2018 Ford Escape Release Date, Price, Specs

2018 Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV that comes with improved accessories and is equipped with innovative technologies. This car has a revised exterior styling and will be powered by a four cylinder, 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with the capacity of generating up to 178 hp. This car comes with luxury components with the cutting edge features of a modern SUV. Ford has continued to gain popularity in the market and this car is expected to compete favorably with the likes of Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester. Its engine is efficient enough such that it will be shutting down when not in use to save on fuel with the aid of an enhanced stop-start system.

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape Interior

The 2018 Ford Escape interior is now more spacious, to comfortably carry five passengers. Passenger comfort is now enhanced with decent legroom, leather seats and heated front seats. The height adjustable driver seat combined with a manual tilt and telescopic steering wheel has greatly improved the driving experience for this car. The space behind the rear seats is 34 cubic feet and this can be increased to 68 cubic feet for cargo when the rear seats are folded. The car also comes with an enhanced infotainment system with six speaker sound system, USB port, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration. Some of the innovative features to expect with this car include lane departure prevention, forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control and drowsy driver warning system.

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape Engine

The 2018 Ford Escape comes with a four cylinder 1.6 turbocharged engine and an automatic six speed gear transmission system. This engine is able to generate a horsepower of up to 178 hp with a torque of 184 lb-ft. The fuel economy for this car while in the city is given as 23 mpg. On the highway, the fuel economy stands at 30 mpg while the combined mpg is given as 26. The SUV is basically a front wheel drive. Its ability to handle any terrain will be enhanced further by the option of getting an all wheel drive. The car will generally have a better acceleration on the road, a balanced suspension system and is less noisy. The car is expected in three trim levels — these are the Titanium, SE and S trims.

2018 Ford Escape Exterior

The 2018 Ford Escape exterior is more stylish, having undergone levels of modifications. It now has a bigger grille than its predecessors. A brand new design for the headlights is another feature you will get with this car. A new color for both the front and the rear bumper has made them more attractive. The 19 inch wheel together with a panoramic sunroof highlights the improved exterior features for this car. Up to seven colors will be available. They include white, magnetic metallic, silver, black, canyon ridge metallic, gold and blue.

2018 Ford Escape

2018 Ford Escape Price and Gas Mileage

The 2018 Ford Escape is expected to hit the market towards the end of this year. Since it is still in the development stage, it could come in early 2018. The MSRP price for the basic S trim is expected to be $24,645, while that of the well equipped SE trim is expected to be $26,145. The loaded Titanium trim is expected to cost up to $32,285. The EPA mileage is estimated to be 23/30 mpg for the front wheel drive while that of the all wheel drive is estimated to be 22/28 mpg.

It also comes with the best towing capacities compared to its predecessors, as it can tow up to 3500 pounds. The optional 2.0 liter engine for this car will enable it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.2 seconds.

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