The 2020 Ford Escape is all new, from road to roof, re-imagined as a longer, lower, wider and sleeker compact crossover SUV with carlike styling cues. It's built on an all-new architecture shared with the new Europe- and China-market Ford Focus sedan (which will not be sold in the U.S.). From the front, the new Escape has a strong family resemblance to the outgoing Focus and Fusion sedans. After an 8-year hiatus, the Escape Hybrid returns to the lineup touting a 550-mile driving range. A plug-in hybrid version with more than 30 miles of all-electric range is also in the wings, due to join the Escape lineup early in calendar year 2020. See the 2020 Ford Escape models for sale near you
It's hard to beat the all-around good performance of the 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder, which is available with either the SEL or Titanium trim. To get some of the top features in the Escape, such as the panoramic sunroof, the navigation system with voice activation or the self-parking system, you'll have to go for the SEL or Titanium. If you're okay with the idea of a 3-cylinder engine under the hood, the Escape SE is a good value play with a standard power driver's seat, 17-in alloy wheels, heated front-row seats, push-button start, automatic temperature control and -- most importantly -- the 8-in SYNC3 touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Either way, you're getting a quieter, more powerful, more fuel-efficient, better-handling and arguably much more modern-looking compact crossover SUV at a very competitive price.Find a Ford Escape for sale
The new Ford Escape is available in S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium trims.
The base Escape S ($24,885) comes with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission with a console-mounted rotary shifter. Standard features include 17-in steel wheels, cloth-trimmed seats, manually adjusted front bucket seats, a 6-speaker AM/FM/MP3 stereo, 4.3-in SYNC infotainment display with Bluetooth, voice recognition and AppLink, FordPass Connect with 4G LTE in-vehicle Wi-Fi for up to 10 devices, a pair of smart-charging USB ports, 12-volt power points in the console and cargo area, a split folding second-row sliding seat with a center armrest, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, electric parking brake and a rear cargo shade.
Moving up to the Escape SE ($27,095) adds a power driver's seat, heated front row seats, automatic climate control, 17-in alloy wheels, a SYNC 3 8-inch infotainment pinch-to-zoom touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Ford+Alexa and WAZE connectivity, adaptive cruise control with full stop and go, keyless entry, push-button start and heated side mirrors.
The SE Sport ($28,255) comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and electric hybrid drive system, plus an electronic automatic CVT. It also adds active noise cancellation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a 12.3-in configurable digital instrument panel with functionality similar to units in the Mustang and the Explorer.
The SEL ($29,255) comes standard with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost 3-cylinder and brings ActiveX simulated leather seating, sport contour front buckets with driver's seat memory, 18-in alloy wheels, fog lamps, a foot-operated, a hands-free lift gate, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, remote engine start, a reverse sensing system, SiriusXM satellite radio, dual exhaust, plus an available 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine hooked to an 8-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
The range-topping Titanium ($33,400) comes standard with the hybrid powertrain and adds leather seat trim, power front seats for both driver and passenger, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen B&O Play premium sound system, adaptive cruise control with full stop and go, 19-in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a garage door opener, LED fog lamps, a 110-volt AC power outlet, Active Park Assist 2.0 and acoustic laminated front glass. The Titanium is also available with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2020 Toyota RAV4 -- The RAV4 was all-new for 2019 and is the current sales leader in the hot compact-SUV segment. Oddly enough, Toyota borrowed styling cues from its own beefy 4Runner, as well as the Jeep Cherokee this year, moving in the opposite design direction to the new Escape. Its engine lineup includes a 203-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder with a 28-30-mpg combined EPA rating and a 176-hp gas-electric hybrid with an EPA-rated 40-mpg sticker.
2020 Honda CR-V -- Another top seller, the CR-V adds its first-ever hybrid model in the Spring of 2020, adapting the 2.0-liter, 2-motor system from the Accord sedan with 212 hp and 232 lb-ft combined output. Non-hybrid CR-V's come with a 190-hp 1.5-liter 4-cylinder turbo with an EPA-rated 30 mpg combined.
2020 Nissan Rogue—There are two Rogues, the standard one and the smaller Rogue Sport that's a rebadged Euro-market Nissan Qashqai. The standard Rogue comes with a 170-hp 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, and the hybrid form comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, 30 kW electric motor and 176 combined system hp. The Rogue Sport is powered by a 141-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder.
2020 Chevrolet Equinox—The high-mileage diesel version will soon be gone, but the Equinox remains General Motors' top-selling vehicle behind the Chevrolet Silverado pickup. Engine choices include a pair of gasoline-powered 4-cylinders, a 170-hp 1.5-liter turbo and a 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo.