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 nameplates such as the Mazda CX-5. The Escape keeps pace on both the tech and safety fronts with seamless smartphone integration and a suite of driver-assistance features.
New Features and Revisions
The Ford Escape SUV is updated for 2018 with a new trim level, the SEL that brings amenities including leather seats, power tailgate and 8-inch infotainment system that works with CarPlay and Android Auto. SE models get heated front seats, while the Titanium now comes exclusively with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine.