I recently drove the 2018 Ford Escape for a week. It’s a small SUV that seats five but has plenty of cargo space in the back and ample leg room, perfect for small families of 3 or 4. I personally wouldn’t recommend it as the main family vehicle for families of 5+.
With 168 HP and 11.5 City / 8.7 Highwaystated fuel mileage, it’s a zippy little SUV but isn’t great on gas. I spent $66.69 driving 264 KM over one week (gas was priced at $158.9/L).
All models include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Ford SYNC.
Available options include
- foot-activated liftgate
- lane-keep assist
- In vehicle WIFI
- auto-start + stop (when at a light or stop sign)
- forward collision braking
- adaptive cruise control
- enhanced park assist
- heated steering wheel
- panoramic vista roof
In addition to the voice-activated benefits of SYNC® 6 , SYNC® 390 adds convenience to your driving experience with its 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational commands and experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay111 or Android Auto110 . Locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional navigation. SYNC AppLink93 lets you use your voice to control some of your favourite compatible mobile apps while driving.
Safety Features including the standard rear-view camera, make the Ford Escape get the five-star Government safety rating (NHTSA)
Priced starting at $26,199 in Canada, you can get into a fully loaded model for just over $37,000.