A 2018 white Ford Explorer next to a red 2018 Ford Escape

At Phil Long ValuCar, we have the used Ford Explorer and Ford Escape models you want to own. Whether you are looking for a 2019, 2018, or 2017 Escape or Explorer, we've got you covered. Let's compare the 2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape models to see which one of these Ford SUVs might meet your needs. We will evaluate current pricing, fuel economy, standard features, safety ratings, and reliability to ensure you get the used Ford SUV you need.

2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Price

The 2018 Ford Explorer features an average nationwide price of $26,962, while the estimated 2018 Ford Escape price is $17,007. The total price you pay for a used Ford SUV depends on the trim level and options you choose. The price is naturally higher on an Explorer because of the third-row seating and additional capability.

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2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape MPG Ratings

The 2018 Ford Explorer EPA-estimated fuel economy depends on the motor and drivetrain chosen.

2018 Ford Explorer MPG

  • V6 with FWD: 17/24 mpg
  • V6 with 4WD: 16/22 mpg
  • Four-cylinder with FWD: 19/27 mpg
  • Four-cylinder with 4WD: 18/25 mpg
  • Twin-turbo V6 with 4WD: 16/22 mpg
  • 2018 Ford Escape MPG

  • 2.5-liter with FWD: 21/29 mpg
  • 1.5-liter with FWD: 23/30 mpg
  • 1.5-liter with AWD: 22/28 mpg
  • 2.0-liter with FWD: 21/28 mpg
  • 2.0-liter with AWD: 20/27 mpg
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    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Seating

    Inside the 2018 Ford Explorer, you will have room to seat seven occupants comfortably, while the 2018 Ford Escape only holds five.

    cargo space comparison of a 2018 Ford Explorer vs. an Escape

    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Trims

    The 2018 Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. You also have three engine choices as well as two drivetrains to choose from, either front- or four-wheel drive. The 2018 Ford Escape comes in four trims: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Again, there are three engine options and two drivetrains, either front- or all-wheel-drive.

    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Towing Capacity

    The 2018 Ford Explorer can tow much more than the Escape at 5,000 pounds versus 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. If you plan to do a lot of towing, the Explorer is the better option.

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    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Technology

    You will see similar standard equipment in both the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2018 Ford Escape. Both models came complete with a 4.2-inch display, SYNC infotainment system, a USB port, Bluetooth plus a six-speaker sound system.

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    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Comfort

    Not only does the 2018 Ford Explorer have more room for passengers than the 2018 Ford Escape, but there are also more standard comfort features. While the Escape only includes cloth seats with all models, the Explorer features an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat and leather-wrapped shift knob as well. Of course, you can always choose a model with more comfort features, such as remote start, a panoramic sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

    interior dashboard comparison between a 2018 Ford Explorer and an Escape

    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Interior

    The passenger volume of the 2018 Ford Explorer measures up to 151.5 cubic feet, while the Escape contains 98.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.

    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Safety Rating

    The 2018 Ford Explorer received a five-star rating from the NHTSA and earned a Good rating in four IIHS crashworthiness tests. We see similar reports with the 2018 Ford Escape. It also has a five-star rating from the NHTSA and earned a Good score in four IIHS crashworthiness tests.

    2018 Ford Explorer vs. Escape Reliability

    The 2018 Ford Explorer received a predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power, while the used Ford Escape earned higher marks at four out of five from J.D. Power.

    2018 Ford Explorer & Escape For Sale

    Check out our huge selection of 2018 Ford Explorer and Ford Escape SUVs at Phil Long ValuCar Academy used car dealership in Colorado Springs!

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    Used Ford Explorer for Sale

    If you want to carry extra cargo or passengers, a used Explorer model might be right for you. At Phil Long ValuCar, we have the 2019 Ford Explorer, 2018 Ford Explorer, 2017 Ford Explorer, and other used Explorer models sitting on our lot. Not only are the prices low, but we have checked over the inventory to ensure everything we sell is of the utmost quality.

    Used Ford Explorer for Sale

    Used Ford Escape for Sale

    If you prefer a smaller and lower-cost Ford SUV, take a look at our Escape inventory instead. We have the 2019 Ford Escape, 2018 Ford Escape, 2017 Ford Escape, and other used Escapes on our lot. As with our other inventory, everything has been looked over to ensure quality, and we provide the lowest prices possible to offer the best value. Join countless other Phil Long ValuCar shoppers that understand you don't need to sacrifice customer service to buy a cheap SUV.

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