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 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

Descent car for a gas saver, Or college student o

Good gas mileage, no space in backseat, eco boost engine has a lot of power, descent. Cargo space !! I do not recommend this car for anybody over 5-11 in height

4.0

Nice vehicle. No regrets purchasing it. 3 recalls

I’ve only had mine a year but have enjoyed it. It’s been dependable. Performance is ok. Nice looking. I don’t like the layout of the radio/computer. If I want to change settings on computer I automatically rest my hand on the channel selection and then have to find your station again. I have lost the fuel efficiency engine off no longer works. All in all I really love it!

3.1

Waiting for recall repair

Factory defect Leaking coolant that cause engine trouble. I have to wait for the whole week untill now just to know if they going to proceed the recall repair and still no good answer up to now.

See all 581 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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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