2018 Ford Escape looks athletic and has a quiet, stylish interior. The base engine is a 168-hp four-cylinder, but we recommend the 179-hp or the 245-hp turbo four.
There aren’t too many major changes for the 2018 Ford Escape. Ford sells the Escape in S, SE, SEL, and Titanium trims. The vehicle got a bit of an overhaul just last year. Ford has added a new trim level this year called SEL.
2018 Ford Escape beats the Honda CR-V in price, safety and performance, while the Honda wins fuel efficiency and comfort.
That car rode on 18-inch wheels with 235/50 Michelin Latitude Tour HP rubber.
Price and Trim levels
- 2018 Ford Escape S FWD – $23,940
- 2018 Ford Escape SE FWD – $25,700
- 2018 Ford Escape SE 4×4 – $27,050
- 2018 Ford Escape SEL FWD – $28,100
- 2018 Ford Escape SEL 4×4 – $29,450
- 2018 Ford Escape Titanium FWD – $32,140
- 2018 Ford Escape Titanium 4×4 – $33,490
- Transmission – 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Cylinders – DOHC 16-valve inline-4
- Displacement – 1999 cc, 122 cu in
- Max Power – 245 hp @ 5500 rpm
- Max Torque – 275 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
- Max Engine Speed – 116 mph / 187 km/h
- 0 – 100 km/h (0-62mph): 7.1 sec
- Braking: 100 – 0 (62-0mph):116 ft / 35 m
- EPA Consumption MPG 21 CITY / 29 HWY
- CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year : N/A
- Weight: 1,741 kg (3840 lb)
- Length: 4,5 m (178.1 in)
- Width 1,83 m (72.4 in)
- Height: 1,68 m (66.3 in)
- Ground clearance 20cm (7.8 in)
- Wheelbase: 2,7 m (105.9 in)
- Fuel tank: 61 L (13 gal)
- Tire size P235/55R17
- Wheels 17” Steel Wheels with Sparkle Silver
- Compression Ratio: 9.70 to 1
- Bore and Stroke 87.5mm x 83.1mm (3.44″ x 3.27″)
speaker Audio System from Sony
- 8-in. high-resolution touch-screen display SYNC 3
- 3.21 Axle Ratio
- Warranty: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Color options – 10 available
- Blue Metallic
- Cinnamon Glaze
- Ingot Silver
- Lightning Blue
- Oxford White
- Ruby Red
- Shadow Black
- White Platinum
- Shadow Black
Pros – Cool Fact
Good Performance and Sporty Handling. Lots of High-Tech, User Friendly Features. Excellent Cargo Space. Premium, Luxury Interior.
Comfortable Ride Quality. Good Towing Capacity. Lots of Interior Space For Passengers. Good Safety Rating and Features. Optional All-Wheel Drive
An Overly Busy, Cluttered Dashboard. Seats Are a Bit Firm. Less Seats Than Many SUVs. Expensive
Pictures Ford Escape
The Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle sold by Ford since 2000 over three generations. Ford released the original model in 2000 for the 2001 model year—a model jointly developed and released with Mazda of Japan—who took a lead in the engineering of the two models and sold their version as the Mazda Tribute.
Although the Escape and Tribute share the same underpinnings constructed from the Ford CD2 platform (based on Mazda GF underpinnings), the only panels common to the two vehicles are the roof and floor pressings. Powertrains were supplied by Mazda with respect to the base inline-four engine, with Ford providing the optional V6.
At first, the twinned models were assembled by Ford in the US for North American consumption, with Mazda in Japan supplying cars for other markets. This followed a long history of Mazda-derived Fords, starting with the Ford Courier in the 1970s.
Ford also sold the first generation Escape in Europe and China as the Ford Maverick, replacing the previous Nissan-sourced model. Then in 2004, for the 2005 model year, Ford’s luxury Mercury division released a rebadged version called the Mercury Mariner, sold mainly in North America.
The first iteration Escape remains notable as the first SUV to offer a hybrid drivetrain option, released in 2004 for the 2005 model year to North American markets only.
Second generations of the Ford Escape, Mercury Mariner, and Mazda Tribute were released in 2007 for the 2008 model year, but mostly restricted to North America.
Ford released a third generation in 2012 for the 2013 model year, again, limited to North America. This time, rather than issuing an indigenous, albeit Mazda-derived model, Ford rebadged the Escape with the Ford Kuga designed in Europe.
Although still manufactured in the US, and fitted with slightly different powertrains, the third generation Escape is fully aligned with the Kuga as per the “One Ford” plan of having only one vehicle per segment internationally.