The Escape Titanium Trim 2018 
By The English Car Guy Dave Hazell 

The Titanium is the highest trim level you can go in the Ford Escape. It also has a ton of high end options that can easily compete with the European brands like Mercedes, BMW and Audi. The Titanium starts at $32,140 for the front wheel drive and raises to $33,490 which makes sense if you're planning on making this your daily commute vehicle here in Utah. While the SE and SEL may sell more than the Titanium the Titanium still has its place and will be found on many Salt Lake City driveways. 

As always I will break my review into 4 categories Performance, Cosmetics, Safety and Technology. So grab a cup of tea as we take a look at the Titanium Trim Escape. 

The Titanium only has one engine option and it's my personal favorite the 2.0L Ecoboost I-4. While it may not get as good as gas mileage as the 1.5L Ecoboost it does get better than the S trims 2.5L I VCT I-4 Engine. 

245 hp @5,000 rpm and 275 lb.-ft of torque @3,000 rpm 
You can see the jump in power over the 1.5L and why I would recommend the 2.0L here in Utah. Its noticeable as well, especially driving up and over Parleys Canyon which is close to here. The gas mileage drops a little over the 1.5L as to be expected but not by a huge amount.  

FWD 21 city/28 highway/26 combined 
4WD 20 city/27 highway/23 combined 
The cost of ownership is also low and you can expect to pay $1,251 for gas per year based on 12,000 miles a year. This Escape if equipped with the Class 2 Trailer Tow Prep Package can pull up to 3500lbs which is plenty for such a small little vehicle. 

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Ford Escape Titanium Trim in Salt Lake City
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This paragraph might actually be the shortest I've ever written as the difference between the SEL and Titanium are so small only a trained Ford professional would know. The wheels come in 18" Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum which you can upgrade to the 19" Machined Aluminum with Luster Nickle-Painted Spokes and Pockets. That upgrade costs $695 and in my unimportant opinion I would stick with the standard ones (Just my preference) Also changed is the side rails on the roof of the Escape to a silver. The interior is the same as the SEL with the option of Medium stone or Charcoal Black. 

The Titanium is available in 9 of the 10 color options the only one not to be found is the Oxford White. Those color choices are White Platinum, Ingot Silver, White Gold, Cinnamon Glaze, Ruby Red, Blue, Lightning Blue, Magnetic and Shadow Black.

The Escape received a 5 out of 5 star overall crash test rating from NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) which you can view at This gives you the peace of mind to know your family and friends are safe in a Ford Escape. The Titanium comes standard with BLIS but also has the option of adding the Safe and Smart package. Included in that package is adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support, BLIS with Cross Traffic alert, Lane Keep System and much more. (Click on the Safe and Smart package for more info) 

As with any higher trim you'll get the options found on the S and SE some of those features are Personal Safety System, Front side, Knee and Canopy airbags, LATCH System, MyKey, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System and AdvancTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control). 

The Titanium has some pretty awesome features. The first I need to mention is my wife's favorite which is the Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate which opens by simply having the key in your pocket or purse and waving your foot underneath the rear bumper. (Click on the Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate to see a video) its helped on so many occasions especially when my two-year-old is being his usual self. 

The keyless entry doesn't just work for the tail gate either, simply walk up to any door and grab your door handle and locks will pop open and lock with a simple press of the handle. That's not all the Titanium will Parallel park itself with its Enhanced Active Park Assist ideal for downtown Salt Lake driving. The Titanium also has remote start so you can warm up the car prior to leaving on your adventure. 

The inside also gets several Upgrades along with heated seats you will get to keep your hands warm to with heated steering wheel. The Sync 3 system which is standard on the SEL too gets Navigation added to help you on your way and the stereo is upgraded to a 10 Speaker Sony system with HD radio. 

 Again standard options of the lower trims will migrate over which include Sync with 911 assist which enables you to have a paired Bluetooth device to your vehicle and unlike Chevys OnStar its completely free. Other features like the available USB port allows you to play music, charge a phone or even use Apps on your phone like iHeart radio or Pandora 

I love the Titanium trim and comparing what you get to the competition it's well worth every penny you spend. To be very stereotypical this vehicle is ideal for older couples who's kids have all flown the coop. Drive in style but also with the features you deserve. In short its great and well worth a visist to go look at one, I hope this article helps if you have a question please feel free to write a comment in the comment section or email me directly at