The 2020 Ford Escape has made a grand entrance entering its fourth generation. The Escape looks and feels like an entirely new car because it has been completely redesigned. When compared to its predecessors, it offers more cabin technologies and more hybrid powertrains. The Escape stands out from the similarly-sized Baby Bronco because it appears to be more car-like. The new Escape is available in five trim levels: Titanium, SEL, SE Sport, SE, and S. We don’t know if it has lost too much of its original self, but we think that it feels younger and fresher…just like young Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. This crossover has been made with urbanites in mind.
Where does the power come from?
You will get four engines if you chose to buy this vehicle, they include a 2.5-liter and 1.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engines, a 2.5-liter plugin hybrid and a 2.5-liter hybrid. Ford has said that the regular hybrid should give approximately 550 miles of range and around 198 horsepower. This results in around 39 mpg because the tank has a capacity of 14.2 gallons. The in-line three-cylinder 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine can deactivate or activate a cylinder depending on the situation; for instance, it can deactivate when cruising on the highway. It will begin firing again when the vehicle needs more power. According to Ford, the vehicle’s performance will not be affected by the shifts in the cylinders; in fact, this will help in saving fuel. The Escape only needs 0.014 seconds to deactivate or activate a cylinder, yes, it is as easy as Eminem’s swag.
What makes the Ford Escape special?
When compared to the present version, this urban crossover offers a smaller hybrid battery, improved aerodynamics, and lower weight; meaning that the 0-60 acceleration will improve by approximately 10 percent. Ford reduced the new Escape's weight by using lighter carpets, insulators and an aluminum hood. Boron steel helps in cutting energy costs because it is made under lower temperatures; it is also harder than traditional steel. Did you know that the Escape is much lighter than the brand new Ford Mustang? In addition to this, the Escape’s wind resistance was lowered in a wind tunnel for close to 220 hours.
When can I buy it?
Ford has not revealed when it will sell the new Escape, but this information will be available in the coming months. We expect it to be a little pricier than the current model, especially on the plug-in hybrid and top-end hybrid models. This means that the price will be close to the present range of $35,215 to $25,200.
What do we think about the safety of the 2020 Ford Escape?
The current Escape is not the best performer when it comes to safety; it has scary small-overlap ratings, and on the other hand, the front-crash-avoidance test receives a minimal rating. The 2020 Escape is much safer than its predecessor, adding high-tech features and more high-strength steel. Some of the standard features that are offered by the new Ford Escape include lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. You don’t have to touch the gear shifter, pedals or steering wheel when parking because the vehicle does this automatically using an Active Park Assist 2.0. Parking is as easy as driving a toy car!
What does the exterior look like?
The outside of the 2020 Ford Escape does not look like any of the previous iterations. However, the front is very similar to the Focus hatchback. The front end is inspired by the GT while the grille is inspired by the Mustang; this results in a front end that is more rounded than Kim Kardashian’s waist. You will also enjoy the privilege of swoopier liftgate around the back, meaning that the vehicle will offer more enhanced aerodynamics.
What about the interior?
The all-new cabin of the 2020 Ford Escape is more upscale than it has ever been. This crossover offers numerous tech features that are available either as standard or optional. The interior has a sliding second-row seat that provides a cargo room of 37.5 cubic feet when it slides forward and the best legroom in the class when you slide it backward. The features on offer include an 8-inch touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, USB ports, a 6-inch head-up display, SYNC 3, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and Android Auto.