2018 Ford® Escape SUV | Technology Features | Ford.com

Available driver-assist features

Escape makes it so easy. 

You could say Escape is one smart SUV. It has a number of driver-assist features that make driving easier. It includes available features such as the Safe and Smart Package, SYNC®  3 and FordPass, 163  BLIS®  (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and Enhanced Active Park Assist. 
Available SYNC 3


SYNC 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology with Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity. Experience the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the available navigation. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone.27 SYNC 3 also brings you the power of Apple CarPlay160 and Android Auto compatibility to your Ford.161

Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Hands navigating map via the FordPass app

FordPass — A Smarter Way to Move

FordPass is the one-stop app that can help you move more freely throughout your day.163 Here’s how:


  • Find parking,169 ahead of time
  • Compare fuel prices at stations along your route
  • Receive key vehicle info and schedule service
  • Lock, unlock and start your vehicle remotely165
  • Get FordPass help from a friendly FordGuide

These are just some of the great things you can do with FordPass. And if you haven’t already, download the FordPass app on the App Store167 or get it on Google Play.43

Ford Safe and Smart Package

Ford Safe and Smart Package 

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


  • Driver-activated front rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support 
Available BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert

BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert 

The Ford Safe and Smart™ Package includes BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. 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 away, you will be audibly and visually alerted. 10
Available Lane-Keeping System

Lane-Keeping System 

The Ford Safe and 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 center 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. 
Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support

The Ford Safe and 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

Enhanced Active Park Assist 

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist is designed to help you park in a variety of situations.10 With minimal actions on your part, 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. 
*System controls steering while you shift, accelerate and brake.
2018 Escape in Ruby Red

NHTSA 5-Star Crash Test Rating

You depend on your vehicle’s structural integrity and safety features such as airbags* for protection when a collision occurs. When put through frontal, side and rollover crash tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2018 Escape earned the highest overall NHTSA 5-Star rating.** Escape offers available driver-assist technologies to help keep you alert like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert) and the Lane-Keeping System The 2018 Escape also offers Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support to help further support your driving. Plus AdvanceTrac® with RSC®  (Roll Stability Control)39  and Tire Pressure Monitoring System come standard. Learn more about quality and reliability here.
*Personal Safety System  includes dual-stage driver- and front-passenger airbags, a driver knee airbag, and front seat-mounted side airbags. There’s also the Safety Canopy®  System with two-row side-curtain airbags. Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.

**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).