Have searched with no clear answer to my question. Have a chance to pick up a brand new left over 2017 Kodiak EPS for a very attractive price with all the goodies needed to carry a passenger (taxes in for the 2017 is equaled to the same price as just the bare 2018 EPS model before taxes). I haven't read too much on the internet about the 2017 as there is next to no information on them. I'm thinking this is a good thing not seeing anything about them. So question being is it worth going to a 2018 to get the diff lock and the push button 4x4 rather than the cable on the 2017. How were the 2017 ESP non SE models. What other issues are an occurrence.