CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Ford Escape has an acceptable complaint history so far, with leaking rear window problems showing up as the main concern so far. NHTSA complaint data shows an early pattern of problems with stalling while driving.

Another concern is the 2012 Escape rolled onto its roof during an NHTSA side impact test so it only received a marginal side impact rating ... not good.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
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1 This vehicle rolled onto its roof after impact in a side MDB NCAP test.

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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2012 Ford Escape 4-door SUV

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
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Not tested. G Overall
A Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
A Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
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G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual - power cloth seats. Get the full IIHS report »
M Overall
TEST NOTES: Rating does not apply to the hybrid (gas-electric) versions of these models. Rating of the hybrid versions is Poor. Get the full IIHS report »
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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