2018 Ford Escape

 
2018 Ford Escape
 
2018 Ford Escape
 

2018 Ford Escape

MSRP 
$24,845
Invoice 
$24,471
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 29 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 168 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

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Specifications for 2018 Ford Escape

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition communication, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen in center stack, AppLink and 1 smart charging multimedia USB port
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single-CD/MP3 Player -inc: 6 speakers and speed compensated volume
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17" Steel w/Sparkle Silver-Painted Covers
    • Tires: P235/55R17 A/S BSW -inc: Low-Rolling-Resistance, mini spare
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
    • Gray Bodyside Cladding and Gray Wheel Well Trim
    • Black Side Windows Trim
    • Black Door Handles
    • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
    • Sync Connect Wi-Fi Selective Service Internet Access
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Cloth Front Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way manual driver (fore/aft, up/down, recline) and 4-way manual front passenger (fore/aft w/manual recline)
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins, 2nd Row Underseat Storage and Audio Media Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L i-VCT -inc: flex-fuel capability
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
    • 3.51 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: TBD
    • Transmission w/Oil Cooler
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 15.7 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Short And Long Arm Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 67.8
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 34.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 34.3
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 168 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 170 @ 4500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 105.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 178.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66.3
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 61.5
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.6
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 15.7
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 98.1
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.9
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 43.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.8
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.3
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 52.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 29
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Escape
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Short And Long Arm
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55HR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55HR17
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 1500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.44
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.51
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3542
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Ford Escape Photos & Colors

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  • Lightning Blue Metallic White Gold Metallic
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  • White Gold Metallic

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Introduction

The Ford Escape is no frumpy crossover. It’s more like a tall wagon than an SUV, with rakish styling and sporty handling. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, but the Escape offers the most responsive steering, crispest handling, and best body control (the CX-5 is a close second, along with the Subaru Forester). The Escape has the firmest ride, a consequence of the sporty handling.

The styling was freshened for 2017, to give it more of the Ford family look, and two new efficient four-cylinder engines were introduced, a 1.5-liter making 179 horsepower, and 2.0 liter making 245 horsepower. There’s also a 2.5-liter making 168 horsepower, which only comes with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available with the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines.

Escape is essentially unchanged for 2018.

The Escape earns but four stars in crash testing by the federal NHTSA. The 1.5-liter engine gets an EPA-rated 26 Combined miles per gallon, the powerful 2.0 liter rates 25 mpg, and the 2.4 liter rates 24 mpg.

Safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with braking, lane keeping, and active park assist that can steer the car into a parking space. A warning on the dash goes off if the car senses the driver is tired.

Lineup

2018 Ford Escape S ($23,850), SE ($25,605), SEL ($28,005), and Titanium ($32,045) come standard with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available for all but the S model ($1350).

Available features include Sync 3 infotainment, navigation, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, push-button start, tow package, panoramic sunroof.

Walkaround

The design and styling of the Escape is very tidy. Compared to the Honda CR-V, it’s a few inches shorter with a wheelbase that’s nearly three inches longer. Less overhang past the front and rear axles, and a more solid planting on the highway.

The sheetmetal is clean, crisp, pert, stylish, direct and modern. Think outdoorsy millennial.

Interior

The cabin is heavily styled with bold contours, swoopy and finely detailed. It makes other compact crossovers boring. But it’s also plasticky.

The swoopy dash wraps around so much that it takes some knee and legroom away from the front passenger, but that’s still nearly two inches more than the Honda CR-V. Thick A-pillars steal some forward visibility.

The front seats are slim and firm. The electronic parking brake, small as a button, frees up center console space. There’s a horizontal vent under the LCD screen that does a good job of heating and cooling the climate controls and kneecaps. There’s a CD player on the center stack.

The rakish profile steals some airiness out of the cabin, but there’s still enough left. There’s plenty of headroom in the rear, at least without the panoramic sunroof that would make it more airy. The Escape is considered a five-seater but there’s only room for two adults, with one inch less rear legroom than the CR-V.

The rear seatbacks and headrests flip down easily, creating 68 cubic feet of cargo space. There’s an optional two-position load floor, flat or max storage, with an enclosed big square cargo bin that holds 34 cubic feet. The rear hatch can be opened by swinging a foot under the bumper, with the fob in your pocket or purse.

Ford’s Sync Connect enables remote access to the car’s functions via smartphone.

Driving Impressions

The standard Escape engine is the 2.5-liter making 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. It’s neither modern nor exciting, but still smooth and competent. It’s not quick but it has adequate acceleration. It has a bit less horsepower and torque than the new 1.5-liter, and gets two less mpg.

The new 1.5-liter engine makes 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The transmission kicks down as much as with the 2.5 liter. For a little engine it makes booming sounds when you floor it, although its bark is bigger than its bite because it’s not exactly a rocket. But as 1.5-liter engines go, it’s good.

The only engine choice, in our minds, is the EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbo, making 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet or torque, and zooming to sixty miles per hour in less than seven seconds. It’s a big bargain at an option price of about $1500 more. It separates the Escape from almost every other crossover in its class.

The six-speed automatic is a good match for the EcoBoost engines, with programmed shift points that balance fuel mileage (some transmissions are programmed for fuel mileage, which can make them shift at unnatural times). The 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter get paddle shifters, while the 2.5 has a lame sport mode with a switch on the lever to change gears.

All-wheel drive moves power from the front to rear wheels, up to 100 percent in either direction, where ever the traction is needed.

The Escape’s handling is sharp and engaging, responsive with great body control, much better than your average crossover. The steering is crisp, weighty and fast. What makes it so good might be the electronic torque vectoring, which dabs the inside front brake in a corner to help the car turn. That’s why it’s so sharp.

The ride is tightly damped, and sometimes can feel too firm; and with the 19-inch wheels as on the Titanium, it can feel harsh. The smaller wheels bring a smoother ride.

Summary

The Ford Escape is stylish and capable. We prefer the 2.0-liter engine. No flaws in the drivetrain, great handling, but don’t expect a soft ride. Can’t fit five adults, but can fit a lot of cargo with seats that easily drop.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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