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Ford Escape (4th) Review Rundown

FordPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Well-built cabin
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent on-road dynamics
  • Lots of hybrid options
Cons**
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

The 2020 Ford Escape offers not one, but two hybrid powertrains. Both are nicely refined, with near-seamless engine restarts. With standard all-wheel drive and 3,500 pounds of towing capacity, the 2.0T is also the most capable version of the Escape.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

cnet[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Ford Escape begins at $24,885, not including $1,195 for destination. Every Escape except the base S gets this 8-inch Sync 3 infotainment system. The new Escape has a lighter and stiffer chassis, lower center of gravity and retuned suspension.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable ride
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster on-road performance

cnet[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Ride comfort is big with buyers, and no matter what's on the ground, the Escape is a softie at heart. Sync 3 is standard on all but the base Escape S, living on an 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the dashboard. Adaptive cruise control is merely the cherry on top of a sundae of standard safety systems.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard safety features
  • Comfortable ride
Cons[**]
  • Lack of standard tech
  • Lacks rear parking sensors

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Escape Hybrid's drivetrain is nicely refined, with near-seamless engine refires when switching between gasoline and electric power. Ford says you can cruise on electric power alone at speeds up to 85 miles per hour. The Escape Hybrid is surefooted while cornering, with an excellent ride quality.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent on-road and off-road performance
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons[**]
  • No front-wheel drive option

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 2021 Ford Escape starts at $26,130, including a $1,245 destination charge. The Escape features multiple driving modes to help you fine-tune the SUV's behavior. Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is well organized and its feature set checks all of the right boxes.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful EcoBoost engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Solid infotainment
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster off-road manners
  • Lack of tech features

digitaltrends[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Ford Escape aims to soften the blow of Ford's car culling, but first it needs to prove that its better than the legions of other compact crossovers on sale today. We liked all three Escape powertrains we sampled, but we think the hybrid offers the best balance of power and fuel efficiency. Ford offers a three-year, 36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful hybrid powertrain
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good fuel economy
Cons[**]
  • Lack of standard tech

References

1. ^ 2020 Ford Escape first drive: This small SUV has big appeal. cnet. 2019-09-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2020 Ford Escape review: People pleaser. cnet. 2019-11-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2021 Ford Escape review: A sensible choice. cnet. 2021-01-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 Ford Escape first drive review. digitaltrends. 2019-11-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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