As a smaller-segment SUV, the 2018 Ford Escape enjoys several differences when compared to the third-row Traverse. These differences are not, by themselves, better or worse, but make the case for the 2018 Ford Escape being the more versatile of the two vehicles.
With a significant lower MSRP, higher fuel economy and more available torque for quick acceleration, the 2018 Ford Escape certainly makes the case for versatility. With limitations in the number of seating being its primary drawback, the 2018 Ford Escape doesn’t give up much beyond that.
Available all-wheel drive and active safety features work to drastically reduce the utility gap between the two. With the Escape being a smaller vehicle, it does have less maximum cargo volume, but a noticeable advantage when the seats are up and in use.
Ford’s commitment to meeting drivers’ unique needs is on display in the 2018 Ford Escape, as it features a range of 4-cylinder engines that begin at an efficient 168 horsepower and work their way up to the robust 2.0L turbocharged engine that delivers a whopping 275 lb-ft. of torque.
The difference in price is not a small one. On the base model, it’s $6,000, while the Escape provides maximum value at its highest trim level, Titanium, that even in its AWD configuration blasts the Traverse’s High Country AWD out of the water by nearly $20,000.
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