Charging into Chicago, IL for a New Model Year, 2018 Ford Escape Packs a Few Exciting Upgrades

So what's fresh under the hood and on the interior of our automaker's latest compact SUV? Some changes long-awaited by die-hard fans here in our neck of the northeastern Illinois woods.

First, a new SEL trim, complete with all the amenities to make it a fitting sibling in the new Ford Escape lineup, spanning from base S through midrange SE to the fully loaded Titanium. Escape SEL features leather seating any commuter or road-trip enthusiast would find luxuriously comfortable, along with a sizable 8-inch infotainment system, our automaker's celebrated SYNC® 3, incorporating SYNC Connect. This tech works seamlessly with the FordPass App, making tracking your Escape, remotely locking, unlocking, and starting it, checking its status, and scheduling startups easier than ever. Moreover, signature LED lighting and heated outside mirrors come together to pierce the thick of dim conditions while helping the new SUV cut quite a figure. Add a power liftgate to the mix to make accessing cargo at your venue a breeze, and you're ready for adventure.

Secondly, there's more than a handful of updates to the new Escape SE, from heated front seats for the trek's chillier days to roof side rails that make it easy to top off your Chicago-area haul with essentials. Escape Titanium takes your extended vacation to the next level, with a powerhouse 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine to pull ahead, standard navigation to deliver your day's directions, high-intensity-discharge headlamps for foul weather, and an enhanced active park assist feature to pull in at your destination with peace of mind.

Standard safety elements like AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control come along for the ride, too, not to mention exceptional accommodations like a Personal Safety System and SOS Post-Crash Alert System, the latter capable of calling upon emergency assistance. You can even find numerous Ford hallmarks available, from its intelligent all-wheel-drive system to driver-assist features like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist functionality, and more.

If you'd like to see what else is new, take the scenic route to our North Elston Avenue showroom here at Fox Ford Lincoln for a ride in your favorite new 2018 Escape trim. We'll be delighted to give you the full tour.

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