2020 Ford Escape Highlight
If you think you’ve seen more SUVs on the road than ever, you’re right. SUVs and crossovers are some of the most popular vehicles in the United States for many reasons. They provide the performance of sports cars with the durability of trucks, which makes them extremely attractive to those who enjoy the outdoors. Families love them because they provide ample cargo space and usually do well in safety performance categories. Moreover, most SUVs are reasonably priced for the average person, so you get all of that for a reasonable price.
The Ford Escape fits into this category, and the 2020 Escape does especially. What was once a practical-looking midsize crossover now showcases a sporty new look for the same excellent performance. With a new look and plenty of new gadgets to be excited about, it’s hard to overlook the 2020 Ford Escape as a formidable SUV.
Highlights of the 2020 Ford Escape at Zeck Auto
Ford is a big proponent of customization, and those who purchase the 2020 Ford Escape won’t be sorry. The Escape starts at $24,885, with many options to upgrade. It has five different trim levels, including the S, SE, Hybrid-only SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium. Each trim provides the customer with various interior and exterior options, performance incentives, and looks. All-wheel drive is an affordable add-on option for all trims but comes standard with the Titanium trim.
The Hybrid version of the Escape is both fuel-efficient and fun to drive. Additionally, it starts at just under $30,000, which makes it a long-term affordable investment. The 2020 Ford Escape can get up to 41 MPG combined, based on the make and model that the customer goes for. Additionally, it has four different engine availabilities, including a 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 hybrid, a 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 plug-in hybrid, a 1.5L Ti-VCT GTDI I-3, and a 2.0L Ti-VCT GTDI I-4. Transmission is 8-speed automatic with front-wheel drive standard and intelligent all-wheel drive available for all trims.
The SUV seats five, with ample legroom and cargo. First row seats come with 40 inches of headroom and second row with just under 40. Legroom rests at 42.4 inches in the first seat and 40.7 in most second-row seats. Finally, hip room and shoulder room provides enough so that you don’t have to listen to your kids arguing about who’s touching who. The first row contains 55.2 inches of hip room and 57.6 inches of shoulder room, whereas the back row includes 53.3 inches of hip room and 56 inches of shoulder room.
New Exterior Design
There are a few classic shapes that the majority of SUVs (across all brands) stick to, but the 2020 Ford Escape seems to break the mold. Whereas the former Escape could be described as “boxy,” this new redesign is sleeker, almost nodding toward a high-performance sports car.
“Boxy” isn’t always bad. After all, some of the most popular crossovers, like the RAV4, CRV, and the Ford Escape of previous years, could be described as that. Yet, with a new decade on the line, Ford wanted their high-rated SUV to stick out. The new Escape still provides the same interior feel – spacious and comfortable – while looking more sporty. This is perfect for fans of Ford sedan cars, as Ford is moving away from sedans in favor of trucks and SUVs.
Safety and Performance
The Escape has traditionally done well in safety tests, and the 2020 version is no different. Safety might have been a worry for those following the production of the 2020 Ford Escape. The newest manufacture cut down on the weight of the car, which critics worried would compromise safety. However, the weight cut had two benefits – and one did deal with safety. Not only does the reduction in weight allow the 2020 Ford Escape to get better gas mileage, but it also does so without compromising safety.
Instead of working with aluminum and plastic alone, Ford experimented by mixing steel type throughout the chassis and the body. The result was a safe and robust body that was also lightweight. This year, the Ford Escape earned the Top Safety Award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Additionally, the Escape received high National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ratings. Frontal crash ratings ranked at 5/5 stars overall, side crash ratings ranked at 5/5 stars overall, and rollover ratings ranked at 4/5 stars overall.
Ford understands that safety is of the utmost importance to all its drivers, which is why all Ford vehicles come standard with Co-pilot 360. This advanced safety technology is a driver assist suite that helps drivers with some of the more challenging aspects of driving. These include emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a rearview backup camera, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), automatic high beams for night driving, and lane assist. Lane assist and BLIS are particularly lauded by safety fanatics. These help drivers stay in their lanes when driving long-distance, which ultimately keeps both them and other drivers safe. Additionally, BLIS alerts drivers during a lane merge or other maneuver if a car or other object is in their blind spot.
Why Go With the 2020 Escape?
If you’re reading this, you likely live in the Purcell or Oklahoma City area. Here, we deal with a lot of different situations that can make driving both uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. Large cities, unpredictable weather, and rural roads provide challenges that can make even the most attentive and quick-thinking driver anxious. SUVs are an excellent way to deal with those potentially scary issues, but Ford SUVs, like the 2020 Escape, surpass safety expectations and mitigate potential safety issues. For much less than a truck, you can get the same safety features and performance. The 2020 edition, newly remodeled and sleeker and safer than ever, is a great SUV to start with or to upgrade to.