2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is coming into its own as a confident compact crossover, giving small families and adventurous drivers the power they want with the comfort they deserve.

Why Buy the 2018 Ford Escape?

If you want the spaciousness, look, and power of an SUV but the handling and comfort of a sedan, the Ford Escape is right for you. The Escape is a compact SUV that seats five in two rows. It's got cargo space galore, especially after folding down its back seat, which you can do in a 60/40 split so that passenger space remains. Adults can comfortably sit front and back with plenty of head and leg room. Exterior features for this sporty compact include aluminum-alloy wheels (or optional 19-inch Ebony Black alloy wheels), fog lights, LED tail lights, panoramic sunroof, and halogen headlights.

Exterior features for this sporty compact include aluminum-alloy wheels (or optional 19-inch Ebony Black alloy wheels), fog lights, LED tail lights, panoramic sunroof, and halogen headlights. Under the hood there's a 4-cylinder engine, which can be upgraded to the turbocharged option for extra power. The Escape also offers a whole host of safety and connectivity features, such as parking assist, blind spot monitoring, voice-activated infotainment system, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Why Choose the Escape Over the Explorer or the Edge?

The Escape, Explorer, and Edge all wear the blue Ford oval. Their difference is mainly size--and with the 2018 EcoSport debuting in 2018, the Escape will have even more crossover siblings to contend with. While the Ford Escape is a compact SUV that seats five, the Explorer is a full-size crossover SUV that seats seven and has a third row. The Edge also seats five but, being a midsize SUV, is slightly bigger than the Escape.

Buyers attracted to the Escape might include smaller families who want to be thrifty at the gas pump. Of the three models, the Escape has the best fuel efficiency at 23/30 miles per gallon. Buyers who are concerned about driving an SUV or are new to the market may like the Escape because of its sporty size. The smallest Ford SUV (at least for now!) beats out the Explorer and Edge in performance and handling, especially the Escape's Sport level trim. Some say it handles like a car instead of an SUV.

Can the Ford Escape Tow?

The Escape has excellent towing capacity for its class. In fact, the Titanium trim with the Trailer Tow package can tow up to 3,500 pounds, the equivalent of pulling a four-door sedan. Depending on the specific trim, other models can usually tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Is the Ford Escape AWD/4WD?

Every Ford Escape comes in front- or all-wheel drive. While the Escape shouldn't be your choice to handle something as adventurous as off-roading, with the better traction and handling of AWD, it should do just fine in slippery or snowy conditions. With the all-wheel drive option, you can climb the mountain roads to the ski resort with peace of mind.

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