2020 Ford Escape Gains All-New Look, Hybrid and PHEV Model
Gasoline engines, two new hybrids, all-wheel drive, acres of tech – Ford is throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at its new-for-2020 Escape crossover.
After binning every sedan in its lineup, it is more important than ever for Ford to knock it out of the park with each new crossover and SUV it introduces. After all, if these fail, they don’t have the car market on which to fall back anymore.
Starting under the hood, Ford is offering a pair of hybrid options in addition to the traditional gasoline engine powertrains. A class they arguably helped create 15 years ago with the original Escape Hybrid, the 2020 hybrid models will be available with and without plug-in capability. The trims of SE Sport and Titanium come standard with Ford’s familiar hybrid propulsion system which includes a 2.5-liter four banger hooked to a continuously variable transmission. This front-drive model is projected to produce a combined system horsepower of 198 and a top speed of 85 mph in electric-only mode.
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