After the 2017 model, the manufacturers from Ford have been preparing a new SUV 2018 Ford Escape. It will appear as a refreshed version of a powerful and well-known crossover. We can expect some minor styling and design changes and the power train improvements.
When it comes to exterior of the new 2018 Ford Escape, we should not be looking forward to some drastic changes and improvements, but we will not be disappointed either. This model is based on the Global C platform and stands on standard 17-inch wheels. It will acquire lots of sporty and a bit aggressive features. The front end perhaps will be fully redesigned and it seems that this part have undergone most of the rework. It will be equipped with a larger, chrome grille with two slits. The front and rear bumper appear bigger while the attractive automatic headlights give this model a stylish and luxurious appearance. In the back, you can expect a slightly reworked hood and LED taillights.
The new 2018 Ford Escape will update some of the interior features, following the trends of the next generation crossovers. It will be geared with a new steering-wheel that will have easy-to-use buttons to control audio and climate options. This crossover has been said to be very comfortable and its spacious cabin will easily receive five passengers. There will be plenty of headroom, legroom and the cargo space. It will be furnished with leather and other high-quality materials. In terms of high-tech equipment, the new Escape will provide various options, especially an updated entertainment system. Inside this elegant model, you will find a 4.2-inch central display, navigation system, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, six-speaker audio system and many more.
As far as we know, there you should not hope for some radical changes under the hood of the new 2018 Ford Escape. We must remember that the current 2017 model offers three versions of its engine, so this would probably the case with the 2018 Escape, too. The first, basic version comes with a 2.5-litre I-4 with 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque used in 2018 Ford Fusion SE, too. The optional version offers a 1.5-litre Eco Boost I-4 that makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Another possible variant is a 2.0-litre Eco Boost I-4 with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Each of these versions will be geared with a six-speed automatic transmission and you may choose a standard front-wheel-drive or an optional all-wheel-drive system. In terms of safety, the Escape will be equipped with the adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane-keeping system, park assist, rear electronic camera and many more.
2018 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The release date of the new 2018 Ford Escape has not been confirmed, but we can expect the production to start in August and deliveries probably in September this year. The starting price of the 2017 model was $ 25,000 so you can hope for similar amount for the 2018 model.