2018 Ford Escape Review

Looking for a small crossover that can double as a day-to-day way to get around town, as well as a roomy and reliable form of transportation for longer trips? For drivers in West Chester, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern, the 2018 Ford Escape is a great fit.

The Ford Escape offers drivers top-notch safety ratings, respectable fuel efficiency, and advanced technology features all wrapped up in a sophisticated body. This review will delve into the details of just a few of these superior features.

With any questions, feel free to contact us. Let's get started by giving you the low-down on what is arguably the most important aspect of any vehicle you're looking to purchase: its safety.

Ford Escape Safety

A vehicle like the Ford Escape doesn't just magically earn a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That high of a safety rating is earned, and the 2018 Ford Escape went above and beyond to earn it.

This vehicle is equipped with dozens of standard safety features that provide an elevated safety experience when driving and/or riding in it. Of these safety features are the Lane Keeping System and the Blind-Spot Information System (BLIS®). The Lane Keeping System works like a second set of eyes to minimize the possibility of drifting into the adjacent lane. Similarly, the BLIS® uses sensors and warning lights to prevent blind spot collisions.

Other safety features that can be found in the new Ford Escape include Brake Assist, head restraints, and an SOS Post-Crash Alert System™ that automatically alerts authorities in the event of an accident when your smartphone is connected to the vehicle's infotainment center.

Performance Specifications

The 2018 Ford Escape comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This engine, combined with the automatic six-speed transmission, puts out an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city/29 highway/24 combined MPG. The 168-horsepower ability this vehicle offers will get you through windy suburb roads and city traffic with ease.

Two other engine options are available for the new Ford Escape, including a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Both engines are also equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The latter is only available for the Titanium trim, which may be suitable for those seeking a bit more power as this engine provides 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft torque.

Ford Escape Technology Features

Nowadays, technology features rank high on people's new car wish lists, and the 2018 Ford Escape certainly delivers. As a FordPass™ capable vehicle, drivers can access and maintain many different aspects of their vehicle simply by using their fingertips. This smartphone app allows you to schedule vehicle service appointments, remotely lock and unlock the doors, and even remotely start the vehicle with the click of a button.

This mobile app gives you control from outside of your vehicle, but what about when you're inside of it? Fitted into the front dashboard of the new Ford Escape is the SYNC® 3 infotainment center. Sync your smartphone to it by using Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ to really feel in tune with your car. Play music, navigate to your next destination, and even check text messages and social media all using voice activation technology.

Take a Test Drive in the 2018 Ford Escape

We hope this 2018 Ford Escape review has given you all the important information you need to help you take the next step towards your next vehicle investment. However, there is still one more step in between, and we'd love to help you through it.

Call Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today to schedule a test drive. Get behind the wheel of the new 2018 Ford Escape to see how it could change your lifestyle in West Chester, Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern.

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