2018 Ford Escape Review

If you want the storage space of an SUV without the bulkiness, you should consider getting a crossover SUV. These phenomenal vehicles grant you the best of both worlds with handling like a sedan and space like an SUV. Because of their versatility, crossovers have increased in popularity, which means the market is very competitive. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to find the right one for you. Fortunately, one in particular stands out.

The 2018 Ford Escape is one of the most appealing crossovers available. Newly arrived on the market, the Escape sets a new standard for crossovers with its plethora of useful features. Learn more about the new 2018 Ford Escape, and discover how its exciting features can benefit you and your family. With any questions, feel free to contact us here.


Many people get crossovers to make their lives easier, and the Escape is designed for just that. Inside, you'll find plenty of cargo space with up to 68 cubic feet of volume if you fold the rear seats down. You can further customize your storage space since the rear seats feature a convenient 60/40 split. Even with the rear seats up, you still have 34 cubic feet of cargo space, which is considerably more than most crossovers with their rear seats up.

With all this extra space, you're going to want easy access to it. The Escape delivers with its hands-free foot-activated liftgate. As long as the intelligent access key is on you somewhere, all you need to do is lift your foot underneath the rear bumper and the gate will open with ease.


Being a mix between SUVs and sedans, crossovers are expected to have the best of both worlds. People want power and capability in addition to efficiency and handling. The Escape excels in all areas. Three different engines are available for the Escape. If you want to focus on efficiency, the 179 horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost will get the job done. For that extra kick, however, check out the 2-liter EcoBoost engine with an incredible 245 horsepower. With all that power, it can also tow up to 3,500 pounds, which can be incredibly useful if you need to take that extra bit of cargo along.

Driving a crossover has never been easier with the Escape's advanced technology. With curve control and torque vectoring control, your Escape can sense when you're taking a turn too fast and will automatically adjust for maximum efficiency. Since G forces transfer more traction to the outside tires, the torque vectoring will transfer torque to compensate, giving you a smooth reliable ride.


Whether you want the utility of a crossover for yourself or for your family, technology is a must. Every modern car seems to have a touchscreen console interface, but the Escape takes it a step further with the incredible SYNC 3 infotainment system. This innovative system grants you access to select apps, navigation, music and more, and can be operated entirely through voice commands.

The tech in the Escape again goes further with driver assistance systems. The forward collision warning with brake support is arguably the most impressive feature of the Escape. This system can detect objects in front of you and calculate if a collision is imminent. If a collision is detected, the system with alert you and, if you can't hit the brakes in time, the system can automatically apply them for you. This doesn't replace your own responsiveness but can go a long way to help.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Escape

If you think the 2018 Ford Escape might be the perfect crossover for you, stop by Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg to try it for yourself. Firsthand experience is the best way to understand all the Escape can offer, so we invite all drivers in the Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg areas to test drive the 2018 Ford Escape.

Our friendly team will offer all the knowledge and help you need to find the best vehicle suited for your needs, whether it be the Escape or another option in our expansive inventory. Visit us or give us a call to schedule your test drive today!

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