The 2018 Ford Escape is a fun vehicle to drive for so many reasons. It has responsive controls, enough power to spare, and comfortable seating to name just a few of its key features. But some of the best features are focused on driver convenience. Here are some of the top features the 2018 Ford Escape has that make it one of the best-in-class compact SUVs when it comes to driver convenience.
When you slip into the cabin of the 2018 Ford Escape, you immediately feel the comfort the available heated, leather-trimmed seats provide. Feel the warmth of your grip on the heated steering wheel. Even the side-view mirrors are heated, giving you the clear vision you want even on those cold days.
Need a little air? Control each window with one-touch up/down functionality. An auto-dimming rearview mirror keeps the trailing traffic’s headlamps from blinding you.
The 2018 Ford Escape’s push-button and remote-start features are just the beginning. Available Sync 3 technology comes with an 8-inch screen, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto to bring your smartphone technology to your fingertips. Put your toes to work, too, with a foot-activated liftgate. The Escape also comes with a 110-volt power outlet for those looking to tailgate or camp with all the comforts of home.
Driving & Safety
Choose between the standard front-wheel drive or the available all-wheel drive. Either way, the Escape’s 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine comes packed with power, producing 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and giving you all the get-up-and-go you want when you want it.
Its tight suspension and firm handling make this a really fun SUV to drive. With available AdvanceTrac with roll-stability control, you can hug the road and the corners. Want a little more control? Use the shift paddles on the I-4 model and really feel the performance.
Check out the available Ford Safe and Smart package that includes forward-collision warning with brake support, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, windshield wiper de-icer, automatic high beams, and lane-keep assist.
The Ford Escape’s safety protocol includes driver and front-passenger airbags, side body airbags for both front and rear passengers, and side head airbags for both front and rear passengers. There is also a knee airbag for the driver. Rear door child safety locks add another level of safety. The backup camera is the icing on the cake. You’ll see the little tykes running behind you, or the bikes they left behind.
The Ford Escape consistently ranks as one of the best compact SUVs, beating out the likes of Toyota’s RAV4, Honda’s CR-V, and Mazda’s CX-5 among others. And it doesn’t end there. The Ford Escape is also recognized as one of the best compact SUV’s with two rows, and one of the best crossover SUVs. That’s some pedigree. For a more complete look and a test drive, contact your Lake Shore Ford dealer today.
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