What’s new in the 2018 Ford Escape

While looking at the complete list of changes for the 2018 Ford Escape, one change that’s heavily prominent with the new Escape is its addition of a brand new SEL trim level for 2018. So what makes this new entry to the Ford Escape lineup so special? Let us here at Lally Southpoint Ford break it down for you!

We’ve compiled a list of notable features included with the Escape SEL that we think makes this trim-level worth looking into. Here at Lally Southpoint Ford, we’ve got everything you need to know about the Escape SEL so read on to learn more or even send us a message when you’ve got questions of your own!

Everything Great Before It

One of the best things about the Escape SEL is that it already comes packed with all the great features included with the SE and more! Already included with the SE are 17-inch alloy wheels, which were only optional on the S, along with an added chrome exterior for a sleeker design. Under the hood, the SE comes standard with the turbocharged 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine, capable of pushing out 179-horsepower and 177 lb-ft. worth or torque. Additionally, there are also several conveniences and technologies included such as its heated front seats, dual-zone climate controls, eight-way power-adjustable seats, and even steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for better control over your Escape’s transmission.

More Than Just An Upgrade

Of course, it doesn’t just stop there. With the Escape SEL, there’s even more features that makes it the perfect intermedium between the SE and top-of-the-line Titanium model.

  • Power liftgate: Need help opening the liftgate when you’re hands are full? Just kick the bottom of the bumper and the power liftgate opens so you don’t have to put what you’re holding down
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel & upholstery: For a more premium look and feel, its higher-quality materials gives the interior of the SEL more upscale vibes while driving it.
  • Power-adjustable side-mirrors with heating: Instead of having to scrape your side mirrors in the cold while waiting for your vehicle to warm up, let your mirrors melt the ice away!
  • Rear parking sensors: When you need an extra hand in trying to fit in the hardest parking spots, the sensors help alert you when you come too close to an object.

The Best SYNC® System

Another great benefit that comes with the Escape SEL is that it’s equipped with the top-of-the line Ford SYNC system with the SYNC 3. What makes this better than its predecessor? In addition to the SEL including an 8-inch LCD touchscreen, it includes voice activation for you to take advantage of so you don’t get distracted trying to navigate it by hand. Also, The SYNC 3 gives you the ability to use the FordPass app with the SYNC Connect system to give you certain controls over your Escape such as remote starting, locking and unlocking, monitoring your fuel levels, and more! And of course, your smartphone integration comes more streamlined than ever because of its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

So if you’re looking into purchasing a new 2018 Ford Escape that’s at the perfect mid-ranged price point in-between the SE and Titanium trims, look no further than the SEL model! We here at Lally Southpoint Ford carry the latest 2018 Ford Escapes available so feel free to come to us when you’re in the market for one, today. You can even book a test drive ahead of time when you think you’re ready to give it a shot!