When looking for a new car, you may consider safety a top priority. While driving through the roads of Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, and Carlisle, you want a car with dependable safety features to help prevent accidents. Plus, many drivers also want a durable car that's sturdy enough protect you and your family if a crash occurs.

Ford is committed to consistently improving the safety technology in all their models, and the 2018 Ford Escape is perfect evidence of this. Learn more about the 2018 Ford Escape safety ratings and features in this overview from Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg. Feel free to reach out to us with your questions.

Ford Escape Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts three crash tests on new cars and posts the results on their website. In 2018, they gave the 2018 Ford Escape the highest possible overall ranking: a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) performs five crash tests on new cars and uses a rating scale from Poor to Good. For the Ford Escape, the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests all received a Good rating, the best rating. The small overlap front test scored an Acceptable.

Safety Technology in the 2018 Escape

A suite of standard safety features are just as important as great safety test results. The 2018 Ford Escape comes standard with the following safety features:

  • Rearview camera
  • Personal Safety System™ with dual-stage driver and front-passenger airbags
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Brake Assist
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Torque Vectoring Control
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)

With all of this high-end technology protecting you, you'll be alert, aware, and focused on the road ahead, especially with the rearview camera. By seeing what's behind the Ford Escape, you can more easily-and safely-maneuver out of tight parking spaces. Even in inclement weather, AdvancedTrac® with RSC® can help maintain control since it senses wheel slip, understeer, oversteer, or roll motion on numerous road conditions.

Available Safety Features

On top of the Ford Escape standard safety features, the Escape also comes with the available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, which rewards drivers with even more state-of-the-art safety systems, such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: This advanced cruise control feature can maintain a preset speed and distance from the vehicle ahead of you. It'll also adjust to the flow of traffic, so if the cars ahead of you slow down, so will the Ford Escape.
  • Lane-Keeping System: With this intuitive system, you'll be notified if you're unintentionally departing from your lane. It'll vibrate the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker and can even help guide you back to the center of the lane, if needed.
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert: By using a radar, BLIS® senses approaching vehicles in your blind spots. If it does, it'll warn you of the oncoming vehicle with an indicator light on the corresponding side mirror. Cross-Traffic Alert, too, will warn you of any approaching vehicles as you're backing up through audible and visual alerts. 

Other available safety features include auto high-beam headlamps, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and the Reverse Sensing System,

Drive Safe in the Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is one of the safest SUVs on the market with its sturdy build and a vast selection of safety technology. The Ford Escape earned excellent ratings from both the NHTSA and IIHS in their crash test results, too, due to its advanced safety systems and durable frame.

If you live the areas of Mechanicsburg, Harrisburg, or Carlisle, stop by our showroom at Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg to check out the safety features in the 2018 Ford Escape for yourself.

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Fred Beans Ford of Mechanicsburg

6320 Carlisle Pike
Directions Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

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