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Ford Escape (4th gen) Compact Crossover

MSRP 24885 USDNEX score 71%

Product Overview

The fourth-generation Ford Escape is a stylish yet practical compact crossover. Debuted in 2005 as the world's first hybrid crossover, the 4th-gen Escape brings back a full hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. Further features include more advanced driver-assist functionalities and enhanced connectivity.
Powered by one of two EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engines (inline-3 or inline-4) or Duratec engines running on the Atkinson- cycle (in the hybrid versions), the Ford Escape achieves high fuel efficiency and low emissions. The Ford Escape PHEV is rated by EPA at industry-leading 100 MPGe.
New for 2020, the sliding second-row seats in EcoBoost-powered models offer best-in-class legroom and voluminous cargo room all in one vehicle.
Ford Co-Pilot360 and FordPass Connect are among the long list of standard equipment. The former includes a range of driver-assist features, while FordPass Connect provides 4G LTE WiFi for up to 10 mobile devices.

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Ratings

What we found**

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

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 71% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Good fuel economy
  • Solid infotainment
  • Excellent on-road and off-road performance
  • Comfortable ride
Cons
  • Lack of standard tech
  • Lacks rear parking sensors
  • Lackluster on-road performance
  • Lackluster off-road manners
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Specifications

Variants:
1.5T
2.0T
Hybrid
PHEV

Construction

Trim Levels
S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, Titanium

Dimensions

Size | Height
1679 mm
Size | Length
4585 mm
Size | Width
1882 mm
Weight
1496-1611 kg
HybridWeight
1612-1681 kg
PHEVWeight
1762 kg
Wheelbase
2710 mm

Powertrain

HybridDrivetrain Layout
FWD, AWD (optional)
PHEVDrivetrain Layout
FWD
1.5TDrivetrain Layout
FWD, AWD (optional)
2.0TDrivetrain Layout
AWD
HybridEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
PHEVEngine | Displacement
2.5 L
1.5TEngine | Displacement
1.5 L
2.0TEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
HybridEngine | Power
198 hp
PHEVEngine | Power
209 hp
1.5TEngine | Power
180 hp
2.0TEngine | Power
250 hp
1.5TEngine | Torque
177 ft-lbs
2.0TEngine | Torque
275 ft-lbs
Engine | Type
Ecoboost I3 turbo, EcoBoost I4 turbo, Hybrid (SE Sport, Titanium) or PHEV (SE, SEL, Titanium)
Fuel Capacity
14.7 gallons (1.5T); 15.8 gallons (2.0T); 14.2 gallons (Hybrid); 11 gallons (PHEV)
1.5TTransmission | Gears
8-speed
2.0TTransmission | Gears
8-speed
HybridTransmission | Type
ECVT
PHEVTransmission | Type
ECVT
1.5TTransmission | Type
Automatic
2.0TTransmission | Type
Automatic

Production

Availability
2019 Q3
Debut
2019-04
Made In
USA

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

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

User Reviews

References

1. ^ 2020 Ford Escape first drive: This small SUV has big appeal. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-ford-escape-preview/. 2019-09-17. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ 2020 Ford Escape review: People pleaser. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-ford-escape-se-awd-review/. 2019-11-28. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid first drive review: A more efficient SUV option. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-ford-escape-se-sport-hybrid-fwd-preview/. 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2021 Ford Escape review: A sensible choice. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-ford-escape-review/. 2021-01-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2020 Ford Escape first drive review. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-ford-escape-review/. 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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