2018 Ford Escape

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$23,940

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2018 Ford Escape
2018 Ford Escape

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Center console storage
  • Ride and handling
  • Potent turbocharged engines
  • Sync 3 touchscreen responsiveness
  • Visibility
  • Hands-free power liftgate available

The bad:

  • Cheap-feeling interior materials
  • Fuel economy
  • Some desirable options limited to top, Titanium trim
  • Heavy folding backseat
  • SE's lackluster standard features

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Ford Escape trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New uplevel SEL trim level
  • Sync 3 available
  • Choice of three engines
  • Six-speed automatic standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2018 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take


What it is: The five-seat Escape is Ford's entry in the popular compact SUV class. It offers a choice of three four-cylinder engines and front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5 and Chevrolet Equinox.


A new uplevel SEL trim includes leather upholstery, a power liftgate, heated side mirrors, rear parking sensors and Ford’s Sync 3 touchscreen multimedia system. Meanwhile, the SE trim gains heated front seats and roof rails, while the top-of-the-line Titanium trim adds a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, navigation, active park assist and high-intensity-discharge headlights.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Just purchased this car, used. It seems fantastic.

The vehicle looks very well designed. It rides nice on our mile long dirt driveway. Easy to drive and real comfortable, with great visibility all around outside.

4.9

my 2018 escape has the features i need, i like it

this car was in good condition and met the qualifications i had for a trade in. after mistakes with a recent trade, i examined it carefully and found it to be what i wanted.

4.3

Nice mid size SUV

Doesn't compare to my former larger sport utility vehicle, I miss the room. Don't like the auto shut-off engine...that is annoying but I wasn't told about that until after I bought it.

See all 575 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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