2018 Ford Escape Packed With New Features and Colors
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.
The Ford Escape colors 2018 will be the following:
- White Platinum (extra fee)
- Ingot Silver
- Lightning Blue
- Canyon Ridge
- White Gold
- Ruby Red (extra fee)
- Shadow Black
Redesign and Changes
|Contents||While the look 2018 Escape changes won’t expected to be dramatic, 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 dimensions is unlikely to change as well.
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.
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.
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid
Price and Release Date
When is the 2018 ford escape coming out? Sources say that the 2018 Ford Escape release date should be by the end of 2017, perhaps just going into early 2018.
2018 Ford Escape Canada will be released in the same period of time.
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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.
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.
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.
The Titanium 2018 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.
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.