The new 2018 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV. Over the years, Ford has gained significant popularity since the first model was introduced in the year 2000 and it’s growing every day. The new SUV is equipped with innovative technologies and accessories thanks to the brilliant Ford engineers.
In addition, it is equipped with luxury components which give the car cutting edge features of how a modern SUV should look like. It competes well with Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester and Kia Sportage. It is expected to come with improved turbocharged engine that gives better performance.
2018 Ford Escape – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The exterior has a more elegant styling and has undergone some modifications. The grille is bigger compared to the predecessor. In addition, it comes with a brand-new design of headlights. The front and rear bumpers now have a new color which makes it more attractive than the outgoing model. The 2018 Ford Escape is also fitted with 19 inches allow wheels and comes with a panoramic sunroof.
The interior has been made spacious to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably. The seats are covered with leather and the front seat is heated. The passengers have a decent leg and head room. The 2018 Ford Escape has height-adjustable driver seat and a reclining rear seat. Behind the rear seats, the SUV gives 34 cubic feet of space. Likewise, when the rear seats are folded, 68 cubic feet of cargo space is created. The entertainment system has been upgraded.
There is a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a USB port and App link Smartphone integration. Driving assistance features include GPS navigation system, adaptive cruise control system, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, electric parking brake, satellite radio rear cross traffic alert, driver memory settings, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning. Security features include the rear electronic camera, blind screen and guests’ alarm.
2018 Ford Escape – Engine and Performance
The new 2018 Escape will be powered by 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is mated with 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine is capable of producing 178 hp and 184 lb-feet of torque. The SUV has a fuel economy of 23mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and a combined 26 mpg. The engine is fuel efficient such that it shuts down when the car is not in use through the new stop-start system.
It comes as a front-wheel drive with an option of the all-wheel drive which gives the SUV ability to handle any kind of terrain. In fact, the 2018 Ford Escape gives better acceleration on the highway. It also comes with a well-balanced suspension. In addition, it responds quickly to the steering wheel. Unlike other turbocharged engines, it produces less noise. When you hit the brakes when the car is at 60km/h, it moves just 115 feet to a complete stop. Further, it has the best towing capabilities since it can tow 3,500 pounds of cargo.
2018 Ford Escape – Price and Release Date
The Ford Escape 2018 is expected in the dealerships towards the end of 2017 or early 2018 since it is still in the development stage. The approximated retail price will be around $23,000.