We don’t have to tell you that US roads are absolutely flooded with vehicles. As a matter of fact, as of today, over 250 million registered vehicles are being driven regularly. With all of those cars on the road, it’s pretty easy for your ride to get lost in the shuffle… Unless of course, you’re driving something extraordinary, maybe the 2020 Ford Escape!
In our opinion, if you’re looking for something special to get behind the wheel of this year, something that refuses to just be another shell with four tires moving down the road, your best bet is to pick up the 2020 Ford Escape.
Previous Ford Escape models have been met with mixed reviews mostly because of their odd design.
The 2020 make of this car aims to change all of that… Here’s how!
1. The 2020 Ford Escape Has a New and Improved Body
The 2019 Ford escape is a good car. Don’t get us wrong.
Still though… It kind of looks like a shoe. Perhaps that’s why transactions were down for this vehicle in the past year.
Looking at that feedback, Ford aimed to completely re-imagine its Ford Escape 2020 model and boy oh boy, did they come through.
The 2020 Ford Escape fixes a ton of its cosmetic issues by sporting a slightly longer and wider body. Its height has also been reduced which better balances out the car’s length and width.
That resizing plus a few other touches like lowered window sills has made this upcoming Ford mid-sized car an absolute beauty to look at.
2. An Interior Cabin That’s More Luxurious
Do you know what you get when you add length and width to a car’s body? More cabin space.
From the moment that you open the 2020 Ford Escape’s doors, you feel like you’re looking into a car that’s 20% bigger than it looks like from the outside.
The difference is palpable in both the front and back seats. Back seat riders will especially love the fact that rear seats are now fully reclinable!
3. Deep Technological Integration
When you’re spending decent money on a mid-sized car, it’s expected that it’s going to come integrated with some decent tech. The Ford Escape appreciates that expectation and delivers.
The 2020 Ford Escape comes with all kinds of fun safety features like pre-collision detection, parking assist, a back-up camera and more. In addition to all of that, right when you sit in the driver’s seat, you’ll notice a sleek 8-inch touch screen tablet which serves as the vehicle’s central console.
From that tablet, you’ll be able to pull status reports from your car, control your vehicle’s entertainment and do just about everything else.
4. Decent Tow Power
People don’t typically buy mid-sized cars because they’re interested in towing. If you’re big on pulling small bits of cargo or really want to pack your truck though, the Escape has you covered.
This bad boy can pull up to 3500 pounds. While that might not seem like much in comparison to that gas-guzzling F-150 your neighbor has, given the Escape’s sleek build, 3500 pounds is pretty impressive.
It’s worth noting that the Escape has a hybrid version (which we’ll talk about in a moment) that pulls only 1500 pounds.
5. Specialization of Better Fuel Economy
Ford hasn’t released official figures on the fuel economy front for the Escape but we’re thinking that this model is going to top 2019’s numbers.
Well, first off, if you were to pick up the hybrid model of the car, it’s guaranteed that it will net you better fuel economy than the Ford Escape 2019 non-hybrid.
Looking at an apples to apples comparison (non-hybrid 2019 vs non-hybrid 2020), the 2020 model has a more aerodynamic build and weighs about 200 pounds less.
Both of those factors are certain to translate into some gas savings.
6. The 2020 Ford has a Hybrid Option
We let the beans spill on this secret already, but nevertheless, it’s worth celebrating that you can pick up the gorgeous Ford Escape 2020 in hybrid form if that tickles your fancy.
You may remember Ford’s last attempt at an Escape hybrid back in 2013. The option was dropped since then but has come roaring back with better battery technology powering it.
There are no details yet on how price will vary between the standard and hybrid models of the Ford Escape. More information on that front is likely to drop this summer.
7. The Ford Escape Hits the Market This Fall
Our final reason why the 2020 Ford Escape is a great vehicle that’s going to trump its 2019 make is that it’s brand new and rolling out this year!
The Ford Escape is targeting a fall 2019 release and will be available to check out for test drives as early as this summer.
If you’re interested in picking up the hybrid version of the Escape, we’ve got some bad news though… Ford isn’t releasing that model until spring 2020 which means that you’ll have to wait for a few extra months.
Wrapping Up Things You Need to Know About the 2020 Ford Escape
The 2020 Ford Escape is positioned to put the Escape model back on the map after 2019 fumbled a little bit. We hope that the facts we’ve shared have inspired you to check the Ford Escape out. We also hope that, after giving it a test ride, you’ll fall as deeply in love with the Ford Escape as we have!
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