Review: 2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape adds more features at every trim level. A new SEL trim level gives you both comfort and technology at a lower price. Add in the safety, innovative technology and spacious cabin, and you can’t go wrong with the new Ford Escape. 
New SEL Trim 
The 2018 Ford Escape introduces a brand-new SEL trim to the lineup. With an Escape SEL, you will get leather-trimmed seating, power liftgate, heated mirrors, LED lighting, SYNC 3 and a reverse sensing system. 
The SE trim adds great features like heated cloth seats, rood side rails, and a perimeter alarm. 
The top of the line Escape Titanium trim gets a 2.0L EcoBoost engine, navigation system, enhanced active park assist, and high-intensity discharge headlamps. 
Full set of features
The best part about the Ford brand is the long list of available features. You can easily pick and chose features to  get the exact Escape you want. 
Standard Escape features include a backup camera, Ford SYNC, Front Wheel Drive, 2.5L engine, AdvanceTrac with roll stability control, 17-inch wheels and the Ford MyKey system. 
The Escape is offered in both front wheel drive and four wheel drive. There are four separate trims. At each trim level, you add packages for more technology, safety, comfort, and trailer towing capabilities. Below we’ll look at some of the highlighted features and capabilities of your 2018 Ford Escape. 
Ford SYNC 3
If technology is important, upgrade to Ford SYNC 3 for better connectivity. This is the best SYNC system ever, with improved voice recognition and quicker response. Voice activation works better than ever. Saying "Call Mom" actually engages the car to call mom, not Dom, Tom, Rob or anyone else. 
SYNC 3 also features advanced music search and control. So using voice activation system, tell the car to play the Eagles and hear Hotel California. Or tell the Escape to play the 90s on 9 channel to hear your favorite 90s music on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 
SYNC 3 includes advanced AppLink that allows you to sync your phone's favorite apps like Pandora, Spotify, NPR One, iHeartRadio, MLB At Bat and even the Domino's Pizza App. Using Siri Eyes Free iPhone integration you can make restaurant reservations, check sports scores and even send text messages with your voice. 
SYNC 3 includes available options like navigation, touch screen climate controls and more.
The optional SYNC Connect system is a Smartphone app that allows you to unlock or lock the doors, start the engine, and even find your Escape in a parking garage.

Safety and Technology Blends
No vehicle offers a better blend of safety and technology. Ford makes your daily commute easier than ever with these safety features: 
1. Enhanced parking assist. With this system, the Escape assists you parallel parking the SUV on the street, pulling out of tight spots and more. All you need to control is the brake, accelerator and shift knob. 
2. Lane-Keep system. If you start to unintentionally drift out of your lane, lane-keeping system will provide steering assistance and a number of audible chimes keep you alert. 
3. Adaptive Cruise Control and forward collision warning. Sensors around the car serve as an extra set of eyes. When you Escape is approaching a slow-moving vehicle, the vehicle will slow down and adjust your speed, drastically reducing your chance at accidents. 
Other options that carry-over from previous models include things like Blind Spot Information, Hill-Start Assist, Auto Headlight Controls, and hands-free lift gate.
EcoBoost Engines
The Escape comes with two optional EcoBoost engines that blend power and fuel economy better than ever. Option one is a 1.5L EcoBoost with a maximum 30 highway miles per gallon and 179 horsepower. 
There’s a more powerful 2.0L EcoBoost with 28 highway miles per gallon and 245 horsepower. 
The standard non-EcoBoost engine 2.5L engine gets 29 miles per gallon and produces 168 horsepower. 
Comfortable cabin
Few vehicles have a larger cabin than the Ford Escape. It’s near the top in both passenger legroom and cargo space. The Escape is always considered one of the best road trip vehicles. You can fill the cabin with luggage, and then everyone has a comfortable seat for the long drive. 
The Escape is also considered one of the safest cars for traveling with children and dogs. 
Save the Waikem Way
At Waikem, it’s easy to park an Escape in your driveway. We are Stark County’s oldest family run Ford store. That means your money stays in the community and you’re supporting local employees and local causes. Waikem Ford has an A-Plus Rating with the Better Business Bureau and a near perfect score on both Facebook and Google. 
If it’s your first time buying from Waikem, or if you’re a long-time customer, we are excited to show you the 2018 Ford Escape. We offer Waikem Discounts and Factory Rebates to ensure the lowest price on the new SUV. 
View our inventory, or contact us now to learn more about the 2018 Ford Escape.  

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