2018 Ford Escape Packed With New Features
The Ford Escape has been in production since 2000, it’s currently on its third generation and has sold well; it is a popular compact crossover that competes with the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
The new for 2018 Escape model should be packed with technology; Ford are really taking the fight to the competition with this crossover, aiming to take an even greater share of the market, but they can only do this if the Escape is right.
2018 Ford Escape concept hasn't changed - it is a mid-size family SUV.
Ford Escape 2018 Configurations
It seems that the Ford Escape 2018 model year will get the same features and the same trim levels as 2017 model. To start with, the basic S trim has simple Ford Sync multimedia, rear view camera, 60/40 foldable rear seats, traction control, all power windows and more.
2018 Ford Escape XLT and Sport trim levels are not available for the next generation car.
2018 Ford Escape SE
The second trim called SE and comes with more powerful EcoBoost engine, dual chrome exhausts, dual climate control, 10-way powered driver seat with lumbar adjustments, 18-inch rims, panoramic roof, cross traffic alert.
2018 Ford Escape Titanium
The Titanium Escape has the same powered seat not only for driver, but also for front passenger. Front seats are heated and with leather upholstery. It also has remote start system, and 10-speaker audio system (instead of 6-speaker in previous trims). The car is also could be equipped with 2-liter EcoBoost, handsfree liftgate opening, bi-xenon headlights.
2018 Ford Escape Sport
Instead of Sport trim level, which unavailable for 2018 model year Escape, there are basic S trim, also features matte black grille, black door handles and mirrors.
2018 Ford Escape Release Date
Sources say that the Ford Escape 2018 should be with us by the end of 2017, perhaps just going into early 2018.
2018 Ford Escape release date: 2018
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2018 Ford Escape Price
We have been told of a couple of different prices, or at least starting prices, these range from $21,000 to $23,000 for the base model. You can expect a significant price increase if you tick every option.
2018 Ford Escape Video
2018 Ford Escape Redesign and Changes
While the look of the Ford Escape 2018 won’t change dramatically, we know that there are small styling changes, centered mainly around the hood and fenders. However, Ford intend to reduce the weight of this crossover with the use of aluminum parts in the chassis and body, perhaps we may even see some composite material making an appearance.
2018 Ford Escape interior changes is only minor, adding some tweaks and a new advanced multimedia in higher trims.
It’s expected that the Escape will be built on the ‘Global C’ platform, which means it will share similar design and components as the Kuga, which is also based on the Global C platform.
The equipment fitted will get a major upgrade, and the Escape will be packed with tech that you’d expect to find on the pricier models; LED head & tail lights, LED fog lights, large touchscreen media system using the Sync 3 infotainment, satellite radio, GPS navigation, USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, climate-control, leather trim, rear view camera, anti-collision, pedestrian alert, park assist, traction control, stability control and finally, cruise control!
Having said that, it isn’t clear just what will be an option or what will be fitted as standard to the base model.
The 2018 Ford Escape review from car journalists is almost all positive.
2018 Ford Escape Colors
The 2018 Escape available in following colors:
- White Platinum (extra fee)
- Ingot Silver
- Lightning Blue
- Canyon Ridge
- White Gold
- Ruby Red (extra fee)
- Shadow Black
2018 Ford Escape Specs
As regards powertrain, the 2018 Escape we’ve been told that there could be three engine variants; 1.6 liter I4, 2.5 liter I4 and a 3.5 liter V6, with power ranging from 178 BHP right through to something a little livelier – 365 BHP and 350 lb/ft of torque – that should be enough for even the most power hungry.
Power will be sent to the road via a 6-speed auto transmission, and Ford state that this should see around 23 MPG driving in the city to 31 MPG on the highway.
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid
The 2018 Escape hybrid could be a great option, combining the fuel efficiency and practicality of a SUV. Ford might build a proper rival to RAV4 hybrid, but this version has not announced yet.