2020 Ford Escape: A Fresh, New Look for the Escape

New 2020 Ford Escape in Oxford White

The 2020 Ford Escape has arrived at Bowen Scarff in Kent, WA and is ready for a test drive. The plug-in hybrid 2020 Escape will arrive early Spring of 2020. This article will cover the new Ford Escape models, engine options, configurations, fuel economy, specs, changes from the 2019 model, and overall redesigns.

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2020 Ford Escape Configurations

There are 4 main 2020 Ford Escape configurations to choose from (5 in total), which remains the same as the 2019 Escape. The 2020 Ford Escape S starts at $24,885 and has standard a six-way adjustable driver's seat, a rearview camera, and SYNC infotainment system. The 2020 Ford Escape SE starts at $27,095. It comes with push-button start, fog lights, a SYNC 3 touchscreen system, and dual-zone automatic climate control. It also offers available all-wheel drive. The Ford Escape SE also comes as a hybrid variant. The 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid starts at $28,255. A 2020 Ford Escape SEL costs $29,255. It comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear parking sensors, power liftgate, and leather-trimmed front seats. The top of the line 2020 Ford Escape Titanium starts at $33,400. It features a premium sound system, navigation system, and ten-way power-adjustable front seats.

2020 Ford Escape Price

The 2020 Ford Escape starts at just $24,885 for the base S trim level. The range-topping Ford Escape Titanium for sale will begin at $33,400. To get behind the wheel of the future Ford Escape hybrid model, the price falls in the middle at $28,255. 

2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid

2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid at a charge station

The new Ford Escape plug-in hybrid will be available in Spring 2020 while the Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid starts at $28,255 and is available now. The 2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid has many of the same specs as the 2020 Ford Escape SE but is powered by a 2.5L I4 engine. The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is powered by the same 2.5L I4 engine combined with an 88kW electric motor. Confirmed MPG ratings aren't available yet for the Escape Plug-In Hybrid, but it's estimated at 39 mpg combined. The new briefcase-shaped batteries standard in all new Ford Escape hybrids are 1/3 the size of the old Escape hybrid battery.

2020 Ford Escape MPG

A base 1.5L 2020 Ford Escape gets 27 mpg in the city plus 33 mpg on the highway. Upgrading to the 2.0L turbocharged engine decreases the numbers slightly to 23/31 mpg. The SE Sport Hybrid is estimated to get more than 550 miles to a single tank with an mpg rating of 44 city/37 highway. With the new hybrid/PHEV models, it's the best year ever for the Ford Escape in terms of fuel economy.

2020 Ford Escape Performance

For the new Ford Escape, drivers have the choice between 4 engine options. The 1.5L EcoBoost I3 that pumps out 180 horsepower. There's also a 2.0L EcoBoost I4 that outputs 250 horsepower. Both of these motors come with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5L hybrid I4 produces 198 horsepower while the plug-in hybrid pumps out 209 horsepower. Both of the hybrid models come with a CVT. The 2020 Escape has several driving modes as well: Normal mode for everyday driving, Eco Mode for efficiency and increased range, Sport Mode for increased throttle response and faster shifting, Slippery Mode for slick terrains, and a Deep Snow/Sand Mode for better control in thick snow or soft sand. AWD disconnect is available for the new Escape allowing a smooth transition between RWD and AWD when the system detects AWD is or is not needed.

2020 Ford Escape Redesign Changes

new 2020 Ford Escape exterior redesign in Rapid Red

The 2020 Ford Escape received a complete redesign. The Ford Escape redesign includes a new engine option, car-like upgrades plus the addition of the new Ford Escape hybrid model. There's also additional technology added to the Escape trims as well as a complete exterior redesign.

2020 Ford Escape Interior

The all-new interior of the 2020 Ford Escape provides a space-efficient design, more room and greater comfort. It still features 5-passenger seating, but the second-row now transforms into a flat loading floor. There's also a 10-speaker premium Bang & Olufson audio system as standard equipment on the top trim levels.

2020 Ford Escape Exterior

The new Ford Escape has a car-like design that looks completely different from the previous models. The lower rear hatch opening and loading floor make hauling cargo easier than before. The Escape SE Sport now comes with some model-specific wheels and grille for a unique appearance. We know this vehicle is lower, wider, and longer than the previous model, but don't have specific dimensions yet. There are 10 exterior color options for the 2020 Ford Escape: Rapid Red, Star White, Velocity Blue, Sedona Orange, Magnetic Gray, Oxford White, Ingot Silver, Dark Persian Green, Desert Gold and Agate Black.

Technology & Amenities

New Head-Up display in the 2020 Ford Escape

The newest technology added to the 2020 Ford Escape includes Ford CoPilot 360, Ford SYNC 3, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi and standard 8-inch touchscreen on the SE model and higher. All Ford Escape trim levels now come with a fully-digital gauge cluster. The Ford Escape will be receiving a futuristic head-up display creating an image display straight in front of the driver on the windshield minimizing potential distraction of having to look away from the road towards an instrument panel.

2020 Ford Escape Reviews & Ratings

Car & Driver feels that the 2020 Ford Escape provides smoother styling. CNET believes that the new Ford Escape is ready for city living. Even Edmunds has a bunch of compliments to give this SUV. They said the passenger room, cargo utility, and performance all improved. We don't know the safety ratings yet but imagine they will be good, especially considering this Ford SUV now has automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera and blind-spot warning in the Ford CoPilot 360. Even with fewer advanced safety features, the 2019 Escape still received a 5 star overall safety rating from NHTSA. This speaks highly of the new 2020 Ford Escape and its 5-star rating chances.

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