The 2018 Ford Escape is a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle that is coming up with ample powertrain options, tough body styling and synchronic interior. The car doesn’t have many modifications as per its predecessor but still has a lot to offer. The powertrains are strong but only the engine assembly in the top most model Titanium will be the most liked and preferred. The features are ample but few are standard and the pricing goes higher with every addition.
2018 Ford Escape Engine
The 2018 Ford Escape would be launched in four trim levels: Escape S, Escape SE, Escape SEL and Escape Titanium. The 2018 Ford Escape S would come powered by a naturally aspirated 168 hp 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine with front wheel drive. The higher trims would be powered by the 2017 Escape’s new powertrain 179 hp 1.5 liter EcoBoost four cylinder engine. This will be coupled with front wheel drive and optional all wheel drive. The Ford offers a basic system that is capable of shifting power between the front and rear wheels and disseminate power between them as and when the wheel slipping is detected. The titanium model would receive a 245 hp 2.0 liter EcoBoost four engine. This engine will form the most liked powertrain for the upgraded Escape with powerful acceleration, strong stability and silent engine noise. All of these engine would be coupled with six speed automatic transmission.
2018 Ford Escape Exteriors
The 2018 Escape is tough and taut with impressive looks that have gained inspiration from hatchback styling. The 2018 Escape has an overall length of 178.1 inches and a wheelbase of 105.9 inches. This makes it slightly smaller than the Honda CR-V which makes it a good competitor at its price. The 2018 Escape offers slightly more ground clearance and cargo space. The 2018 Ford Escape will run over 19 inch wheels. Ford Escape offers panoramic sunroof to add luxury quotient to the crossover.
2018 Ford Escape Interiors
The 2018 Ford Escape showcase contemporary interior styling with firm seats. The seats are also quite accommodating and comforting with heated front seats. However, the width of the seats are slightly less which can be slightly upsetting for some. There is ample head room and leg room. The lower trims have cloth lining on the seats. The higher trims have leather lining over the seats which are of high quality especially in the range topping Titanium variant. The cargo space is optimum, not too large, not any small. It is going to be 34 cubic feet behind the rear seat which can be expanded to 68 cubic feet with the rear seats folding. There is also two position load floor in the cargo area for additional storage. Even the small storage areas within the cabin are well thought of for lending the cabin an easy to use feel. Escape offers a gesture controlled tail gate that opens at the swipe of a foot. The air vents near the touchscreen display allow for climate control. There is also dual zone automatic climate control for the weather comfort. The cabin is slightly noisy and discomforting for people who demand peace. The Infotainment System offers a basic 4.2 inch display center screen in the lower trims and an 8.0 inch touchscreen in the higher trims along with Bluetooth, Navigation, CD player, Voice Recognition and HD Radio.
2018 Ford Escape Safety Feature
The driver supportive package comprises of various technologies like Automatic Park Assist, Forward Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking, front and rear Parking Sensors, a Rear View Camera, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Keeping Assist.
How many airbags in 2018 Ford Escape?
The Advanced Airbags System in all the variants of 2018 Escape comprise of a driver knee airbag, driver and front passenger frontal airbags, seat mounted side impact airbags and overhead airbags.
2018 Ford Escape Crash Test Rating – Safety Score?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded a five star scoring to the 2018 Escape in its crash tests with a four star for Rollover tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crowned the 2018 Escape with a ‘good’ rating in most of its tests but only an ‘acceptable’ rating in Small Overlap Frontal Crash Test.