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2018 Ford Escape Overview

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Seating up to five people, the 2018 Ford Escape offers comfort inside a spacious and versatile cabin. Whether you’re searching for an everyday commuter or a hauler for your next road trip adventure, the Escape can help you get there.

The 2018 Ford Escape is available in four trims: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium.


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What’s New for the 2018 Ford Escape?

The SEL trim is an all-new addition to the Escape nameplate, giving drivers an additional option for customization for 2018. The SEL adds an extra level of luxury to the Escape, with leather-trimmed front bucket seats, heated exterior mirrors, and a power liftgate. This year’s Ford Escape also adds the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine to the Titanium trim.

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2018 Ford Escape Exterior

Sculpted definition across the Ford Escape’s exterior gives it an athletic stance that many have come to admire. 17-inch steel wheels carve out an entrance for the Escape, with available 18-inch wheel upgrades on tap. A power liftgate is available on the SEL, making it even easier for you to gain access to your vehicle’s cargo bay, even if you have your hands full.

The 2018 Ford Escape is available in 10 exterior colors: Ruby Red, White Platinum, Lightning Blue, Blue Metallic, Cinnamon Glaze, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ingot Silver, White Gold, and Shadow Black.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape S

  • Manual liftgate, Black door handles, Black grille, Integrated blind spot mirrors, 17-inch steel wheels with sparkle silver-painted covers

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape SE
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  • Silver and chrome front upper grille, Fog lamps, Body-color door handles

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape SEL
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  • Reverse sensing system, Power liftgate, 17-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape Titanium
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  • Silver-painted roof rack side rails, 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels

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2018 Ford Escape Performance

When choosing your Ford Escape, you can opt for one of three powertrains; all engines are paired to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The first engine is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine, producing 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque; the 2.5-liter comes standard on the S. Upgrading just slightly on power is the 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, available on the SE and SEL, that produces 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The maximum-power engine is available on the Titanium: a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder, producing 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder is only available with front-wheel drive configurations; the EcoBoost engines can be paired to front-wheel drive (FWD) or Intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD).

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2018 Ford Escape Efficiency

Corresponding to the three engine options, there are several levels of efficiency for the 2018 Ford Escape:

Engine Efficiency Rating
2.5-liter inline four-cylinder 25/29/24 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD)
1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder 23/30/26 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD)
22/28/24 MPG City/Highway/Combined (4WD)
2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder 21/28/24 MPG City/Highway/Combined (FWD)
20/27/23 MPG City/Highway/Combined (4WD)

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2018 Ford Escape Interior

With an all-new trim option, the SEL, you can customize the Ford Escape even more to your lifestyle. The standard, base trim comes with cloth front bucket seats, but you can upgrade those to leather-trimmed front bucket seats on the SEL. The SEL also comes with a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, and a SYNC 3 system. For further upgrades, look to the Titanium, which comes with ambient lighting and a heated steering wheel.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape S

  • Interior: Manual climate control, Swing bin glove box, Cloth front bucket seats, Six-way manual driver seat
  • Radio and Technology: Message center and trip computer, AM/FM single CD/MP3 with six speakers, Three powerpoints, SYNC enhanced voice recognition communication and entertainment system

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape SE
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  • Interior: Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, 10-way power driver seat, Optional steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Traffic with Travel Link

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape SEL
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  • Interior: Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, Leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • Radio and Technology: SYNC 3, SYNC Connect, Four powerpoints

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Escape Titanium
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  • Interior: Foot-activated liftgate, Ambient lighting, Intelligent Access with push-button start, Heated steering wheel, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Driver seat memory, 10-way power passenger seat
  • Radio and Technology: Universal garage door opener; 10-speaker audio system from Sony; Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking, Park Out Assist, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Forward and Side Sensing Systems

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2018 Ford Escape Safety

The Ford Escape’s SOS Post-Crash Alert System is designed to help first responders in the event of a collision. If your vehicle does end up in an accident, the system automatically unlocks the doors for paramedics’ easy access, turns on your hazard lights, and deactivates any high-voltage electronic systems to help reduce the risk of fire.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Ford Escape

  • Four-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Safety Canopy System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Brake Assist
  • Traction Control

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