Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,440 - $25,752
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
168-245
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,440 - $25,752
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
168-245
Seats
5

Ranks #19 Compact SUVs by Owners

Ranks #16 Compact SUVs by Experts

Ranks #18 Compact SUVs by Fuel Economy

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4 Comfort 3.8 Styling 4 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

The 2018 Ford Escape is a competent player in the crowded compact-SUV class. In addition to facing well-known rivals like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, the Escape competes with fresher...

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2018 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

4.53
540 Reviews
64% 27% 7% 1% 1%
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Family friendly Ford 2018

2018 Ford Escape SE

I bought this car a year ago because our little family gained a new member and our 2008 Ford Focus was too small. Mind you my husband is 6 foot 1, so there was little space for this legs with the rear facing car seat in the back. The Ford Escape is the perfect size family car. There is enough room with the car seat for leg space, the trunk can perfectly fit a stroller and groceries, and not to mention there are heated seats. The front seats provide a warm and cozy experience for the driver and passenger. On the drivers side comes with electronic adjustments which include lumbar support. We have a nice eight inch screen so we can easily see our icons, we even received a free 6 months of special radio. The middle console has two compartments to store all of your miscellaneous items you may have. A perfect little glass compartment right above your touch screen. The heating and cooling system is divided so that the driver and passenger can have two different climate controls. There are eight cup holders throughout the car, and the list goes on. The only real problem that we've experienced was with the sync 3 system. It was fine until a little over a year of owning it, then it began to lag and wasn't connecting our phone to the screen. I took it in and Ford had to do a hard reset but since then it has worked fine. The car drives very smoothly and is extremely quiet. We get very good gas mileage, getting 300 miles with every fill up ( we have ran it until it's a little over empty to figure it out). With my fuel rewards point I only pay about $25-$35 per fill up. Overall this a great family car and a retirement gift.

- Ashleigh S

Amazing in the Ruby Red blacked out version! Hands free technology.

2018 Ford Escape SE

The room and comfort of the seating is amazing. I love having cargo room. The handle and ride are smooth and easy. My only negative is the road noise in the vehicle while on the highway can be loud. Other than that I have used it for trips and could not love a vehicle more. Heated seats are wonderful in the winter and my sun/moon roof is an excellent feature. Having These addition I am able to put it into sport mode. This allows me to speed up and jump my RPMs higher more quickly when needed. I have only used this feature 1 or 2 times and it is very fun to use. I have had no mechanical or technical issues with this vehicle so far. I have been leasing this vehicle for about a year now. I could live in this vehicle. I have taken it camping, on trips to the lake and out to state parks. Smooth around curves and ease of changing lanes. The beautiful outside has me in love as well. I love the look/design of the vehicle. I have the Ruby Red blacked out version. Black rims, black accents, darkened headlights and windows are a wonderful flashy touch. Climate control individually for both the front seat passenger and driver are a must when traveling. I have the touch screen display and the Bluetooth sync system. Going hands free is the way to go. As long as I have my phone plugged in I have the ability to do text-to-speech text messages as well. This is a very convenient feature and easy to use. I use the hands free feature all the time to contact people while I am driving.

- Emily M

Great Little Car It goes in the snow

2018 Ford Escape Titanium

I like my ford escape titanium because it performs well for a 4 cylinder car. There is plenty of room inside for passengers but the seats fold down and it becomes cargo space. The color, dark gray, does not show the dirt and I love black leather interior. The back up mirror is great for parking as you can see anything that is behind the vehicle. The navigation system is easy to use and gets you where you want to go easily.. I do not like the blind spot mirrors. They are very distracting to me. There are a few other things I wish were on this car like heated steering wheel, and automatic windshield wipers. I think the trunk opening by your foot should be forgotten. I have found it works for very few people, and I know we were charged for it. I just moved and used by Escape to carry many loads so it makes a good moving van. Yet it is dressy enough to take to fancy places. I had a 2017 but I totaled it and went right back and bought a 2018. The seats are very comfortable...It has the added value of a roof rack which can also be used for hauling or carrying things to a fun vacation. ]

- Margaret M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$23,940
$32,140 - $33,490

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
245 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L i
2.0L EcoBoost

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43.1 in.
43.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.9 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.8 in.
36.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39 in.
39 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR17
P235/45HR19 - P235/50HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.9 in.
105.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.8 ft.
38.8 ft.

Length

Length
178.1 in.
178.1 in.

Width

Width
72.4 in.
72.4 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3542 lbs.
3603 - 3755 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
168 hp
245 hp

Torque

Torque
170 ft. lbs.
275 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 lbs.
2000 - 3500 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 lbs.
200 - 350 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.7 gal.
15.7 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety