2020 Ford Escape Release date

2020 Ford Escape Release date

After extensive redevelopment, the 2020 Ford Escape has been spotted doing trial runs. The new car has more aerodynamic lines and a brand new unibody architecture that complements its front-wheel drive power distribution setup. This new chassis is designed to go toe to toe with other crossover cars from competing manufacturers. Furthermore, the new car has been observed to share some characteristics with one of the most famous models from the Ford marque, the Focus. Similar features include smooth lines as well as headlights and taillights that utilize LED technology.


2020 Ford Escape Redesign

Thanks to major updates to the grille and headlights, the car has a brand new front fascia. Its nose is more robust while the headlight and taillight fixtures are sharper. 2020 Toyota Tundra Rumors – Read about…

The SUV has a low beltline which rises gradually from the A to the C pillar. As a result, its rear end is larger than that of previous models. The rear hatch is longer and gives access to a larger opening.

2020 Ford Escape
Image source: autoguide.com – 2020 Ford Escape spied look

Moreover, the car has dual exhaust pipes which give it a sporty appearance. They sit pretty inside some bumper cutouts. The front bumper features some prominent air-intake scoops. Not only do they aerate the engine cooling system, they add a sporty appearance to the car.


Colors

Ruby Red, White Platinum, Lightning Blue, Blue Metallic, Cinnamon Glaze, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ingot Silver


Interior redesign

The 2020 Ford Escape has an updated, brand new interior. It features attractive elements such as a prominent center console. It has a tablet-style screen through which you can configure the voice-controlled SYNC infotainment system. This one is fitted with SYNC 3 and is touch-enabled. Furthermore, it is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Ford Escape – Wikipedia

To provide crisp, clear surround sound, the car is fitted with a 10 speaker SONY audio system. Some other bells and whistles include dual zone automated climate control, a navigation system and also some satellite radio. A row of controls is located right below the main unit while a set of air vents are perched above and below the infotainment system.

2020 Ford Escape
Image source: fordescapemanual.com – 2018 Ford Escape Titanium

Customers can choose between fabric and leather options for the interior upholstery. Furthermore, the leather is available in brown, beige and black colors with contrast stitching as an additional option.

Similar to the Ford Focus, this new model has some controls located on the steering wheel. They allow the driver to manipulate the infotainment system safely and comfortably.

The seats in this new car are wide and deliver substantial lumbar support for the purpose of maintaining comfort on long drives. In the rear, passengers have access to ample head and leg room. With the rear seats positioned upright, the 2020 Ford Escape has 34 cubic feet of cargo space. Ford Escape Official

This is enough for your luggage during beach travel or camping. Once you fold these seats down, there is up to 70 cubic feet of cargo space. This provides you with enough room to carry furniture or other large items.


Competitors

Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage, Nissan Rogue, Hyundai Santa Fe


Engine, Specs

The base trim of this car will be powered by a 1.5 liter EcoBoost, 3 cylinder engine. This power-plant will be available with outputs of 148 and 180 hp.

The higher-end trim option of the 2020 Ford Escape will be available with a 2.0 liter engine producing 245 hp. This engine will propel the car from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds. It provides the driver with a little more sporty performance.

2020 Ford Escape
Image source: magnoliahousebnb.com – 2018 Ford Escape Engine

A 9-speed automatic transmission will transfer engine power to the wheels. Moreover, these engines deliver an average mileage of 25 mpg (miles per gallon).

Interestingly, the Ford technicians indicate that there will be hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine options available soon after launch.

The SUV is fitted with a collection of advanced safety systems. They include a rear view camera as well as automatic parking thanks to a set of sensors in the front and back. It also has some blind spot monitoring technology as well as lane keeping assist.

In addition to that, the vehicle provides you with adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. Moreover, it provides the driver with assisted pre-collision braking capability.

2020 Ford Escape
Image source: autoguide.com – 2020 Ford Escape

Release date, Price

This car will be available in two options. One of these is the main Ford Escape. It will be a large, 3-row car. Smaller and quicker will be the Ford Escape Mini.

This will have only two rows of seats and provide better performance. Interestingly, a potential name for it will be the Ford Escape Sport. The 2020 Ford Escape is expected to be launched in 2019. Its base trim will cost $23, 850 while its most advanced Titanium engine trim will cost $32, 045.


Comparison

2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Honda CR-V Compact SUV Comparison


Crash test

2018 Ford Escape passenger-side small overlap IIHS crash test

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