Last year, Blue Oval automaker announced its plans to discount all sedans from the US markets. In the future, Ford will focus on crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and of course, hybrids. The upcoming 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid is almost ready to hit the markets. It is one of the leading Ford’s projects for the future.
Everything started with new Explorer SUV, and now Escape continues the company’s game of hybrids. This crossover will offer not one but two hybrid options. On top of that, it will look amazing. Even the interior will look modern, attractive and very unique.
Slick Exterior Design
As for the exterior, the new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid will look the same as the regular gasoline model. The only difference is a small “Hybrid” badge on the back. The shape, dimensions and overall styling will largely remain. We like the tapering roofline and the Mustang-inspired front grille.
So, we don’t expect drastic changes in terms of design. Moreover, the base model will receive zero updates. However, some other trim levels, such as SE Sport will get black wheels and numerous chrome accents. Generally, Escape Hybrid will remain eye-catching and very modern crossover.
Interior Will Largely Remain
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid will also carry over. Logically, you can expect new hybrid-specific options, but that’s it. The rest of the interior is the same as on the current gasoline variant. Escape provides a lot of space in front, however, in the back taller passengers will feel tight. The cabin is driver-oriented, and all of the controls are large and marked.
The quality of the cabin is superb, and comfort is also on a high level. Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system is up to date. It adds a standard 8-inch touchscreen and a 12.8-inch digital instrument cluster. Upper trim levels are offering premium leather upholstery and a standard B&O sound system. As for safety, Escape is a very safe crossover. While there won’t be new driver-assistance features, Escape Hybrid still offers a tone of them.
Power, MPG, Mileage
The upcoming 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid will deploy two powertrain options. Remember, SE Sport, and Titanium trim levels are offering the hybrid system as standard. However, only one powertrain option will become available right at launch. It is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is combined with a mild-hybrid system. The system is using an 88-kilowatt electric motor.
Total output is rated at 200 horsepower. The customers can choose between the FWD or 4WD systems. On top of that, a CVT transmission is in the offer. And while the mileage figures are not yet available, new Escape Hybrid will offer around 550 miles of driving range. Theoretically, this crossover will produce about 39 mpg on the highway.
2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Price and Release Date
Blue Oval’s new crossover should arrive very shortly. The 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid will start at $28,500. On the other hand, the range-topping Titanium trim level will cost around $34,000.