2018 Ford Escape Brainerd MN

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Car shoppers have been flocking to the crossover class in droves. These versatile vehicles start with a car platform for a base, maintaining these driving dynamics and efficiency. This car base is then lifted off the ground and given an SUV-inspired body style to increase storage capabilities. The end result is a versatile and capable vehicle. The 2018 Ford Escape in Brainerd MN is one of the leading vehicles in the popular crossover segment.

The 2018 version of the Ford Escape checks all the boxes crossover shoppers are looking for. Multiple engine options are offered on the Escape that deliver impressive performance. All-wheel drive is offered to give the crossover the added traction needed to get through the winter months. Finally, the crossover can be equipped with all of the best comfort, safety and technology features Ford has developed to ensure all of the needs of drivers and passengers are met.

2018 Ford Escape Standard and Available Equipment

The crossover class emerged as car shoppers moved away from larger SUVs and towards smaller and more efficient vehicles. Crossovers are expected to offer competitive efficiency ratings. The 2018 Escape is able to deliver in this category, earning up to 23 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highways.

Efficiency is important, but crossovers are also expected to do some work. Ford offers multiple turbocharged engines from the EcoBoost lineup on the 2018 Escape that deliver impressive performance numbers. The crossover can be equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 179 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, or a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that maxes out the performance numbers at 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.

The crossover has become the new family car, ready to handle both long road trips, and daily commutes. Since drivers will spend so much time in the crossover, Ford has offered a wide variety of comfort, safety and technology features that will be available on the 2018 Escape. These features will be spread out over four trim levels: S, SE, SEL and Titanium. Highlights from the list of features include:

Technology Systems: Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, keyless entry keypad, SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, remote start, 10-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio.

Comfort Features: Sound-reducing window glass, heated seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof.

Safety and Driver Assistance Systems: Front and rear parking sensors, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, lane departure warning and intervention.

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