2018 Ford Escape Titanium Changes and Redesign
The Ford Escape has been in production since 2000, it’s currently on its third generation and has sold well; it is a popular compact crossover that competes with the likes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, Honda CR-V and the Volkswagen Tiguan. After an extensive mid-cycle refresh for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Ford Escape will likely carryover with only small revisions. We’ll update this space with 2018 Escape info as soon as it’s available. The front end of the 2017 Escape was completely revamped, and the interior received lots of updates the midsize Edge, three-row Flex, three-row Explorer, and three-row Expedition SUVs. Available active safety tech includes adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, active park assist, lane-keeping system, and a driver alert system.
2018 Ford Escape Changes
While the look of the Ford Escape 2018 won’t change dramatically, we know that there are small styling changes, centered mainly around the hood and fenders. However, Ford intend to reduce the weight of this crossover with the use of aluminum parts in the chassis and body, perhaps we may even see some composite material making an appearance.
The equipment fitted will get a major upgrade, and the Escape will be packed with tech that you’d expect to find on the pricier models; LED head & tail lights, LED fog lights, large touchscreen media system using the Sync 3 infotainment, satellite radio, GPS navigation, USB ports, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, climate-control, leather trim, rear view camera, anti-collision, pedestrian alert, park assist, traction control, stability control and finally, cruise control! It will have all standard safety features such as airbags, parking sensors, parking assist, etc. Unfortunately, there are no many concrete details about the cabin so stay tuned with us. We will update this review as soon as we get new information.
2018 Ford Escape Redesign
The 2018 Ford Escape design is based on the Blue Oval Brand which was used on the 2013 Ford Fusion sedan. The front fascia is characterized by a large grille and sporty bumper. It will have more aggressive lines than before, but generally it looks more sporty than aggressive. The rear part is quite attractive with new taillights and the vehicle generally looks appealing. Designers did a great job and they didn’t experiment with too much this time.
2018 Ford Escape Interior
Interior of the compact crossover SUV is modernly designed and is made of high-quality materials. Seats were relatively recently redesigned. Thus we expect new model will have the same seats as the predecessor. 2018 Ford Escape interior changes is only minor, adding some tweaks and a new advanced multimedia in higher trims. It’s expected that the Escape will be built on the ‘Global C’ platform, which means it will share similar design and components as the Kuga, which is also based on the Global C platform.
New Ford Escape Models
The 2018 new Ford models should be packed with technology; Ford are really taking the fight to the competition with this crossover, aiming to take an even greater share of the market, but they can only do this if the Escape is right. 2018 Ford Escape concept hasn't changed - it is a mid-size family SUV.
It seems that the Ford Escape 2018 model year will get the same features and the same trim levels as 2017 model. Ford Escape 2018 configurations start with, the basic S trim has simple Ford Sync multimedia, rear view camera, 60/40 foldable rear seats, traction control, all power windows and more. Every generation had a hybrid model except the third one. We’re still waiting to see it, but there are no indications the 2018 Ford Escape will be released as a hybrid.
2018 Ford Escape SE
The second trim called SE and comes with more powerful EcoBoost engine, dual chrome exhausts, dual climate control, 10-way powered driver seat with lumbar adjustments, 18-inch rims, panoramic roof, cross traffic alert.
2018 Ford Escape Sport
Instead of Sport trim level, which unavailable for 2018 model year Escape, there are basic S trim, also features matte black grille, black door handles and mirrors.
2018 Ford Escape Titanium
The 2018 Ford Escape Titanium has the same powered seat not only for driver, but also for front passenger. Front seats are heated and with leather upholstery. It also has remote start system, and 10-speaker audio system (instead of 6-speaker in previous trims). The car is also could be equipped with 2-liter EcoBoost, handsfree liftgate opening, bi-xenon headlights.
The 2018 Ford Escape Review
2018 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV debuted 17 years ago. It was developed as a joint venture of Mazda and Ford, and Mazda was selling their version as the Mazda Tribute. However, these two vehicles are far from being identical, and only things they share are floor pressings and roof. 2018 Ford Escape XLT and Sport trim levels are not available for the next generation car.
The first generation was also being known as Maverick in China and Europe. The second generation was launched in 2008, and it was known as Ford Kuga in all markets, but North America. The Escape has reached the third generation, and the 2018 Ford Escape is almost ready to come to the market. Here is our first review about the new version of the compact crossover.
2018 Ford Escape Release Date
Most of the visitors that come to our website are searching for the release date. Unfortunately, Ford didn’t announce when the new model would be released, but there are some speculations. Almost all people agree it will be launched in 2018, but the question is when. Some think the beginning of 2018 is likely to be a release date, perhaps even the 2018 North American Auto Show. Whether this will come true or not, we won’t know before New Year.
Power and Fuel
The current model comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder under the hood. This is currently the base engine and generates 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. EPA rating of the base engine stands at 24 mpg combined which is great, but even with these figures it is the worst engine in the lineup. The 2.5-liter is coupled with a six-speed automatic gearbox as well as the other two engines. Front-wheel drive is also standard for all units and some of them will have optional all-wheel drive.
The second choice is a 1.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder which comes with an output of 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive mode its fuel economy is rated at 30 mpg, while with the all-wheel drive fuel efficiency is worse for two mpg. The lineup is completed by a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder. This unit is top of the offer and delivers 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. EPA rating of the 2.0-liters stands at 29 mpg for FWD and 27 mpg for AWD Hybrid.
2018 Ford Escape Price
We have been told of a couple of different prices, or at least starting prices, these range from $21,000 to $23,000 for the base model. You can expect a significant price increase if you tick every option. The 2018 Ford Escape is considered as an inexpensive SUV, but its price won’t be under $20,000. The price of the current model is $23,600, and it goes up to $29,100. There is no reason why the 2018 model should cost significantly more than the current one, and we can expect its price to be in the same range. However, please wait for the official information.
2018 Ford Escape Colors
The 2018 Escape available in following colors:
- White Platinum (extra fee)
- Ingot Silver
- Lightning Blue
- Canyon Ridge
- White Gold
- Ruby Red (extra fee)
- Shadow Black
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid
The 2018 Escape hybrid could be a great option, combining the fuel efficiency and practicality of a SUV. Ford might build a proper rival to RAV4 hybrid, but this version has not announced yet.
The current Ford Escape is available with three engines. The base engine is a 2.5-liter I-4 with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Optional engines include a 1.5-liter EcoBoost I-4 with 170 hp and 177 lb-ft and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 with 245 hp and 275 lb-ft. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic. Front-drive is standard and all-wheel-drive is optional.
2018 Ford Escape Specs
As regards powertrain, the 2018 Escape we’ve been told that there could be three engine variants; 1.6 liter I4, 2.5 liter I4 and a 3.5 liter V6, with power ranging from 178 BHP right through to something a little livelier – 365 BHP and 350 lb/ft of torque – that should be enough for even the most power hungry. Power will be sent to the road via a 6-speed auto transmission, and Ford state that this should see around 23 MPG driving in the city to 31 MPG on the highway.
2018 Ford Escape Specifications
|Body width||72.4 "|
|Body height||66.3 "|
|Ground clearance||7.9 "|
|Gross weight||4,760 lbs.|
|Front head room||40 "|
|Rear head room||39 "|
|Front shoulder room||56 "|
|Rear shoulder room||55 "|
|Front hip room||55 "|
|Rear hip room||52 "|
|Front leg room||43.1 "|
|Rear leg room||36.8 "|
|Luggage capacity||34.3 cu.ft.|
|Maximum cargo capacity||67.8 cu.ft.|
|Base engine size||2.0 liters|
|Base engine type||I-4|
|Maximum towing capacity||2,000 lbs.|
|Turning radius||19.4 ''|
|Fuel tank capacity||15.7 gal.|
|EPA mileage estimates||20 City / 27 Hwy|