The 2020 Ford Escape Promises to Be an Exciting Ride

July 9th, 2019 by

2020 Ford Escape

Overview

The upcoming 2020 Ford Escape for sale at Zeck Ford in Leavenworth is a monument to decades of smart car design. Compact SUVs are a huge part of the market and the new Ford Escape is by far the best car in the compact crossover market with a brand new platform, powertrain, and trims.

It’s being built on Ford’s ingenious new modular architecture and it will be the first product to be released with the new technology.

Ford says that the line will have improved comfort, space, efficiency, and handling. All of these features in one package ensure that the new 2020 Ford Escape will be almost completely refreshed compared to 2019 and earlier models.

Overall, four new variants of the Ford Escape for sale are coming off the line.

What’s Different?

The new Ford Escape has gone through a clean-sheet redesign for 2020. While the car’s niche has not changed – it is still a compact crossover – Ford has decided to change the line in terms of style and powertrain capabilities. The car has been revamped to better offer function, utility, and driving dynamics. It is wider as well as longer and lower than previous models.

The new SUV for sale in Kansas City manages to keep a feeling of ruggedness despite these changes and it still feels like you can go for some light off-roading with it. Ford states that both front and rear headroom, shoulder room, and hip-space are all larger. This is intended to make driving the new Escape model feel a little less constricted than previous models.

Both hybrid and regular models will have fully electric sliding second-row seats, which is a rarity among cars of this class. Pushing the rear seat all the way back will give the Escape the best legroom among second seat passengers in the industry. All new Escape models come with a feature that allows smartphones to lock, unlock, start, and locate the vehicle.

Specifications

The new 2020 Ford escape comes in a wide variety of trims. To start out the line has the S, SE, and SEL models. Then come the SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium. A 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine comes with the S, SE, and SEL and the hybrid drive will be available to the SE Sport and Titanium models. Ford is also offering a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as an option for Titanium models.

The all-new body comes with a trapezoidal grille that is stylish and sleek. It boasts dramatic arched wheel housings that flow beautifully into the doors, imbuing the vehicle with a wonderfully sculpted body. The front end is reminiscent of other SUV designs but you can tell it has had a “Ford Stamp” of design goals and it manages to make a bold statement in the market.

The Escape Hybrid, which remains among the top-rated midsize hybrid crossovers on the market, is perfect for the eco-conscious consumer. It boasts many impressive and useful features.

This year there is a Plug-in Hybrid that boasts 30 miles of electric-only range unlocking the freedom from relying on gasoline for most consumers. The plug-in hybrid powertrain is available in every trim but the S. This hybrid design is sure to have a much higher fuel efficiency rating than any of its non-hybrid counterparts.

The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid model will come mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and it will be offered in both front- and all-wheel drive. The hybrid has a lithium-ion battery pack that is located beneath the rear seat.

The base Escape S will cost around 25,980 dollars and will boast many features you would not get from other manufacturers at that price point. It comes with Ford Co-Pilot360, technology that offers a suite of driver assistance features such as auto high beams and emergency braking as well as blind spot protection and lane-keep assist. There are even two USB charging ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot that up to ten devices can connect to.

An Escape SE will cost around 28,190 dollars and comes with a myriad of beneficial features such as automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. It also comes with Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as heated front seats and 17-inch aluminum wheels. It also includes Ford’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a luxurious leather-wrapped steering wheel and black accents all around the outside of the car giving it a sportier look.

The SEL trim will cost around 30,350 dollars. At this price point, you get some of the best features. These features include but are not limited to fog lamps, a power liftgate, heated leather steering wheel, sport contour bucket seats, a reverse sensing system, and a remote starter.

If you want to go even more luxurious and decide on the Titanium trim, you will get 19-inch aluminum wheels, acoustic laminated glass, and dual-zone climate control. It also has leather seats, a B&O sound system, interior LED lighting, and a 110-volt power outlet. Finally, it even comes with lane centering, Ford’s active parking assist, and heads up display.

Conclusion

The 2020 Ford Escape is going to be a blast to take out in the summer. It can handle practically anything you throw at it. Whether you are going for a road trip, camping, or even doing some light off-roading, the Ford Escape 2020 will cater to your needs. It has a powerful engine with an efficient drivetrain and even comes in a hybrid model so you can rest easy at night knowing that you are doing your part for the climate.

The new 2020 Ford Escape is being built right in the heart of America at Louisville, KY and the team there takes their charge with passion and determination. Ford takes the term “world vehicle” to heart and they use drivetrains that are manufactured in Ohio, Spain, Mexico, and the UK. The turbo version will be available in the fall with all other versions coming shortly after that.

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