2018 Ford® Escape SUV | Technology Features | ford.ca

Escape makes it so easy.

You could say the 2018 Ford Escape is one smart SUV. It has a number of available driver-assist features10  that make driving easier. It includes available features such as the Safe & Smart Package, SYNC®   390  , SYNC® Connect with a Wi-Fi Hotspot, powered by FordPass 112 , BLIS®   (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert10 , Lane-Keeping System10 , Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support10 , and Enhanced Active Park Assist9 .
SYNC with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the Ford Escape

SYNC® 390  with Apple CarPlay 111  and Android Auto 110

In addition to the voice-activated benefits of SYNC®6, SYNC® 390 adds convenience to your driving experience with its 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational commands and experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay111 or Android Auto110. Locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional navigation. SYNC AppLink93 lets you use your voice to control some of your favourite compatible mobile apps while driving.

U.S. Model shown.

FordPass Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Powered by FordPass

Available FordPass Connect  with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Powered by FordPass

With the FordPass app112, you have a Smarter Way to Move. Beyond key FordPass features like contacting your Dealer and Roadside Assistance115, plus finding parking and comparing fuel prices along your route114, connect to your available FordPass Connect112 modem to:

  • Remotely start your vehicle and schedule recurring start times
  • Lock and unlock your vehicle remotely
  • Check your approximate odometer reading, fuel level and distance to empty
  • Locate your parked vehicle

Need help with your journey? Contact a friendly FordGuide right from the app.

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Safe and Smart Package on the 2018 Ford Escape

Safe and Smart Package

After using the driver-convenience features in the Safe and Smart Package, you’ll never know how you got along without them.

  • Front rain-sensing wipers10,80
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert10
  • Lane-Keeping System10
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support10
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror (standard on Titanium)

*Available on Ford Escape SE, SEL and Titanium.

BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert on the 2018 Ford Escape

Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert10

The available Safe & Smart Package includes BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross- Traffic Alert10 . This feature uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. Cross-Traffic Alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you as you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or driveway. If cross-traffic sensors detect a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards (13.7 metres) away, you will be audibly and visually alerted.10
Lane-Keeping System in the 2018 Ford Escape

Available Lane-Keeping System10

The available Safe & Smart Package includes the driver-activated Lane-Keeping System, which can alert you to unintentional lane drifting.10 * Choose the lane-keeping alert mode that vibrates the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker — or the lane-keeping aid mode that activates a directional steering torque to help guide you back to the centre of the lane. Or combine the effects of both modes: Continue drifting after the steering torque is activated and the steering wheel adds the vibrating sensation.

*Lane-Keeping System does not control steering.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support in the Ford Escape

Available Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support10

The available Safe & Smart Package includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support. You can select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, your vehicle automatically slows down, and later resumes the preset speed when traffic clears.10  Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support can alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead. If you don’t react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase sensitivity, providing full responsiveness when you brake.10
Available Enhanced Active Park Assist in the 2018 Ford Escape

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9 is designed to help you park in a variety of situations. With minimal actions on your part, the Ford Escape virtually steers itself into or out of a parking spot.

  • Parallel Parking scans for an appropriate space, signals when one is found, then helps steer you into the space*.
  • Park-Out Assist provides instructions on shifting and moving forward/back to help steer you out of a tight spot*.
  • Reverse Perpendicular Parking finds a suitable space and helps you back in*.
  • Side Sensing System emits a warning when you get too close to an object on either side of your vehicle.

Standard on Titanium.

*System controls steering while you shift, accelerate and brake.

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating on the Ford Escape

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Safety Rating92

The 2018 Ford Escape is equipped with features to help you maintain control, as well as to help protect you in the event of a collision:

  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control) includes Curve Control19, and is designed to slow you down when it senses you’re going too fast for a particular curve.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System alerts you when your tires are under-inflated (not available on spare tire).
  • Personal Safety System includes dual-stage driver- and front-passenger airbags, a driver’s knee airbag, and front seat-mounted side airbags. There’s also the Safety Canopy® System with two-row side-curtain airbags8.