2018 Ford Escape Review

Our friends and neighbors in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas rely on us at Richmond Ford Lincoln to point them in the right direction when it's time for them to consider their next vehicle. While we've got plenty of options on our lot, drivers who are seeking out the right midsize SUV always ask us about the 2018 Ford Escape. We're here today to give you some important details on this model, so you can decide if you need to take a closer look.

We're going to show you a lot in this 2018 Ford Escape review by looking at the engine options and performance, entertainment and technology, and the safety features. At the end of this review, you'll know enough about this vehicle to be able to decide if it's right for you.


2018 Ford Escape Specs

The 2018 Escape comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. This engine allows the Ford Escape to deliver 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. However, the Ford Escape also offers two engine options to outfit your vehicle with the necessary power.

  • The optional 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder can produce 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder delivers the most amount of power with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. 

Entertainment & Technology

The interior of the Ford Escape comes equipped with some sophisticated technology features that add a layer of convenience to your driving, especially when you access your media. The SYNC® system features enhanced voice recognition, which allows you to keep your hands on the wheel while you use your voice to access your entertainment options and even your phone contacts through the Bluetooth® system.

  • The Ford Escape S comes standard with a radio, a CD/MP3 player, and six speakers.
  • The SE trim adds a 6-month trial of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, as well as SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®.
  • The Titanium trim features a 10-speaker Sony® sound system and the SYNC® 3 system.

2018 Ford Escape Safety

This midsize SUV comes with some important safety features that are equipped with Anti-Lock Brakes. AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ utilizes brake pressure to prevent a further loss of traction when the vehicle endures wheel slip. The Intelligent 4WD System is optional, and it provides exceptional control and maneuverability while traveling on rough terrain.

The Ford Escape is outfitted with advanced front airbags that will adjust their inflation to help counter the force of the collision. The vehicle features side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, and a driver's knee airbag. The Ford Escape also features the SOS Post Crash Alert System™.  This feature will turn on after the airbags deploy to unlock all the doors and activate the hazard lights to let drivers and emergency responders notice the collision.


Review the 2018 Ford Escape in Person

At Richmond Ford Lincoln, we're happy to provide you with this 2018 Ford Escape review. We hope that it gave you the information you were looking for about this midsize SUV. You can always benefit from learning more about the 2018 Ford Escape, so you can truly decide if it's right for you. One of the best ways to learn is by jumping in the driver's seat and going for a ride. 

Schedule your test drive today at Richmond Ford Lincoln. We're happy to help our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland areas learn more, so they can make the right choice when it comes to picking out their next car

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