of the 2018 Ford Escape. Base trim shown.
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- Center console storage
- Ride and handling
- Potent turbocharged engines
- Sync 3 touchscreen responsiveness
- Hands-free power liftgate available
- Cheap-feeling interior materials
- Fuel economy
- Some desirable options limited to top, Titanium trim
- Heavy folding backseat
- SE's lackluster standard features
- New uplevel SEL trim level
- Sync 3 available
- Choice of three engines
- Six-speed automatic standard
- Front- or all-wheel drive
What it is: The five-seat Escape is Ford's entry in the popular compact SUV class. It offers a choice of three four-cylinder engines and front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Chevrolet Equinox.
A new uplevel SEL trim includes leather upholstery, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, rear parking sensors and Ford’s Sync 3 touchscreen multimedia system. Meanwhile, the SE trim gains heated front seats and roof rails, while the top-of-the-line Titanium trim adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, navigation, active park assist and high-intensity-discharge headlights.
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We recently purchased a new 2018 escape! My parents are in 77 and 81! Both had issues getting in and out of our last car which was a fusion! I loved it but.. they both get in and out even in the back ... Read full review
This is the third Escape I?ve purchased.
Car is fantastic. Meets all of my needs. Easy to drive all year round. Easy getting in and out of it. Great gas mileage. Plenty of room for everything. Read full review
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.