3rd Gen (2013 – 2018) Ford Escape Problems

The 3rd generation of the Escape has a cumulative PainRank™ of 41.07. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2013–2018 Escape model years have sent in 697 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (19%) followed by the interior (13%) and the transmission (13%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 1
0.62
2017 33
13.52
2016 107
35.33
2015 55
27.53
2014 161
76.25
2013 339
93.16

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