of the 2018 Ford Escape. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Center console storage
- Ride and handling
- Potent turbocharged engines
- Sync 3 touchscreen responsiveness
- Hands-free power liftgate available
- Cheap-feeling interior materials
- Fuel economy
- Some desirable options limited to top, Titanium trim
- Heavy folding backseat
- SE's lackluster standard features
- New uplevel SEL trim level
- Sync 3 available
- Choice of three engines
- Six-speed automatic standard
- Front- or all-wheel drive
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.
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Minor brake problem. All other areas OK so far.
Very Happy with this vehicle so far. Like the free Command Start and dash extras, such as phone hook-up etc. All around classy vehicle so far. Read full review
Fun SUV to Drive
It?s very stylish, most comfortable interior, very easy to drive, quick and responsive to acceleration and turns, an eye catching SUV. We?ll be keeping this for many years to come. Read full review
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
60 months / 60,000 miles
24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter
7 years / 100,000 miles7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.