New 2018 Ford Escape

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Get to Know the New 2018 Ford Escape!

There's no shortage of upsides when it comes to the new 2018 Ford Escape. The Escape is stylish both inside and out with an obvious focus paid to the exterior design, interior layout and utilization of space. Throughout the interior and behind the wheel, you'll find high-tech features at every turn, including a choice in infotainment systems, plenty of driver assist technologies, and convenience features that make your everyday life behind the wheel easier than ever. And with three engine options to choose from, including two turbocharged engines, the 2018 Escape allows you to truly immerse yourself in a driving experience that allows you to, as its name suggests, escape from the stresses of your day. Whether you're looking for a compact crossover SUV that's accommodating for the whole family, one to make your daily commute more enjoyable or one with tons of high-tech amenities at an affordable price, with four trim levels to choose from, there's a new 2018 Ford Escape for everyone to enjoy.

2018 Ford Escape Capability

Behind the wheel, the new 2018 Escape is available with three engine options. The first is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 168-horsepower and is available on the base S model. The second option is an upgraded 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 179-horsepower and is available on both SE and SEL trim levels. The last choice is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 245-horsepower of hair raising fun behind the wheel. The six-speed SelectShift transmission allows you to enjoy the ease of an automatic transmission with the enjoyment of a manual transmission. And with auto start-stop technology, you can optimize fuel consumption when driving around the city and spend less at the pump. Every model except the base S trim level is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and when properly equipped, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

2018 Ford Escape Interior and Features

The new 2018 Escape is among the most technologically advanced compact crossover SUVs on the market. The standard Ford Sync infotainment system allows you seamless connectivity between your mobile device and your vehicle via Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, as well as available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Connectivity through the available SYNC 3 system. The 2018 Escape is also designed to provide you with complete confidence behind the wheel through a number of driver assist technologies, including the Ford Safe and Smart package that offers driver-activated front rain-sensing wipers, automatic high-beams, blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, a lane keeping system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake support. And with the available enhanced active park assist system, you can use a number of parking aids that make getting in and out of spots easier than ever.

How Does the 2018 Ford Escape Compare to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4?

To demonstrate just how special the new 2018 Escape is, we're going to compare it to the new 2017 Honda CR-V and 2018 Toyota RAV4, so you can easily see some of the ways the new Escape stands above the competition!

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

  • The new Escape starts at $23,750 while the new CR-V starts at $24,045 MSRP. While that may not seem like a giant price difference, consider that the next trim level up, the Escape is available for over $1,000 less than the CR-V at MSRP price.
  • The CR-V has the edge over the Escape in estimated fuel economy, but the Escape offers almost two gallons more in fuel economy than the CR-V.
  • The Escape has a larger available engine than the CR-V does. The CR-V offers two engine options, the largest of which is a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 179-horsepower. The Escape offers three engine options, the largest of which is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that produces 245-horsepower.
  • That added horsepower translates directly into towing power. When properly equipped, the new Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds, while the CR-V has a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

2018 Ford Escape vs. 2018 Toyota RAV4

  • The 2018 Ford Escape has a lower MSRP starting price than the RAV4. The Escape starts at $23,750 while the RAV4 starts at $24,410.
  • The Escape offers larger available engine options than the RAV4 does. The RAV4 has a slightly larger engine at base model trim level, edging the Escape with 176-horsepower compared to 168-horsepower, but that's the only engine available in the RAV4. Both EcoBoost engine options in the Escape offer more horsepower, with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 245-horsepower.
  • That extra horsepower allows the Escape to tow more weight than the RAV4. The RAV4 offers up to 2,000 pounds of towing capacity while the Escape offers up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity.
  • The Escape offers slightly more rear seat space than the RAV4 does.
  • The Escape comes with five-years/60,000 miles of roadside assistance while the RAV4 comes with two-years/unlimited miles.
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