The new Escape comes with a sporty look, lighter weight, top safety features and an upgraded suspension system that offers a much improved overall performance. The standard safety features infused in the 2020 Ford Escape can only tell the high premium the auto maker places on passenger safety and comfort. The Escape comes in five trim levels and these are; the S, SE, SE Sport, SEL and Titanium models. Ford Escape has known competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Chevrolet Equinox.
2020 Ford Escape comes with Active Park Assist Feature
The new Ford Escape SUV comes with a well-sculpted and smooth body style to suit the Escape’s millennial customer base. It is built with standard exterior features like the daytime running lights, LED taillights, LED headlights, panoramic Vista roof, wheel locking lug nuts, front license plate bracket, splash guards and 17-inch wheels.
It has a wheel base of 106.7" and width of 74.1" which has improved the Escape’s maximum luggage space to 65.4 cubic-feet. Its height and overall length stands at 66.1 inches and 180.5 inches respectively.
2. Trims of 2020 Ford Escape and Prices
2020 Ford Escape S Trim
Starting from the base trim, S which has a Manufacturer Stated Retail Price MSRP of $26,000 (~₦9.4 million)
This model comes with unique features which are clearly an upgrade to the previous year’s Base trim. The S model has two USB charging/media connection ports, also comes with internet connection Wi-Fi that allows for multiple device connection, up to 10 devices at a time. Expectedly, several driver assist features are sprayed in here and there, some of them include features like the lane keep assist, automatic braking system, automatic high beam detection and blind spot detection.
2020 Ford Escape SE Trim
The SE model MSRP starts at $28,190 (~₦10.2 million) and goes up to $29,750 (~₦10.8 million) depending on the packages added.
It adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration system, an infotainment system with 8-inches touchscreen media display, automatic climatic control, adaptive cruise control and heated front seats. Other features like heated side view mirrors, keyless entry and 10-way power adjustable driver's seat are also available. The SE Sport comes with a leather wrapped steering wheel, sport seats and 12-inch digital gauge cluster display.
Ford Escape 2020 is offered in 4 trim levels
2020 Ford Escape SEL Trim
The SEL model is an upgraded version of the SE model with a greatly improved passenger comfort and enhanced drive experience. This model cost about $30,350 (~₦11 million) and comes with additional features like the heated leather steering wheel, remote start, sport contour bucket seats and reverse sensing system.
2020 Ford Escape Titanium Trim
Titanium is the latest and coolest Ford escape model, it is the ultimate Escape model. It comes with additional and upgraded features foreign to the lower trims and models. These features include a top notch navigation system, leather seat, acoustic laminated glass, B and O sound system, a 10-inch touchscreen display, ambient LED lighting, Ford's active park assist, lane centering, a 110V AC power outlet and a dual zone climate control system.
This model's MSRP starts at $37,780 (~₦13.7 million)
3. Interior design of 2020 Ford Escape
The 2020 Ford Escape comes with an improved interior design and is compacted with high-tech features for enhanced convenience and support. These interior features however, differ in trims. The higher trims come with higher technology packages and upgraded features as specified in previous section.
The front row has legroom and headroom of 42.4 inches and 40 inches
Generally, the seats which are covered in premium cloth materials are logically arranged to give more legroom and luggage space. The front row has legroom and headroom of 42.4 inches and 40 inches respectively while that of the rear seats are 40.7 inches and 39.3inches respectively. The front and rear hip room are also 55.2 inches and 53.3 inches respectively. The driver's seat is 8-way power adjustable while the passenger seat has 4-way manual adjustment. Other seat features like rear ventilation ducts, split folding rear seat, multiple level heating driver's seat, bucket front seat and foldable center armrest are also available to maximize comfort and convenience.
The front passenger seat has 4-way manual adjustment
Driving is made more remarkable and enjoyable for both driver and passengers with the infusion of some really cool tech features like the keyless ignition and entry, front and rear cup holders, dual illuminating vanity mirror, cruise control, tilt and telescope steering wheel, electric power steering, rearview camera, console with storage, interior air filtration, front seatback storage, front and rear door pocket and some function keys on the steering wheel.
The Ford Escape also comes with a standard information and entertainment system with a touchscreen display and 6-surround sound speakers. USB and Bluetooth connection, AM/FM stereo, satellite radio and some other media features are also available. Instrumentation features like the clock, external temperature display, tachometer, compass and trip computer are also available. However, these features availability differ with trim.
Ford 2020 comes with a maximum lstorage space of 65.4 cubic-feet
4. Engine performance of 2020 Ford Escape
The 2020 Ford Escape’s engine specification and performance differ with trim as follow:
Engine specs of 2020 Ford Escape S Trim
The base S model makes use of a 1.5 Liter 3-cylinder engine which delivers power output of 180 horse power and torque of 177 lb-ft. It comes with a standard front wheel drive which enhances the traction and stability control of the vehicle. The engine also makes use of an 8-speed automatic transmission system.
Engine specs of 2020 Ford Escape SE and SE Sport Trims
The SE and SE Sport models come with the same engine configuration. They use a hybrid powertrain that comprises 2.5 Liter four-cylinder and a battery pack with capacity of 14.4 kWh and electric motors. This hybrid power train delivers 198 hp. It makes use of continuously variable transmission CVT system and consumes about 39 mpg combined. The SE model accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.1 seconds.
Engine specs of 2020 Ford Escape SEL Trim
The SEL model comes with a 1.5 Liter EcoBoost engine and an optional 2.0 Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This engine configuration deliver a power output of 250 horsepower and makes 275 pound-feet of torque.
The SE model accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 7.1 seconds
Engine specs of 2020 Ford Escape Titanium Trim
Lastly, the top Titanium model comes with a 2.0 Liter turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrain with an All-wheel drive system. This engine offers better performance when compared to some of its SUV rivals. It makes use of an 8-speed automatic transmission with its engine delivering 250 hp and 275 lb-ft torque.
2020 Ford escape generally has an easy handling steering system and because of the light body structure of the new Escape, together with its AWD the performance of the Escape just gives you some unexplained level of joy. The upgraded suspension system further enhances the Escapes performance especially of rough terrain. The new Escape comes with a responsive braking system when engaged.
The Titanium Trim makes use of an 8-speed automatic transmission with its engine delivering 250 hp and 275 lb-ft torque
5. Specifications of 2020 Ford Escape
The Cabin comes with an ambient lighting and cloth/leather upholstery
Standard infotainment system with 8" touchscreen display
Minimum six surround sound speakers (depending on the trim)
Two USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and Wi-Fi connection
Apply CarPlay and Android Auto integration system and navigation system in the upper trims
Driver and passengers power adjustable seats and heated front seats
Maximum luggage space of 65.4 cubic-feet and enough front and rear leg space.
Standard driver assist features
Ford 2020 comes with the Head-up Display
Availability of 1.5 L 3-cylinder turbocharged engine, 2.0 L 4-cylinder turbocharged or 2.5 L 4-cylinder electric hybrid/gas engine depending on the trim level.
It comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission system
Availability standard Front wheel drive for the lower trims and optional AWD for the upper trims.
Efficient fuel economy for all trim levels
Well sculptured and light body structure with standard and custom colors
LED taillight and headlights
Daytime running lights for safety
Availability of painted 17" alloy wheels and 225/65R17 tires.
The four-wheel ABS, engine mobilizers, child seat anchor, Active Park Assist, emergency braking preparation, front and rear head airbags, stability control, dual front side mounted airbags, front and rear headrest, duck sensing lamp, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, traction control, pre-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, auto delap off headlamps, rear center 3- point belt, ventilated front disc and solid rear disc brakes gives you an idea of how much premium Ford places on safety.
2020 Ford Escape Review - First Drive
6. Prices of used Ford Escape in Nigeria
Prices of Foreign used Ford Escape In Nigeria
Below are Tokunbo prices of most popular Ford Escape cars in Nigeria. The prices may change due to currency exchange rate and custom clearing cost.
Foreign used Ford Escape in Nigeria
Tokunbo Ford Escape 2008
₦2,500,000 - ₦4,500,000
Tokunbo Ford Escape 2014
₦8,000,000 - ₦10,000,000
Tokunbo Ford Escape 2016
₦10,000,000 - ₦12,500,000
Prices of Nigerian used Ford Escape
You can check price ranges of locally used Ford Escape cars in Nigeria. These figures depend mostly on the car condition and production year.
All in all, 2020 Ford Escape is a worth-buying car with various upgrades from design to performance features. Given its specifications, the prices for all trims are not expensive at all. However, should you want something more affordable, used Ford Escape cars are always available on Naijauto.com for your visit.
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