2018 Ford Escape Trims: S vs. SE vs. SEL vs. Titanium

A red Ford Escape driving down a coblestone street

The 2018 Ford Escape has the agile handling of a hatchback, the lean profile of a crossover and the functionality of an SUV. Adding to the three current trim packages, the new SEL package furthers the Escape’s reputation of a highly capable and comfortable crossover SUV. The experts at Hutcheson Ford of St. James, MO have created detailed descriptions and of the S, SE, SEL and Titanium 2018 Ford Escape trim levels below. After you’ve finished reading, check out the 2018 Ford Escape new vehicle inventory, schedule a test drive, or view special offers. Talk to a Hutcheson Ford representative directly at (573) 265-7015.

 

Standard Features of the 2018 Ford Escape

The base trim S model is anything but basic, packing plenty of features at a starting $23,940 MSRP. With advanced voice recognition, new safety features, and bountiful cargo space, the S trim package brings a lot to the table. Key base features of the 2018 Ford Escape are listed below.

  • 2.5L iVCT I-4 engine w/ 168 HP
  • Rear-view camera
  • AdvanceTrac© with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control
  • 17-in. steel wheels w/ silver-painted covers
  • SYNC© advanced voice recognition infotainment system
  • AppLink smart device integration
  • Six-speaker audio system w/ MP3 capability
  • 67.8 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Seating for five passengers
  • Antilock Brake System (ABS)

S vs. SE vs. SEL

The S, SE, and SEL packages bring their own engine types, safety, technology and convenience features. With such a variation in trims, the 2018 Ford Escape will undoubtedly have the perfect combination of features and options for you. All base features for each trim level are broken down in the tables below.

What are the differences?

The dashboard of the Ford Escape with Sync System

Interior Comfort & Tech Features

2018 Ford Escape Trim Available Features
S

Starting at $23,940 MSRP

  • 6-way manual driver seat
  • 4-way passenger seat adjustment
  • Cloth front and rear seat upholstery
  • Remote keyless entry
  • 4.2-in. center console LCD touchscreen
  • Metal interior accents
  • Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting
SE

Starting at $27,050 MSRP

S features plus:

  • 8-way power drivers seat
  • Shift paddles
  • Driver and passenger heated seats
  • Leather-wrapped gear-shift knob
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Chrome interior accents
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Automatic dual-zone temperature control
SEL

Starting at $28,100 MSRP

SE features plus:

  • 10-way power drivers seat
  • Leather upholstery
  • SYNC3 connect Wi-Fi internet access
  • Remote engine start
  • 8-in. center console LCD touchscreen

Exterior Design and Features

2018 Ford Escape Trim Available Features
S

Starting at $23,940 MSRP

  • LED taillights
  • Spoiler
  • Black front grille
  • Light-tinted windows
SE

Starting at $27,050 MSRP

S features plus:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Fog lamps
  • Black roof rack side rails
  • 17-in. silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • Deep-tinted windows
  • Chrome exhaust tips
SEL

Starting at $28,100 MSRP

SE features plus:

  • Power tailgate
  • Silver front grille w/ chrome bar insert
  • Sterling gray lower front & rear fascia
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • 18-in. silver-painted aluminum wheels

 A silver Ford Escape towing an all terrain vehicle

Power & Handling

2018 Ford Escape Trim Engine Options
S

Starting at $23,940 MSRP

  • 2.5L iVCT I-4 w/ 168 HP & 170 lb. ft. of torque
  • 21 city MPG/29 hwy MPG/ 24 combined MPG
SE

Starting at $27,050 MSRP

  • 1.5L Ecoboost I-4 w/ 179HP & 177 lb. ft. of torque
  • 23 city MPG/30 hwy MPG/ 26 combined MPG
SEL

Starting at $28,100 MSRP

  • 1.5L Ecoboost I-4 w/ 179HP & 177 lb. ft. of torque
  • 23 city MPG/30 hwy MPG/ 26 combined MPG

Safety Features

2018 Ford Escape Trim Available Features
S

Starting at $23,940 MSRP

  • Safety Canopy System
  • SOS post-crash alert system™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • MyKey®
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
SE

Starting at $25,700 MSRP

S features plus:

  • Rear collision warning
  • SecuriCode™ keyless-entry keypad
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Break resistant glass
SEL

Starting at $27,050 MSRP

SE features plus:

  • Reverse sensing system
  • BLIS® w/ cross-traffic alert

2018 Ford Escape Titanium

As the premium package, the Titanium trim turns your functional Escape into a powerful crossover luxury SUV. Flush with options, the Titanium Escape features push-button start, a 10-speaker Sony audio system, 18-in. wheels, and additional safety features.

2018 Ford Escape Titanium

Starting at $32,140 MSRP

Available Features
Interior comfort & tech features SEL features plus:

  • 10-way power driver & passenger seat
  • Driver seat memory
  • 10-speaker Sony® audio system
  • Ambient lighting
  • Push-button start
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Voice activated touchscreen navigation
Exterior design and features SEL features plus:

  • Foot activated liftgate
  • 18-in. silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • LED signature lighting
  • Silver-painted roof rack side rails
Power and handling SEL features plus:

  • 2.0L Twin Scroll Ecoboost® I-4, w/ 245 HP & 275 lb. ft. of torque
  • 21 city/ 28 hwy/ 24 combined
Safety features SEL features plus:

  • Active parking assist w/ parallel park assist, reverse perpendicular parking and forward & side sensing systems
  • Side sensing lamps

Schedule at test drive at Hutcheson Ford of St. James, MO

Now that all trim packages have been specified, give Hutcheson Ford a visit to see special offers on the 2018 Ford Escape. Browse the new vehicle inventory or schedule a test drive today! Call a Hutcheson Ford representative at (573) 265-7015. At Hutcheson Ford it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it!

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