2018 Ford Escape Titanium
Ford's Escape is one of their best seller and was heavily refreshed. It has a clean simple flowing exterior without looking like it's trying to hard. With its EcoBoost 2L engine it's basically the king in terms of power in cross over segment. Let's see how this utility vehicle is as an every day commuter!
Disclosure: Ford Canada & Talk Shop Media provided me with the 2018 Ford Escape Titanium for a week to test drive, and photograph. All photos in this blog post was taken by me
- 245 @ 5500 / 275 @ 3000 (Premium Fuel)
- 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® engine
- 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission
- 7.1 seconds 0-100 km/hr
- Powerful engine compared to vehicles in it's segment
- Titanium had good braking scores thanks to its relatively wide tires
- The way the vehicle handles the road is fine but the steering is too nerfed for my taste. There is little to no steering feel.
- Feel a bit more vibration and clunks from tire noise and road imperfections compared to the CRV which seemed to have it dialed out.
- 20/27/23 (City/Highway/Combined)
- Auto Start Stop which turns off the engine when the car comes to a stop to save fuel.
- However due to the more powerful engine and not having a CVT transmission, it won't be leading it's class in fuel efficiency.
CABIN NOISE: 7/10
- Average amount of noise in the cabin. One bonus is that thanks to it's more powerful engine, it won't need to work as hard and help reduce noise.
- Clean, simple, flowing design
- Active grill shutters
- SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
- Remote keyless entry
- Perimeter alarm
- Windshield Wiper De-Icer
- Daytime Running Lights
- Driver's knee airbag
- Rear View Camera
- Halogen Projector-beam headlights with LED signature lighting
Personal Safety System w/ dual-stage driver & front-passenger airbags
- SecuriCode™ invisible keyless entry keypad
- Bi-Xenon HID headlights with LED Signature Lighting
- Front seat-mounted side airbags
- Safety Canopy® System side-curtain airbags
- Emergency Brake Assist System
- Head restraints and three-point safety belts at all seating positions
- Height-adjustable front safety belts
- LATCH system at rear outboard seating positions
INTERIOR FOR DRIVER: 8.25/10
- Heated 10-way power driver seat with leather trim
- Button placement on the dash is confusingly laid out
- Spacious seats and with lots of control
- A lot of hard plastics
- Pillars are a bit thick on both the front and back which obstruct visibility but the rear cameras do help compensate
INTERIOR FOR PASSENGERS: 8/10
- Great leg and head room!
- Panoramic sunroof lets lots of light into the back!
- Nice touch for the front passenger is that they have the same range of movement as the driver!
INTERIOR STORAGE: 8/10
- Smart hands free lift gate!
- Very accomodating trunk
INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM: 8.5/10
- Sync3 Infotainment system was very easy to figure out
- Supports Apple Car Play and Android Auto
OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE 2018 Ford Escape Titanium:
2018 Ford Escape Titanium is simple and clean looking on the outside with lots of tech, safety and engine options. It has adequate room for the driver, passenger and trunk, and great power from the engine. One thing to note is if you want to have the full power of the engine you'll need to fill it with premium. It can run safely on regular gas but you lose a bit of power. If you're not afraid of paying at the pump to have more power this may be a suitable car to check out!