2018 Ford Escape Overview near Joliet, IL

A red 2018 Ford Escape driving through a market



With so many impressive SUVs in the Ford line-up, it can be challenging to determine which model has all the features you want. One of the most popular models for drivers in the Joliet, IL area is the 2018 Ford Escape. To demonstrate all the exciting features the new Escape has to offer, the experts at Greenway Ford in Joliet, IL have created the following review. Continue reading to find out if this Ford SUV is the perfect match.

If you have any questions for our team, call Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL at (888) 470-3302.


Performance and Towing


The 2018 Ford Escape is versatile and capable. With three available engines, you can truly tailor your driving experience to your specific needs. The 1.5L and 2.0L EcoBoost® engines feature automatic start/stop technology to save fuel and reduce emissions. An available Intelligent 4WD system monitors road conditions and transfers torque from front to rear wheels for effortless handling at all times. When equipped with the Class II Trailer Tow Package, the 2018 Escape can tow up to 3,500 lbs. Check out what each engine has to offer in the table below.



2.5L I4 Duratec

1.5L I4 EcoBoost®

2.0L I4 EcoBoost®


168 HP

179 HP

245 HP


170 lb.-ft.

177 lb.-ft.

275 lb.-ft.

MPG city/highway




Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs.

2,000 lbs.

3,500 lbs.


Interior and Cargo Space


Interior shot of a 2018 Ford Escape


The interior of the 2018 Ford Escape has exciting features to offer growing families and adventure seekers alike. The available heated steering wheel and panoramic sunroof will have you making excuses to get behind the wheel. Continue reading to learn more about the interior and cargo space with the 2018 Escape.

  • Center console with convenient media bin
  • Leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • Driver seat memory
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Increase cargo space with the 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seatbacks. Accessing the rear of the Escape is easier than ever thanks to the motion activated hands free liftgate. Learn more about the cargo space and capacity offered in the Ford Escape in the table below.


Seating Capacity


Passenger Volume

98.7 cu.-ft.

Cargo space behind first row

68 cu.-ft.

Cargo space behind second row

34 cu.-ft.


Safety and Technology


2018 Ford Escape parked in a field with a couple near a fire


Whether you’re running errands or embarking on a road trip, you want your SUV to be equipped with the latest safety and technology features. The 2018 Ford Escape received a five-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA. You’ll also appreciate the intuitive SYNC® infotainment system and a standard rearview camera. Read on to learn about additional safety and technology features that are available with the Ford Escape.

  • Enhanced Active Park Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ Package
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • FordPass™
  • SYNC® 3
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support
  • 10-speaker Sony® audio system


Schedule a Test Drive near Joliet, IL


Are you ready to take the 2018 Ford Escape for a spin? Get behind the wheel at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL by finding your favorite Ford Escape model in our new inventory, then calling (888) 470-3302 to schedule your appointment. Your brand new Ford SUV is closer than you think at Greenway Ford!