Modern consumers have consistently demonstrated to love the Ford Escape and its myriad variations throughout the years. One could hardly blame them: it’s a car that has earned its popularity. Throughout every new release, Ford continually adds impressive new features, capabilities and technologies to give car enthusiasts and average consumers alike something to be excited about with every new model.
This year is no exception as the compact SUV has attracted rave reviews all across America. As stylish and tasteful on the exterior as it is on the interior, the 2018 Ford Escape boasts an impressive performance coupled with a surprisingly affordable price tag.
There’s no shortage of upsides when it comes to the new 2018 Ford Escape. The Escape is stylish both inside and out with an obvious focus paid to the exterior design, interior layout and utilization of space. Throughout the interior and behind the wheel, you’ll find high-tech features at every turn, including a choice in infotainment systems, plenty of driver assist technologies, and convenience features that make your everyday life behind the wheel easier than ever. And with three engine options to choose from, including two turbocharged engines, the 2018 Escape allows you to truly immerse yourself in a driving experience that allows you to, as its name suggests, escape from the stresses of your day. Whether you’re looking for a compact crossover SUV that’s accommodating for the whole family, one to make your daily commute more enjoyable or one with tons of high-tech amenities at an affordable price, with four trim levels to choose from, there’s a new 2018 Ford Escape for everyone to enjoy.
Behind the wheel, the new 2018 Escape is available with three engine options. The first is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 168-horsepower and is available on the base S model. The second option is an upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 179-horsepower and is available on both SE and SEL trim levels. The last choice is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 245-horsepower of hair raising fun behind the wheel. The six-speed SelectShift transmission allows you to enjoy the ease of an automatic transmission with the enjoyment of a manual transmission. And with auto start-stop technology, you can optimize fuel consumption when driving around the city and spend less at the pump. Every model except the base S trim level is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and when properly equipped, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Impressive gas mileage
The fiscally minded can sigh a breath of relief with the 2018 Ford Escape’s 29-MPG highway fuel economy — and that’s just the base model. Its all-wheel drive model helps to reduce the gas needed to power the Ford Escape, giving this year’s model a significant competitive edge over other SUV models.
At 23 MPG on city roads, this model proves a cost-effective option for anyone’s lifestyle and environment to stay fuel-conscious.
Interior and Features
The new 2018 Escape is among the most technologically advanced compact crossover SUVs on the market. The standard Ford Sync infotainment system allows you seamless connectivity between your mobile device and your vehicle via Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, as well as available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity through the available SYNC 3 system. The 2018 Escape is also designed to provide you with complete confidence behind the wheel through a number of driver assist technologies, including the Ford Safe and Smart package that offers driver-activated front rain-sensing wipers, automatic high-beams, blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, a lane keeping system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake support. And with the available enhanced active park assist system, you can use a number of parking aids that make getting in and out of spots easier than ever.
Features available for all model types
No matter what your budget is like, the 2018 Ford Escape presents myriad safety features and entertainment features in all of its versions. Even the base model enables drivers to integrate their smartphones and connect Bluetooth to their cars using the display screen interface.
Backup cameras and vocal recognition make the base model something luxurious for any driver of the Ford Escape.
The more luxurious models like the SE and the SEL boast a broad range of exceptional features like the Sync 3 technology suite and leather upholstery. And for an even higher-scale experience, Ford enthusiasts can opt for the Escape’s Titanium model for its automated parking and serious sound system. It’s a model made to fit any budget and offer an exceptional variety of features.