When it comes to capability, the 2018 Ford Escape really stands out as one of the most versatile compact SUVs on the road. This crossover’s lithe handling, lively engines, and cavernous cargo area give it a major leg up in the segment.
Shoppers across Ocala, Starke, and Gainesville have started paying attention, and we want to offer them a closer look in this car review. Read on to see what the 2018 Escape can do and reach out to the team at Ford of Ocala to learn more!
2018 Escape: A Gripping Performance
One highlight of the Escape is its ability to find traction on even the wettest and slipperiest of surfaces. An available intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD) system tracks grip and road conditions every 16 milliseconds, so it can customize your ride with only the most up-to-date sensory information.
With three engine options, there’s a powertrain for everyone. The standard 168-horsepower 4-cylinder engine is excellent for daily driving, while the 245-horsepower EcoBoost® 4-cylinder offers potent acceleration. The latter will also tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.
Between those engines in the lineup is a 179-horsepower EcoBoost® 4-cylinder. It’s the most efficient of the bunch with an EPA-estimated 23 city and 30 highway MPG.
Cargo Convenience & More
The Ford Escape is built for multitasking. This crossover offers standard 60/40 split-folding rear seats, so you can customize your ideal people-to-cargo ration. There is 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Folding those seats will reveal up to 68 cubic feet—ideal for plenty of outdoors gear.
Need more space still? Available roof rack side rails make transporting your things even easier. Equip them with accessory crossbars and attach the larger items to the roof of your ride. Bring bikes, kayaks, and more along for the ride and really kick your adventure into high gear.
A hands-free power liftgate is available as well, so you can load items into the cargo area more easily. Kick your foot under the rear bumper while your key fob is on hand, and the liftgate will rise automatically.
Top-Tier Technology Features
Staying connected is simple inside the 2018 Escape. With its available SYNC® 3 infotainment system, you can control functions by touchscreen or voice activation. You’ll have Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, so you can use your favorite music, map, and messaging apps during your drive.
Technology also works behind the scenes to keep to you safe on the roads. The available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) uses radar to identify vehicles detected in your blind spot. You’ll be alerted with the indicator light in the sideview mirrors, so changing lanes is a more comfortable experience.
Where Can I Find the 2018 Ford Escape?
We want to ensure that Ocala, Starke, and Gainesville shoppers have all the information they need to pick a compact SUV that’s a good fit for them. We hope our car review is helpful in that regard.
Want to see the 2018 Ford Escape up close? Just schedule a test drive at Ford of Ocala. When you set an appointment in advance, we’ll have a sleek new Escape waiting, ready to go when you arrive!