2018 Ford Escape Review

The Ford Escape underwent a big update last year, and now the 2018 Ford Escape is adding some new features that make it a great choice among small crossovers. New trim levels include power liftgate, leather upholstery and the Sync 3 interface, as well as safety and convenience upgrades for the ultimate package.

If you're considering a new 2018 Ford Escape in the Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley or Nazareth areas, read our in-depth review for information about what the 2018 Escape has to offer.

2018 Ford Escape Engine Performance

The new Ford Escape is available with three engine options. The base 2.5-liter inline-4 produces 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. The other engine options are a 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-4 with 170 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost inline-4 with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. All engines come with a six-speed automatic, with front-wheel drive standard and optional all-wheel-drive.

All of the Escape's engines provide rapid acceleration, but the turbocharged 2.0-liter is exceptionally powerful and quick. The transmission responds quickly and the smooth handling is aided by an advanced power distribution system that make it especially sure-footed in inclement weather. This is all backed by reliable and effective brake performance.

Ford Escape Cargo Space

The excellent handling and smooth ride of the Escape make it comfortable for long distance. It's spacious interior also allows for ample head- and legroom throughout as well. Add power adjustable seats, heating options and high-quality materials to the mix, and the Escape is a dream to drive.

There's plenty of cargo space as well. 60/40-split folding rear seats fold flat and flush for more cargo area, and there are plenty of cubbies for electronics, keys, cups and bottles. The deep center console holds larger items as well, and there are seatback pockets for passengers.

2018 Ford Escape Technology

Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is available with the Escape. Its touchscreen interface is one of the easiest to use, with clear graphics, and intuitive navigation. Easy Bluetooth pairing, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are included in the system. FordPass and Sync Connect apps utilize remote functions and vehicle health monitoring.

Advanced safety features include the standard rearview camera and blind-spot mirrors and the optional Safe and Smart package. These features include adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and lane departure warning and intervention optional. The Escape also has exceptional voice recognition for its technology, which limits driver distraction.

Experience the Difference at Ray Price Stroud Ford

The 2018 Ford Escape made minor improvements to its complete overhaul, but the comfort, space, quality and performance capabilities remain consistent throughout the trim levels. New infotainment and driver assistance features enhance it even further.

In the market for a 2018 Ford Escape in Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley or Nazareth, PA? Stop by Ray Price Stroud Ford in East Stroudsburg to explore all the options and schedule your test drive of the 2018 Ford Escape today!

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