The 2018 Ford Escape’s Exceptional Performance
The 2018 Ford Escape is an SUV that lives up to its name, just as previous models have. It might be perfectly comfortable handling the school-run or tackling the morning and evening commute, but it also offers:
- Up to 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque for exhilarating acceleration when you’re passing on the highway.
- Available Intelligent 4WD System to travel across trails and through tougher weather.
- Available Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package to allow for up to 3,500 pounds of towing.
2018 Ford Escape Engine and MPG
The Ford Escape has always valued your freedom to customize power and efficiency around your own needs, so the latest model offers an exceptional three-engine lineup.
- 2.5L I-4 i-VCT: Even the standard Escape engine delivers up to 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque to your control.
- Turbocharged 1.5L EcoBoost: Generates up to 179 hp and 177 lb-ft.
- Turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll Technology: The Ford Escape’s most potent engine harnesses up to 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
Each engine comes standard with a six-speed SelectShift transmission that offers the convenience of automatic operation and, when you shift into Sport mode, the feel and control of a manual.
EcoBoost engines boast Auto Start-Stop Technology to shut off the engine automatically at a standstill and then seamlessly restart when you hit the gas. It’s innovative technology such as this that helps the Ford Escape make up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
2018 Ford Escape Towing and Performance Features
- Intelligent 4WD System: Need to travel away from the paved roads of Aurora and Naperville? Opt for the available Intelligent 4WD System. It continuously monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds to transfer torque as needed for exceptional control.
- Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control: Curve Control senses when you’re going too fast into a corner and slows the vehicle down using anti-lock braking and throttle reduction. Torque Vectoring Control transfers torque to the wheels with the most grip to reduce understeer and hug the front end into the curve.
- AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control: Two gyroscopic sensors monitor yaw and roll rates to detect wheelslip, understeer, oversteer, or motion roll and help you maintain control across more challenging road conditions in Plainfield or off the beaten path.
- Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package: Properly equipped, your Ford Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds, a considerable number for a vehicle in this class. The Prep Package includes Trailer Sway Control, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, and paddle shifters.