2020 Ford Escape

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2020 Ford Escape Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


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Dealership Experience

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Best Compact SUV of 2020

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2020 Ford Escape after 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated higher than average for the segment
  • The experience of using voice assistance in the vehicle is rated high
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning operate well

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2020 Ford Escape during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Customers give lower ratings than some competitors for feeling that the vehicle would protect them in an accident
  • Owners give lower than average ratings for the quality of the materials used inside the vehicle
  • Consumers give lower ratings for the vehicle's brakes than some competitors

Performance Specs

MPG City

23 - 44


31 - 37


181 - 250


1 speed, CVT w/OD, 8 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2020 Ford Escape Review

The Escape is one of the smaller crossover SUVs in Ford’s lineup slotting below the Edge Explorer and Expedition.The current Escape softens the hot-hatch lines of the last model into something more organic and friendly. There’s some Mazda moments with a little Model 3 thrown in for good measure. The cockpit has some BMW-ish bands of controls styled like happy-robot faces. It’s a somber place with dark plastic and woodgrain trim decking out its restrained shapes.Base Escapes are powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-3 pegged at 181 horsepower on 93-octane gasoline. Power is sent to the front or four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 250 horsepower comes with all-wheel drive.The most frugal Escape is the Hybrid with its 2.5-liter inline-4 electric motor and 1.1-kilo-watt-hour lithium-ion battery pack sending 200 horsepower to the front or all four wheels via a continuously variable transmission. The IIHS named the Escape a Top Safety Pick but only in its top trim. Every Ford Escape comes with automatic emergency braking active lane control automatic high-beam headlights and blind-spot monitors. A forward-collision warning system can mitigate accidents at speeds up to 75 mph. Available adaptive cruise control adds lane-centering capability and a head-up display is available. With an 41 mpg combined EPA rating it’s the most fuel-efficient Escape on the market until the plug-in hybrid arrives.Starting from the mid $20 000s the Escape comes standard with LED taillights Bluetooth and a 4.2-inch LCD screen for its AM/FM radio. Upgrades range from an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and heated leather seats.
Your Ford Escape has the technology you want. Keep your eyes on the road your hands on the wheel and stay connected with voice-activated SYNC technology. Available Sync 3 adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Available navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link uses GPS technology and 3-D mapping to provide voice-guided turn-by-turn directions so you can avoid congestion and get home sooner. Download the free FordPass app and you can find gas stations and parking spots schedule service appointments and more. Your Ford Escape. It’s packed with technology.
Every Ford Expedition comes with a full suite of Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features to help you stay safe. Like the Lane-Keeping System that can help you stay between the lines. And the Blind-Spot Information System that lets you know when it’s safe to change lanes. And Cross-Traffic Alert that helps you back out of parking lots and driveways more safely. Available Adaptive Cruise Control maintains your speed when the road is clear and slows the car when it detects slower traffic ahead. The Ford Escape. Do more. Be safer.
The Ford Escape is powered by your choice of four powertrains. Get the most out of every drop of fuel with one of two available Aturbocharged EcoBoost gas engines. Or go green with an available Bhybrid or plug-in hybrid. Whether you’re driving on snow-packed roads loose gravel or just find yourself in a sudden downpour you’ll have the added confidence of sure-footed front-wheel drive or the enhanced grip of available CIntelligent All-Wheel Drive. Add the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package and you can Dtow up to 3 500 lbs.

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