The Ford Escape has continued to be one of the most popular crossovers on the market. In fact, this popular Ford SUV continues to be requested as much as Westview Ford’s most popular model, the Ford F-150. Thanks to its new extensive features, the 2018 Ford Escape
is no exception.
Available with three engines, including the 2.5-litre I-4 engine with intake variable cam timing in the S model as well as the 1.5-litre Ecoboost engine available in the SE and SEL models, the Escape is becoming more powerful with each new year. The powerful Titanium model even includes a 183kW 2.0-litre Ecoboost engine with Twin-Scroll technology, which gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quick torque delivery. Each Escape engine is teamed with a six-speed SelectShift transmission, which offers the convenience of an automatic or the sporty feel of a manual.
Stronger Enough to Handle More
Thanks to an available 4WD system that continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds, the all-new Escape ensures a precise blend of handling and traction no matter the road conditions. The top Escape model also has a maximum towing capacity of 1,587 kg when equipped with the 2.0-litre EcoBoost Class II Trailer-Tow Package. This package is also available on Escape SE and SEL with the 1.5L EcoBoost engine for a maximum 907 kg. Trailer sway control technology, which takes measures, such as applying precise braking or reduced engine torque, to help keep both the vehicle and the trailer under control, is also included on each Escape model.
Adept at Multitasking
Beginning with available Intelligent Access with push-button start, Reverse Sensing System with rearview camera and adding on a hands-free, foot-activated Liftgate, also makes the newest Ford Escape the best multitasking SUV available.
Get Away with More
The 2018 Ford Escape also includes more cargo space than ever to allow you and your loved ones to escape everyday life with everything that you need. Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and 1,925 L of cargo space, or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and have room for an added passenger. Available roof rack side rails with available crossbars also allow for added cargo, especially the kind of equipment that doesn’t transport easily inside the vehicle.
This stylish and cunning Ford is also one smart SUV. With a built-in, voice-activated 8-inch smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness as well as a built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot, the Escape is more connected than ever no matter where you roam. Throw in the SYNC Connect system and FordPass smartphone app, which allows the driver to receive roadside assistance at the touch of a button as well as locating your parked vehicle in a crowded lot, and you have one intelligent Ford model.
Safety Like No Other
Escaping in a new Escape also assures both you and your passengers safety like no other. With features like front rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with brake support and blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert you can rest assured each drive is safer than the last.
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