Finding the right midsize SUV is important if you want to get around the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas in style. At Richmond Ford West, we're always trying to get our friends into the right car. However, if you're currently in the market for the right midsize SUV, you may want to explore the 2018 Ford Escape ford a closer look. We're here to help you learn more about this vehicle so you can be the judge.

In this 2018 Ford Escape review, we're going to dive in a little further to give you the details that you're looking for. We'll focus our attention on this vehicle's power and performance, space and comfort, and its entertainment and technology features. By learning more about the Ford Escape, you can decide for yourself if it's the right midsize SUV for you.

2018 Ford Escape Specs

The Ford Escape comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. However, you have the option of upgrading to a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine or a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, which will provide more power and efficiency. All of these engine options come paired with the 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.

  • The 2.5L 4-cylinder engine can deliver 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque.
  • The optional 1.5L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder achieves 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2.0L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine provides the most output with 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

Ford Escape Interior

The Ford Escape provides an ample 98.7 cubic feet of space inside its cabin. The vehicle features two rows of cloth seating that can fit five passengers comfortably. Upgrading to the higher trims gets you leather-trimmed seats and driver's seats with more adjustable settings for comfort.

  • The front row offers 39.9 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom.
  • The second row features 39 inches of headroom and 37.3 inches of legroom.
  • There's 34 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, which can increase to 68 cubic feet when the seats are folded.

Read more about the Ford Escape's interior in this article.

Entertainment & Technology Features

This midsize SUV comes equipped with some pretty fun and sophisticated features that will help you enjoy your trips. Whether it's your daily commute or an adventure on the road, you have a lot of options to choose from. The Ford Escape features an AM/FM radio and a CD/MP3 player that delivers audio through the Bluetooth® system. The vehicle even features USB/auxiliary connections for your media devices.

  • The SYNC® system features enhanced voice recognition for you to easily access your media with your voice.
  • Upgrades include a 6-month SiriusXM® trial and even the optional 12-speaker Sony® audio system.

Review the 2018 Ford Escape in Person

Was this 2018 Ford Escape review helpful? At Richmond Ford West, we aim to help our friends learn as much as possible, so they can know with absolute confidence that they've come across the vehicle for them. If you're in need of more information on the 2018 Ford Escape, you can always stop by and see us and even take a ride.

Contact our team at Richmond Ford West today for more information on the Ford Escape. We're the dealership that's happy to service friends and neighbors in the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas.

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