Redesigned 2020 Ford Escape Adds New Engines & Desirable Upgrades

2020 Ford Escape Union NJ

The 2019 Ford Escape continued to show why this model is one of the most popular SUVs at our Union County NJ dealership location because of its performance and use of features like SYNC 3 for your entertainment, FordPass Connect to give you in-vehicle WiFi for up to 10 devices & Intelligent 4WD for maximum control on or off the road.

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The 2020 Ford Escape turns the current model on its head by enhancing what’s already there with some all-new amenities, design cues and performance capabilities. Let’s take a look at what’s new for the Escape.

Sleeker & More Flexible Design

You’ll be able to tell the difference between the 2020 Ford Escape and its predecessor on the roads of New Jersey since it gets inspiration from sportier Ford models. This SUV lower, wider & longer while presenting exterior changes including:

  • 6th-generation Ford Mustang-inspired shield-shaped trapezoidal grille
  • Ford GT-inspired lower front end borrows
  • Sloped roofline
  • Optimized liftgate spoiler & strake
  • Efficient underbody with high-strength lightweight steel

Headroom for both rows and shoulder & hip room for the 2nd row have been improved. Inside, you'll also find a new sliding seat in the 2nd row that's designed to give passengers added comfort with best-in-class legroom or the ability to add almost 6" to the rear cargo area.

When moving the 2nd row all the way forward, you can take advantage of up to 37.5 cubic feet of cargo room to accommodate loads of golf clubs, groceries and more. And putting cargo in your vehicle is so simple thanks to the available hands-free foot-activated liftgate.

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Smart Upgrades Aplenty

The 2020 Ford Escape offers some innovations inside that have never before been seen in this model. The first is a heads-up display that project vital vehicle information onto a 6" screen right in front of you at windshield level, so you can access what you need without taking your eyes off of the road.

This isn’t the only new feature designed to make your ride more convenient & safer. Ford Co-Pilot360™ driver-assist technology comes standard and gives you technologies such as:

  • Blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go & lane centering
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Rear view camera
  • Auto high-beam headlamps

Two new upgrades offered in the 2020 Escape are Active Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist. Active Park Assist 2.0 parallel & perpendicular parks your SUV with the touch of a button without you needing to use the steering wheel, while Evasive Steering Assist helps avoid collisions by providing steering support when a slower-moving or stationary vehicle is detected ahead of you.

Other innovative and updated features available for the 2020 Ford Escape at our dealership serving Millburn NJ include:

  • Wireless charging pad in the front center console for your smartphone
  • Type A & C USB charging ports
  • 12.3” all-digital instrument cluster
  • SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Ford+Alexa & Waze navigation
  • FordPass Connect for 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 mobile devices & other remote vehicle services
  • 575-watt 10-speaker B&O premium sound system by Bang & Olufsen
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Ford Escape Hybrid Returns for 2020

There hasn’t been a Ford Escape Hybrid SUV in a long while in New Jersey, but it’s back! And there are 2 different electric vehicle options for 2020, a hybrid model and a plug-in hybrid model, both of which use a 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine under the hood.

If you opt for the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, you can get a top speed of up to 85 mph in all-electric mode. If you opt for the 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid, you can take advantage of an EPA-estimated zero-emissions driving range of at least 30 miles & full-battery charging time of 10-11 hours with a 110-volt Level 1 charge or about 3.5 hours with a 240-volt Level 2 charge via the onboard port.

The 2020 Escape Hybrid offers 4 different EV modes with unique settings to meet your current driving needs:

  • Auto EV: lets the vehicle decide whether to run on gas or electric power
  • EV Now: lets you operate on all-electric driving
  • EV Later: lets you switch to full gas-powered driving to conserve electric miles for later use
  • EV Charge: lets you continue battery charging while driving & generating electric miles for later use
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Top-Notch Performance

In addition to the 2 new hybrid options, there are also 2 new EcoBoost engines offered for the 2020 Ford Escape that use 8-speed automatic transmission for a smooth ride. The all-new 1.5L EcoBoost that comes standard on the S, SE & SEL is projected to deliver 180 hp & 177 lb/ft of torque while offering cylinder deactivation that shuts down an unneeded cylinder automatically to enhance performance.

Available on the Titanium trim, the new 2.0L EcoBoost engine is projected to up the capability to 250 hp & 275 lb/ft of torque and increases the 0-60-mph acceleration time by up to 10% compared to its predecessor. Towing capability is rated at up to 2,000 lbs for the 1.5L & 3,500 lbs for the 2.0L.

Front-wheel drive comes standard in the 2020 Escape, but All-Wheel Drive (AWD) is available with AWD Disconnect that allows you to only use the front wheels when all wheels aren't needed. This will reduce drag & the energy the drivetrain uses to make it last longer before needing a repair.

There are also 5 driving modes to choose from to modify the electronic stability control & traction control systems automatically to handle current driving conditions. Those modes are:

  • Normal
  • Eco
  • Slippery
  • Sport
  • Deep Snow/Sand
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Salerno Duane Ford can answer any questions you may have about the 2020 Ford Escape including when it will be arriving at our Summit NJ dealership location, so contact us today to learn more about this redesigned SUV!

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