February 20, 2020
People want compact SUVs because they need a vehicle that’s practical, not necessarily because they want a car that delivers high performance. However, since SUVs are replacing sedans as the country’s vehicle of choice, buyers are starting to look for a small SUV that offers more than a spacious cabin and extra cargo space. They want one that’s fun to drive. Ford clearly did its research when it redesigned the Escape because that’s what the compact SUV offers, a vehicle with plenty of interior room, a nice amount of cargo space, sporty handling and a zippy engine.
The 2020 Ford Escape features an all-new exterior design, one that gives the vehicle a sportier look. The car company also equipped the compact SUV with a new base engine, better suspension, and lighter body. Ford is offering the new Escape in five trim levels, which are the S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium.
Ford decided to offer buyers a well-equipped base model. While the trim level’s infotainment system and interior features aren’t as nice as the higher trims, the base does feature the basics, and it even comes with a few driving aids. Those who select the SE model will enjoy a power-adjustable driver’s seat, the Sync3 infotainment system, and keyless entry and ignition. The base S model comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The SE Sport has Ford’s new hybrid powertrain, and it’s designed in line with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gets 200 horsepower. It also has a continuously variable automatic transmission. This model features upgrades like a 12-inch digital gauge display and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The SEL trim comes with the car company’s three-cylinder engine. This model features a hands-free liftgate, heated steering wheel, and rear parking sensors.
The Titanium includes the most features and amenities. Drivers can get it with a lively turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. This engine is an optional upgrade that buyers can get with the SEL trim as well. The Titanium features an eight-speed automatic transmission. It also comes with all-wheel drive. Ford is selling an Escape model that includes a plug-in hybrid engine. This model is available in the SE, SEL and Titanium trims.
When it comes to safety gear, Ford is offering plenty with the Escape. Buyers can get the vehicle with evasive steering assist. This system works to avoid collisions. A lane-keeping system is also available as is a blind-spot warning system.
The 2020 Ford Escape features an attractive new exterior design and a nicely appointed cabin. It is affordable and ideal for people in all stages of life including single adults, small families, and retired couples.