Ford Escape: Crossover to a Better SUV

It's one of the most popular vehicles in the entire Ford lineup and should come as no surprise that it's a crossover. What are we talking about? It's the Ford Escape, of course! The compact SUV from Ford is a capable, efficient, and reliable choice for shoppers in Charlottesville, Martinsville, and all other surrounding areas of Virginia.

What makes the Escape a great choice?

Let's start with capability. You may not be aware of it, but the Escape has evolved over the years into its current configuration of today. It was originally a more truck-ish sport utility vehicle that gradually morphed into a crossover in look, style, and function. It's still capable, however, of tackling somewhat rougher road conditions if called upon into duty. Another great feature of the Escape is its cargo capacity. You've got plenty of room for passengers and all their gear when you go with this particular model from Ford.

An element of the Escape that doesn't get near enough publicity is that it is actually fun to drive! Far too many compact crossovers on the market today drive like some kind of version of Frankenstein. To wit, they are stiff, slow to accelerate, and generally quite uninspiring when operated on the roads. That's definitely not the case with the Ford Escape. It has been engineered with plenty of horsepower for a vehicle of its size and some true driving dynamics. That is partly thanks to a variety of powertrain options on the vehicle.

Want to know the best way to find if the Ford Escape is the right choice for you?

If you're thinking we're about to say "test drive," you're right on the money. Why not head down to our Bedford, VA dealership for an up-close and personal experience with the Escape. If you're on the fence about whether a new Escape model or a used Escape is the right call, we've got product specialists on hand who can assist you in making that decision.

If you opt for a pre-owned Escape, you'll be glad to know we offer several different model years to choose from. Why not get in touch with us and we can pull some of our pre-owned Escape models for you to drive?

You're sure to get a great deal whether you go with new or used, and we can guarantee you will love the way you are treated at Berglund Ford of Bedford conveniently located at 1415 Boxwood Terrace Bedford, VA 24523.

Pre-Owned 2018 Ford Escape For Sale in Bedford, VA

Ford had been making considerable improvements to the Escape with each model year leading up to 2018, including a new infotainment system in 2016 and, and new trim features the year before that. For 2018, The Escape received a whole new SEL trim level toward the top of the trim range, plus a new available engine.

The 2018 Ford Escape is available in four trim levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium

The SE builds on the base trim's standard offerings with a more powerful engine, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, and more. The new SEL trim comes with a power liftgate, blind spot monitoring, and leather upholstery. At the top of the trim range, the Titanium is stocked with high-tech features that were optional upgrades in the lower trims. Sony sound and an automatic dimming rearview mirror are standard features, and drivers may opt for the available equipment package for extra safety systems.

You have several engine options for the Escape, from a 168-horsepower base to a hearty 245-horsepower 4-cylinder. With any choice, the driver is treated to athletic maneuverability and smooth suspension for a particularly sporty experience.

The cabin seats five with ample support and considerable legroom. Parents may also utilize the two sets of car seat connectors in the rear seats. In the back, the Escape offers 34 cubic feet of cargo space. The storage area expands to almost 70 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded.

The interior's tech features include voice activation, a touchscreen, navigation, satellite radio, and more. Available safety features include blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, assisted pre-collision braking, driver drowsiness monitoring, and more.

Why Choose our Bedford, VA Dealership?

In addition to a great selection of new Ford models and pre-owned vehicles, Berglund Ford Buick GMC of Bedford is also a premier auto maintenance provider in the state of Virginia. We handle all make and model vehicles (not just Fords) and even offer service specials to help save you money on proper vehicle care. Schedule your next service appointment with us and discover why "everything is better at Berglund."

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