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    Ford Introduces the 2020 Ford Escape

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    Ford unveiled the completely redesigned 2020 Ford Escape today ahead of its official showing at the New York Auto Show in two weeks.  Some of the biggest news about the Escape comes under the hood where 4 new powertrains debut. 

    The standard engine will be a 1.5 liter Ecoboost 3-cylinder that can run as a 2 cylinder during light load situations.  The engine is projected to produce 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque when fueled with premium gas. This is the first Ford engine with cylinder deactivation. The engine will be standard issue on S, SE, and SEL level trims. When properly equipped, the 1.5T will tow up to 2,000 lbs. 

    For those wanting more power, the Titanium trim will have a 250 horsepower, 275 lb-ft Ecoboost displacing 2.0 liters and coming standard with AWD. When running 93 octane, Ford says it will propel the Escape to 60 10% faster than the outgoing model. Towing for the 2.0T is maximum rated at 3,500 lbs. Both Ecoboost engines send power to the wheels via an 8-speed automatic.

    For the Eco-minded the hybrid returns to the Escape lineup after a 7 year absence, also joined by a plug-in variant.  The Plug-in uses an all new 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle hybrid engine paired with a CVT.  The combined output of the hybrid is rated at 198 horsepower and is capable of 85 mph in electric only mode. The hybrid will be available only on the SE Sport and Titanium trim.

    The Plug-in hybrid will be available on SE, SEL, and Titanium trims. It will have an electric only range of 30 miles. Level 1 and Level 2 charging are available. Level 1 110 volt outlet takes 10 to 11 hours for a full charge from empty, switching to level 2 cuts that time to about 3.5 hours. Total system power increases over the standard hybrid to 209 horsepower, but will not be available with All-wheel drive. 

    Both hybrid models feature 4 EV modes that allow the driver to adjust drive settings to the most suitable for conditions and needs.

    • Auto EV mode - the vehicle decides whether to run on gasoline or electric power.
    • EV Now Mode - the vehicle operates on all-electric drive.
    • EV Later Mode - the vehicle operates on gasoline power to conserve electric miles for later
    • EV Charge Mode - the vehicle operates on gasoline and recharges the battery for later EV only mode.

    Helping on the efficiency front, Ford designers made the most aerodynamic Escape ever.  They made a more sloped roofline and strake, an efficient underbody, and an optimized liftgate spoiler. Overall, the 2020 Escape is 200lbs lighter than its predecessor.  The new Escape is longer, lower, and wider than the outgoing model. The two ecoboost engines boast a range of 400 miles per tank, while the standard hybrid with FWD aims for a range of 550 miles. 

    Inside, Ford engineers optimized space to increase headroom and cargo capacity.  With the second row in the fully forward position, the rear cargo area can accommodate 4 golf bags or a full size dog crate. 

    On the safety front, the Escape comes with Ford Co-Pilot 360 standard.  Other technologies like Adaptive Cruise and Lane-Centering are available.  Passengers are entertained via an 8-inch touch screen standard on SE and above. The gauge cluster is a 12.3 inch all digital system that uses 3D animated graphic to indicate drive mode. 

    The 2020 Ford Escape will reach dealers in the fall with the Plug-in Hybrid variant due in Spring 2020. 

    We will have more of the 2020 Ford Escape from the New York Auto Show on April 17th.

     

     

    Source: Ford Media



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    11 hours ago, regfootball said:

    Rather surprised, Ford is down to Mustang, Edge, Escape, Explorer, F-150.... the Flex goes bye soon, Taurus is already bye, Fusion goes bye, the Transit is niche.  Ranger, is a dud, I'm sorry i sat in it at auto show, call Ford and tell them its not 2007 anymore.  Ford is really putting all their eggs in a very models now.  This new Escape will sell huge, no doubt, but Ford keeps cutting its product line......

    The Bronco will be out next year and I think the off-road companion to the Escape will come out next year as well. You also forgot about the Ecosport, but I can understand why lol. Also Transit Connect and the Super Derties.. 

    31 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

    Besides the Baby Bronco, they also have the Fiesta-based Puma CUV coming..slotting between the EcoSport and Escape..don't know if the US is going to get it or not, though. 

    There's a second itty bitty CUV coming? 

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    Yet while I get that some auto or maybe all auto companies go with the best engine at the top only on a new first year out, does not mean it has to be that way.

    Many here talked of the days when you could buy a base all manual everything Camaro and get the biggest V8 in it for the ultimate sleeper.

    I see no reason to not offer the complete family of engines from the beginning on all versions of the model line.

    I would be willing to say that once an auto goes Electric, you could probably take the software that has higher HP / Torque and flash the lower end auto to gain it. Probably some self checks to try and avoid allowing this, but a smart engineer will figure out how to hack it.

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    3 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    I see no reason to not offer the complete family of engines from the beginning on all versions of the model line.

    It costs more money. Having all sorts of variables and options costs money. Remember when they cut down on a lot of options and things a year or so ago because there was something crazy like 500 different variations on the Fusion? That's probably one way Toyota and Honda still profit on their smaller cars. 

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    28 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    Hmmm interesting... I wonder how it will be sized next to the Escape and Ecoport. i assume it will try and split the difference considering the Escape is 3.5 inches longer. 

    The Ecosport is also very narrow, so it isn't only length where space can be improved. 

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    18 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    It costs more money. Having all sorts of variables and options costs money. Remember when they cut down on a lot of options and things a year or so ago because there was something crazy like 500 different variations on the Fusion? That's probably one way Toyota and Honda still profit on their smaller cars. 

    Toyota offers 3 powertrains (4-cylinder, V6, Hybrid) on the Camry and two of those are drop-in shared with the Avalon and ES. 
    Honda offers 2 powertrains (1.5T, 2.0T) on the Accord
    Ford Fusion offered (1.5T, 2.0T, 2.5, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, 2.7T V6) with some combination of FWD and AWD. Only two of those are shared with the Lincoln MKZ.

    So you're right, Ford's huge number of offerings was a liability for them and cost a lot more money than what Toyota or Honda spend. 

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    The interior is much improved (even if a little derivative). The exterior, however, already looks outdated. First and second look makes me think of a Hyundai Veracruz (only shorter). Seems Ford is fine with it and I’m sure the young mommies out there will not care, but that does not stop it from looking like an 8 year old CUV from S. Korea.

     

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    I'm surprised that 1: They didn't show the Lincoln first like they have been recently and 2: That the off-road version(baby bronco) is still so far off yet on the same platform.

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    4 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    For those disappointed that the 2.0T is only available in top trim. Keep this in mind, in 2013 when the current gen first came out the 2.0T was only available in Titanium trims as well then either the next year or two years later they made it available in lower SE or SEL trims. I wouldn't doubt if they did the same this time around as well. 

    You are likely 100% correct but that is still bush league.  It is how they control CAFE counts and make $$$ though.

     

    4 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    The Bronco will be out next year and I think the off-road companion to the Escape will come out next year as well. You also forgot about the Ecosport, but I can understand why lol. Also Transit Connect and the Super Derties.. 

    There's a second itty bitty CUV coming? 

    You are correct.  I did forget about the EcoSport, but that was because it was such a piece of shit.

    Ford rushed it to US market in the state it was in just to get the nameplate established in the US and to replace the Fiesta.

    However, I expect the next Ecosport to be much improved.  It should be improved like the next gen Trax/Tracker should be improved.

    3 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Yet while I get that some auto or maybe all auto companies go with the best engine at the top only on a new first year out, does not mean it has to be that way.

    Many here talked of the days when you could buy a base all manual everything Camaro and get the biggest V8 in it for the ultimate sleeper.

    I see no reason to not offer the complete family of engines from the beginning on all versions of the model line.

    I would be willing to say that once an auto goes Electric, you could probably take the software that has higher HP / Torque and flash the lower end auto to gain it. Probably some self checks to try and avoid allowing this, but a smart engineer will figure out how to hack it.

    CAFE.  The cheap folks get deprived of the bigger motor, to keep CAFE count in check.  If you want the bigger motor badly enough, they stick it to you and make you pay big bucks for your desire to whack away at their higher fleet CAFE average.

    Let me give you an example.  I am looking to replace my Malibu and this next time I want to get the 2.0 if I stick with a Malibu.  If i am forced to I will get another 1.5 but I see the new RS trim and l love the way it looks but I have no options for 2.0, heated seats, dual climate or sunroof.  I would think a 2.0 RS with cloth heated seats and a sunroof would be a big seller for the Malibu.  But to get the 2.0 you have to get the Premier.  I get it but at the same time it is still bush league.

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    3 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    It costs more money. Having all sorts of variables and options costs money. Remember when they cut down on a lot of options and things a year or so ago because there was something crazy like 500 different variations on the Fusion? That's probably one way Toyota and Honda still profit on their smaller cars. 

    What is crazy is that now finally on the Fusion you can spec it out in SE trim w moonroof with AWD and 2.0 and its a crazy good deal.....go build one......like 30k MSRP or less .  They wait till the model sales sputter than they open up the options sheet.

    2 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

    The interior is much improved (even if a little derivative). The exterior, however, already looks outdated. First and second look makes me think of a Hyundai Veracruz (only shorter). Seems Ford is fine with it and I’m sure the young mommies out there will not care, but that does not stop it from looking like an 8 year old CUV from S. Korea.

     

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    I love your analogy here...... there are some other Hyundai / Kias that it seems Ford is starting to look like.....

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    11 minutes ago, regfootball said:

    You are correct.  I did forget about the EcoSport, but that was because it was such a piece of $h!.

    Ford rushed it to US market in the state it was in just to get the nameplate established in the US and to replace the Fiesta.

    However, I expect the next Ecosport to be much improved.  It should be improved like the next gen Trax/Tracker should be improved.

    Yeah it IS a big ole turd that Ford laid. 

    Looking back at the list the Expedition was forgotten as well...fwiw... 

    7 minutes ago, regfootball said:

    What is crazy is that now finally on the Fusion you can spec it out in SE trim w moonroof with AWD and 2.0 and its a crazy good deal.....go build one......like 30k MSRP or less .  They wait till the model sales sputter than they open up the options sheet.

    I couldn't find the moon roof but an SE, 2.0T(AWD standard with 2.0T) comes in at $26,xxx. There really isn't anything to add to an SE. Adding anything pretty much makes you go up to an SEL. 

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    I want Ford to bring back the best they ever built but caved to the Eco Freaks.

    I want an Excursion! :D 

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    5 hours ago, dfelt said:

    I want Ford to bring back the best they ever built but caved to the Eco Freaks.

    I want an Excursion! :D 

    How is this not AWESOME!
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    Loved the mini stage coach doors on them.

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    8 hours ago, ccap41 said:

    Yeah it IS a big ole turd that Ford laid. 

    Looking back at the list the Expedition was forgotten as well...fwiw... 

    I couldn't find the moon roof but an SE, 2.0T(AWD standard with 2.0T) comes in at $26,xxx. There really isn't anything to add to an SE. Adding anything pretty much makes you go up to an SEL. 

    Unfortunately this doesn’t break it out but it’s a fusion SE with 2.0 and all wheel drive discount package , which is included In base MSRP, and optional moonroof. Not huge on the fusion but I even admit that is tempting.  Fords 2.0 is a bit of a turd though. By the end of the model year these will be advertised on one price dealer sites for like 23 grand  

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