2020 Ford Escape|Everything we understand



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The brand-new 2020 Ford Escape

takes a substantial advance in the competitive compact


market with a brand-new platform, styling and powertrains. It’s now being developed on


new modular architecture, and is the very first car riding on it to come to the United States. Ford guarantees much better performance, space, convenience and handling with the brand-new


All of it gets covered in new sheetmetal that’s completely different from the Escape it’s replacing.

We haven’t driven any of the brand-new Escapes yet (there are four versions), however will upgrade this page with complete driving impressions when we do. Ford has actually offered all the juicy details about what to anticipate, so keep reading to get completely up to speed on the 2020 Escape.

What’s new for 2020?

The Escape went through a clean-sheet redesign for2020 Its purpose as a compact crossover has actually not changed, however Ford decided to shake things up from a styling and powertrain viewpoint. All the measurements are more favorable for utility and driving characteristics– it’s longer, lower and larger– but Ford still wished to keep the light off-roading durability undamaged.


Escape Hybrid

is once again readily available, but this time, it’s joined by a

plug-in hybrid

too. Ford is targeting about 30 miles of pure electrical range with the plug-in. The other 2 turbocharged gas-only engine alternatives carryover with updates for 2020.

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What’s the Escape’s interior and in-car innovation like?

Ford revamped the Escape’s interior for this 2020 redesign, and it highly resembles the all-new 2019

Ford Focus

sold in other worldwide markets (it’s based on the very same platform as the Escape). Features from the 2020


can also be found throughout the cabin like the 12.3- inch digital instrument cluster, twist-dial equipment selector and the very same drive-mode controller. Ford is utilizing a re-skinned version of Sync 3 for the automobile’s infotainment system.

How big is the new Escape?

The 2020 Escape is getting larger, measuring 180.5 inches in overall length. This slots it right in the middle of its competition in terms of all-out size, however the Escape has a couple of techniques to take full advantage of interior space.

Its moving second row of seats brings legroom up to a staggering 40.7 inches when moved all the way back. This lets the Escape claim best-in-class second-row legroom for the non-hybrid models, with just the

Honda CR-V

in spitting range.


capability is a strong 37.5 cubic feet for the non-hybrid Escapes (344 cu-ft on


models). With the 2nd row folded down, Ford states maximum capacity increases to 65.4 cu-ft. None of the cargo figures are class bests, but it puts the Escape among the leaders in this battle. Ford loses a bit here due to the more rounded rear end styling versus the blocky




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What’s the Escape’s efficiency and fuel economy?

Ford uses the 2020 Escape with 4 powertrain choices. The base engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Yes, just three cylinders, and for the very first time in a Ford engine, there’s cylinder deactivation, so it can really run as a two-cylinder. You can likewise update to a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that increases max output to 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque on 93 octane fuel, supplying for a 0-60 mph time of 7.4 seconds.

Then there are the 2 hybrid powertrains that both utilize a 2.5-liter four-cylinder working on the more effective Atkinson cycle to supplement the electrical power. The regular 2020

Ford Escape Hybrid

produces 198 horse power and 153 pound-feet of torque, while the Escape Plug-In raises that to 209 horse power and the exact same amount of torque. Ford claims the Escape Plug-In will go about 30 miles on a complete charge, however EPA-estimated variety is not offered yet. Neither are any

fuel economy

figures for the brand-new Escape available at this time.

What’s the brand-new Escape like to drive?

We have yet to check the 2020 Escape, but will quickly. Inspect back here at


for our driving impressions.

How does Escape compare to other three-row family crossovers?

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2020 Ford Escape vs compact crossover competitors: How they compare on paper

The 2020 Ford Escape has actually been revealed in addition to its primary specs. We take an appearance at them and see how the new Escape compares versus the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox and Nissan Rogue

What functions are readily available and what’s the Escape’s rate?

Ford has actually not released rates at this time, but we understand the 2020 Escape will be offered in S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium trim levels.

The 1.5-liter three-cylinder will be standard on S, SE and SEL designs, while the Hybrid drive system will be basic on SE Sport and Titanium designs. Ford is using the 2.0-liter turbo as an alternative for Titanium designs, too. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is offered on every trim level except S.

Ford has not provided a comprehensive list of what functions will be readily available in each trim level, however we were provided a select couple of choices at the car’s launch.

Again, we will update this as info ends up being readily available.

What are Escape’s security equipment and crash rankings?

Every Escape will come basic with Ford Co-Pilot 360, that includes blind-spot caution and rear cross traffic warning, lane-keeping assist and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Adaptive cruise control and lane focusing are optional.

The 2020 Escape has actually not been

crash checked

by a 3rd party at the time of this writing.

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