The 2022 Ford Escape ST-Line is a practical, five-seater SUV for families. whether you have one or three children to transport and their belongings you can fit them all in!
In the back of the 2022 Ford Escape, there are ISOFix points in the two outer seats and top tether anchorages on the back of all three rear seats.
The Ford Escape can easily accommodate one or two Infasecure child seats and I found I could just fit three Infasecure child seats across the back seats too. I installed two Infasecure Attain More and one Achieve More seats. It is much more comfortable for everyday use with two child seats but if you do need to you can just fit these three Infasecure child seats. You will need to be very careful when you choose our child seats if you do need to fit three across as it is a tight fit in the Ford Escape.
With rear-facing child seats installed we could fit a 180cm driver in front of them and a 186cm passenger in the front.
Storage in the back of the Ford Escape is quite minimal, with small door bins, no cup holders and two map pockets.
In the front, the storage is more generous. With central console cup holders, phone and storage trays and a net for the front passenger phone too.
The glovebox is large enough for a wallet and iPad with the manual and the door bins are more generous fitting a large water bottle.
The Ford Escape does have aircon vents in the back of the central console box, which are great for keeping the rear passengers comfortable.
The boot door of the Ford Escape ST-Line tested here opens electronically and quietly, which is great for parents.
The boot of the 2022 Ford Escape is a good size and will hold 12 shopping bags from empty, which is the same as a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and comparable to the Mazda CX-5, Haval H6 or Honda CR-V that all hold 13 bags.
Twin and double prams will fit in the boot with a good amount of shopping bags beside them too. Or you could fit your medium size dog in the boot!
The Ford Escape is a surprisingly nice car to drive. I found visibility is very good, even out of the back when you have three child seats installed. The steering is nice and light which makes it easy to park and manoeuvre. And it is FAST!
The media system in the Ford Escape has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which I love to be able to access my phone's navigation, communication and listening apps while driving.
The media system is quite basic in the Ford Escape so it is easy to navigate and use, although its white background can be distracting (luckily you can turn it off completely).
There are a lot of driver assistance settings you can customise and adjust which is handy.
The reversing camera image is clear and fills the whole screen.
There is a great seatbelt removal visual in the driver's display screen to warn you if anyone removes their seatbelt in the back. You can also see your distance to empty displayed on here too.
During our week with the Ford Escape with our family and found it pretty practical and enjoyable to drive for a family of four.
The 2022 Ford Escape scored a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2019 and has six airbags as standard including dual frontal, side chest and side head.