This month, we're continuing our 3-part series on the new 2018 Ford Escape. In part 1, we talked about the Design and Styling of this sharp SUV, and now we'll take a close look at the Performance and Handling.
Whether you're tackling the Bismarck snow and ice or packing up for a North Dakota camping weekend, you'll want to be confident in your vehicle's handling and power abilities. Ready to explore what the Escape has to offer?
Engineered to Deliver
The 2018 Escape is top of the SUV class when it comes to performance. You'll experience quick acceleration and astute handling on winding roads and quick turns.
Depending on the model you choose, you have a 2.5L I-4 with variable intake cam design, a 1.5L turbocharged EcoBoost,® or a 2.0L twin-scroll EcoBoost® rated at 245 horsepower.
Let's take a closer look at your EcoBoost® options.
|1.5L||2.0L Twin Scroll|
179 horsepower. 177 lb.-ft. of torque.
This turbocharged, direct-injection engine has robust low-end torque. A 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission is standard on all engines.
245 horsepower. 275 lb. -ft of torque.
Expect quick torque delivery and immediate responsiveness. Twin-scroll design maximizes pulse energy to the turbine wheel when needed most – during passing or highway merging.
Travel Well in North Dakota
Simply put, the new Ford Escape is smart. You're all set for a controlled and confident adventure with the performance and handling perks of this SUV. Here's what you can look forward to.
If you're going too fast on a curve, this technology will slow down the vehicle using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Torque Vector Control transfers torque to the wheels with the most grip to reduce understeer and force the front end to hug the inside of the curve.
The six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission offers a sport mode ("S") to give you the feel of a manual and more control over gear selection.
The available Intelligent 4WD System transfers torque from front to rear wheels as needed, ensuring a precise blend of handling and traction at all times.
Stop-and-Go SensibilityAvailable EcoBoost® engines with Auto Start-Stop Technology can help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during Bismarck driving when your vehicle comes to a stop and is idling.
The available 245-hp 2.9L EcoBoost® engine and the Class II Trailor Tow Package let you tow up to 3,500 lbs. And all with confidence, thanks to trailer sway control.
See the new Ford Escape up close in Bismarck.
We have a wide selection of new Ford Escapes ready for you. Contact us or stop in for a test drive!