What's New for the 2020 Ford Escape?

A leader in the compact crossover class, the popular Ford Escape returns for the 2020 model year with a full design refresh and lots of exciting new features. Here's a quick look at what Shepherdsville and Shively KY drivers can expect with the latest iteration:

  • New Base Engine: The 2020 Escape replaces the old 2.5-liter four-cylinder with a new turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine (181 horsepower, 190 pound-feet of torque). Though it has one fewer cylinder, the new engine increases output over its predecessor, gaining an additional two horsepower and 13 pound-feet of torque. The engine features a cylinder deactivation system that can shut down one cylinder when demand is low to save fuel.

  • New Hybrid Option: For the first time in seven years, Escape offers a hybrid powertrain. Standard on SE Sport and Titanium trims, it combines a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine, two electric motors, and a continuously variable automatic transmission.

  • Standard Infotainment: Ford's advanced SYNC 3 infotainment system with eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is now standard equipment.

  • Standard Driver Aids: Previous Escape models offered advanced driver-assistance technologies via the Safe and Smart package. The 2020 model now includes the Ford Co-Pilot360 package on the base trim. The package equips Automatic Emergency Braking with Pre-Collision Assist, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, and automatic high beams.

Test Drive the New Ford Escape near Jeffersontown, KY

If you're in the market for a sporty compact crossover with excellent utility and lots of features, see for yourself what the 2020 Ford Escape has to offer. Contact Town & Country Ford for more information regarding available models and Ford lease deals. Or visit us in Louisville for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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