Research 2018 Escape

2018 Ford Escape Overview

Built and Designed to Make Your Life Easier

The 2018 Ford Escape was designed to make your life easier. With the ability to carry tons of cargo, three possible engine configurations with optional trailer tow packages and more technology than ever before, it's the obvious choice for a mid size SUV.

Convenience

Adept at multitasking

Ford designed the 2018 Ford Escape to make your life easier. It starts with available Intelligent Access with push-button start. You want to carry lots of cargo? No problem. The rear seats fold to provide up to 68 cu. ft. (1,925 L) of cargo capacity. Accessing the rear of the vehicle is also a breeze, thanks to an available foot-activated, hands-free Liftgate. And to help you while backing the vehicle up, a rearview camera is standard and a Reverse Sensing System is available.

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Cargo Capacity

Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and 68 cu. ft. (1,925 L) of total cargo space. Or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and still have room for a passenger. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave both seat backs up and you'll have 34 cu. ft. (962 L) of cargo space. For more space, available roof rack side rails with available crossbarslet you carry more cargo, especially items that don't transport easily inside the vehicle..

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60/40 Split-Fold-Flat Rear Seat Backs

Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and 68 cu. ft. (1,925 L) of total cargo space. Or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and still save room for a passenger. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave both seat backs up and you'll have 34 cu. ft. (962 L) of cargo space.

Available Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Thanks to the available foot-activated, hands-free Liftgate, there's no need to fumble for keys. Its hands-free operation is especially helpful when your arms are full of items like grocery bags. With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, kick your foot under the bumper and the liftgate opens. Also adjust the liftgate height, helpful for lower overhangs. Standard on the Ford Escape Titanium model.

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Available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

Simply have the Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, then touch the door handle. Once inside, press the brake pedal and then the start button. Shift into gear and go. Standard in Ford Escape Titanium model.

Centre Console With Convenient Media Bin

Centre Console With Convenient Media Bin

A multi-function centre console with media bin is standard in all Escape models. Two USB ports are shown (SEL and Titanium models only). Titanium interior in Charcoal Black shown.

Standard Rear View Camera

Standard Rear View Camera

Put the gear selector in Reverse and the rear view camera automatically transmits the image of what's behind your vehicle to your screen when you're slowly backing up.

Available Reverse Sensing System

Available Reverse Sensing System

A multi-function centre console with media bin is standard in all Escape models. Two USB ports are shown (SEL and Titanium models only). Titanium interior in Charcoal Black shown.

Technology

Escape makes it so easy.

You could say the 2018 Ford Escape is one smart SUV. It has a number of available driver-assist features that make driving easier. It includes available features such as the Safe & Smart Package, SYNC 3, SYNC Connect with a Wi-Fi Hotspot, powered by FordPass, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and Enhanced Active Park Assist.

SYNC3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

SYNC3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

In addition to the voice-activated benefits of SYNC, SYNC 3 adds convenience to your driving experience with its 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Discover the system's quick reactions to your conversational commands and experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional navigation. SYNC AppLink lets you use your voice to control some of your favourite compatible mobile apps while driving.

Available FordPass Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Powered by FordPass

Available FordPass Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Powered by FordPass

With the FordPass app, you have a Smarter Way to Move. Beyond key FordPass features like contacting your Dealer and Roadside Assistance115, plus finding parking and comparing fuel prices along your route, connect to your available FordPass Connect modem to:

  • Remotely start your vehicle and schedule recurring start times
  • Lock and unlock your vehicle remotely
  • Check your approximate odometer reading, fuel level and distance to empty
  • Locate your parked vehicle
  • Need help with your journey? Contact a friendly FordGuide right from the app.
Safe and Smart Package

Class-Exclusive Available Remote Tailgate Release

After using the driver-convenience features in the Safe and Smart Package, you'll never know how you got along without them.

  • Front rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror (standard on Titanium)
Available BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert

Available BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert

The available Safe & Smart Package includes BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross- Traffic Alert. This feature uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-Traffic Alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you're slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards (13.7 metres) away, you will be audibly and visually alerted.

Available Lane-Keeping System

Available Lane-Keeping System

Available Lane-Keeping SystemThe available Safe & Smart Package includes the driver-activated Lane-Keeping System, which can alert you to unintentional lane drifting. Choose the lane-keeping alert mode that vibrates the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker - or the lane-keeping aid mode that activates a directional steering torque to help guide you back to the centre of the lane. Or combine the effects of both modes: Continue drifting after the steering torque is activated and the steering wheel adds the vibrating sensation.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

Available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

The available Safe & Smart Package includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support. You can select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, your vehicle automatically slows down, and later resumes the preset speed when traffic clears. Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support can alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead. If you don't react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase sensitivity, providing full responsiveness when you brake.

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist is designed to help you park in a variety of situations. With minimal actions on your part, the Ford Escape virtually steers itself into or out of a parking spot.

  • Parallel Parking scans for an appropriate space, signals when one is found, then helps steer you into the space.
  • Park-Out Assist provides instructions on shifting and moving forward/back to help steer you out of a tight spot.
  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking finds a suitable space and helps you back in.
  • Side Sensing System emits a warning when you get too close to an object on either side of your vehicle.
  • Standard on Titanium.
NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating

The 2018 Ford Escape is equipped with features to help you maintain control, as well as to help protect you in the event of a collision:

  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) includes Curve Control, and is designed to slow you down when it senses you're going too fast for a particular curve.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you when your tires are under-inflated (not available on spare tire).
  • Personal Safety System includes dual-stage driver- and front-passenger airbags, a driver's knee airbag, and front seat-mounted side airbags. There's also the Safety Canopy® System with two-row side-curtain airbags.

Amenities

The added extras.

Ford Escape can be equipped with features that enhance your driving experience. For example, there's the available Panoramic Vista Roof. It permits all passengers to enjoy natural light. The available heated steering wheel keeps your hands warm on the coldest days. Available SiriusXM and available Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System provide a variety of entertainment choices in addition to navigation. And that's for starters.

Available Panoramic Vista Roof

Available Panoramic Vista Roof

The available Panoramic Vista Roof features a large forward panel that tilts up or opens fully, plus a fixed rear skylight. So whether you're sitting up front or in back, the Panoramic Vista Roof lets in the natural light.

Available Heated Steering Wheel

Available Heated Steering Wheel

Even on the coldest days your hands will be warm, thanks to the available heated steering wheel in the 2018 Ford Escape. Standard on Titanium.

SE and Titanium Sport Appearance Package

SE and Titanium Sport Appearance Package

This package includes 19-inch Ebony Black premium painted aluminum wheels, halogen projector headlights with black bezels, LED signature lighting with non-configurable daytime running lights, black-tinted taillights, unique black front fender grilles, gloss black painted upper grille with chrome inserts and surround, gloss black front and rear lower fascia, black roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob (standard in Titanium), sporty V-shaped partial leather-trimmed seats. Available on SE and Titanium.

SiriusXM

SiriusXM

Find Your Sound with SiriusXM. Experience over 120 channels of commercial-free music, live play-by-play sports, world-class news, and the biggest names in comedy and entertainment you can't get anywhere else. If equipped with a SiriusXM radio, your vehicle will come with a 6-month free trial subscription to the Sirius Select+ package. PLUS, you can take your sound anywhere you go with SiriusXM streaming. Listen to many of your favourite channels on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Available Bi-Xenon HID Headlights with Signature Lighting

Available Bi-Xenon HID Headlights with Signature Lighting

Available Bi-Xenon HID (high-intensity discharge) headlights provide a brighter light, last longer, and use less energy than conventional bulbs. Complementing the headlights are signature light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Standard on the 2018 Ford Escape Titanium.

Spacious Centre Console

Spacious Centre Console

The electric parking brake allows for a more spacious centre console with 2 cupholders and a mobile phone holder.

Capability

Do what you want to do. And then some.

The 2018 Escape is capable in so many ways, offering versatile seating/cargo combinations. And it's engineered to deliver the performance your lifestyle requires. Depending on the model you choose, you have a 2.5L i-VCT, a 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost engine, or a 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost rated at 245 horsepower. Handling control comes courtesy of standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control. For added traction, there's available Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive, and if you need to tow, we offer two Class II Trailer Tow Packages - one with the 1.5L EcoBoost engine that provides a max tow rating of 2,000 lbs. (907 kg) and a 2.0L EcoBoost engine with a max tow rating of up to 3,500 lbs. (1,587 kg).

Three-Engine Lineup

Three-Engine Lineup

Choose the 2018 Ford Escape model that matches your driving style: the Escape S and 165-hp 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam timing (i-VCT); the SE or SEL, both powered by the 179-hp 1.5L EcoBoost engine for balanced power and efficiency. Standard on the Titanium and optional on SEL 4WD, the 245-hp 2.0L EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll technology gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quick torque delivery. Escape engines are teamed with a six-speed SelectShift transmission offering the convenience of an automatic or the sporty feel of a manual. Plus Auto Start-Stop Technology that helps lower fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving.

Available Intelligent 4WD System

Available Intelligent 4WD System

The available Intelligent 4WD System continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds on the 2018 Ford Escape. It can transfer torque from front wheels to rear wheels as needed to ensure a precise blend of handling and traction at all times.

Maximum 3,500-lb. Towing Capacity

Maximum 3,500-lb. Towing Capacity

The 2018 Ford Escape Titanium has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 lbs, (1,587 kg) when properly equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost Class II Trailer-Tow Package. This package is also available on Escape SE and SEL with the 1.5L EcoBoost engine for a maximum 2,000-lb. (907-kg) rating. Trailer sway control technology, auxiliary transmission oil cooler and paddle shifters are included in the package. When trailer sway is detected, the system automatically takes measures, such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque, to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control.

Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control can sense if you're going too fast and slow the vehicle down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you're into the curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Standard Torque Vectoring Control enhances that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.

AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control

Standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor yaw and roll rates. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in various road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it's going too fast for a particular curve. Trailer Sway Control, too, is included in the Class II Trailer Tow Package.

Six-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift

Six-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift

This versatile six-speed SelectShift® transmission offers the convenience of automatic operation. But when you shift into Sport mode, you get the sporty feel and control of a manual, but without the clutch.