Discover the All-New and Completely Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape
The 2020 Ford Escape received an all-out redesign from last year’s model. And there’s no doubt it’s the small SUV you want to drive. The hybrid version alone offers the best-in-class EPA-estimated range. Meanwhile, the gas variant allows for extra comfort features like sliding second-row seating. And with plenty of new selectable drive modes, you’ll find a handful of ways to add some fun to your commute. So, with that said, let’s take a closer look at what’s new for the 2020 Ford Escape.
Performance Like Never Before
With a redesign comes new powertrains and aerodynamics. So you’ll not only find this compact SUV performs well, but it’s also downright fun to drive.
The 1.5L EcoBoost comes standard on the S, SE, and SEL models. And with 180 hp and 177 lb-ft torque, it offers all the power you need for swiftly merging onto bustling highways. Plus, the new cylinder deactivation system boosts efficiency. Whenever a cylinder isn’t needed in your drive, it powers off to boost your fuel economy.
If you’re looking for some extra power, you’ll want the 2.0L Ecoboost found in the Titanium trim. With 250
hp and 275 lb-ft torque, you’ll have no problems getting up and going. To be exact, you’ll rush from 0-60 mph 10% faster when compared to the 2.0L engine.
When it comes to efficiency, it’s hard to beat the plug-in hybrid variant. This option offers you the best-in-class EPA estimated range. In electric-only mode, you’ll drive a full 30 miles on a single charge.* And to help you get the most out of your drives, you’ll also receive access to 4 different EV modes.
Opt for the SE Sport or Titanium models and you’ll get the fourth generation hybrid-propulsion system. Here, you’ll receive a combined horsepower of 198. Enter electric-only mode and you’ll even reach a highway-safe 85 mph top speed.
Interior: Smart Meets Comfortable
Once you step inside a gas model, you’ll find the second-row seats slide. This is great for giving your backseat passengers plenty of leg and knee room. And at the same time, slide the seats all the way forward for a bonus 6-inches of cargo space. Altogether, that allows for a whopping 47.5 cubic feet of cargo room. That’s enough for four sets of golf clubs, groceries, luggage, and plenty more.
At the same time, the hybrid variants place the battery below the second-row seats. This means you’ll never compromise when it comes to cargo space.
Moving to the front seat, you’ll get all the modern and cool tech you could ever want and then some. Opt for the Titanium model and you’ll get a cool and futuristic heads-up display. This is a 6-inch screen that provides you all your critical driving info without requiring you to take your eyes off the road.
Also, the wireless charging pad up front allows you to keep your devices topped off. And for your passengers, there’s also a Type B and Type C USB port.
For infotainment, the 8-inch screen comes standard on the SE and above models. You can even opt for SYNC3 for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These allow you to sync with your phone’s navigation and streaming apps for the ultimate driving experience.
And lastly, Ford Co-Pilot360 comes standard. So all your favorite driver assist features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane-Centering come standard for easy drives. Also included is the Active Park Assist 2.0, which allows you to parallel park without any dings or headaches.
Get Your Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape This Fall in Southern California
Pay a visit to your local Southern California Ford Dealers to test drive the new 2020 Ford Escape when it releases this fall. This is the Ford SUV that aims to make your daily commute a fun new experience.
*EPA-estimated rating. Range calculation based on fueleconomy.gov. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, and lithium-ion battery age.