2018 Ford EscapeS 4dr Front-wheel Drive

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Perhaps best of all, the latest Sync 3 infotainment system - which debuted for 2016 - offers a vastly more sensible, intuitive, and quick-reacting interface, including a pinch-to-zoom map feature on the 8.0-inch touchscreen and improved voice recognition.
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The Ford Escape is a mid-size sport-utility vehicle, which incorporates the latest technology and style; setting a high standard in the SUV category.

The five-passenger Escape is available in S, SE, and Titanium trims, in either front or four-wheel drive. Engine choices start with the 168-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, followed by a 179-hp 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, and a 245-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. All variations are paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Standard equipment on all Escapes includes the SYNC communications and entertainment system with 4.2-inch screen, remote keyless entry and eco-mode. Standard safety features include 7 aibags, automatic headlights, rear view camera, AdvanceTrac stability control, and tire pressure monitor.

The Escape is a carry-over for 2018.

Introduction

The Ford Escape is no frumpy crossover.It's more like a tall wagon than an SUV, with rakish styling and sporty handling.Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5, but the Escape offers the most responsive steering, crispest handling, and best body control (the CX-5 is a close second, along with the Subaru Forester).The Escape has the firmest ride, a consequence of the sporty handling.

The styling was freshened for 2017, to give it more of the Ford family look, and two new efficient four-cylinder engines were introduced, a 1.5-liter making 179 horsepower, and 2.0 liter making 245 horsepower.There's also a 2.5-liter making 168 horsepower, which only comes with front-wheel drive.All-wheel drive is available with the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines.

Escape is essentially unchanged for 2018.

The Escape earns but four stars in crash testing by the federal NHTSA.The 1.5-liter engine gets an EPA-rated 26 Combined miles per gallon, the powerful 2.0 liter rates 25 mpg, and the 2.4 liter rates 24 mpg.

Safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning with braking, lane keeping, and active park assist that can steer the car into a parking space.A warning on the dash goes off if the car senses the driver is tired.

Lineup

2018 Ford Escape S ($23,850), SE ($25,605), SEL ($28,005), and Titanium ($32,045) come standard with front-wheel drive.All-wheel drive is available for all but the S model ($1350).

Available features include Sync 3 infotainment, navigation, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth with audio streaming, push-button start, tow package, panoramic sunroof.

Walkaround

The design and styling of the Escape is very tidy.Compared to the Honda CR-V, it's a few inches shorter with a wheelbase that's nearly three inches longer.Less overhang past the front and rear axles, and a more solid planting on the highway.

The sheetmetal is clean, crisp, pert, stylish, direct and modern.Think outdoorsy millennial.

Interior

The cabin is heavily styled with bold contours, swoopy and finely detailed.It makes other compact crossovers boring.But it's also plasticky.

The swoopy dash wraps around so much that it takes some knee and legroom away from the front passenger, but that's still nearly two inches more than the Honda CR-V.Thick A-pillars steal some forward visibility.

The front seats are slim and firm.The electronic parking brake, small as a button, frees up center console space.There's a horizontal vent under the LCD screen that does a good job of heating and cooling the climate controls and kneecaps.There's a CD player on the center stack.

The rakish profile steals some airiness out of the cabin, but there's still enough left.There's plenty of headroom in the rear, at least without the panoramic sunroof that would make it more airy.The Escape is considered a five-seater but there's only room for two adults, with one inch less rear legroom than the CR-V.

The rear seatbacks and headrests flip down easily, creating 68 cubic feet of cargo space.There's an optional two-position load floor, flat or max storage, with an enclosed big square cargo bin that holds 34 cubic feet.The rear hatch can be opened by swinging a foot under the bumper, with the fob in your pocket or purse.

Ford's Sync Connect enables remote access to the car's functions via smartphone.

Driving Impression

The standard Escape engine is the 2.5-liter making 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.It's neither modern nor exciting, but still smooth and competent.It's not quick but it has adequate acceleration.It has a bit less horsepower and torque than the new 1.5-liter, and gets two less mpg.

The new 1.5-liter engine makes 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque.The transmission kicks down as much as with the 2.5 liter.For a little engine it makes booming sounds when you floor it, although its bark is bigger than its bite because it's not exactly a rocket.But as 1.5-liter engines go, it's good.

The only engine choice, in our minds, is the EcoBoost 2.0-liter turbo, making 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet or torque, and zooming to sixty miles per hour in less than seven seconds.It's a big bargain at an option price of about $1500 more.It separates the Escape from almost every other crossover in its class.

The six-speed automatic is a good match for the EcoBoost engines, with programmed shift points that balance fuel mileage (some transmissions are programmed for fuel mileage, which can make them shift at unnatural times).The 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter get paddle shifters, while the 2.5 has a lame sport mode with a switch on the lever to change gears.

All-wheel drive moves power from the front to rear wheels, up to 100 percent in either direction, where ever the traction is needed.

The Escape's handling is sharp and engaging, responsive with great body control, much better than your average crossover.The steering is crisp, weighty and fast.What makes it so good might be the electronic torque vectoring, which dabs the inside front brake in a corner to help the car turn.That's why it's so sharp.

The ride is tightly damped, and sometimes can feel too firm; and with the 19-inch wheels as on the Titanium, it can feel harsh.The smaller wheels bring a smoother ride.

Summary

The Ford Escape is stylish and capable.We prefer the 2.0-liter engine.No flaws in the drivetrain, great handling, but don't expect a soft ride.Can't fit five adults, but can fit a lot of cargo with seats that easily drop.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeIntegrated roof
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotSYNC
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimMetal-look
Dash trimMetal-look
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Reading lightsFront
Shift knob trimMetal-look
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet4
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Cargo Grocery Bag HolderYes
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate, remote engine start
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Rear area cargo coverRoll-up
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage1
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Under Seat StorageUnder seat storage
Dimensions
Front Head Room1,014 mm
Front Hip Room1,294 mm
Front Leg Room1,095 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,420 mm
Front track1,562 mm
Overall height1,684 mm
Overall Length4,524 mm
Overall Width1,905 mm
Rear Head Room991 mm
Rear Hip Room1,331 mm
Rear Leg Room947 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,402 mm
Rear track1,562 mm
Wheelbase2,690 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeLiftgate
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Height AdjustableManual
Manual Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.51
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Limited slip differentialBrake actuated
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio9.70 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement152 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power168 hp
Max RPM6,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,500 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size2.5 L
Torque231 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleBlack
Rear spoilerLip
Rear spoilerLip
Fuel Consumption
City11.1 L/100 km
Combined9.7L/100 km
Highway8.1 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual w/tilt
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
External tempExternal temperature display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Manual Adjustments4
Rear Seats
FoldingFold forward seatback
RecliningManual
TypeSplit-bench
Roof
Roof rackYes
Roof rackRails only
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlWith Anti-Roll
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeShort and long arm
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Satellite communications911 Assist
smart device integrationAppLink
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
Width235 mm
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Cargo tie downsCargo tie downs
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
Auxiliary transmission coolerRegular duty
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size4.2"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance100,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place963 L
Cargo capacity, rear seat down or removed1,926 L
Curb weight1,594 kg
EPA interior volume2,795 L
Fuel Capacity62 L
Gross vehicle weight2,095 kg
Ground clearance200 mm
Max cargo capacity1,926 L
Towing Capacity680 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter17
Diameter17
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeNone steel
Wheel CoversFull wheel
Width7.5
Width7.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
Heated Windshield Washer JetsWiper park
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassDeep
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Rear quarter windowsWiper park
Rear wiperFixed interval
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Power door mirrors
Roof rack
Spoiler
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
CD-MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear window defroster
Rear window wiper
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Limited slip differential
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

Cash Incentives

IncentiveAmountExpires
Ford CA First Time Buyer Bonus Cash
Escape
$500 Jan 2, 2019
Ford CA Mobility Program
Escape
$1,000 Jan 2, 2019
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA - Delivery Allowance
Escape
$1,000 Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018
Ford CA SUV Leadership Bonus
Escape
$1,000 Apr 30, 2018

Finance Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard APR
All SUVs
N/A N/A 5.99% 5.99% 5.99% N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA Finance Rates
Escape
N/A 0% 0% 0% 0.49% 1.49% Apr 2, 2018

Lease Incentives

Incentive 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths 72 mths 84 mths Expires
Ford CA Standard RCL
All SUVs
8.19% 8.19% 8.19% N/A N/A N/A Dec 31, 2018
Ford CA Residuals
Escape S FWD
53% 44% 36% 30% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018
Ford CA RCL Rates
Escape
0% 0% 0% 0.99% N/A N/A Apr 2, 2018

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