2018 still seems so far, but several models have already been announced for this year. Onе оf the most anticipated cars which have been announced is 2018 Ford Escape. Escape was introduced at the beginning of this century and ever since the release its popularity has been growing. Thanks to innovative designers Escape got some nice touches throughout the years. It is one of the most popular SUVs manufactured by Ford and we are anxiously waiting for the 2018 model. Information about it is still scarce because 2018 is far indeed. However, we gathered all the info and rumors we could find and created this article.
WHY IS ESCAPE SO POPULAR?
Frankly, in our opinion, Escape is not among the best-looking small SUVs on the market. It has some great solutions, but it is not perfect. The engine is decent and reliable, but it just delivers the goods. So you may ask yourself why it is so popular then. We asked ourselves that very same question and were digging a little bit in order to find the answer. You may disagree with us, but Escape is a perfect combination of design, powertrain, reliability, and price. It is definitely worth its price.
2018 FORD ESCAPE ENGINE
Current model comes with one of three possible units under the hood. The most efficient one is a 1.5l EcoBoost iVCT which EPA rating is estimated at 23/30/26 mpg. Since Ford tends to be better every year future engines should deliver more power and have reduced fuel consumption. Ford Escape’s lineup hasn’t been announced yet. However, there are already several assumptions. The first option might be a 1.6l that should generate 180 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy just cannot be estimated at the time.
2018 Ford Escape will probably have more than just one unit available. Allegedly one of them is going to be a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. At this moment it’s not possible to tell anything about the output and fuel efficiency, but don’t doubt it is going to be better than current engines in every aspect. Six-speed transmission has been used so far and it will probably be installed in new Escape. Towing capacity of the present model is 3,500 lbs hence don’t expect anything below this figure. All in all, we must admit we are ignorant about the exact powertrain and whole this section is based only on rumors.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR
Although we don’t have much reliable info about the engine lineup, we managed to find design modifications 2018 Ford Escape is going to have. Bumpers won’t be changed in terms of size and shape, but they are going to get a new color. Also, the grille is going to be enlarged. According to our sources, everything else should remain the same. However, since the release date is far from present it is quite possible that Ford decides to modify or add something else.
This small-size SUV won’t differ than its predecessors in terms of size. It can accommodate five people with a plenty of room for each one of them. The infotainment system is going to be upgraded and will come with a smartphone and Bluetooth connection. It is going to be equipped with numerous features and special focus will be on safety systems. A rearview camera and parking sensors have become standard when it comes to Escape. All in all Ford Escape will be a member of the current generation of the Escape thus we won’t see any significant modifications.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
Ford Escape will come to the market sometime in 2018. This means Ford has a lot of time to think twice and perhaps even implement some additional improvements. Pricing shouldn’t be different than the current model since changes are not revolutionary. This means new Escape will probably cost around $23,000.
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