Based on the changes and upgrades from the 2017 model we anticipate an even more appealing and attractive 2018 Ford Escape Hybrid. Compared to its compact SUV competitors like the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage and Hyundai Tucson, the newcomer should emerge at the top of the list. This model will come with either all-wheel drive or a front wheel drive or both. Nevertheless, the significant addition for the 2018 model is the hybrid unit that the newcomer will run on. Just like in the previous models, the auto will feature a comfortable interior space.
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid – Exterior and Interior Design
On the 2018 Ford Escape, there are several visible updates and changes. The automaker will maintain the same elegance, but some changes on the lights and grille are evident. The bumpers will be larger and will come in new colors. This addition of colors is used as bait to attract buyers from all age sets – both young and old.
The inside of the new Ford Escape Hybrid is made up of high-quality materials that will get your eyes fixated at first glance. All functions on the center console are easily accessible and very simple to handle. Here you can spot the electric parking brake, easy access to settings air conditioning and 12V USB port. The automaker will consider the comfort of the passengers by designing a roomy interior enough for five passengers. Leather seats will be the main attraction. Considering that there will be improvements in performance and suspension, safety features will also get an upgrade with additional alarms, cameras, rearview camera and parking assistance. Parking sensor will be the standard feature for this auto.
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid – Engine
As stated earlier, the most significant upgrade in the for 2018 Ford Escape Hybrid model is the new hybrid engine. In addition to that, this model maintains its standard three variations of the engine.
The first engine is a regular 1.5-liter engine that produces 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. This engine type is limited to models with front wheel drive only. Loaded with this engine, the new Ford Escape Hybrid has a fuel economy of 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
The second engine variant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. It can produce 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. This engine version has a fuel economy of 29 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city for the front wheeled drive model version.
The last engine alternative is a 2.5-liter inline-4. It discharges 168 hp and 170 lb-ft torque. Its fuel economy is 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
Rumors have it that the new 2018 Ford Escape Hybrid engine will be coupled up with an electric motor. The two engines combined will output 180 hp. This hybrid SUV should have a fuel economy of around 32 mpg in combined drive. The engines will work with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
2018 Ford Escape Hybrid – Price and Release Date
According to sources and rumors, the 2018 Ford Escape Hybrid will be available to buyers by the end of 2017. Although the price of the Ford Escape Hybrid 2018 is not yet specified, it is expected to be around $ 30,000 for the base model.