2018 Ford Escape

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2018 Ford Escape Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact SUV of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Ford Escape after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's voice recognition and bluetooth
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Ford Escape during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Vehicle stability in poor conditions
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 23


27 - 30


168 - 245


6 speed, Automatic w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded I-4


Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 Ford Escape Review

With cutting-edge capabilities and thoughtful conveniences the Ford Escape makes all your journeys possible. It’s a sophisticated-looking SUV with amazing performance ability and maximum cargo configurability. Choose from four models: S SE SEL and Titanium. With three powerful and efficient engines available your adventurous spirit is free to pursue your passion. A 2.5-liter inline four uses variable intake valve timing and the two EcoBoost engines feature Auto Start-Stop technology for added efficiency. All three come with a six-speed automatic transmission featuring SelectShift and Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive is available. Your Escape is smarter than ever with available driver-assist technology that alerts warns and can even auto-maneuver. You’ll love the easy-to-use SYNC infotainment system and its LCD touchscreen and available Sync Connect lets you access your Escape with your smartphone. With the available power liftgate a simple kick of your foot under the bumper opens the tailgate for easy hands-free access to your Escape’s 68 cubic feet of cargo space. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build an Escape that’s all yours. The Ford Escape. It’ll make you unstoppable.
Your Ford Escape has the technology you want. Keep your eyes on the road your hands on the wheel and stay connected with voice-activated SYNC technology. Available Sync 3 brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Available navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link uses GPS technology and 3-D mapping to provide voice-guided turn-by-turn directions so you can avoid congestion and get home sooner. Download the free FordPass app and you can find gas and parking spots schedule service appointments and more. Your Ford Escape. It’s packed with technology.
Engineered with driver-assist features that give you peace of mind on every journey the Ford Escape got a Five Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. With its available driver assist technologies Escape can help in traffic with parallel parking and more. Standard AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control detects wheelspin and helps you maintain control when the weather gets slippery. The Ford Escape. Do more. Be safer
The Ford Escape is powered by your choice of three standout engines: a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline four and two EcoBoost motors including a two-liter with a twin-scroll turbo. Both EcoBoost powerplants feature fuel-saving and emissions-conscious Auto Start-Stop Technology. Whether your driving challenges include snow-packed roads loose gravel or even a sudden downpour sure-footed front-wheel drive or the enhanced grip of available Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive delivers added confidence. Add the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package and you’ve got the power and capability to tow up to 3 500 lbs.

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