Coming standard on the 2018 Ford Escape SE is a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine that perfectly combines power and efficiency to give you the strength you need in your sport utility vehicle, and the fuel economy that you want. This engine provides an estimated 7.8L/100km rating when properly equipped and when driving under ideal conditions. The innovative Auto Start-Stop technology featured on this engine is able to optimize fuel efficiency by shutting off the engine when you bring the vehicle to a complete stop. This means that you won't be wasting any fuel while you're waiting for the light to turn green.
Available on the Escape SE is an Intelligent 4WD System that is able to constantly monitor the road condition and the traction that your tires are getting. When the system detects that one of your tires is beginning to slip a little, it will automatically transfer torque from one of the other wheels in order to keep you from sliding all over the road or trail. Standard on the Escape SE is a Curve Control system that is able to detect when you're going too fast through a turn. This system can slow your Escape down to a much more manageable speed so you don't tip over.
In addition to being a versatile and capable vehicle, the Escape SE is also one of the more technologically advanced SUVs on the road. The available Blind Spot Information System, for example, utilizes sensors that are located along the side panels of the vehicle to keep an eye out for other vehicles entering your blind spots. When the system detects that another vehicle is in an area that you might not be able to see, it will automatically warn you with an indicator light that will illuminate on the appropriate side-view mirror. While this feature is helpful, we still recommend checking before changing lanes.
Also available on the 2018 Escape SE is a Lane-Keeping System. Much like the Blind Spot Detection System, the Lane-Keeping System uses a sensor to monitor the area around your vehicle. This time, the sensor is located behind the rear-view mirror, and is able to read the markings on the road in order to determine your position within your lane. When the system detects that you're beginning to unintentionally veer out of your lane, it will automatically send you alerts to get your attention and to get you back into your proper position.