2018 Ford Escape Review
Learn more about the all-new 2018 Ford Escape in this detailed review from the team at The Lake Dealerships. Schedule your test drive online today.
2018 Ford Escape Review
When it comes to an SUV, many want one with amenities to help make drives around Lewistown, State, and Bellefonte easier and more enjoyable. The Ford Escape is well-known in the area, but is it right for you?
We here at The Lake Dealerships will help answer that question with this 2018 Ford Escape review. After reading about the different features and performance in this vehicle, feel free to contact us to experience them in person.
The 2018 Ford Escape offers many amenities to help add ease to your daily travels. For instance, if you need space for your grocery bags, you’ll have 34 ft3 of cargo space at your disposal. Fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs, and you’ll still have room for a passenger with the additional cargo. And if you need to maximize as much space as possible for luggage or other large items, fold down both rear seats to get up to 68 ft3 of cargo room.
If your hands are full, you can utilize the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate. While the Intelligent Access key is in your pocket or purse, simply kick your foot under the bumper, and the liftgate will open. You can also adjust the height of the liftgate, which is especially helpful for lower overhangs.
The available Intelligent Access key is also used to get in your vehicle and start the engine. While the key is on you, just touch the handle on the door to open it. Once inside, press the brake pedal and push the start button to turn the engine on.
Another convenience feature is the standard rearview camera with guidelines. When you put the vehicle in reverse, the camera will automatically transmit the image of what’s behind you so that you can back up safely. You can see this image on the standard 4.2-inch screen or available 8-inch screen.
The 2018 Escape has many smart features to help make your drives more entertaining and safe. It has the available SYNC® 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch color LCD capacitive touchscreen and voice-activated technology. You can get directions to a new restaurant in town with a simple destination entry via the available navigation. You can also connect your compatible smartphone using Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™ to access your favorite apps.
To help prevent an accident from occurring, the Escape offers many driver-assisting technologies, including…
- Adaptive Cruise Control: This system helps maintain a set speed and distance from the vehicle in front of you. Even if traffic slows down, that preset distance will still be kept.
- Lane-Keeping System: Can detect lane markings and will apply torque to the steering wheel if it senses that your vehicle is unintentionally drifting out of your lane. It can also send gentle vibration pulses to the steering wheel to encourage you to steer back to the center of your lane.
- BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): A light will appear on either of your sideview mirrors if the system detects a vehicle in the corresponding blind spot.
Performance Specs & Capability
The 2018 Ford Escape has three engine options to choose from, with varying power and efficiency characteristics…
- 2.5L iVCT I-4: 168 horsepower/170 lb-ft of torque/24 combined MPG
- 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4: 179 horsepower/177 lb-ft of torque/26 combined MPG
- 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4: 245 horsepower/275 lb-ft of torque/25 combined MPG
When the Escape is equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost® Class II Trailer Tow package, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds. This way, you can bring along an ATV or a small trailer to your next camping trip. Also included in this package is Trailer Sway Control. When trailer sway is detected, the system will automatically take measures, like apply braking or reduce engine torque, to keep both the vehicle and whatever is attached behind it under control.
Another performance feature in this compact SUV is the available Intelligent 4WD System. It monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds. It can then transfer torque from the front wheels to the rear ones as needed. This helps ensure a precise blend of handling and traction to tackle any type of road or weather situation.
Test Drive the 2018 Ford Escape Today
With many advanced features in place, the Ford Escape may be the compact SUV for you. But to know for sure, you can schedule a test drive at The Lake Dealerships, the Ford dealer that’s happy to serve drivers like you throughout Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.