The Ford Escape has been one of the most popular crossover SUVs on the market for the last two decades, but how can you keep track of which wheels and tires came from the factory?

Over the last two decades of the Escape’s production, Ford has used a number of different OEM tires. But they’ve only stuck with three brands — Continental, Michelin, and Bridgestone. The wheels are another story, with more than 20 different OEM wheel options being offered over the years.

Throughout its production life, the Ford Escape has been one of the most popular vehicles in its class, driven by people all over the country. To keep the customers happy and intrigued, Ford has needed to switch up the OEM tire and wheel packages throughout the years to ensure constant interest. With all the different options that have been offered, it can be impossible to keep track. If you’re trying to find the OEM tires and wheels that came on your Ford Escape, consider this comprehensive guide your number one resource for that information.

We strive to provide the most accurate information on the web when it comes to automotive content, and this OEM tire and wheel guide is no different. All the information in this guide comes from Ford, authentic distributors of Ford parts, and Ford Escape owners. It’s all been thoroughly vetted to ensure you get the best information possible and can figure out exactly what you need to know.

Ford Escape OEM Tires & Wheels
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Continental ProContact TX

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Ford Escape OEM Tires & Wheels

The Escape is on its fourth generation now in just twenty years, and with each new generation, Ford decided to offer all new wheel and tire packages. Even within some of the generations, Ford released new wheel lineups to give customers even more variety, and they’ve really started to add up over time.

As of now, there have been more different OEM wheel options (23) for the Escape than the number of years that it’s been in production (21). So we understand how difficult it can be to keep track of which wheels came from the factory on the Escape over the years.

That’s where we come in and why we created this guide. We’ve combed through Ford’s own information on every year and model of the Escape ever made, combined with Escape drivers’ own experiences to find every wheel and tire that’s been offered on the popular SUV from the factory.

The OEM tires that Ford used on the Escape are grouped together as one big tire group since they bounced around year-to-year and model-to-model. And the same tires were also used in various sizes throughout the years.

But for the wheels, we’ve separated them into the specific years of the Escape that they were offered as the OEM option(s). So as long as you know which year your Escape is, you can quickly head down to that particular section and see all the possible OEM wheels that Ford offered during those model years.

Without further ado, let’s get into it. Here are all the OEM tires and wheels that Ford has offered on the Escape over the years.

OEM Tires For Ford Escape

Continental ContiTrac

Even in the early days of the Escape, Ford was trying to make sure that the OEM tires that came from the factory were a high-quality brand that customers would be happy with. So for the first iteration of the Escape, Ford decided to go with Continental tires from the factory. More specifically, early models of the Ford Escape came with Continental ContiTrac tires.

Although Continental is touted as one of the top tire manufacturers in the world, the ContiTrac is not among the top tire options that they produce, especially when compared to today’s standards. In fact, you’ll come across three different tires from Continental as you peruse this guide, and the ContiTrac is our least favorite among them. That said, it’s still a Continental tire, meaning it’s still of better quality than many other tires out there!

The Continental ContiTrac is an all-season tire that provides Escape drivers with reliable traction in all conditions, even light snow. They even included an M+S rating, which meant that they could provide traction in just about any condition, even mud and snow — hence the “M+S”.

Other than their reliability, the ContriTrac also used some of Continental’s impressive technologies to reduce road noise and simultaneously enhance occupant comfort. But beyond reliability and comfort, they didn’t have much else to offer. The ContiTrac tires did not even come with a mileage warranty from Continental, and owners of early-model Escapes have complained about getting very little mileage out of them.

That said, the ContiTrac tires from Continental have been discontinued for a number of years now, so we don’t recommend trying to find a set to replace the OEM tires on your Escape. You don’t want to mount tires that are more than a few years old, and all ContiTrac tires out there will be at least that old. If you liked how the OEM Continentals performed, check out the ContiProContact that we discuss below!

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: None
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,984 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 44 psi
  • Tread Depth: 13/32”
  • Tire Weight: 31 lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 520
  • UTQG Traction: A
  • UTQG Temperature: B
  • All-season tread offers traction year-round and in all weather conditions
  • M+S rating indicates that the tires are capable of providing traction in mud and light snow

Michelin Primacy A/S

If you’re at all familiar with tires and the world’s top brands, you’ve likely heard of Michelin tires before. And anyone that’s familiar with Michelin will know without even reading more than Ford did Escape owners right by offering the Michelin Primacy A/S as the OEM tire on a few of the different years and models of the Escape over the years.

The Michelin Primacy A/S was designed as a high-quality touring tire that focused on two main things: comfort and reliability. With its all-season tread design and special compound, the Primacy A/S is able to provide Escape owners with reliable traction in all weather conditions. No matter if the roads are dry, wet, or even a little snowy, the Primacy A/S can handle it.

Secondly, what good is a touring tire if it’s not comfortable? That’s the same thing Michelin had in mind while designing the Primacy A/S. So they developed a proprietary tread compound that was a little softer than other tires and would therefore provide an entirely new level of comfort. This reduced the tread life warranty to about 55,000 miles, but this is still higher than many other options on the market.

Lastly, the Michelin Primacy A/S is an M+S-rated tire. This rating stands for “mud and snow”, and it means the tire has met and exceeded industry standards necessary for providing traction in all conditions, including even mud and snow. This puts the Primacy above other all-seasons on the market and Escape owners can rest assured knowing they will be able to drive in just about any condition.

As of 2021, the Michelin Primacy A/S has been discontinued in its original form. But it has been replaced with a new version of itself, the Michelin Primacy Tour A/S. The Primacy Tour is an even better tire than the original, so if you liked how the OEM Primacy A/S tires performed, you’ll be in for a treat. The Primacy Tour A/S tires cost around $180 - $280 each, depending on which size you need for your Escape.

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: 55,000 miles
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,874 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 51 psi
  • Tread Depth: 8.5/32”
  • Tire Weight: 25 lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 540
  • UTQG Traction: B
  • UTQG Temperature: A
  • M+S imprint means the tire will provide traction in all conditions
  • A good combination of comfort and durability

Michelin Latitude Tour

As you just read above, the Michelin Primacy A/S (and the new Primacy Tour) are a great set of tires that many Escape owners were lucky to get from the factory. But we might be even bigger fans of another Michelin that Ford offered as the OEM tire on the Escape over the years — the Michelin Latitude Tour.

The Latitude Tour from Michelin was designed to offer one of the best combinations of reliability, comfort, longevity, and fuel economy on the market to SUVs, crossovers, and light trucks. And it delivered on all four of those performance metrics.

As an all-season touring tire, the Latitude Tour is able to provide Escape drivers with reliable traction all year long, no matter the weather conditions. If it’s dry, wet, or even snowy, the Latitude Tour will get you and your Escape where you need to go. And with a 65,000-mile tread life warranty, it will keep doing so for years to come, with many Escape drivers getting upwards of 70,000 miles or more out of them.

Michelin built the Latitude Tour with Michelin Comfort Control Technology to offer Escape owners a more comfortable ride. This technology uses computer-optimized design features to reduce road noise and vibrations in order to enhance overall occupant comfort inside the SUV. The steel belt and polyester cord in the tire’s interior further enhance the overall comfort level while driving.

Lastly, the Latitude Tour was designed to meet Michelin’s Green C standards. These standards were created to ensure that tires that meet them have a low rolling resistance to enhance the car’s fuel economy while simultaneously reducing the carbon dioxide emissions of the car.

As you can probably guess from the fact that it’s a Michelin tire and it has all of these great performance attributes, the Latitude Tour is not exactly cheap. You can expect to pay between $175 and $225 for each tire, depending on which size came on your Escape. But in our opinion, it’s one of the best OEM tires that Ford could have used for the Escape, and you would be more than happy with your decision to put another set of them on yours.

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: 65,000 miles
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,764 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 44 psi
  • Tread Depth: 10/32”
  • Tire Weight: 25 lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 720
  • UTQG Traction: A
  • UTQG Temperature: B
  • Meets Michelin’s Green X standards for durability, traction, and low rolling resistance
  • Michelin Comfort Control Technology reduces vibration and noise to enhance comfort

Continental ContiProContact

As the second of three Continental tires that you’ll find in this guide, the ContiProContact is a high-quality all-season tire that Ford has used on many different vehicles. Since many car models that Ford builds use tire sizes that are similar to one another, you’ll find many of them using similar tires to one another. That’s because most of the OEM tires that Ford uses are superior to many options on the market, and the ContiProContact is no exception.

With its 80,000-mile tread life warranty, the ContiProContact is a favorite among Ford Escape drivers that were lucky enough to get them as the OEM tires. With average driving throughout the year, Escape owners are typically able to get between 5-7 years out of the ContiProContacts before needing replacement. And those years are also full of solid performance and comfort.

The all-season tread design and special rubber compound used in the construction of the ContiProContact enables Escape drivers to get reliable traction all year, no matter the weather conditions. Dry, wet, and even light snow, the ContiProContact was designed to handle it all. This same tread compound also offers consistent traction for enhanced steering response and handling.

By using Continental’s PROactive Edge Technology, the ContiProContact is able to resist flexing even under aggressive driving conditions, keeping the tire planted to the road and the driver in full control of their Escape. This same technology also helps to reduce road noise and increase occupancy comfort.

Overall, the ContiProContact is a great tire for any vehicle at any time, but especially when it comes to OEM tires. If you really liked how the stock ones performed, it’s easy to find another set of your Escape. Depending on which size tire your Escape has on it, expect to spend anywhere from around $130 to $250 each on a new set.

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: 80,000 miles
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,929 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 44 psi
  • Tread Depth: 10/32”
  • Tire Weight: 27 lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 500
  • UTQG Traction: A
  • UTQG Temperature: A
  • Wide circumferential grooves and sipes direct water away from the tire to resist hydroplaning
  • PROactive Edge Technology enhances traction and lessens road noise

Continental ProContact TX

For the third and final time on this list, we have a tire from Continental that Ford decided to use as the OEM tire on the Ford Escape over the years — the Continental ProContact TX. When it comes to the three Continental tires that you see in this guide, the ProContact TX falls right in the middle. We like it more than the ContiTrac from the early Escapes, but it’s not quite as good as the top-tier ContiProContact.

That said, the ProContact TX is still an above-average all-season tire that offered Escape drivers reliable traction all year long. Not only does the all-season tread pattern inherently provide traction in dry, wet, and even conditions with light snow, the ProContact TX is also M+S rated. This means that the tire met the necessary standards to provide traction in “mud and snow”, insinuating it can handle just about anything.

Some sizes of the ProContact TX that came on the Ford Escape as the OEM tire option also included Continental’s ContiSilent Technology. Tires with this technology have an additional layer of sound-absorbing foam inserted in the tire, which greatly reduces road noise and enhances comfort among vehicle occupants.

Although we personally wouldn’t recommend going with the ProContact TX tires over some of the other options on this list, we understand that some Escape drivers really loved how the OEM tires performed. That said, you can buy the ProContact TX online for around $140 - $180 each, depending on which size you need.

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: 55,000 miles
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,874 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 51 psi
  • Tread Depth: 8/32”
  • Tire Weight: 24  lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 500
  • UTQG Traction: A
  • UTQG Temperature: A
  • All-season tread pattern offers traction year-round, even during light snow
  • ContiSilent Technology reduces road noise for enhanced comfort

Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus

Other than Michelin and Continental, the other major brand that Ford likes to use as the OEM tires on their vehicles is Bridgestone. And the Escape is no exception to that, with Ford using the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus on a number of different models of the Escape over the years.

The Ecopia H/L 422 Plus is a favorite among car manufacturers (and drivers, for that matter) of SUVs and crossovers that want to get one of the best combinations of comfort, durability, and fuel economy they can get from a tire. Ecopia tires — one of the most popular tire lineups from Bridgestone — are the company’s sustainability-focused tires that are designed to increase your vehicle’s gas mileage while simultaneously lowering its carbon dioxide emissions.

Ecopia Technology lowers the rolling resistance to increase your Escape’s fuel efficiency and is constructed with a reduced focus on the use of raw materials, which is better for the environment. On top of all that, the Ecopia H/L 422 Plus is also a long-lasting tire that offers great performance and comfort throughout its life.

The Ecopia H/L 422 Plus was designed with its tread components being densely packed, which reduces flexing and irregular wear patterns. The all-season tread design also offers reliable traction year-long, even in light snow. And to top it all off, the Ecopia H/L 422 Plus that comes on the Escape also has a 70,000-mile tread life warranty, so it’ll last quite a few years straight from the factory.

If you had the Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus tires on your Escape as the OEM option and liked how they performed, it’s easy to find another set. They’re a popular tire that’s widely available on the market today. Depending on which size tire you need for your particular Ford Escape, expect to spend between $160 and $275 for each tire.

Specifications

Some specifications may vary based on the exact tire size, which could differ between models and trim levels.

  • Warranty: 70,000 miles
  • Max Load Capacity: 1,874 lbs
  • Max Inflation Pressure: 50 psi
  • Tread Depth: 10/32”
  • Tire Weight: 24 lbs
  • UTQG Treadwear: 700
  • UTQG Traction: A
  • UTQG Temperature: A
  • Closely-spaced tire components that resist irregular tread wear patterns
  • Ecopia technology focuses on sustainability and increased fuel economy

OEM Wheels For Ford Escape

With how many different wheel options there have been on the Ford Escape over the last two decades since it was first produced, we’ll break them up into the years in which the wheels were available as OEM options. Use the table below to select the year range of your Ford Escape to easily see all the different options that were offered from the factory. While using the table, be mindful of overlapping years so that you can be sure you see all the options that were available during the model year of your Escape!

2001 - 2007 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

15” x 6.5” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Steel Wheel with Silver Finish (6L8Z1015C)

For the first seven model years of the Escape, Ford just offered steel wheels with a variety of hubcaps that owners could choose from. But the underlying steel wheels on all of the early Escapes were very basic. The OEM wheel was a simple 15” 5-spoke steel wheel finished in silver, all the various looks came from the hubcaps.

There were a number of different models and trim levels offered between 2001 and 2007, but they all came with this same steel wheel. This includes Escapes that came with all of the engine options, including the 2.0L Zetec, the 2.3L Duratec, and the 3.0L Duratec V6. All trim levels, including Limited, XLT, XLS, XLS No Boundaries, and even the Hybrid, came with this steel wheel.

As the basic steel wheel that sat underneath the various hubcap styles from 2001 through 2007, this wheel is pretty affordable. You can buy these wheels for under $60 each.

2006 - 2012 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

16” x 7” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheel with Silver Finish (6M6Z1007B)

Starting in 2006 and going through the 2012 model year, Ford released a 16” aluminum wheel to start replacing the 15” steel wheel above. This 16x7 aluminum wheel was finished in silver paint and had a 5-spoke design that was very similar in looks to the steel wheel that sat underneath the hubcaps on the early Ford Escapes.

These wheels spanned Escape generations, as the first generation ended in 2007 and the second generation of the Escape was ushered in. That said, these basic 5-spoke aluminum wheels were offered as the most affordable option on nearly all Escape models between 2006 and 2012. These were the cheapest OEM aluminum wheels on all 2.3L Duratec, 2.5L Duratec, and 3.0L Duratec V6 motors including Limited, XLT, XLS, and Hybrid models.

The basic 5-spoke aluminum wheel for the early Ford Escapes will only set you back about $80 each. When it comes to aluminum wheels for your Ford Escape, this is the most affordable option on the market. These wheels are barely more expensive than the steel wheel above, yet are lighter and don't require a hubcap to look good!

2008 - 2010 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

17” x 4.5” 5x114.3 Spare Wheel (7T4Z1007B)

Keep in mind that this is just the OEM compact spare wheel, not one of the normal wheels that your Escape will have on it! This narrow wheel is made out of steel and has a basic 10-hole design, similar to the vast majority of steel wheels out there. Also like most spare tire wheels, this 17x4.5 Escape wheel was finished in black paint to prevent corrosion and rust and also help it look a little better if it was ever needed.

If you have a 2008 - 2010 Ford Escape, you very well may not have ever needed to even use your spare tire, much less need a new wheel for it. But if you are in need of a new spare wheel, it’s good to get it taken care of before you end up on the side of the road without a usable spare! You can get a replacement spare wheel for your 2008 - 2010 Ford Escapes for just under $95 per wheel.

2008 - 2012 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

16” x 7” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheel with Silver Finish (8L8Z1007G)

This 16x7 5-spoke aluminum wheel is similar to the 5-spoke wheel above introduced in 2006, but with a few design changes that many Escape owners thought looked a bit better. These wheels were finished in a slightly more vibrant silver color than the above wheel and the spokes were also entirely smooth, without the divet that the earlier-released wheels included.

These wheels came as OEM optional upgrades on most trim levels of the Ford Escape throughout the 2008 - 2012 model years. This includes XLS, XLT, and Limited trims, but not the Hybrid models. These models also include Escapes with all three engine options during these years: the 2.3L Duratec, 2.5L Duratec, and 3.0L Duratec V6 engines.

The most common wheel option found on many 2008 - 2012 Ford Escapes (almost the same wheel as the 5-spoke wheel above from 2006 - 2012), they’re fairly affordable to get replaced — you can buy this wheel for $150 each.

16” x 7” 5x114.3 6-Spoke Aluminum Wheel with Silver Finish (8L8Z1007J)

Although Ford is well-known for their common use of 5-spoke wheel designs (as you’ll see throughout this guide), they do throw in some designs occasionally that have nothing to do with the 5-spoke design. Starting in 2008, Ford began offering a new 16x7 6-spoke design finished in silver.

The general design of the wheel was very similar to the 5-spoke wheel seen just above this one, except of course for the extra spoke! This wheel was an optional upgrade on all Escape models offered during this span of model years, including XLS, XLT, Limited, and even the Hybrid trims. The Escapes that these wheels were optional on included those with the 2.3L Duratec, 2.5L Duratec, and 3.0L Duratec V6 motor options.

Similar in design and finish to the other 16” wheel option (except for the additional spoke), the wheels come at a similar price point. These wheels cost about $160 per wheel.

17” x 7” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheel with Chrome Finish (9L8Z1007E)

Other than the aforementioned spare wheel you read about above, this was the first 17” wheel that came from the factory on the Ford Escape. This 17x7 aluminum wheel had a 5-spoke design that looked identical to the regular 5-spoke aluminum wheels that Ford released on the same models, except for one key difference (other than the increase in size).

These wheels were finished in chrome, making them far more shiny and eye-popping than the standard silver wheels. This chrome finish not only greatly changed the look of the Escape, but they also cost substantially more, as you’ll soon see. These chrome 5-spoke wheels were available as options from Ford on all models of the Escape between 2008 - 2012, except for the Hybrids, including XLT, XLS, and Limited models. These model year and trims include all motor options — 2.3L Duratec, 2.5L Duratec, and the 3.0 Duratec V6.

With its 17” size and chrome finish, this is a fairly expensive OEM wheel option for the Ford Escape. These wheels will cost you over $630 each, so if you have a set of these on your Escape, do your best to keep from damaging them!

2009 - 2010 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

17” x 7” 5x114.3 12-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Hyper Finish (9E6Z1007A)

In 2009, Ford started using one of the most unique wheel options that they have ever put in a Ford Escape. As we’ve mentioned previously, Ford typically likes to stick with their 5-spoke design, or at least some rendition of it (i.e. 5-spoke, 5-split spoke, 10-spoke, etc.). But this new wheel option included a total of twelve spokes, unlike anything Ford had used on the Escape before.

This may be because this new wheel was actually originally built as the OEM wheels on a Mercury Mariner (Ford owned Mercury and the Mariner is similar to an Escape). These wheels were only offered on the Escape for two years and were only options on select models. These 17” 12-spoke wheels were available on 2009 - 2010 XLT, XLS, and Limited models with the 2.5L and 3.0L Duratec engines.

These short-lived OEM wheels will set you back around $200 a piece. Keep in mind that Mercury is no longer an active division of Ford, so these wheels will only come more and more difficult to come by as time goes on.

2009 - 2012 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

17” x 7” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Black Finish and Silver Rims (9L8Z1007A)

Ford got a bit more creative in 2009 when they began offering a new multi-colored 5-spoke aluminum wheel on the Ford Escape. The new 17x7 wheel followed the exact same design as the aforementioned 5-spoke aluminum wheels that were released the year prior, except it was finished in a unique way. This new wheel was finished in black in the center and silver around the bead/rim of the wheel.

These new wheels were offered as potential upgrade options on most models offered between 2009 and 2012 except for Hybrids. This included all XLT, XLS, and Limited trim levels that were powered by a 2.5L Duratec 4-cylinder engine or the bigger 3.0L Duratec V6. These black and silver wheels were not as popular as the standard silver wheels or even the chrome wheels, and the lower price of them will reflect that.

Even though it’s finished in two colors, it’s still a fairly basic 5-spoke wheel that was never really all that popular, meaning it’s pretty affordable. You can buy replacements for these wheels for about $125 each.

2013 - 2019 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

17” 5x114.3 Compact Spare Wheel (CJ5Z1007F)

If you have a 2013 - 2019 Escape with a 5x114.3 bolt pattern, this is the OEM spare wheel that you’ll be wanting to get if you need a new one. With these Escapes being relatively new, you probably haven’t used your spare tire at all, much less used it enough to damage the wheel.

But if you do need to get a new spare wheel, they’re easy to find and relatively cheap (at least compared to the regular aluminum wheels that you’ll find on your Escape). You can get a new 17” aluminum compact spare wheel for your Ford Escape for just about $90 each.

17” 5x108 Compact Spare Wheel (CJ5Z1015B)

Notice the difference in bolt pattern between this spare and the one above. Some model years came with a different bolt pattern than the other years in this grouping. So make sure you pay attention to the bolt pattern of your specific Ford Escape before ordering any replacement OEM wheels — whether it’s a spare wheel or one of the four regular ones!

This spare wheel is a totally different design than the spare above as well, being constructed of steel instead of aluminum. This means that it’s much heavier than the aluminum option above, but it just depends on which bolt pattern your particular Escape has.

You can buy this spare wheel for under $50 a piece, about half the price as the 5x114.3 spare wheel seen above. This reduction in price is due to the material that the wheel is made of (steel vs. aluminum), not the difference in bolt pattern!

17” x 7.5” 5x108 10-Hole Steel Wheels with Black Finish (CJ5Z1015A)

As the new generation (third generation) of the Ford Escape was being released in 2013, Ford decided they should change out the entire new lineup of wheels, starting from the bottom up. This meant, of course, that the old steel wheel from previous years needed upgrading as well, and Ford decided to replace it with a fairly basic 10-hole steel wheel with a black finish. These wheels did the job and would be covered up with various hubcaps to give the Escapes some uniqueness.

With many makes and models, the steel wheels are usually offered as the standard OEM option on most trim levels, with different wheels being potential upgrades during purchasing. That was also the case with these new Ford Escape steel wheels. These steel wheels were available on nearly every model of the Escape between 2013 - 2019, including SE, SEL, and Titanium trims (but not on the Hybrid variants).

As a basic steel wheel, this OEM option is a bit more affordable than the aluminum ones that we’ll see for 2013 - 2019 Ford Escapes. You can buy this wheel for about $135.

17” x 7.5” 5x114.3 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Silver Finish (CJ5Z1007A)

As you’ve probably gathered at this point in this guide, Ford loves to offer a 5-spoke aluminum wheel as one of the most common OEM wheel options. With the new generation of the Escape, Ford stuck to their roots and offered the new models with a slightly updated version of the popular wheel design. The new 5-spoke wheel was finished in a subtly different silver with enhanced spoke designs.

Many Escape buyers out there that wanted an upgrade over the standard steel wheels and hubcaps would gravitate towards this simple 5-spoke design, and the wheels were offered on all the same models as the steel wheels above. This included all 1.5L EcoBoost, 1.6L EcoBoost, and 2.0L EcoBoost Ford Escapes, except for Hybrid models.

These OEM wheels can be purchased for just under $200 each. With how common they were between 2013 and 2019, there are so many of them out there so the price can stay relatively low.  

18” x 7.5” 5x114.3 5-Split-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with a Polished Finish (CJ5Z1007E)

As an upgraded OEM wheel option for the 2013 - 2019 Ford Escapes over the 17” steel wheel and the 17” 5-spoke wheel, Ford created something a bit different. They offered 18” 5-split-spoke aluminum wheels. These new wheels were similar to older 5-spoke models except that the spokes were split at the ends where they met the bead of the wheel. They were also finished with a polished look that really made them shine.

Similar to the previous two wheel options for this grouping of model years, these 18” polished wheels were available as an option on all models of the Escape except Hybrids. This means that they were OEM options on SE, SEL, and Titanium models, no matter which liter of the EcoBoost engine the Escapes was being powered by.

Even though these are polished 18” wheels, they’re surprisingly affordable, costing just $188 per wheel. This low price could be attributed to the fact that these wheels were not as desirable as the simple 5-spoke wheels above, so there isn’t much demand for these going forward.

18” x 7.5” 5x114.3 5-Split-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Silver Finish (CJ5Z1007G)

To give Escape drivers a little more variance and ability to choose wheel options that really made their new Escape theirs, Ford offered the above 18” 5-split-spoke wheels in a silver finish. This silver color emulated the standard 5-spoke wheel design’s finish, but the actual design of the wheel matched the one just above.

That said, it was of course offered on all the same models and trim levels as the ones just above. This included all 1.5L, 1.6L, and 2.0L EcoBoost Escapes no matter the trim level. Again, this does not include the Hybrid models.

These wheels are the same as the option above, but with a silver finish. So as you might expect, they cost just about the same amount. You can buy replacements for these OEM wheels for $192 each.

19” x 8” 5x108 5-Y-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Silver Finish (CJ5Z1007K)

The final OEM wheel option that Ford released in 2013 along with the new generation Escape was an upgrade to 19” wheels and was offered on all the same models as the previous ones. The new wheels featured a bit of a different spin on the 5-split-spoke design and is aptly known as 5-Y-spoke wheels. This is because of the way that the spokes split as they approach the bead of the wheel, they each seem to form a separate “Y”.

As just alluded to, these 19” wheels were offered as upgrades on all the same Escape models as the 17” and 18” wheels above were. So no matter if the Escape was an SE, SEL, or Titanium — or if it was powered by the 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L EcoBoost — these were available as an OEM upgraded wheel package.

As 19” wheels, these are a little more expensive than the 18” counterparts we’ve looked at for this generation so far. Expect to pay just over $225 per wheel if you’re in need of a new one.

2014 - 2019 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

19” x 8” 5x108 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Light PVD Chrome Finish (EJ5Z1007A)

In 2014, Ford decided it was time to go back to adding some chrome wheels to the lineup after not offering any during the 2013 model year. In doing so, they decided it was best to create an entirely new wheel instead of having the same 5-spoke design as the previous model years’ chrome wheels. Thus the 19” chrome-finished 10-spoke Ford Escape wheels were created. The chrome finish gave Escape owners the ability to stand out among other Escapes and really helped make certain Escapes pop.

These chrome wheels were offered on the majority of models and trims throughout 2014 - 2019 as an OEM upgrade, except for Hybrid models. These were available on Escapes with all three engine options during this time, including the old 2.5L Duratec as well as the newer 1.6L & 2.0L EcoBoost motors. This includes the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium models.

These chrome-finished 19” OEM Ford Escape wheels will set you back a pretty penny. You can expect to pay over $640 per wheel for any replacements you may need.

2017 - 2019 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

18” x 7.5” 5x108 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Hyper Finish (GJ5Z1007A)

With the release of the 2017 Escape, Ford decided to add a few new wheels to the lineup of many potential wheels that could be chosen as the OEM option. The first of the new lineup of wheels was a somewhat new idea — an 18” 10-spoke aluminum wheel. The Escape had seen other 10-spoke wheels before, but they were always separated into pairs of two spokes, almost as a rendition of the 5-spoke design. This new design was created with 10 evenly-spaced spokes and finished in a Hyper Grey color.

The new 10-spoke wheel was not available as an OEM upgrade on all models and trim levels of the Escapes, however. These wheels could only be added to 2017 - 2019 SE, SEL, and Titanium trims that were powered by the 1.5L or 2.0L EcoBoost engines. The Escapes that were powered by the 1.6L EcoBoost were not offered these wheels as an option from the factory.

Due to a combination of their popularity and rarity (Ford doesn’t make too many 10-spoke wheels), these wheels are more expensive than some of the more basic OEM wheel options. You can buy these OEM wheels for about $592 a piece.

18” x 7.5” 5x108 5-Spoke Aluminum Wheels Machined with Charcoal (GJ5Z1007B)

Ford decided to go all out with a brand new 5-spoke wheel design in 2017 and would offer it as a costly upgraded OEM option on all Escape models through the 2019 model year. The new 5-spoke wheel design was a fairly simple 18x7.5 aluminum wheel with five spokes that had a unique feature at the point where the spokes met the rim of the wheel.

The key difference between these 5-spoke wheels and the many others that Ford had used on the Escape over the years was the beautiful finish that these wheels had. This new wheel was machine-finished with a dark charcoal color, and they look stunning — which is why they are so expensive to release as you’ll see shortly.

These wheels were available as a costly upgraded wheel package from the factory on all 2017 - 2019 Ford Escape models including SE, SEL, and Titanium trims, regardless of if they housed the 1.5L EcoBoost or the 2.0L EcoBoost engines.

With the gorgeous machined charcoal finish, these are the most expensive OEM Ford Escape wheels that Ford ever used. If you need replacements for these wheels, you will need to shell out about $780 per wheel.

19” x 8” 5x108 5-Y-Spoke Aluminum Wheels Machined with Silver (GJ5Z1007C)

Along with the new OEM wheel options that Ford released with the Escape in 2017, they added a second 19” 5-Y-spoke design to the lineup. They made some changes to the other Y-spoke design that had been an option since 2013, and it was another success. The new design featured a much more shallow Y-split than the previously-released design used, but it was finished in the same silver color.

Just like the 10-spoke wheels that were discussed above, these new 5-Y-spoke wheels were only offered as an OEM option on 1.5L and 2.0L EcoBoost-powered Escapes from 2017 through 2019. This includes SE, SEL, and Titanium trim levels as well.

Finding replacements for these OEM Escape wheels won’t be cheap either, expect to pay just under $570 per wheel if you’re in the market.

19” x 8” 5x108 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Black Finish (GJ5Z1007E)

To really spice things up when it came to OEM wheel options for the Escape, Ford also released an all-new 19” 10-spoke wheel that was finished in gloss black. This was the first Escape wheel that Ford had released that was all-black, with a multicolored one being released on a previous generation Escape that was both black and silver. Combined with the fact that this wheel was a new 10-spoke design, it really stood out on Escapes any time owners decided to go with them.

These brand new wheels were available as the OEM wheel option on all 2017 - 2019 Ford Escapes that were SE, SEL, or Titanium trims that were powered by the 1.5L or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. Hybrid models did not have the option of these wheels being included as original equipment from the factory.

Compared to some of the other prices we’ve seen for 2017 - 2019 Ford Escape OEM wheels, these are relatively affordable. You can buy this wheel for about $345. Especially if you just compare this wheel to other 19” options, it seems even more reasonably priced!

2020 - 2021 Ford Escape OEM Wheels

17” 5x108 Compact Spare Wheel (LJ6Z1007F)

Ford introduced a brand new 6-spoke aluminum alloy spare wheel for the new generation of the Ford Escape, offered on the 2020 and 2021 model years. As the only spare made for the new generation of the Escape, all models and trim levels built in 2020 and 2021 will have this spare wheel as the OEM option.

For a spare, this wheel is pretty expensive. You can buy a replacement spare wheel for just about $380 a piece. Compare this to the other spare wheels that were provided by Ford from the factory, and the price is hundreds of dollars more per wheel. So try not to damage your spare wheel if you ever have to use it!

17” 5x108 5-Split-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Silver Finish (LJ6Z1007A)

With the introduction of the new generation of the Escape in 2020, Ford decided it was time to ditch the old wheels and bring in a new lineup. As of now, Ford has offered two wheel options from the factory on the new Escapes. The first wheel option is a 5-split-spoke aluminum wheel finished in silver. What we mean by “5-split-spoke” is that the wheels are 5-spoke in general, but with an opening in each one that somewhat “splits” them apart.

This is the most common wheel found on most of the newer Ford Escapes, with the next wheel on this list being the optional choice. This wheel comes on all models of the Escape offered in 2020 and 2021 model years, including SE, SEL, and Titanium trims as well as all of their Plug-In Hybrid variants. These models include all engine options offered in these model years: 1.5L EcoBoost, 2.0L EcoBoost, and 2.5L i-VCT.

You can buy a replacement wheel to match these for about $538. As you’ll soon see, these wheels cost the exact same as the other OEM wheel option for these model year Escapes.

17” 5x108 10-Spoke Aluminum Wheels with Silver Finish (LJ6Z1007K)

As mentioned above, Ford offered two standard OEM wheel options on the new 2020 - 2021 Ford Escapes. This second option that Escape owners could choose when picking out their vehicles was a 10-spoke design. Finished in silver, this wheel option looked as if Ford took some inspiration from the above 5-spoke design and then added a bit of flair and uniqueness to it.

This wheel was offered by Ford as an OEM option on all models of the Escape between 2020 - 2021, similar to the one just above it. This includes Escapes with the 1.5L EcoBoost, 2.0L EcoBoost, and 2.5L i-VCT engines. These wheels can be found on all SE, SEL, Titanium, SE Plug-In Hybrid, SEL Plug-In Hybrid, and Titanium Plug-In Hybrid models.

Oddly enough, these OEM wheels cost the exact same amount as the other 17” OEM wheels (not the spare!) seen just above, even though the design is very different. That said, expect to pay about $538 per wheel to get a replacement for these.

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Charles Redding

Charles Redding

I've spent many years selling cars, working with auto detailers, mechanics, dealership service teams, quoting and researching car insurance, modding my own cars, and much more.

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