Ford Escape has helped Ford to escape from a highly competitive market over the years. It is, therefore, quite obvious that the new 2020 Ford Escape is generating quite a bit of excitement amongst car lovers in general and those who love Ford as a brand in particular. This vehicle first made its debut in the year 2005 in the SUV category. As far as the 2020 variant is concerned, it is likely to have two hybrid choices. This includes a plug-in variant and a standard hybrid option. Apart from the above, there are quite a few other interesting features. Hence, we will look at the exteriors, interiors and also look at the engine and under the bonnet. Yes, finally we also will try and find out how much it could cost and the rough date when it is likely to hit the market.
2020 Ford Escape Redesign, Exterior
This is, according to many car experts, likely to have an all-new look and the designers have taken quite a bit of input from various high profile sports cars that Ford has come out within the recent past. The list is quite big and it may not be possible to talk about each and every one of them. However, we will look at a few of them for the benefit of our readers. It has some of the best hybrid power trains. For example, it comes with a trapezoidal grille that is shield-shaped and this is inspired perhaps by the Mustang (sixth generation).
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The lower end perhaps has been designed based on the Ford GT. There are reasons to believe that the 2020 variant will be much wider, longer and lower. It also will have a sloped roofline, along with a liftgate strake and a spoiler that is optimized. Furthermore, the crossover will most probably have one of the most aerodynamic body to date. Further, it also is likely to be at least 200 pounds lighter than the current model. This could basically because of the light-weight steel that also is likely to be of the best strength.
New Ford Escape 2020 Interior
The gas engine-powered variant of the new 2020 Escape would most probably come with sliding second-row seats. This should allow the rear seat passengers to have comfortable legroom when the seats are placed in a rearward position. It also could offer enhanced knee clearance apart from footwell length. Overall the rear-seat passengers can expect a much more comfortable ride when compared to many other SUVs of this class. The rear cargo space also extends roughly up to six inches. This offers around 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space as far as the engine powered models are concerned. The cargo space could be good enough to accommodate around four sets of golf clubs and also dog crate of full size.
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The SUV engine will most probably be designed to offer an estimated range of around 400 miles per tank. The front-wheel versions might have an estimated EPA range of 550 miles. It also would come with all-wheel drive options. The 2-0 liter EcoBoost engine is likely to produce around 250 HP with 275 lb per feet of torque. The car could reach 0 to 60 mph in 10 percent faster time compared to the earlier Escape version.
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There is the newest engine addition, 1.5-liter EcoBoost, it will have 180 ponies and torque of 177 lb.-ft. This power train has the option to turn on and of cylinders, in just 1/7 of the second, to save the fuel. It will be used for S, SE, and SEL trims. Another engine will be a new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine with electronic continuously variable transmission, with an FWD drive. It will have 198 horsepowers. The highest speed just on electric power will be 85 mph, which is a very good result. The estimated range only on battery will be 30 miles. Time for charging the battery is up to 11 hours ussing a 110-volt Level 1 charger while using a 240-volt Level 2 charge will be around 3,5 hours.
Pricing And Launch
Though the exact pricing is still under wraps, it is expected to be around $35,000. The release date is also a closely guarded secret. However, according to many, it could be on the roads by the end of December 2019 or early 2020.
2020 Ford Escape photos