2020 Ford Escape - 2 Minute Review

Published May 8, 2020 by Elizabeth Jeneault


The Ford Escape. You know the name, but what about its new look? The all-new 2020 Ford Escape clearly has improved styling and it now comes with four powertrain options, including two hybrids. 


I’m Liz Jeneault with SUVs.com, by the way. Thanks so much for watching and big thanks to Springfield Ford Lincoln for having us come by!


The compact SUV’s grille looks so much better than it used to. Mustang actually influenced it.


This range-topping Titanium feels especially nice inside with the leather seating, a 10-speaker audio system, ambient lighting, and this large and impressive 12.3” fully digital instrument cluster. It also comes with Sync 3 with an 8” touchscreen and Apple Car Play/Android Auto.


That Sync 3 system comes standard on SE and above. The entry-level S trim only gets the more basic system with a 4.2” display.


The Escape is surprisingly spacious for a compact SUV. Both rows are adult-friendly and even though the roof was lowered, there’s still solid headroom. Plus, this rear seat slides back for more legroom or forward for more cargo space. And as for cargo space, there’s up to 65.4 cubic feet of it!


This Titanium also features the optional Panoramic Vista Roof and a head-up display.


S, SE, and SEL trims feature the all-new 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 3-cylinder engine as standard that produces 180 horsepower. 


The SE Sport and Titanium trims feature the hybrid setup as standard.


You can choose to have an even more powerful gasoline engine with your Titanium, though. That’s what you see here. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder produces 250 horsepower and is paired to an 8-Speed SelectShift transmission. All-wheel drive is standard with the 2.0-liter and is optionally available.


And we can’t forget about the fourth powertrain option, the plug-in hybrid! It targets more than 30 miles of electric-only range and 209 horsepower. You can get it on SE, SEL, and Titanium. 


Rating time! Love the updated exterior, 7.5. Interior is spacious, but the materials used in the lower trims are not that high-quality and that 4.2” display of the S is far too small. So, a 7. Performance I’ll rate at an 8, especially because there are four different options. Fuel economy figures are improved and all offer an EPA-estimated range of at least 400 miles per tank. So, an 8.5 there. And overall value, I rate at a 7.5.


And that results is an SUVs.com deal score of 77/100. What do you think of this all-new Escape? Do you like the new look and the new powertrain options? Let me know!


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