The 2018 Ford Escape is the best-selling model at Palmetto Ford, and for good reason. Practicality and reliability, along with a dash of sporty style, have been woven into every facet of the Ford Escape’s design and platform. Drivers can enjoy everything from an efficient and capable ride to the slew of smart tech in the cabin.
The Ford Escape has clear athletic touches incorporated into its reliable, practical design. As a compact SUV, it’s small enough to make maneuvering through traffic a cinch, while still possessing the confidence of the SUV class. Drivers of the Ford Escape can even opt for available roof rails or make use of features such as the hands-free, foot-activated liftgate; and if you want some extra style, the Sport Appearance Package is always an option.
The 2018 Escape comes standard with a capable 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 165 HP via a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability. When you upgrade to the next engine option, you keep the same transmission while also getting the powerful and efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology for better fuel economy. And last of all, the range-topping Titanium model gets a 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine with the same fuel-saving tech, while also cranking out 245 HP.
The standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine achieves a fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway*. Meanwhile, opting for the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® gets an improved rating of 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway thanks to its advanced engine technology*. And if you go for the 245-HP 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine option, the Ford Escape gets a fuel economy of up to 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway*.
The cabin of the 2018 Ford Escape was designed to be versatile, comfortable, and family-friendly, with plenty of room for five passengers and 60/40 fold-flat rear seats that can accommodate up to 68 cu. ft. of max cargo space. Everything was designed to be in easy, accessible reach, and features like the center console include additional storage like the media bin. Add an extra dose of luxury to the Ford Escape with features such as the Panoramic Vista Roof ® or the available heated steering wheel.
In addition to all the comforts and versatility offered by the cabin, the 2018 Ford Escape comes equipped with plenty of high-tech features. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ work together with the latest SYNC® 3 system in order to provide a more connected infotainment experience behind the wheel, and with the new FordPass™ suite of services you have access to parking reservations, fuel price comparison, remote lock and unlock, and more.
Not all technology is about making your life more fun and convenient, though that’s still a definite plus. However, if you’re buying a family ride, you might be concerned about keeping your passengers safe. The Ford Escape earned its five-star NHTSA rating with awesome safety systems such as Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, Lane Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, and more. Families and solo drivers alike will feel more reassured on the road with these smart driver alert and assist features backing them up.
Whether you’re looking for top-notch safety, smartphone connectivity, capable handling, or family-friendly versatility, the 2018 Ford Escape checks every box on the list. Plus, you’ll save big on gas with its efficient lineup of engines and lightweight build. Check out the Ford Escape at Palmetto Ford today.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.