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Ford Escape Redesigned For The First Time Since 2013

May 15, 2019

Ford Escape Redesigned For The First Time Since 2013

The Ford Escape was first introduced back in 2000. While it has obviously changed and improved since then, there has been very minimal design changes since 2013. However, this is all changing for the 2020 model. At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, Ford unveiled a completely redesigned 2020 Ford Escape. 

This 2020 Ford Escape has a significantly more modern look than its predecessors. In fact, it almost resembles the discontinued Focus. It has a curvier yet more sporty body, with sleek, sculpted wheel arches that flow into the doors. Rather than the chrome six-sized grille of the 2019 model, this model features a new, black-mesh trapezoidal grille instead, differing from any other grille used on an Escape in the past.  The taillight is also a lot sleeker than the older models. The diffuser above the rear window is also more defined than in the past, and it’s further accentuated by a piano black trim. It’s also lower to the ground, wider, and longer, which was all intended to make it more aerodynamic.

But the exterior wasn’t the only thing that got completely revamped for the 2020 model year. This new model has a lot more room for your backseat passengers, not just in terms of leg room, but also more head, hip, and shoulder room. The leg room increases from 37.3 inches to 40.7 inches. While this may not sound like a tremendous amount, you’ll definitely feel the difference when you’re sitting back there. One interesting thing that you don’t typically see in very many vehicles at all is the option to slide the second row back. This option is now available with the new Escape. If you want more leg room you simply slide the seat back. For more cargo space, you shift the row forward. Drivers also get the extra leg room, as well as some cool new technology upgrades to make driving easier and better, such as a new digital instrument cluster, rather than the traditional analog instrument cluster.

The 2020 Ford Escape will be available in the following five trims: the S, SE, SE sport, SEL, and the Titanium trim. It also comes with a choice of hybrid or plug-in hybrid, with the plug-in hybrid capable of being driven over 30 miles completely electrically, with no gas being used. While the plug-in will only come with front-wheel drive, other powertrains will have the all-wheel drive option, and will be capable of towing up to 3,500 pounds, depending on the model. With the use of lightweight, high-strength steel, the 2020 model is also 200 pounds lighter than the current model, which suggests that all trims, not just the hybrids, will have superior fuel economy than previous models.

The new Escape is expected to arrive at our dealership Fall 2019! So, make sure to keep an eye out on our blog, or check out our Facebook page for updates. But if you’re anxious to get behind the wheel of an Escape today, come on down to our dealership any time! You can test drive a new 2019 Escape, or any of the used Escapes we have in stock.

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