Sleek, Sporty and Innovative
Escape offers performance, capability — including two hybrid models — for 2020
With a blend of style, performance and flexibility, the all-new Ford Escape will once again set a new standard for the small SUV segment. Four powertrain options — including an all-new hybrid and an all-new plug-in hybrid — a sleek, sporty design, and innovative features like sliding second-row seats, a standard selectable drive mode system and more technology than ever before separate the all-new Escape from the crowd.
Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, introduces technologies that include selectable drive modes, available driver-assist features and on-board connectivity.
“This all-new Escape brings a sleeker, sportier design with the capability to take you on just about any of your life’s adventures,” said Kumar Galhotra, Ford’s North America president. “With our class-leading hybrid powertrains, customers will spend less time at the gas station and more time on the road.”
With a sloped roofline, optimized liftgate spoiler, and efficient underbody, the all-new Escape is the most aerodynamic to date. Meanwhile, it sheds more than 200 pounds from the current model, due in part to the extensive use of high-strength, lightweight steel.
Every model in the lineup, whether powered by one of two EcoBoost engines or the all-new hybrid powertrains, targets an EPA-estimated range of at least 400 miles per tank. The full hybrid with front-wheel drive targets a best-in-class EPA-estimated range of more than 550 miles.
New for 2020, sliding second-row seats in EcoBoost engine-powered models allow rear-seat passengers to enjoy best-in-class maximum second-row legroom with the seats in the full rearward position. With the second-row seats in the full forward position, the rear cargo area extends roughly six inches to offer 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space in non-hybrid models, enough to accommodate four sets of golf clubs or a full-size 36-inch dog crate.
Escape comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, and makes available Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist features such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering, Evasive Steering Assist, and Voice-Activated Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Also available is the class-exclusive Active Park Assist 2.0.
FordPass Connect is a standard feature that provides 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 mobile devices with compatible wireless subscription service. An available 8-inch touch screen shares information with the available 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster.
Available SYNC 3 is compatible with available features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Ford+Alexa and Waze navigation. For music lovers, Escape offers an available 575-watt 10-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.