One of Ford’s most successful vehicles, the Ford Escape is also one of the best-selling crossovers on the market. Exterior changes are possible for 2023, as are enhanced powertrains and possibly new technology and driver assistance features from Ford. But how much room can you expect in the trunk of this crossover SUV?
The maximum amount of cargo space behind the 1st row is 65.4 cubic feet. If you raise the rear seats, the cargo space is limited to around 37.5 cubic feet in the trunk.
In this guide, I’ll explain the Escape’s trunk dimensions in more detail, as well as how roomy its interior is and how much space it takes on your driveway or in your garage.
Ford Escape Trunk Dimensions
The original Ford Escape, which was first released in 2001, had a more rugged appearance than the Escapes of today. However, it’s still a decent off-road SUV that also offers a ton for the family, especially in terms of trunk space.
One of the biggest changes in this vehicle since its inception is the number of grades. Today, the Ford Escape is available in Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, Platinum, and Plug-in Hybrid versions. In terms of specs, specifically regarding the trunk size, there’s virtually no difference between the grades.
The total cargo volume of the 2023 Ford Escape is 65.4 cubic feet with the rear seats lowered. With the 2nd row of seats raised, the cargo volume drops to 37.5 cubic feet or roughly 57.3% of its total volume.
The following chart will provide a detailed description of the Ford Escape’s trunk dimensions.
|Length behind 1st row||68.3 in.|
|Length behind 2nd row||36.7 in.|
|Width at beltline||57.3 in.|
|Width between wheel housings||41.4 in.|
|Cargo volume behind 1st row||65.4 cu. ft.|
|Cargo volume behind 2nd row||37.5 cu. ft.|
Compared to its 2021 model year predecessor, we can see that there has been a significant increase in cargo space. It can supposedly load up to 8 suitcases per trip behind the first row and roughly less than half that amount with 5 passengers loaded into the front and rear seats.
Trunk Comparison Chart
Now, let’s see how the Ford Escape compares to its biggest competitors. Please note that the following figures refer to the base models of each car.
|Make and Model||Trunk Volume (behind 1st row)||Trunk Volume (behind 2nd row)|
|Ford Escape||65.4 cu. ft.||37.5 cu. ft.|
|Ford EcoSport||50.0 cu. ft.||20.9 cu. ft.|
|Toyota RAV4||69.8 cu. ft.||37.6 cu. ft.|
|Kia Sportage||74.1 cu. ft.||36.9 cu. ft.|
|Kia Seltos||62.8 cu. ft.||26.6 cu. ft.|
|Lincoln MKC||53.1 cu. ft.||25.2 cu. ft.|
|Jeep Cherokee||54.7 cu. ft.||25.8 cu. ft.|
|Nissan Rogue||74.1 cu. ft.||36.5 cu. ft.|
|Nissan Pathfinder||80.5 cu. ft.||16.6 cu. ft.|
|Subaru Forester||74.2 cu. ft.||28.9 cu. ft.|
|Chevrolet Equinox||63.9 cu. ft.||29.9 cu. ft.|
|Hyundai Tucson||80.3 cu. ft.||41.2 cu. ft.|
|Honda CR-V||76.5 cu. ft.||39.3 cu. ft.|
|Honda HR-V||24.4 cu. ft.||55.1 cu. ft.|
|Mazda CX-5||58.1 cu. ft.||29.1 cu. ft.|
|Audi Q3||48.0 cu. ft.||23.7 cu. ft.|
|BWM X1||58.7 cu. ft.||27.1 cu. ft.|
|Fiat 500X||39.8 cu. ft.||14.1 cu. ft.|
Based on the figures found in the table above, the average amount of maximum cargo space for crossover SUVs is 61.6 cubic feet, putting the Ford Escape slightly above the industry average. As for the cargo space behind the 2nd row of seats, the Ford Escape is comfortably larger than the industry average of 30.7 cubic feet (based on this table).
Ford Escape Dimensions
Now, let’s take a closer look at how spacious the interior of the Ford Escape is, as well as how much space it will take up in your garage and on the road.
|Front headroom||40.0 in.|
|Rear headroom||39.3 in.|
|Front legroom||42.4 in.|
|Rear legroom||40.7 in.|
|Front hip room||55.2 in.|
|Rear hip room||53.3 in.|
|Front shoulder room||57.6 in.|
|Rear shoulder room||56.0 in.|
|Width w/ mirrors||85.6 in.|
|Width w/o mirrors||74.1 in.|
|Front track||62.4 in.|
|Rear track||61.8 in.|
|Passenger volume||104.0 cu. ft.|
|Power||200 HP @ 6,250 RPM|
|Torque||155 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM|
|Fuel tank capacity||14.3 gallons|
|Turning diameter radius||38.4 ft.|
|Front wheel size||19 × 7 in.|
|Rear wheel size||19 × 7 in.|
|Towing capacity||1,500 lbs.|
|Tongue weight||150 lbs.|
|Curb weight||3,534 lbs.|
|Ground clearance||6.8 in.|
What’s New in the 2023 Ford Escape?
The Ford Escape has only been around for three model years, but already it has received an attractive facelift that does away with the vehicle’s previous “smiley” fascia in favor of a more upscale design. Modifications to the crossover SUV’s front end include new headlights, a restyled hood, and a sleeker bumper.
The outgoing Escape’s front fascia featured a smooth nose and a grille set fairly low. The Ford Blue Oval is now located in the center of the Escape’s grille, which has been raised, and the Escape’s headlights have been narrowed for a more imposing profile in 2023. The drastic change for the 2022 model year gives the Escape a new and contemporary appearance without resorting to excessively quirky styling cues.
Trims and tech
The 2023 Ford Escape will be available in five different upper-level trims: Base, Active, ST-Line, Platinum, and Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). Ford has done away with the S, SE, and SEL models that made up its previous acronym trim system.
Smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a standard 8-inch infotainment display, are all included in the price of the base model. Buyers of the Ford Escape have the option of upgrading to a 13.2-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
A new 360-degree parking camera, Amazon Alexa, better voice recognition, and navigation with OTA updates are all on the menu. When equipped, the 2023 Escape’s intelligent blind-spot assist will tug on the steering wheel if the driver continues to change lanes after receiving warnings from the blind-spot warning system.