Discover the 2018 Ford Escape Near Waterbury, CT

The 2018 Ford Escape is Now Available in Watertown!

The Ford Escape has long been a top contender in the compact SUV segment. It's well-balanced and versatile, so it's ideal for a lot of individuals and families in the Waterbury and Naugatuck area. As far as we're concerned, a new Ford Escape is impossible to beat.

What's New for the Ford Escape in 2018?

For 2018, Ford provides another Escape trim level, the SEL. It's a great option just under the top-of-the-line Titanium trim. The Escape SEL offers coveted features like LED lighting, power liftgate, leather-trimmed seating, and more. Some feature availability has been rearranged throughout the new Escape lineup, but all your favorite features are still offered.

Performance and Engines

The Ford Escape provides a very pleasant and easy driving experience with its standard 2.5-liter engine, offering up 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Even taking fast corners on back roads in New Milford, the Escape gives you better feedback and response than most of its competitors.

If you're interested in a more engaging and exhilarating drive, there's definitely an option for you in the 2018 Escape lineup. Go for the Titanium trim level of the Escape, which features a  turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. It produces 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, so you can enjoy spirited drives around Bristol or Southington.

A tow package allows you to tow up to 2,000 pounds with the Escape, which is great for some extra cargo capacity or hauling your toys around.

Interior Features and Amenities

When it comes to this SUV, you have options; you can find a new Escape with all the features you could ever want, or opt for a more basic model that'll fit your budget nicely. But even a base level Escape offers convenient, functional tech. Standard features include a rearview camera, a central display screen, and the SYNC® system with Bluetooth and smartphone integration.

Optional equipment includes cool features like a panoramic sunroof, navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen, a power liftgate, and remote start. Heated seats are available early on in the lineup, along with dual-zone automatic climate control. If you upgrade to SYNC® 3, you can have a wi-fi hotspot right in your new Escape.

2018 Ford Escape Trim Levels

Escape S

2018 Ford Escape S

The 2018 Ford Escape S is the starting trim for the vehicle and, at $23,850 MSRP, it packs in a lot to love. It's the perfect choice for most SUV drivers, as it delivers plenty of features while offering an impressive EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Inside, you'll find voice recognition so you can peruse your media without taking your hands off the wheel or eyes off the road, and families will be pleased to find it also comes with an SOS Post-Crash Alert system, a rear-view camera for parking lot ease, and a Belt-Minder to alert you if the front driver or passenger have yet to put on their seatbelt.

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Escape SE

2018 Ford Escape SE

The 2018 Escape SE is the second trim level and comes in at $25,605 MSRP, offering a boost to fuel economy numbers at an EPA-estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway thanks to the Auto Start-Stop feature and it's efficient 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine.

Convenience in the cabin increases with a 10-way Power Driver Seat and dual-zone climate control for comfort all year long. Add on the incorporated paddle shifters and you'll get the engaging ride you demand.

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Escape SEL

2018 Ford Escape SEL

New for this year, the 2018 Escape SEL trim offers the same 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine as the previous SE trim and has a starting price of $28,005 MSRP. Around back, a power liftgate makes cargo access a breeze, Daytime Running Lamps increase your visibility at all times, and there's even heated side mirrors.

Open the doors and find luxurious leather-trimmed front bucket seats and a leather-wrapped gear shift knob to keep your hands comfortable from Point A to Point B and beyond. Add on the convenience and fun of the SYNC 3 infotainment system and you'll never be out of entertainment or out of contact with your loved ones.

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Escape Titanium

2018 Ford Escape Titanium

The 2018 Escape Titanium is the top-level trim and has a price of $32,045 MSRP, ensuring you get the best tech and power possible. Under the hood, you'll find the engine has been upgraded to a 2.0-liter Twin Scroll EcoBoost that's capable of producing an impressive 245 horsepower.

In the cabin, you'll find that the front passenger seat now also has 10-way power, and the SYNC 3 system gets bolstered with a 10-speaker Sony audio system for crystal clear music. Push-Button Start is added as well, and you'll be safe and sound with added safety tech like the Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert.

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Find Your Escape & Buy Transparently at Shaker's Family Ford

If you're interested in learning more about the 2018 Ford Escape, or if you'd like to try it out yourself from the driver's seat, we encourage you to visit our Watertown dealership today! At Shaker's Family Ford, you won't just find the newest Ford cars and SUVs; you'll also enjoy the benefits of our Buy Transparently philosophy. That means we'll make certain you understand how we arrive at our prices, give you the opportunity to compare them with other dealerships, and customize a finance plan just for you. Ready to get started?

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