2018 Ford Escape: Is it Ideal for Road Trip Adventures

2018 Ford Escape: Is it Ideal for Road Trip Adventures

As you quickly skim through the available range of SUVs Ford packs in you are bound to stopover for a second look at the Escape because it suddenly breaks the boxy and rugged design monotony that’s expected of vehicles in this category and you just spotted something that’s akin to a hatchback-crossover.  As per the Escondido Ford dealer the Escape received a facelift last year that perked up its front fascia with a leaner outlook. If you are wondering of this is the ideal pick for your road trip adventures, here’s a glimpse into the features that can help you decide.

Exterior

One look, and you can understand that the Escape is built all for versatility and nothing from any angle to display the aggression or masculinity that’s typical of SUVs and something that’s made for exploring the unknown. Roof rails are now standard from the SE trim and up, black upper grille that’s molded in color, black lower grille, body colored door handles and mirrors again molded in color, LED taillights and a prominent rear hatch that can now be opened by simple waving your leg underneath when your hands are full – provided you are carrying your smart key with you. You can get that sporty look if you want by going in for the SE Sport Appearance Package.

Interiors

Peep inside this 5-seater and you are greeted with spacious front room and fairly good enough space for the rear second row, though a little more wouldn’t hurt. Cloth covered bucket seats are standard and you have 60/40 rear folding seats to make space for a large cargo space. 6-way Manual Driver Seat and manual climate control come standard. As you go higher up the trim levels you get leather-trimmed bucket seats in front, a 10-way power adjustable driver seat and dual-zone automatic climate control. Infotainment on the base S trim is nothing much to brag about other than a communication and entertainment system with voice recognition, but from the next level trim you have a heavily enclosed infotainment system with touch screen and voice activation technology.

Engine and Performance

Engine choices include a 2.5-liter l-4 with intake variable cam timing (iVCT) on the base model, a 1.5-litre with Ford’s EcoBoost and auto start/stop delivered through a 6-speed automatic transmission on the SE and SEL trims, and an all-new 2.0-liter Twin-scroll EcoBoost with Auto Start/Stop on the Titanium trim which cleverly delivers extra torque. Front wheel drive, traction control and electronic power assisted steering are all standard on all the trims. An intelligent 4-wheel drive is available for the Titanium to take it to the next level.

Safety

The Escondido Ford dealer experts say that apart from the standard safety features, you would come across like Rear View Camera, the available Ford Safe & Smart Package gives you additionally Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Warning, Lane keeping system and Auto high-beam headlamps.

Conclusion

The large cargo space, towing capability via the 2.0L EcoBoost engine with the Class II Trailer Tow package and advanced safety features make the 2018 Ford Escape an ideal choice for those indulging in frequent road trips.

Categories: Cars

About Author