Against the Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, a New Ford Can Make the Grade

Fall in the Dandridge, TN area is well underway, and that means holidays and remembrance of things past, auld acquaintances surely not forgotten. But it's also a time for looking forward to a new year of new adventures. And how better to take on new and diverse terrain here in the Volunteer State than from the driver's seat of a new car, truck, or SUV time-honored and Mother Nature-tested? Enter our new Ford lineup here in Dandridge.

Among myriad standout models to grace our 134 Sharon Drive showroom, you'll find the capable 2018 Ford Escape, ready to write a new chapter for your travels in what's otherwise its own storied history of rugged durability and go-anywhere technological readiness. Tour the periphery of natural beauties like Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from Sevierville to Morristown, TN, out to Newport and Jefferson City, TN and beyond from behind its wheel, and you'll see what we mean.

The key to ascending mountainous eastern Tennessee landscape surely begins with an energetic powertrain, and you'll find options aplenty in 2018 Escape. Escape S showcases a 165-horsepower, 2.5-liter inline-four to get up and go, while models like 2018 Escape SE and SEL showcase the combo of power and efficiency of a 1.5-liter EcoBoost®. Performance aficionados can even look forward to a 245-horsepower, 2.0-liter EcoBoost variant. Pair any one of these babies with the standard six-speed SelectShift® transmission, and you can enjoy the silken shifts that only an included manual mode can punctuate with a few hands-on thrills to enliven the drive.

But charge isn't all that makes an off-grid road trip. A continuing commitment to safety's important, too, and Ford demonstrates it in abundance. Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control, Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control deliver the handling you need to surmount road and trail conditions from the straight cruise to sharp bends and forks in the road. What's more, 2018 Escape offers an available Intelligent 4WD System, making it easy to make the most of traction through the thick of it.

Plus, no odyssey can go off into the bush without accommodations. That's why Ford designed its new 2018 Escape flexible and configurable, with an interior that offers up to 68 cubic feet of cargo space with seating collapsed. Factor in optional roof rack side rails with available crossbars, and even more packing capacity presents. In 2018 Ford Escape models with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, you can even equip an optional Class II Trailer Tow Package, making hauling a trailerful up to 3,500 pounds a matter of course. That's not to mention the new Ford SUV's sporting a voice-activated SYNC® 3 touchscreen infotainment system. With Wi-Fi Hotspot support, available navigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, staying in touch with civilization's easier than ever.

You can take the grand tour of all our new 2018 cars, trucks, and SUVs from Ford here at Rusty Wallace Ford. Just take the short drive out to visit us here at 134 Sharon Drive in Dandridge, and we'll be sure to leave you with a fall memory of a test drive you're sure to remember for many excursions to come.

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