Ford announced the all-new Escape for 2020 this morning and there’s a lot to unpack!
First, let’s start with the complete redesign of the exterior. The Escape comes in a much sleeker, sportier package this time around trading its bar grille for a mesh design and its body lines mimicking those of the mustang more than those found on the 2019 Escape. A change that will likely be welcomed by consumers.
The powertrain options also receive an overhaul with two new hybrid variants. The first being a standard hybrid engine capable of a range of more than 550 miles which would make it best-in-class in that category. Ford will also offer a plug-in hybrid engine capable of at least 30 miles in electric-only mode. But never fear, petrol-heads, a new 2.0-liter EcoBoost and all-new 1.5-liter EcoBoost engines are options as well with the 2.0-liter bringing a 250-horsepower punch to the platform.
On the interior, the move to a technologically smarter but user-friendly interface is being made. With available features like an all-new heads-up display (a first for Ford in the North American market) that allows drivers access to more information without having to take their eyes off of the road. A feature that will undoubtedly aid in safety too. In addition to Active-Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist, the Escape comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 which makes features like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering available.
Head over to the 2020 Escape Microsite for the full breakdown on Ford’s newest release!