Whether you’re hauling the family camper or your favorite weekend toys, the 2018 Ford Escape offers a welcome blend of utility and dependable capability. Keep reading to see all the performance features of the newest addition to the Ford Escape lineup.
Engineered to Deliver the Performance Your Lifestyle Demands
When you need extra power to tow along your personal watercraft, small camper, or trailer, choose the Titanium Trim. The standard 2.0-liter EcoBoost® with the Class II Trailer Tow Package gives the Escape a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. If you don’t need to tow that much, the Escape SE and SEL are available with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine for a 2,000 lb. maximum towing capacity.
The Titanium model also comes with trailer sway control technology. So when your trailer starts to fishtail, the system will automatically apply precise braking, reduce engine torque, and adjust other factors to correct the issue and keep you in control of both your Escape and your trailer.
From slippery roads to off-road terrain, the 2018 Ford Escape helps you tackle all kinds of conditions with the available Intelligent 4WD System. As you cruise along, the system monitors traction and road conditions every 16 milliseconds for automatic real-time adjustments.
During normal conditions, torque is transferred to the front wheels to provide the fuel-efficient performance you crave. When you encounter a rough patch, the system will send torque to the rear wheels to help you gain traction.
Powerful Engine Options
No matter how you like to drive, the 2018 Ford Escape has an engine to match. A base-level engine that’s anything but basic, the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with intake variable cam timing (i-VCT) gives you 165 horsepower for everyday driving situations.
For drivers who prefer a more powerful ride, the 179-horsepower 1.5-liter EcoBoost® should do the trick, balancing performance and efficiency. The most capable engine of the pack — the 2.0-liter EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll technology — generates quick torque delivery for rapid acceleration when it’s needed most.