Hybrids & Electrics

New Ford Escape Reviews Reveal A Major Disappointment

The 2020 Ford Escape has been hitting the streets, allowing drivers to test the updated SUV out personally. However, despite stellar reviews in most areas, drivers are finding a significant disappointment. Check out what’s good and bad about the 2020 Ford Escape. 

One Disappointing 2020 Ford Escape Aspect

The Ford Escape has an all-new design that dumps its old boxy look for a more fuel-efficient, aerodynamic design. It’s also tricky to recognize as nothing shadows it’s older look. 

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape | Ford

However, that’s not the problem. There’s a lot of great things about the 2020 Ford Escape. However, new reviews reveal one major disappointment with the interior. It’s made with lackluster materials and lacks comfort compared to other models. 

There seems to be a lot of cheap plastic materials and cloth seats that don’t look too supportive. But you can upgrade to a higher trim option for plush leather and soft-touch materials. The interior doesn’t seem bad by any means, just lacking against competitors. 

On a positive note, the interior, especially in the back seat is more spacious than before. You can access up to 33.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and up to 65.4 cubic feet of cargo space total.

This is a lot more space than the Honda CR-V has to offer. So, should the unimpressive interior stop you from buying the 2020 Ford Escape? 

Is The 2020 Ford Escape Worth Buying? 

Yes, the Ford Escape is a great option. It starts around $24k and offers up to 44 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. You’ll have to work hard to find a better fuel economy. Plus, there is no shortage of power. 

2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford Escape | Ford

The Ford Escape has three engine options. The 1.5-liter EcoBoost inline-three engine produces 180 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. 

The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is available with the plug-in hybrid version with 209 horsepower. Depending on which build you choose, the Ford Escape can tow between 1,500 to 3,500 lb. This is on par with what the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V can tow. 

Plus, the Ford Escape is speedy. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds. Also, to suit your needs, the Ford Escape is offered in all-wheel-drive and four-wheel drive. While AWD is excellent for handling snow and a few off-roading challenges, 4X4 will take you further on your adventure. 

2020 Ford Escape Features 

Do you like tech and safety? Because the Ford Escape is loaded. The heads up display shows you calls, navigation, speed, and more behind the steering wheel, allowing you to keep your eyes on the road. The Escape can connect to WAZE, has a built-in Wi-fi hotspot, can connect to Alexa, and more. 

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid SE
Blue Ford Escape Hybrid SE | Ford

In terms of safety, the Ford Escape has forward collision prevention, evasive steering assistance, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, available parking assistance, and much more. 

So, the lackluster interior may be worth overlooking for all the power, safety, tech, and capabilities you gain with the Ford Escape instead.