Houston 2018 Ford Escape | Escape Review

21/29  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
34  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Ford Escape?

The 2018 Ford Escape has a reputation for top performance in the midsize class. This makes it a good pick for serious work or adventurous play. Top tow ratings and better fuel economy sweeten the deal. Despite its practical side, this truck is designed for shoppers with a penchant for the finer things in life.

2018 Ford Escape

Trims & Features

The Ford Escape is one of the longest-running models in the compact crossover SUV segment, first introduced for the 2001 model year. 17 models later, it remains one of the most popular small crossovers on the market. The 2018 Ford Escape contains a number of improvements on its winning formula that are sure to make it even more of a head-turner. The first is the addition of the mid-range SEL model that bridges the gap between the more mass-market SE model and the high-end Titanium trim, incorporating many of the popular Titanium features that drivers wanted to see on the SE. As compensation, the Titanium now comes equipped with the range-topping 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine as standard equipment, positioning it as the performance model in the segment.

Horsepower

2018 Ford Escape InteriorThe new Escape offers three different engines to choose from, with two of them available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The entry-level engine is a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Producing 168 horsepower, it easily keeps up with other vehicles in the segment, and it is only found on the S trim level, and is only available with front-wheel drive, unlike the other two engines. Most of the other models of the 2018 Escape use a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that outputs 179 horsepower. While it offers only a slight improvement in horsepower, it is also the most fuel-efficient engine in the lineup, and its turbocharger gives it more low-end torque and a stronger feel when accelerating from a stop. Crowning the top of the Ford Escape performance chart is the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Standard on the Escape Titanium, it gives you up to 245 horsepower to play with, making it one of the fastest crossovers in its segment.


Safety

2018 Ford Escape RearAs a crossover SUV, the Ford Escape is a very safe and reliable vehicle. In addition to the standard airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and rearview camera, it can also be equipped with a number of advanced collision prevention features. Those include blind spot monitors, a rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assistance and adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking. In crash testing, the 2018 Escape also does well. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives it 'Good' scores on all but one test, where it still meets the grade with 'Acceptable'. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards the 2018 Escape with a five-star overall crash rating, as well as five stars for both its front and side collision tests.

Come take the 2018 Ford Escape for a test drive today at our Ford dealership in Houston, TX!

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