You’ll also find the same 360-Degree Camera with Split-View that the ST-Line Elite offers. This camera gives you multiple views, including a bird’s-eye view of the area surrounding the SUV. You’ll also find a large, 13.2-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen to keep you connected on your drive.

A red 2024 Ford Escape Active parked on a city curb.

2024 Ford Escape: Safety Features

Beyond the many amenities that offer comfort and convenience across all trims, you’ll also find many driver assist and safety features that increase your confidence when driving, whether you’re navigating traffic during your commute or enjoying the wide open road on your way to your vacation destination. These features are part of Ford Co-Pilot360 Technology. Some of the available features you can find, depending on the trim you choose, include the following:

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert: This system ensures you are alerted when vehicles enter your blind spot, allowing you to safely change lanes. Additionally, the system will send alerts when you’re in reverse to let you know when vehicles are approaching from either side.

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: This system scans the road in front of your Escape, searching for vehicles, pedestrians, or other objects that you might collide with. In addition to sending alerts that allow you to react appropriately, the system will apply automatic braking if it senses you aren’t able to react in time.

Evasive Steering Assist: Traffic can change in an instant, and this system helps you react when it does. While it doesn’t steer for you, it provides you with extra assistance to help you steer clear of traffic that suddenly slows down or stops in your path.

These are only three of the dynamic safety features in the 2024 Ford Escape. As mentioned, our team can provide you with more information about each driver assist feature to ensure you find the trim that best suits your needs.

Check Out the 2024 Ford Escape Today

With all the trim options, amenities that offer plenty of comfort and convenience, and a focus on safety, it’s easy to see why the 2024 Ford Escape is a strong contender for today’s drivers. Plus, your purchase is backed by Ford’s reliability and our team, giving you easy access to factory-trained technicians in our state-of-the-art service center. If you’re ready to upgrade your current vehicle, stop by and talk with a member of our Future Ford of Sacramento team about your next Escape today.


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