Looking to invest your hard-earned money on a car? Are you considering options like the 2018 Ford Escape and the 2018 Volvo XC60? We will be glad to help you in picking the right choice. Go through this comparison to know why Volvo is a preferred brand among car buyers.

Design & Style

With an upmarket exterior design, both the cars speak volumes for their respective price tags. However, there's a lot more hidden inside, which needs to be factored in. The 5-seater Ford Escape comes with comfortable and supportive front seats with ample space to stretch out, but the rear seats are equally downgraded with a scarcity of roominess. Speaking of the cabin design, it is full of premium grade materials and soft-touch surfaces, although there are hard plastics as well.

The brand new XC60, on the other hand, is an upgrade from the previous version with more room and comfort on offer.  There is plenty of coziness across both rows of seating and 5 people can sit comfortably. No one would want to climb out of this SUV, with a clean and uncluttered cabin that is among the best in class. Some top quality materials such as aluminum inlays and supple leather come standard, while you can opt for pore driftwood trims as well.

Technology & Safety

When you are buying a car, you are paying mostly for the technology it has to offer. The Ford Escape is a big letdown in this regard. In spite of having a SYNC infotainment system, 6-speaker stereo system, and MyKey features, it lacks basic Smartphone integration options such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The only additional safety feature is a rearview camera.

For the 2018 Volvo XC60, it has a driver-focused technology with an infotainment system including a responsive 9-inch display screen with excellent graphics. The Sensus Connect system is quite user-friendly, making it easy to browse through the menus. Other notable features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice controls. Volvo is unbeatable in terms of safety features included in its models. Every XC60 comes with a rearview camera, collision mitigation with active braking, oncoming lane mitigation, and run-off-road mitigation.


For engine performance, Ford Escape has a base engine delivering an output of around 168 HP, which provides lackluster acceleration. This is quite an inferior setup compared to Volvo XC60's 4-cylinder engine with an output of 250 HP and 258lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage is also quite good for city and highway conditions.

The Bottom Line

The Volvo XC60 topples down the 2018 Ford Escape in a majority of aspects, and there is no reason why you should give a second thought in purchasing a car that has a better brand value and overall functionality.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Volvo XC60 Test Drive Today?

Do you want to see and experience for yourself what this Volvo vehicle has to offer? Visit us at Volvo Cars Manhattan today! Our customer service representatives are knowledgeable and can provide pertinent advice regarding car purchase, servicing, financing, and more. Contact us today and book a test drive for the 2018 Volvo XC60 now!


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