Shopping for a compact SUV? If so, it’s likely that the Ford Escape is on your radar. It’s one of the top-selling compact SUVs and has been hugely popular since it debuted in 2001. The 2020 Ford Escape redesign brings features that make this vehicle an even more attractive choice.
The exterior changes on the 2020 Ford Escape redesign are pretty easy to notice. The body hasn’t received much of a facelift since 2013, so this year Ford gave it a look that loses the bulk. Some drivers will appreciate the more car-like style that is longer and lower to the ground than earlier Escape models.
If you’re looking for an SUV, even a compact one, the room in the cabin is likely important to you. Ford knows that, so they gave the 2020 Escape a few more inches of comfort for passengers. As a tradeoff, there is a bit less cargo space, but it’s still quite roomy. The 2020 Escape can hold 65.4 cubic feet of gear, groceries, and sports equipment when the rear seats are down.
You’ll get more with the 2020 redesign without having to purchase add-ons. Keyless entry, push-button ignition, and the impressive Sync 3 infotainment system are now standard on the SE and SEL models. As with the 2019 Escape, you’ll also enjoy voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
Power and Performance
Drivers will love the smoother ride and easier handling delivered by the 2020 Ford Escape redesign. Using the Escape for your commute? You’ll appreciate the improved gas mileage. While the 2019 model offered 23 MPG in the city and 30 on the highways, the 2020 version bumps it up to 27 MPG city and 33 highway.
You’d think with all the updates that the price increase would be significant, but it’s not. The 2020 Ford Escape starts at $24,885, which is only about $800 more than the 2019 model. Of course, your final price will depend on trim style and options you choose, but every model is an economical choice for a thoughtfully appointed compact SUV.
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