Ford’s compact crossover is not going to hit showrooms for a few more months, but irrespective of the fact, the automaker released pricing for the redesigned 2020 Escape. As expected, the new-gen of the SUV costs more from its predecessor. However, with a price tag at $25,980, the base S model is still a quite affordable option in its segment. At the end of the road, the topping and fully loaded Escape Titanium can surpass 40,000$, though you can find a couple of interesting trim levels somewhere in the middle too:
Escape S, $25,980
Escape SE, $28,190
Escape SE Sport (hybrid), $29,530
Escape SEL, $30,350
Escape Titanium (hybrid), $34,495
Escape Titanium, $37,780
Basically, the 2020 Escape S costs $780 more when compared to the predecessor, but taking into account what the successor provides, the extra money is nothing. From now on, the entry-point version of the compact crossover comes fitted with standard driver-assist features including blind-spot monitoring and forward collision warning. This one is coupled with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine.
The up-level 2020 Ford Escape SE gets pretty much everything as the base model, plus adds an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as automatic climate control, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and 17-inch aluminum wheels. The driver gets a 10-way power driver’s seat, while the SUV provides keyless entry too. The SE uses the aforementioned three-cylinder mill capable of producing 180 horsepower that travels to front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to Blue oval, you will have to pay the model $28,190 before options.
A bit more expensive Escape SE Sport is priced at $29,530. The crossover comes hooked to a hybrid powertrain. It’s basically a 2.5-liter four-cylinder running on the Atkinson cycle complemented by an electric motor and a small battery. This one delivers 198 horsepower in total, as well as quite impressive fuel economy that’s estimated to be 38 mpg/combined. The hybrid option uses the front-wheel drive as standard, but potential buyers can get optional AWD for less than $1,500.
The 2020 Ford Escape SEL is also using the 180-hp 1.5-liter option, FWD, and 8-speed ‘box. However, the crossover is priced at $30,350 and here is why: In addition to all you can find in the SE, the SEL it’s also fitted with fog lamps and a power liftgate. Front passengers get contour bucket seats, while the driver puts hands on a heated leather steering wheel. Also, a reverse sensing system and remote start are among standard features.
Essentially, the biggest difference between two Titanium models is under the hood. The top-dog crossover can be chosen either with the aforementioned hybrid powertrain or with a powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. While you can choose between FWD and AWD for your hybrid, the four-cylinder option feeds all-wheel drive with a respectable output of 250 horsepower. Both Titanium crossovers ride on 19-inch wheels and use LED fog lamps. You will hear barely anything from the outside thanks to acoustic laminated glass. More precisely, the only sound inside comes from a B&O sound system. The vanilla option is also fitted with ambient LED lighting, dual-zone climate control, a 110-volt AC power outlet, as well as with leather seats. Driving will be easier with lane centering and Ford’s Active Park Assist and both options come with the 2020 Ford Escape Titanium.
Blue Oval hasn’t released pricing information for the 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid. This one will be using a 14.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that enables electric-drive over 30 miles for sure. Still, unlike the rest of the crew that will become available pretty soon, the PHEV model won’t reach dealerships before early 2020, so, essentially, the automaker doesn’t really need to reveal pricing at the moment.