The 2020 Ford Escape is here and it has been completely redesigned from top to bottom. This new Escape has new looks, new engines, and new technology. Want to know what else is new? Keep Reading!

The first thing you notice when looking at the 2020 Escape is the new looks. With a wider and lower stance, the 2020 Escape is more car-like than the former models. This is purposely designed as Ford exits the sedan market the 2020 Escape is the best alternative for those looking to move on from the traditional sedan. The front grille features the popular Ford mesh design that adds to the sporty overall appearance of the new Escape. The lower and sleeker roofline gets narrower towards the rear and shows motion within the design. The Rear hatch still features that hands-free foot swiping action and has new stylish lettering that spells out ESCAPE between the taillights. The LED taillights are sleek and compliment the new LED headlights available on the higher trims.While the roofline may appear lower the room inside the Escape has increased quite significantly. The rear seats feature a slider that allows you to move the seats fully back for maximum legroom or move forward for more cargo room behind the second row. This new layout offers up to 37.5 cubic feet of space behind the second row and with the 60/40 split seats folded down this bumps up to 65 cubic feet.

The new design doesn’t end on the exterior. The interior has been overhauled as well with Ford’s new design language. The dash features the floating SYNC 3 screen which also features navigation, phone pairing through Apple Car Play and Android Auto, Waze connectivity, Amazon Alexa, and a Wi-Fi hotspot, Ford Pass Connect that features connections for up to 10 devices. The new B&O sounds system comes standard on the titanium and offers a dynamic, immersive listening experience for everyone on board. The climate controls have been redesigned and has easy to turn dual-zone controls. The center console now features the Rotary shifter that frees up more space in the center for storage and cup holders. The Escape also now features USB C fast charging ports for compatible devices in addition to 12 volt and 110volt power points. The steering wheel features a new layout with more intuitive and easy to read controls. And in the higher trim levels, the all-new digital dash is beautify laid out and customizable to your preferences. Here is where you will see the new drive mode selection, from a button on the wheel you can scroll through Normal, Eco, Slippery, Sport and Deep Snow/Sand modes that will distinctively change the driving characteristics of the Escape to suit the driving conditions. An available heads up display allows you to keep your eyes on the road and keeps you informed of driver-assist like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping, navigation, incoming calls and more!

The Escape features four engine choices starting with the base 1.5L EcoBoost that produces 180hp or in the higher trims a 2.0L EcoBoost with 250hp. 2020 also marks the return of a hybrid engine to the Escape with the 2.5L Atkinson-Cycle Hybrid engine. Higher fuel MPG is achieved with the hybrid but to take it a step further the 2020 Escape also features a plug-in hybrid model. Another way the gas-powered All wheel drive equipped Escapes saves on fuel is with their AWD disconnect feature. This allows the rear driveline to disconnect and allows all engine energy to power the front wheels exclusively. Once needed the rear wheels will re-engage to provide full AWD capability.

The 2020 Escape is a great family car and with this in mind, Ford has pulled out all the stops when it comes to safety. The Escape is equipped with Ford’s co-pilot 360 slew of safety features. Pre- Collision assist with pedestrian detection scans the road ahead and can alert you of potential collision detected in your path. If an impact is imminent the Escape can automatically apply the brakes if you fail to react in time. BLIS detects those in your blind spot an also extends to reversing situations. Park assist 2.0 now takes over braking duty when parking your vehicle in a parking spot. Adaptive cruise control now also features lane centering to make sure your Escape stays between the lines. As always a rear-view camera is standard. Evasive steering assist makes it easier to avoid potential collisions by providing steering support if it detects potential collison. The lane-keeping system warns you of lane drift. Voice-activated navigation allows you to vocally communicate with SYNC to keep your eyes on the road. And auto high beam headlights detects oncoming traffic to dim the lights and re-activate in low light travel conditions.

The new Escape is sure to expand on Ford’s nearly 20-year lineage in the segment and will continue to be the go-to choice when looking for a small but capable CUV. To get behind the wheel and experience these great new changes for yourself make your way to Richmond Ford where we are driven by you!
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