2018 Ford Escape Review
|2018 Ford Escape Quick Facts:|
|MPG: Up to 23 city / 30 highway||Towing Capacity: 1,500 to 2,000 lbs|
|Dimensions: 178″ L x 72″ W x 66″ H||Cargo Volume: 34.3 ft³, 67.8 ft³ with seat area|
Looking for a small but capable SUV with spacious seating and versatile cargo capacity? You’ll want to consider the Ford Escape, which offers powerful engines, modern tech features, and more to make your drives around Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon comfortable and convenient. This 2018 Ford Escape review is brought to you by the team at Andy Mohr Ford and will give you all the details you need to decide if the Escape is the right choice for your driving needs.
2018 Escape Power & Performance
Under the hood of the Escape, you’ll have the option of three different engines, so you can choose the one with the power you need. The standard engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that makes 168 horsepower and reaches an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating of 21 city/29 highway MPG.
For more power, opt for the 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 179 horsepower. The most powerful option is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that generates an impressive 245 horsepower. These two options come standard with start/stop technology that allows the engine to turn itself off as you idle, and then automatically restart when you return your foot to the accelerator. This innovative feature allows you to conserve fuel and save at the gas station.
Front-wheel drive comes standard, or you can upgrade to all-wheel drive for better road grip and control. The vehicle offers fun and athletic handling, so you can zoom around turns and speed along highways with ease.
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Modern Technology Features
Inside the cabin of the new Ford Escape, you’ll discover the Ford SYNC® infotainment system. Bluetooth® connectivity comes standard, so you can access music and contacts from your smartphone, and make hands-free phone calls. Keep your devices charged up with a USB port. Ford’s MyKey system allows you to set speed and volume limits, so you can enforce some rules on your teen driver even when you’re not in the car. A standard rearview camera makes parking and reversing the vehicle simple and safe.
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Ford Escape: Spacious Seating
The 2018 Escape comes standard with seating for five on cloth upholstery, or you can add luxuries such as power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The front seats offer legroom of 43.1 inches and headroom measuring 39.9 inches. In the back seat, there’s 37.3 inches of legroom and 39 inches of headroom. With all five of the vehicle’s seats in use, there’s 34 ft3 of cargo space in the rear of the SUV. Fold the back seats forward, and you’ll find a total of 68 ft3 of cargo capacity.
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Test Drive the 2018 Ford Escape
Ready to get behind the wheel of the Escape and test it out for yourself? Contact Andy Mohr Ford today to schedule a test drive, and we’ll set you up to meet with a member of our expert team who can tell you even more about this SUV. Soon, you’ll be hitting the streets of Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon in your brand-new ride!
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