2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Ford Escape 

2019 Ford EcoSport vs 2019 Ford Escape

Often referred to as a squashed Escape, the Ford EcoSport very clearly draws inspiration from its sibling model. Between the two, we see similar styling cues and a shared two-row, five-passenger layout. Still, there’s a lot to be said about how this pair of Ford SUVs differ. See which provides the ideal fit for your lifestyle in this comparison of the 2019 Ford EcoSport and the 2019 Ford Escape. 

One quick glance at these Ford SUVs side by side is all it takes to tell the EcoSport is the smaller of the two. The EcoSport’s rear design features a chopped-short appearance, giving it a distinct hatchback-like profile that makes it stand out from the crowd of crossovers on the road. The Escape sticks to a more traditional silhouette with a long body and sloped roofline, which some drivers prefer for its handsome appeal. 

2019 Ford EcoSport 


2019 Ford Escape 

$19,995  Starting MSRP  $24,105 
27 city / 29 highway  Max Fuel Economy  23 city / 30 highway 
91.1 ft³ / 20.9 ft³  Passenger / Cargo Volume   98.7 ft³ / 34.0 ft³ 
166 hp / 149 lb.-ft  Max Horsepower / Torque  254 hp / 275 lb.-ft. 

2019 Ford EcoSport and 2019 Ford Escape Capability Comparison 

Sorted by size, the EcoSport slots into the Ford SUV lineup just below the Escape. 

The EcoSport's two-engine lineup includes a 1.0L EcoBoost (123 horsepower) or a 2.0L 4-cylinder (166 horsepower). The Escape has three engine options: a 2.5L 4-cylinder (168 horsepower), 1.5L EcoBoost (179 horsepower) and a 2.0L EcoBoost (245 horsepower). The Escape’s stacked engine line makes it a better choice for drivers with demanding passenger and cargo hauling needs. For those that plan to use that extra space lightly, the EcoSport will do the job.  

Both Ford SUVs offer towing potential, though how much weight you can pull varies. On the EcoSport, a 2,000-lb. towing capacity once again makes the model a decent option for casual hauls. If you’re looking for a little more oomph, the Escape’s 3,500-lb. max towing capacity is the more fitting alternative.