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2020 Ford Escape Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Krishna Choubey Content Writer Updated on: December 6, 2019


With phasing down all of its traditional car models and left only with the Mustang as a proper conventional car, there was a visible void left in Ford’s line-up. To fill that void, Ford came up with a unique strategy that might be a hit or a miss. As part of the strategy, Ford completely redesigned the 2020 Escape, its second largest selling model in America after the F series. 

Void and Escape, seems a bit confusing, right ? The new fourth generation 2020 Escape looks completely different from its predecessor, it has now shaved off a lot of its extra bulk resulting in a 200 lbs lighter body. Although its dimensions have grown up significantly, the new Escape looks more like a proper nimble crossover, a bit more car-like, without any signs of an SUV like ruggedness.

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Pros

More premium than its predecessor

Ford Sync 3 infotainment

Improved interior room

FordPass Connect Telematics

Co-Pilot 360 standard across all trims

Cons

Sleeker proportions trade off some cargo space

What's New?

Completely redesigned

Lighter than the outgoing model

Optional 12.3 inch digital instrument display and head up display

Cylinder deactivation technology

Cylinder deactivation technology

Selectable drive modes

Hybrid model reappears after a long gap


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$24885

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

91 cu.in.

horsepower

180 hp

torque

177 lbs.-ft.

transmission

8 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.4/61.8

dimensions

wheelbase

106.7 in.

length

180.5 in.

width

74.1 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

3299 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

65.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.5 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


Pictures

Exterior
 2020 Ford Escape 3 Quarter View  2020 Ford Escape Left Side View  2020 Ford Escape 3 Quarter View  2020 Ford Escape Right Side View  2020 Ford Escape Left Side View
Interior
 2020 Ford Escape Cargo Area  2020 Ford Escape Seating Layout  2020 Ford Escape Sunroof  2020 Ford Escape Front Arm Rest  2020 Ford Escape Front Seats

Styles

 2020 Ford Escape in Agate Black Metallic color  2020 Ford Escape in Dark Green Metallic color  2020 Ford Escape in Oxford White color  2020 Ford Escape in Solaris Orange Metallic color  2020 Ford Escape in Ingot Silver Metallic color
Agate Black Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Escape S

S

power
180hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$24,885 - $26,385


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
S 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $24,885 MSRP (27/30/33) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $26,385 MSRP (26/29/31) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Escape SE

SE

power
180hp
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
30 combined

$27,095 - $28,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $27,095 MSRP (27/30/33) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $28,595 MSRP (26/29/31) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford Escape SEL

SEL

power
250hp
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
26 combined

$29,255 - $33,040


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SEL 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $29,255 MSRP (27/30/33) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $30,755 MSRP (26/29/31) 180hp, 1.5 L, inline 3, regular unleaded
8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5
SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $33,040 MSRP (23/26/31) 250hp, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD

 2020 Ford Escape Titanium

Titanium

power
250hp
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
27 combined

$36,685


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $36,685 MSRP (23/27/31) 250hp, 2 L, inline 4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The changes in the 2020 Ford Escape, are not only limited to a complete design overhaul. The fourth-gen Escape opens up a whole lot of new features in Ford’s America line-up, which was earlier available only on European models like the head-up display, large digital drivers display and many more. There's also a new suspension in operation, refreshed interiors, massive interior space, two engine options to pick from along with an optional hybrid and the plug-in following up later next year. Apart from this, you always have the liberty to pair your Escape with the abundant option list as well as multiple engine configurations.

The new Escape certainly rides on Ford's heavy ambitions. As of now its the best which Ford can offer to its deprived Focus and Fusion minded customers. It looks compact and calm, has improved tech and seems more like. With prices kicking in around $24,885, can the new Escape blow a punch to the likes of Honda CRV, Chevy Equinox, Toyota Rav 4 and the Nissan Rogue, which outsold the Escape in 2018? 

2020 Ford Escape SUV Front view
2020 Ford Escape SUV Front view
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear view
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear view

2020 Ford Escape Features

The segment in which the Escape would be now competing, the compact crossover turf is already muzzling with different products with the segment holding around 20% of the global car market today. In purview of this, Ford has broadened its offering with the new Escape, in order to pack in something for everyone. 

Along with its several aesthetical options, the 2020 Escape allows you to pick from five available trims and three engine options as well. Prices for the base ‘S’ starts at $24,885 and goes all the way up to $33,400.

Trims

S

SE

SE Sport

SEL

Titanium

MSRP (FWD)

$24,885

$27,095

$28,255

$29,255

$33,400

MSRP (AWD)

$26,385

$28,595

 

$30,755

-

Engine

1.5 Liter I-3

1.5 Liter I-3

2.5 Liter I-4

1.5 Liter I-3

2.5 Liter I-4

Features

Emergency braking assist

Adds to S - 

Adds to SE - 

Adds to SE Sport - 

Adds to SEL - 

 

Post-collision safety system

Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist

SE Sport Premium Package w/Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist

Sport front seats

Turn signal mirrors

 

Blindspot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system

Satellite radio with 6 months of provided service

Leather steering wheel

Leatherette interiors

Radio w/real-time traffic satellite radio

 

Cruise control

Front seatback storage

Aluminum Mini Space-Saver Wheel (VP)

Black Roof-Rail Crossbars 

Full LED headlamps

 

Electric power steering

Keyless ignition

10-way power driver seat

18 in. wheels

19 in. wheels

 

Rearview camera

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

   

Titanium Premium Package

 

Climate control

Hands-free entry

   

10 speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio

 

6-way driver and 4-way manual front seats

8 -way power driver's seat with power adjustable lumbar support

   

10-way power drivers and 6-way power passengers seat

 

17" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum Wheels

Multi-level heated front seats

   

Adaptive cruise control

 

Heated mirrors

Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support

   

Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror

   

Rear ventilation ducts

   

Front and rear parking sensors

   

Folding center armrest

   

Automatic parking assist

   

Panoramic Vista Roof

   

Leather upholstery

As of now, it's available with three engine options to pick from, a 1.5-liter turbo 3 cylinder, 2.0-liter turbo inline-4, and a hybrid. A plug-in hybrid will be joining the fray soon, next year. The S, SE, and SEL trims come standard with a 1.5-liter engine, the same engine that underpins the European model of the new Focus. The Titanium trim gets the hybrid power plant as standard, whereas the hybrid is also offered on the SE Sport trim. The SEL and the Titanium trims can be equipped with the optional 2.0-liter turbo engine.

Which trim to go for?

We would recommend picking up the SE trim that comes standard with a 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine. The 2020 Ford Escape is certainly not a car with very high ambitions. The SE trim gets decent features and comfort packaging for its class along with ample fuel economy from the 3-cylinder engine.

2020 Ford Escape Engine

The behavior of the three available power plants is in sync with the 2020 Ford Escape’s suttle exterior appeal. The 1.5 liter EcoBoost 3 cylinder engine in the S and SE that packs-in 180 horses and 177 ft-lbs of torque has adequate power for the new Escapes proportion. Replacing the earlier 1.5 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost, the new base engine is more refined and adds an insignificant 2 more horses and 13 lb-ft of torque to the table. 

Power from the engine comes in smooth with a moderate thrust, just as expected in a humble crossover like the Escape. This engine also features a cylinder-deactivation system that shuts off one cylinder during lower power needs. The mechanism does save some extra fuel but it also brings in a dilution in the driving experience. Since this a 3-cylinder engine, you, however, need to consistently push the engine in order to keep it going.

2020 Ford Escape SUV Engine Bay

For power hankers, the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder, optional with the SEL and Titanium, adds in some extra zing with its available 250 horses. The enhanced feedback from the engine is fairly audible and so is the extra torque that kicks in every time you make a brisk overtake. Although the engine is not something exhilarating, but its refinement is more pleasing than the base engine.

Models

Ford Escape

Chevrolet Equinox

Honda CRV

Toyota Rav 4

Nissan Rogue

MSRP

$24,885

$23,800

$25,050

$25,850

$25,300

Engine

1.5 Liter 3 cylinder I-4

1.5 Liter I-4

1.5 Liter I-4

2.5 Liter I-4

2.5 Liter I-4

Transmission

8-speed automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

continuously variable-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

continuously variable-speed automatic

Horsepower (hp)

180

170

190

203

170

Torque (ft-lbs)

177

203

179

184

175

The hybrid department comprises of a 2.5 liter Atkinson Cycle 4- cylinder engine hooked up to a pair of electric motors and an electronic continuously variable automatic transmission. The hybrid powertrains engagement is almost similar to the EcoBoost engines, except for the unsurprising haziness. However, on strong demands, the electric motors' extra enthusiasm is delightful enough.

Both the available EcoBoost engines are paired to a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. The transmission is polite enough in its operation with smooth upshifts. However, that cannot be said about the downshifts. At city speeds and even occasionally while spirited driving, the transmission seems a bit lazy during downshifts.

Is it menacingly fast?

While the 3-cylinder engine in the base might seem as a downsizing, but the base ‘S’ trims 8.4 seconds run from 0-60, speaks enough about its refinement over the earlier 4-cylinder unit. The 2020 Ford Escape sprints to 60 miles significantly faster than its previous generation’s 9.2 seconds. A smoother transmission with more gears, enhanced aerodynamics, and a lighter body is what enhances the 2020 Escape’s swiftness.

2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear View

However, switch to the available 2.0 Turbo engine with all-wheel drive and the overall changes in the 2020 Ford Escape, get more pronounced with a 6.9 second 0-60.

Models

Ford Escape S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

0-60 MPH

8.4

8.3

8.3

8.5

8.7

Quarter mile

NA

16.3

16.4

16.6

16.7

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)

5.9

6.4

6.2

5.9

6.1

All the other crossovers in the competition have similar readings to the Escape, but each of them to are can be equipped with upgraded engines to enhance those readings.

How does the Escape fare on the Ride and Handling front?

Talk about ride and handling, and the 2020 Ford Escape turns out to be a mixed bag. The new and retuned suspension, lighter body and enhanced electronics are delightfully evident in its poised ride quality, even with the optional 19-inch wheels. What's even more impressive than its ride comfort is the silence inside the cabin that is aided by the enhanced door sealing, laminated acoustic glass, and an isolated rear subframe. There are also different drive modes on offer along with an extra Eco mode on the hybrid power plants that can be switched via a rotary dial. However, it's the Sport mode in which the 2020 Escape feels most energetic and dynamic.

2020 Ford Escape SUV Front View

Where the new-gen Escape completely disappoints is the handling part. The nimble and mild exterior sheets don't reciprocate with the way it handles. The steering wheel is precise though, but it has absolutely no feedback. Be it highway cruising, city-dwelling or tackling a turn, there is barely any communication from the steering. The updated suspension does accentuate comfort inside the cabin, but what it doesn't is the grip around corners. Even on the slightest of turns, the Escape loses traction and surprising amount of body roll along with significant understeer. 

How good are the Brakes?

The brakes in the Turbo powered 2020 Escape is similar in size to the outgoing model and so is their performance. However, the same is not true for the stoppers in the hybrid variants, where the pedal feels a lot more firm and convincing.

2020 Ford Escape SUV Brakes

The brakes seamlessly integrate with the regenerative braking system without any signs of lack of feedback, which is surprising for a hybrid.

Models

Ford Escape S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

Brake Front (in.)

12.8

11.8

11.1

12.0

11.7

Brake Rear (in.)

12.0

11.3

10.2

11.1

11.5

60-0 MPH (ft.)

128

119

128

134

123

To wow you further, the brakes in the hybrid trim bring the 2020 Escape to a halt from 60-0 in just 122 feet compared to the 128 feet of the turbo-powered models. Among the rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox takes the lead with its 119 feet distance from 60-0, even with comparatively smaller discs than the Escape.

2020 Ford Escape Fuel Economy

The overall evolution of the 2020 Ford Escape not only enhances its engagement on the road but also optimizes its fuel output. The new Escape with the 1.5 liter 3-cylinder delivers a 30 mpg combined output, 6 miles up from the outgoing models 24. One equipped with the snappier 2.0-liter engine didn't disappoint as well with a healthy 26 mpg combined.

Models

Ford Escape S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

MPG (city)

27

26

28

26

26

MPG (highway

33

31

34

35

33

MPG (combined)

30

28

30

30

29

When equipped with the 2020 Ford Escape’s base 1.5-liter engine, all the competitors post somewhat similar numbers on the economy table. EPA estimates for the hybrid is not available yet, but Ford says that the 2.5 hybrid apparatus paired with a front-wheel-drive system should have a 550-mile range on its 14.2-gallon tank. Decoding that into simpler arithmetic, we expect the hybrid to put up some 40 odd miles per gallon. 

2020 Ford Escape SUV Fuel

We expect that the Escape hybrid’s fuel efficiency should be lower than its closest competitor, the Toyota Rav4 Hybrid, because of Ford’s smaller 1.1 kWh smaller liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack. The hybrid Escape is also going to face some heat from the newly announced 2020 Honda CRV Hybrid, which Honda says shall do 42 mpg.

2020 Ford Escape Interior

With grown-up dimensions comes more interior space and that's very true with the 2020 Ford Escape. Even though it looks much more nimble than its predecessor, but the new Escape’s interior feels roomier than the outgoing version. The stretched-up proportions and the lowered body allowed Ford to carve a lower beltline with larger windows translating into better outward visibility and airiness inside the cabin. 

2020 Ford Escape SUV Seats

The interior layout is certainly refreshing and better than its earlier generation, but the plasticky materials don't carry the same vibe as a CRV. The Titanium trim gets up to 10-way power adjustable drivers and a 6-way power-adjustable passenger seat.

Models

Ford Escape S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.0/57.6/42.4

40.0/57.2/40.9

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.5/57.8/41.0

41.6/56.6/43.0

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.3/56.0/40.7

38.5/55.5/39.9

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

38.5/55.9/37.9

The seats in the lower trims come wrapped in cloth, however, there is leather available in the Titanium that is soft to touch but not the something very premium. The seats are comfortable enough for the segment and also offer good all-around space. 

The rear seats have a decent incline angle and can be slid back and forth by 6 meters for better legroom and more cargo space at the rear. Among the competition, the Nissan Rogue with its larger proportions offers enhanced roominess inside the cabin as well as better space around the front seats. However, the Rogue’s rear seat space is not as good as the Escape.

What does the Infotainment system feel like?

Among the few things that haven't been changed in the 2020 Ford Escape is the Sync3 infotainment. The system in the Escape features an 8.0-inch floating infotainment screen that is very intuitive to operate. The system is very aptly packed with features and has a clean interface as well. A manual gauge cluster is standard but an optional 12.3-inch digital cluster is also available. However, with the finicky graphics and awful animation along with complex configurability, the digital gauge is not as effective and useful to operate than the ones available in its rivals. 

Also part of the optional goodies is a 6.0-inch head-up display that pops out of the dash rather than glass-projection mechanism. For music lovers on the go, the lower trims are equipped with a 6-speaker audio system, whereas the loaded Titanium gets a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system which is among the best in the segment.

What is the Cargo capacity of the Ford Escape?

Where the 2020 Ford Escape’s enhanced proportions also shine is the improved cargo area. A 37.5 cu-ft of space behind the second bench is up by 3.5 cu-ft from the outgoing models 34.0.

2020 Ford Escape Cargo Space

Apart from the sliding functionality of the rear seats, they can also be folded in a 40:20:40 ratio to open up extra cargo space.

Models

Ford Escape

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

Cargo Volume (cu.-ft)

37.5

29.9

37.6

37.5

39.3

When we compared the 2020 Escape with its competitors, it certainly isn't the most generous in boot space offering. The 2020 Escapes’ cargo space is decent for its segment and on-par with the class average. However, the Nissan Rogue with its chunkier proportion offers the best in class 39.3 cu-ft of cargo room.

What are the most notable features on the inside?

  • USB connectivity
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • FordPass Connect
  • 8 cup holders
  • Urethane steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, manual tilt and telescoping steering column
  • Visor Vanity Mirrors (Driver and Front Passenger)
  • 3 Powerpoints– Front of Center Console, Rear of Center Console and Cargo Area
  • Center Console with Convenient Media Bin
  • Selectable Drive Mode
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • 10-way Power Driver seat with Front Row Heat
  • FordPass Connect
  • SYNC 3
  • Available ambient lighting
2020 Ford Escape SUV Front Seats
2020 Ford Escape SUV Front Seats
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear Seats
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear Seats
2020 Ford Escape SUV Interior
2020 Ford Escape SUV Interior
2020 Ford Escape SUV Interior
2020 Ford Escape SUV Interior
2020 Ford Escape SUV Gear Shifter
2020 Ford Escape SUV Gear Shifter

2020 Ford Escape Exterior

It's on the outside where the 2020 Ford Escape has changed most drastically. Gone are the boxy proportions and hatchback on steroids' appearance. Although the new 4th gen Escape is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor, it now wears an exterior sheet that is much more angular than any of Ford’s crossover before.

2020 Ford Escape Side View

The lowered stance along with clean and curvy body lines running across its profile makes it look as mannered as a sedan, unlike its more bulkier and aggressive rivals.

Models

Ford Escape S

Chevrolet Equinox L

Honda CRV LX

Toyota Rav 4 LE

Nissan Rogue S

Length (in)

180.5

183.1 

180.6

180.9

184.5

Width (in

74.1

72.6

73.0

73.0

72.4

Height (in)

66.1 

65.4 

66.1

67.0 

66.3

Ground clearance (in)

   

7.8 

8.4 

7.8

Wheelbase (in)

106.7 

107.3

104.7

105.9

106.5

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/61.8

62.2.62.2

63.0/63.7

63.0/63.7

62.8/62.8

Curb weight (lbs)

3299

3274 

3473

3370

3456

A longer nose that features a low slung blacked out hexagonal grille along with the new Focus inspire LED headlamps, reminds of Porsche’s though. At the rear, there are new sleeker horizontal taillights along with Escape badging in chrome. Overall, the 2020 Ford Escape has generally evolved by shedding off its masculinity and we like the evolution though. In the entire Ford lineup, this is the only crossover that looks as humble and modest as a car.

Which are the most eye-catching features?

Ford has stepped up its game in terms of the features that it offers in its cars. For the 2020 Escape, Ford has bundled quite a lot of features on the Escape, to make it stand tall among its adversaries. Some of the highlights include 

  • Panoramic vista roof
  • Daytime running lights
  • Body-color rear spoiler
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate
  • Halogen Fog lamps
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Acoustic Laminated Front Door Side Glass
2020 Ford Escape SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Ford Escape SUV 3rd Quarter View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Top View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Top View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Front View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Front View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Cargo Space
2020 Ford Escape SUV Cargo Space
2020 Ford Escape SUV Side View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Side View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Escape SUV Rear View

2020 Ford Escape Safety

The 2020 Ford Escape is more tuned for a car-like presentation on the road. However, that tuning is not only limited to its proportions and performance, but also in the safety department. Needless to say, the new Escape is very well loaded with adequate safety features for its class. Some of which include -

  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • Emergency Braking Preparation
  • Post and pre- Collision Safety System
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Front And Rear Head Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Emergency Braking Assist
  • Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
  • Traction Control
  • BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear View Camera
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System

2020 Ford Escape Competition

Ford Escape vs Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox might be a more value proportion for those looking for a more complete package. While the Chevy might not have the Escape’s more modern and refreshed tech and features list as well as the super-smooth ride quality of the Escape, but it certainly has some edges over the Ford. The Equinox offers more practicality than the Ford Escape. The Equinox also offers a decent ride comfort, but where it aces is its third row of seats and better off-roading capability.

2020 Chevrolet Equinox
2020 Chevrolet Equinox

Ford Escape vs Honda CRV

The Honda CRV is considered one of the benchmarks in the segment. Apart from the Escape’s nimbleness, the CRV topples the Ford in almost every aspect. It has a more premium interior build quality than the Escape, offers better ride and handling, is loaded with all the tech-stuff available in the segment and has a third row as well.

2020 Honda CRV  ​
2020 Honda CRV 

Ford Escape vs Toyota Rav 4

One of the world's largest selling crossovers, the Toyota Rav4 has a rock-solid presence in its segment that is very hard for any other car to challenge. The RAV4 has a punchier engine than the Escape, its interior layout is more soothing, has a sturdy road presence and offers a great off-roading ability as well. Above all, it handles much better than the Escape and has very responsive steering. 

2020 Toyota Rav 4
2020 Toyota Rav 4

Ford Escape vs Nissan Rogue

When compared to the 2020 Ford Escape, the Nissan Rogue seems more like a mixed bag. While its engine is not as refined as the Escape’s and offers a hazy driving experience, but it does aces ahead of the Ford on certain terms. It has a more premium and well-built interior, offers better cargo space along with a third row and has plenty of standard features as well. 

2020 Nissan Rogue
2020 Nissan Rogue

 

2020 Ford Escape Final Verdict

If you have been a fan of Ford’s sedans and are quite depressed that you won't get a nimble Ford in the States anymore, well Ford is certainly concerned about you. The 2020 Ford Escape just strikes the right balance between the driving dynamics of a compact car along with the practicality of a crossover.