- 2018 Ford Escape For Sale Near Carlsbad
With so many compact crossovers available today, is it possible to select one that represents the cream of the crop? We’re glad to tell you the answer is yes. The 2018 Ford Escape is the obvious standout Just ask the folks at the Carlsbad Ford dealership and they’ll tell you why the Escape is so popular. Customers report they value the Escape’s large amount of cargo space, outstanding fuel efficiency and the Escape’s useful voice-command interface. And everyone who needs a little help getting items in and out of the cargo area appreciates the Escape’s available hands-free power liftgate.
The 2018 Ford Escape is infinitely configurable, which means you can order it tailored to your specific requirements. In Carlsbad, Ford Escape buyers appreciate the variety of models on offer, from the base SE trim to the burly extravagance of the Titanium. New for 2018 is the SEL trim, which fits halfway between the lower trim levels and the more sophisticated upper trims. The SEL comes with leather upholstery, the Sync 3 interface and the hands-free power liftgate.
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ConsumerGuide Automotive reviewed the 2018 Ford Escape and wrote: “Escape is smooth, refined, and surprisingly engaging to drive for an SUV. Interiors are comfortable and nicely finished, and cargo space isn’t bad. On the whole, there is a lot about the Escape that’s impressive. ... we think a modestly equipped SEL hits the sweet spot for performance, features, and value.”
The 2018 Escape is offered in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels. All models get standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is optional. The base S trim is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine developing 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque. Powering the SE and SEL models is a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine four-cylinder block that’s good for 179 hp and 177 lb.-ft. The Titanium is motivated by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-banger generating an inspiring 245 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the lineup, and the SE and SEL trims get standard shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel.
The Escape S trim includes 17-inch steel wheels, cruise control, MyKey controls, automatic headlights, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding and reclining rear seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, Bluetooth, the Sync interface with AppLink, a 4.2-inch central display, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker audio that includes a CD player and a USB port.
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The SE trim comes equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat and satellite radio. A number of optional features are on offer that are standard on the upper trims, including navigation, a panoramic sunroof and the power liftgate. Two option packages bundle even more equipment, including leather seats, heated front seats, a blind-spot monitor and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment setup.
Step up to the SEL and you’ll get all the standard features of the SE, plus leather seating, the power liftgate and the SYNC 3 setup. The SEL has many of the same options as the SE, as well as some driver assist features.
The top-of-the-line Titanium includes most of the available equipment of the lower trims and adds a 10-speaker Sony audio system. Titanium owners can opt for adaptive cruise control with pre-collision braking. Features available as part of an option package includes lane keep assist, an automatic parking system and a heated steering wheel.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.