A Family Escape Crossover – the Ford 2018 Escape
This great crossover has many options that will please all drivers. There is a choice of 3 engine sizes, 4 models, a fantastic voice command infotainment system with a very responsive interface, a multitude of driver assist features and an adequate cargo space. The Ford Escape garnered a 5-star crash rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The roomy interior has to seat for five. All told, this is a stellar family vehicle.
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The turbo four-cylinder model of the Titanium, combined with its responsive steering and firm suspension will delight drivers who love to put a car through its paces. With the four-wheel-drive system that can be ordered for each model, you will be amazed by the many safety features for rough or off-road situations. This drive system impressively reads the road conditions every 16 milliseconds to provide a very exciting but controlled ride. It balances the torque from the front to rear wheels when needed, improving the overall handling of the car. The AdvanceTrac with RSC (roll stability control) slows the car down when the car is moving too fast to remain safely on the curve of the road. The agility of the performance, firm suspension and positive feedback from the steering system instills confidence in all drivers.
Very often active families end up towing a trailer that holds some of their favorite sports vehicles. The Ford Escape can handle a 3,5000 lb. towing capacity. With the trailer sway control, the driver can relax, knowing that this vehicle can safely handle the situation, even when braking for an emergency.
The 4 models of the 2018 Escape are the S, SE, SEL, and the Titanium. All 4 models are very fuel efficient. The S boasts of a 2.5-liter engine with a 6-speed shift producing 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. The SE and SEL have a 1.5-liter engine with EcoBoost and a 6 speed select, resulting in a 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
Tech Features & Cargo Space
The number and variety of safety features of the 2018 Ford Escape will astound you. The Adaptive Cruise Control is built for long trips. You set the optimum distance for your comfort and the cruise control will maintain that distance, even when another driver cuts into your safety zone. The Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support peers ahead, looking for a dangerous situation and forcefully applying the brakes if it spots a collision about to happen. The Lane Keeping System alerts the driver when the car veers too far right or left. The Blind Spot Information System keeps an eye on things, even when you cannot see a car approaching. And if it starts to rain, your windshield wipers activate automatically. When it is time to park, no problem! The Available Parking Assist will parallel park for you. All of these driver convenience features allow you to concentrate on keeping all of your passengers safe while you pay attention to what is happening on the road. Of course, there is a rear view camera for situations when you need to see behind you.
It is hard to beat the cargo space for this size of the vehicle. If you fold down both rear seats, there are 68 cubic feet of cargo space. Another option is to fold down one of the 60/40 split rear seats to carry some cargo along with one or two passengers. With both of the back seats up, you still have 34 cubic feet. And if you want to carry items that do not fit inside the vehicle, there are roof rack side rails with crossbars that provide a secure area for these objects. And if you arrive at your vehicle with your hands full, the hand’s free liftgate opens the rear door for you.
Future Model & Infotainment System
All models have a stylish but durable interior. The S model has cloth front bucket seats, a 6-way manual driver’s seat and a single zone climate. The SE model has cloth front bucket seats, a 10-way power driver seat, with optional leather-trimmed seats and a dual-zone automatic temperature climate control. The SEL model has leather trimmed bucket front seats, with a 10-way power driver seat, a 10-way power passenger seat and dual-zone automatic temperature climate control. The Titanium has leather trimmed bucket front seats, a 10-way power driver seat, a 10-way power passenger seat, and dual-zone automatic temperature climate control. The 10-way power driver seat in the titanium has a memory, which is very convenient if there is more than one driver of the vehicle.
The SYNCH 3 uses voice-activated technology in combination with WI-FI Hotspot connectivity. With the quick response touchscreen, you can control your music, surf the web, locate places to shop and find your way to any destination. Your smartphones will easily connect through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto programs.
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