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2020 Ford Escape: All-New Compact Crossover Doubles Down on Strengths

The Ford Escape has long been the SUV for drivers near Commerce Township and Pontiac, MI who want a vehicle that can do a bit of everything. Now, Ford is aiming to produce the best one yet with the 2020 Escape. The redesigned compact SUV comes with new styling, new performance, and all-new features for drivers near West Bloomfield to enjoy.

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What's Different About the 2020 Escape?

The 2020 Escape is nearly entirely new. On the outside, the new model opts for sleeker styling that's more car-like than the previous generation. It offers a lower roofline, more rounded lines, and less of a focus on rugged styling. Changes continue under the hood, where drivers can choose between a pair of EcoBoost engine options or a hybrid powertrain. The 2020 Escape is also wider and longer than the previous generation, which makes more room for both cargo and passengers. To top is all off, Ford is offering the 2020 Escape with standard Ford Co-Pilot 360.

2020 Escape Capability

Ford has smoothed out the hard edges of the new Escape, but it's still a plenty potent compact SUV. Performance updates give the 2020 model a sportier personality, available hybrid efficiency, and more.

Major changes have come for the Escape's powertrain lineup. The standard setup is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. You can also move up to a more powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. With both engines, turbocharging helps to produce an impressive balance of power and efficiency. The newly available hybrid powertrain uses a 2.5-liter Atkinson-Cycle engine in tandem with electric batteries. Together, they produce some compelling power and efficiency. A plug-in hybrid model is slated for availability in spring of 2020 as well.

The 2020 Escape holds its own when it comes to towing. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine maxes out at an impressive 3,500 pounds of towing. If you opt for the base 1.5-liter EcoBoost, you'll still get a 2,000-pound towing capacity. Even the hybrid powertrain can tow up to 1,500 pounds.

Ford is sticking with standard front-wheel drive for the 2020 Escape, but there's also a new all-wheel drive system available. The system can push power to different wheels according to traction needs. If all-wheel drive isn't necessary, the system can disconnect power to the rear wheels to improve efficiency.

2020 Escape Interior and Features

The new 2020 Escape keeps its general configuration, offering seating for five with a rear hatch and respectable cargo capacity. However, Ford has tweaked the cabin to improve features, aesthetics, and utility.

Ford has lengthened and widened the new 2020 Escape. That means more cargo space and more passenger space alike. For even better flexibility, Ford added sliding rear seats into the SUV. 

Along with more space, the new 2020 Escape is full of new comfort features and quality materials. Ambient lighting, wood trim pieces, a rotary gear knob, and other options help bring out the Escape's upscale personality.

Finally, the Escape is full of compelling technology features. It now comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, which includes features like Pre-Collision Assist and Blind Spot Information System. You can also get available Ford SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The 2020 Ford Escape is Ready to Test Drive at Suburban Ford of Waterford

The 2020 Ford Escape is now available to car shoppers near West Bloomfield and Auburn Hills. Stop by Suburban Ford of Waterford to view our inventory and test drive your favorite models. We can help you find the perfect new Escape to call your own.

Ford Escape vs. Honda CR-V

  1. The new Escape starts at $23,940 while the new CR-V starts at $24,350 MSRP. While that may not seem like a giant price difference, consider that the next trim level up, the Escape is available for over $1,500 less than the CR-V at MSRP price.
  2. The Escape has a strong advantage over the CR-V when it comes to power. Although the CR-V offers a more powerful base engine, the Escape's available 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine offers far superior numbers. Lean into the accelerator and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost will deliver 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque.
  3. If you have towing tasks on your radar, you'll want to choose the Escape. With the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and the available Class II Trailer Tow Package, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The CR-V is limited to just 1,500 pounds of towing.

Ford Escape vs. Toyota RAV4

  1. You'll find a lower starting price with the Escape than with the RAV4. The Escape's MSRP starts at $23,940. The RAV4, on the other hand, starts at $24,660.
  2. The RAV4 is limited to just one engine option. The 2.5-liter unit makes 176 horsepower. On the other hand, The Escape has two engines with more power. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost makes 179 horsepower while the 2.0-liter EcoBoost makes a rowdy 245 horsepower.
  3. The Escape also outperforms the RAV4 when it comes to towing. While the RAV4 is limited to just 1,500 pounds of towing, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
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