It is not easy to survive in the SUV market. After all, there is fierce competition between manufacturers in the segment. Yet, one of Ford’s SUV lineups, the Escape, has been able to survive for almost two decades. Not only that, but the 2020 Ford Escape is also coming too. Read on if you want to know the design, performance, features, and price range of the 2020 Escape.
2020 Ford Escape Redesign
In terms of exterior, the 2020 Escape is different from its predecessors. While its predecessors are mostly utilitarian with their boxy shape and a tiptoe stance, the same can’t be said for the 2020 Escape. The 2020 model looks more stylish, courtesy of its plenty of curves, and wider, longer and lower proportions. The smooth style is good not just for the eyes but also for the SUV’s aerodynamics as it reduces the air drag.
The inside is also changed as well. If you ever sit inside an Escape, you will be able to feel the difference in the 2020 Escape’s interior. No need to worry, though. The new Escape is comfortable and spacious.
Specs & Performance
There are three engines used for the 2020 Ford Escape. The first engine, a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder turbo EcoBoost, is the standard engine of the lineup. The output of this engine is estimated to be 180 hp with 177 lb-ft of torque, which is almost the same as the previous Escape. This engine is the standard option for the S (the base trim), SE, and SEL trims levels.
The next engine is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. It has an output of up to 250 hp with lb-ft of torque. This engine is available as optional for SEL trim level while its hybrid variant is standard on the highest trim level, the Titanium model.
There is also a hybrid option: a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Atkinson engine mated with electric motors. This hybrid system is available on higher trim levels is optional. It is not available for the base trim.
All of the trim levels come with Ford Co-Pilot360. The Ford Co-Pilot360 is Ford’s advanced driver aids system. Features included in this system are automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, a backup camera, blind-spot warning, and lane-keeping assistance.
Except for the base S trim, all of the trim levels come equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, USB ports as well as 4G LTE WiFi.
Other features such as adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, USB-C ports, a sound system from Bang &Olufsen with 10 speakers, and a 12.3-inch display for digital gauge clusters are available as optional features.
2020 Ford Escape Price Range
Ford hasn’t yet to announce the exact price of the upcoming Escape. We have to wait for several moments for Ford to announce the exact price. That being said, we can guesstimate the price range of the new Escape.
The price range of the 2020 Ford Escape should be between $25,000 and over $40,000. On one hand, $25,000, you will be able to get a base trim model of the 2020 Escape. On the other hand, with over $40,000 you will be able to get the highest trim model with all of the extra features.