2018 Ford Escape Model Review

21/29  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
34  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Ford Escape?

This year, Ford introduces a new Escape SEL model that increases your daily luxury quotient with soft leather upholstery, a power liftgate, and the savvy SYNC 3 infotainment system. In addition to an easy-to-use touchscreen and traffic-friendly voice controls, SYNC 3 also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities so you can interact with smartphone apps like Maps and Messages directly from your central touchscreen.

2018 Ford Escape

Trims & Features

This compact crossover SUV is available in three trims: the base S, mid-range SE, classy SEL, and top-of-the-line Titanium. In short, there's an Escape for every kind of driver. The entry-level Escape S is well equipped with modern tech features, including Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port to keep devices charged. It's also big on comfort, with a height-adjustable driver seat and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel to help you find the perfect position behind the wheel. In the mid-range Escape SE, you'll enjoy increasing comfort with dual-zone automatic climate control and upgraded cloth upholstery. Step up to the Escape SEL and things start getting truly luxurious. As you cruise around town, you'll enjoy rich leather upholstery and the upgraded SYNC 3 infotainment system. The top-trim Titanium builds on the SEL's features with modern flourishes like ambient interior lighting and a 110-volt, household-style power outlet to keep your laptop up to snuff on road trips. The Titanium's hands-free liftgate is essential when you have your hands full, with the key in your pocket, just swipe a foot under the bumper to activate it.

2018 Ford Escape Interior


In the base Escape S, you'll find a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque, giving you the power you need to keep up with rush-hour traffic. In the Escape SE and SEL, you'll find the turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which makes a big difference with increased power and improved fuel economy. In addition to boosting engine output to 179 horses and 177 pound-feet of torque, these models are EPA-rated to earn up to 23 city/30 highway mpg. Finally, there's the Escape Titanium, which is the right choice for speed enthusiasts. Its powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder takes the cake for speed, churning out 245 horses and 275 pound-feet of torque.


2018 Ford Escape RearBoth the front- and all-wheel-drive versions of the Escape impress with their crash-test scores. In government crash tests, the 2018 Escape earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Protection gave the Escape its top score of "Good" in a number of crash tests, including side and moderate overlap front tests. All models come standard with a rearview camera, so you can spot any pedestrians or stray cats before pulling out of a narrow driveway. On a crowded highway, the optional blind-spot monitoring system can help you switch lanes seamlessly. When you add the forward collision warning system, your Escape will tell you when you need to slow down to avoid a crash.

Escape Questions

Escape News

No blog posts found. Please check again later.

*Get Today's Price is available to all customers and can also be obtained by calling or coming into the dealership today. Purchase prices do not include tax, title, license and $150.00 doc fee. Prices include the listed rebates and incentives. Please verify all information. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Inventory is subject to prior sale. Contact us via phone or email for more details. *MPG Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

/* DNA4535761 ddcdrewc */