2020 Ford Escape

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A real challenger?

Date Posted: January 13, 2020
By Zack Spencer

The all-new Ford Escape is a big improvement from the outgoing model. With a larger platform with more legroom and width, this new 2020 Ford Escape is now the right size to take on the best selling Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. The Ford Escape used to be the best seller in Canada for many years but the fact Ford left the design far too long was a detriment. Now, the all-new Ford Escape compact SUV is set to challenge with two gasoline engines and two alternative power plants including a hybrid and plug-un hybrid Ford Escape. this 5-passenger utility is powered by a base 1.5L 3cylinder turbocharged engine or what Ford calls EcoBoost. This 3-cylinder Ford Escape has 181hp and 190lb.-ft. of torque. The optional gasoline engine is a 2.0L EcoBoost or turbocharged 4-cylinder with 250hp and 280lb.-ft. of torque but premium gas is recommended. The Ford Escape small SUV is available with front wheel drive FWD and all wheel drive AWD In addition, the new Ford Escape is available with a 2.5L 4-cylinder and hybrid system or plug-in hybrid system. The interior of this 5-passenger 2-row compact utility is fitted with typical materials in this class but many will but one up from the base model in Canada to get the Sync3 infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a larger 8-inch screen, heated steering wheel and heated front seats. The top Titanium Ford Escape can also be fitted with the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster behind the steering wheel. The power from the 2.0L turbocharged engine is very good, the handling is solid but the ride and refinement has been vastly improved.

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