Safety is a focal point in every Ford vehicle, and this 2018 Ford Escape safety ratings review is a terrific example. The Escape is a sturdy SUV that pairs advanced safety technology with a protective exterior frame. This article will touch on some of the most useful safety features offered by the Ford Escape, while also reviewing this compact SUVs safety ratings across two reputable sites.

For more information, you can always reach out to Andy Mohr Ford located near Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon.

IIHS & NHTSA Ford Escape Safety Ratings

2018FordEscape 450.jpgThe two safety ratings we’ll be looking at for the 2018 Escape come from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

To start, the NHTSA gives the Ford Escape an overall safety rating of five stars, which is their highest mark available. When you break down safety in each individual section of the vehicle, you continue to see either four or five stars in most categories. The front driver side safety has a five-star rating, for example, as does the side crash protection rating for the front and rear seats.

As we look at IIHS, we see a similarly positive trend in the safety grades. IIHS rates on a different scale, with good being the highest possible score, and poor being the lowest. The Escape gets a range of good ratings, specifically when it comes to the head restraints and seats, the safety features on the sides of the vehicle, and the roof strength.

Advanced Safety Features

The Ford Escape has implemented various safety features to help it achieve these high ratings.

For instance, the Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with brake support are two key additions in the 2018 model. This cruise control can actually be set for a specific distance behind the vehicle in front of you. So, when that vehicle starts to slow down, your Escape will also slow down.

Forward Collision Warning monitors the front of your vehicle and will give you a warning if a collision seems likely. If you fail to react quickly enough, the brakes will automatically increase sensitivity, giving you refined responsiveness when you do hit the brakes. 

There’s also BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert. This set up uses radar to detect vehicles driving in your blind spot, so you don’t accidentally attempt to switch lanes when someone is trying to pass you. The cross-traffic feature kicks in when you’re backing out of a tight parking spot and a vehicle is approaching your rear. In this scenario, you’ll get an alert to stop so you can avoid a collision.

Additional Safety Features

2018FordEscapeInteriorAPPROVED.jpgThe technology in the Ford Escape is brilliant, but there are other safety features implemented into this SUV as well.

A few of the more prominent safety features include:

  • Roll Stability Control™
  • Curve Control
  • Personal Safety System™
  • Safety Canopy® System

Test Drive the Ultra-Safe Ford Escape

The glowing safety ratings for the 2018 Ford Escape makes it a tremendous family vehicle for drivers around Plainfield, Indianapolis, and Avon. To get behind the wheel of this vehicle, contact our friendly team at Andy Mohr Ford!