I only have the 13 FFH, but am looking at getting a new or slightly used FFHE.
What I see are (new) 17's for very close to the cost of 18's
But I'm not sure if there is an advantage to an 18 over a 17. Especially if the cost difference is minimal.
as far as features, I know I don't want the SE, so a Platinum or Titanium would be what I'd get.
This is not going to happen till summer anyway, so I'm sure the deals will happen, especially if the 19's are coming and the 18's price comes way down to get rid of them. 8)
No equipment differences between the '18s and '17s afaik. Maybe some color options were added or removed at best.
The '19s make some driver assist tech standard on all models, but add nothing that isn't already available on the '17s and '18s. The Energi version gets a slightly denser battery pack that increases its range to 25 miles - but if you drive like a grandma and are very conservative about climate control usage, you can easily exceed that with even the '13-'16 Energis.
Go with a '17 and negotiate hard. If they don't budge and the '18 is just a few hundred more, take the '18 instead.
The Platinum was discontinued for 2019 btw - grab a remaining '17 or '18 Platinum while you can!
Edited by 4cylinder, 04 April 2018 - 10:08 AM.