2018 Ford Escape is a fourth generation model and is a cut throat competitive crossover SUV. It will receive an aesthetic freshening hexagonal grille with active shutters responsible for improved fuel economy, sleeker headlight casings among other many impressive features. It will however, face completion from Range Rover Evoque, Honda CV-R, Mustang GT350 and Focus RS in terms of performance.
2018 Ford Escape Review, Changes
The new 2018 Ford Escape will receive aesthetic and refreshing look, and will come in three new colors from which the customers will choose from including lightning blue, canyon ridge and white gold. It will incorporates a hexagonal grille with active shutters for better fuel economy, sleeker HID headlight in the Titanium trim, LED taillights and a new 6 sided grille with its inside having two horizontal bars holding the blue oval with 6 new wheel designs also available.
2018 Ford Escape the exterior will also be redesigned with LED daytime running lights with the lights taking sharp and angular shape, a bumper with a huge center cut out with 2 small hollows, fog lights below the headlights, front parking sensors and low-mounted air-deflectors for the front wheels. The new 2018 Ford Escape will have a strong belt line flowing under the windows and kinking up the D-pillar, a hard accent line running through the door handles giving the vehicle a wider look, new LED taillights and dual exhaust tips below the bumper with a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver.
The new 2018 Ford Escape model will on a compact platform with 2 rows and seats for five, in addition to an updated SYNC infotainment system, upgraded materials across the dash and leather upholstery. It will also entail an optional active safety technology including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane assist and active parking assistant. It can however, be located with a smart phone, unlock its doors, start its engine and check its fuel level.
2018 Ford Escape other incorporated features includes blind spot monitoring mated with cross traffic alert, side-mounted parking sensors, heated steering wheel, an electric parking brake, a faster charging USB port and a 12 volt power socket, cell phone slot. A new steering wheel provided with optional heating will also be present, in addition to hill-start assist in transitioning from brake to gas pedal, auto high beam control, climate-control console, hands free or foot activated lift-gate, acoustic side glass 360 degrees hood seal, insulated front doors, and front wheel-well liners, built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, aero-slipperier side mirrors, embedded 4G modem for remote start and fuel-level monitoring.
2018 Ford Escape Performance
The new 2018 Ford Escape will feature a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder turbo engine delivering a 180 horsepower and 185 lb-ft. of torque with a better fuel economy. It will also receive an optional 2.0 liter turbo-charged 4 cylinder engine with a new twin scroll turbo design generating 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft. of torque for greater efficiency, in addition to improved vibration and noise performance. Both Eco-Boost engines is accompanied with a standard engine start-stop and are offered in the SE or the Titanium trims with either front wheel in the standard version and all-wheel drive in top trims.
2018 Ford Escape the S model comes with an aspirated 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with all the 3 engines are connected with a 6 speed automatic transmission with new paddle shift technology for SE and Titanium trims. This new engine will have an acceleration of 60 mph in around 9.5 seconds and a top speed of 125 miles per hour. 2018 Ford Escape the car has a sensing technology and shuts off the engine when vehicle is idle to conserve fuel, improving the fuel economy in a stop and go traffic. The engine restarts automatically when the brake pedal is released.
2018 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The remodeled 2018 Ford Escape is scheduled for the last quarter of 2018 though it is not officially confirmed. The price is approximated to range from $24,500 to $34,000.