With five model configurations, four reliable powertrains, and a plethora of safety features, the fourth-generation Escape has been tuned to meet every buyer’s needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a spacious crossover SUV to pick up your kids from school or fetch some groceries from the nearby store, this thrifty people/cargo carrier does it all. The 2020 Ford Escape is a spirited family runabout that brings enough standout features to satisfy your demands.
1. Sportier Exterior With Multiple Trim Levels
Style-wise, the redesigned Ford Escape looks more curvaceous than the model of yesteryear. It comes in five trims including S, SE, hybrid-only SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium. The brand-new Escape shares the C2 platform with the Ford Focus. This high-strength steel structure gives the facelifted Escape a longer wheelbase and a more raised body styling than its predecessor.
From the SE trim and upwards, this SUV relinquishes the bland, twin-bar grille and gains an aggressive diamond-mesh grille with chrome surrounds.
2. Three Energetic Powertrains (Plus the Escape Plug-In)
The 2020 Escape offers three powertrain options alongside the Plug-In hybrid that’s expected to arrive in the spring. Starting the engine lineup is the 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 that outputs 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Then there’s the 2.5-liter turbo inline-4 option that’s exclusive to the Titanium model. This engine raises the output to 250 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
The third powertrain is the 2.5-liter inline-4 hybrid that combines a lithium-ion battery with two electric motors. Running on the more efficient Atkinson cycle, this engine generates 198 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque and stacks up against the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 hybrids.
3. Exceptional Interior With Intriguing Technology
The new Escape has received plenty of interior updates that make it a thrill to drive. The old automatic gear shift knob has been dropped in favor of a rotary gearshift dial. When it comes to cargo space, the Escape offers 33.5 cubes in the trunk and 65.4 cubes when the rear seats are folded down. Furthermore, passengers get up to 40.7 inches of legroom when the rear seat is in the upright position.
As for the technology, the 2020 Escape features the SYNC system with a 4.2inch touchscreen display that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa. Upgrade to the SE trim or higher and enjoy the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system.
4. A Series of Innovative Drive-Assistance Features
Ford has always been committed to ensuring safety for drivers and passengers alike. The 2020 Escape has Ford’s Co-Pilot 360, which comprises a suite of active safety features as standard. Every new Escape includes a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, pre-collision signal, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2020 Escape has seen plenty of changes to ensure unmatched practicality for every buyer. Whether you’re looking for comfort, fuel economy, or active safety technology, the Ford Escape has got you covered. Stop by Chaparral Ford today and let our dedicated team help you find an ideal Escape for your lifestyle.