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2018 Ford Escape

The sporty 2018 Ford Escape brings plenty to the table for drivers searching for a reliable and confident compact SUV. Tackle the roads of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny in the Escape, which offers peppy acceleration and responsive handling.

At Charles Gabus Ford, it’s our goal to find a car you’re proud to get in every day. Whether you’re in need of a reliable vehicle for daily driving or a car to transport the family in, the Escape is all about versatility and dependability. Read on below to discover more about the Ford Escape and learn about what it has to offer. Then give us a call when you’re ready for a test drive!

Ford Escape: Interior Space and Cargo

There’s plenty of space in the Ford Escape for driver and all passengers. The Escape, which seats five, offers 43.1 inches of leg room for driver and front passenger, along with a comfortable 37.3 inches in the second row. It’s equipped for shorter drives or for long weekend getaways when stops might be few and far between.

Whether you’re heading around the corner or across the state, you need somewhere to store your important items. The 2018 Escape offers 68 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the first row, enough room for multiple pieces of furniture and larger items. Get creative with the space, too, thanks to 60/40 split-fold-flat rear seat backs. Even with both seat backs up, you’ll still have 34 cu. ft. of cargo space, enough for bags from the grocery store or hiking equipment.

Powerful Engine Options

It’s easy to get what you want in terms of engine options when it comes to Ford vehicles, and the Escape is no different. There are three separate 4-cylinder engines available on this SUV. The base engine provides 168-horsepower, enough for handling daily driving tasks around town, and gets an EPA-estimated 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

You can upgrade to either of the available turbocharged engines, which put out 179 and 245 horsepower, respectively. The turbocharged engines provide powerful response for highway driving and make passing other vehicles an easy task. These engines also feature the auto start-stop system, which shuts the engine off to save fuel when coming to a red light or complete stop.

Convenient Tech Features

SYNC® voice recognition communication and entertainment system technology come standard on the Escape. When taking advantage of the Bluetooth™ capability, it’s easy to hook up your smartphone to the infotainment screen. You can enjoy an entirely new experience by upgrading to the SYNC® 3 system, though.

The SYNC® 3 system gives drivers a larger 8-inch touchscreen, which makes navigation and interaction simpler. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ also come standard with SYNC® 3 technology. This lets you connect your smartphone to the infotainment center so it’s easy to play the music from your phone or read text messages on the infotainment screen.

Ford Escape: Stop by Our Showroom Today

With loads of standard features, convenient technology options, and plenty of interior and cargo space, the 2018 Ford Escape is a worthy compact SUV. Take on the roads of Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny in your next vehicle, which just might be the 2018 Escape.

The staff at Charles Gabus Ford is here to answer any questions you may have. Contact us for answers or schedule a test drive with our sales staff today! Our finance team is standing by waiting to answer any questions you may have.