2020 Ford Escape | Bourgeois Ford North in Parry Sound, ON

2020 Ford Escape at Bourgeois Ford North in Parry Sound

While vehicle models undergo regular redesigns alongside the odd refresh, few have the ability to completely reinvent themselves while retaining what made them so popular in the first place. With its place in Ford’s hall of fame one day already secured, the 2020 Ford Escape has undergone a complete overhaul—revolutionizing the notion of efficiency in an SUV—while staying true to the spirit of adventure so deeply ingrained in its DNA. Read on, and learn more about the all-new 2020 Ford Escape, with Parry Sound’s Bourgeois Ford North.

Design

You can’t spell redesign without design, and the 2020 Ford Escape has had no shortage of work done inside and out. Eschewing the boxy look and indifferent feel of so many vehicles in the segment, the 2020 Escape presents a nimble and sporty take on the modern, compact SUV. A distinctive new grille, with Ford badge displayed proudly above, is flanked by wraparound headlights that extend into smooth lines across the Escape, its low beltline slinking below to frame its athletic stance. At the back, a slim rear spoiler adds more sporty flair, sitting atop the rear pillars, an available Hands-Free Foot-Activated power liftgate, and dual chrome exhaust tips.

The interior is equally impressive, soft-touch surfaces and luxurious trim accents abound, with an available Panoramic Vista Roof® acting as the proverbial icing on the cake. Of course, the 2020 Escape is still an SUV through-and-through, meaning utility still takes a front seat—even if that seat is leather-clad. All-weather floor liners are available in all Escape models to keep your interior space clean; and make no mistake, the Escape is full of interior space. Sliding 60/40 Split-Fold-Flat Rear Seat Backs quickly switch the Escape from a spacious spot for five passengers to cargo-carrying champ, complete with up to 1,852 litres of total cargo space. The 2020 Ford Escape may look like just a pretty face from the outside, but it offers plenty of substance inside, too.

2020 Ford Escape Design

Exterior Dimensions In millimetres
Wheelbase2,710
Length4,585
Vehicle height (w/o options) 1,679
Vehicle width (including mirrors) 2,174
Interior Capacities
Max. seating5 passengers
Passenger volume 2,945 L
Cargo volume, behind first row 1,851.9 L
Cargo volume, behind second row (optimized) 869.3 L
Cargo volume, behind second row (maximum) 974 L

Performance

While the new design of the 2020 Ford Escape puts the “utility” in sport utility vehicle, its performance handles the sport aspect with ease. A choice of two gas-powered engines allows the Escape to spirit you off into the unknown with gusto, starting with the standard 1.5-litre turbocharged EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 181 horsepower to go with its 190 lb.-ft of torque. For those looking for a bit more in the way of adventure, the 2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® I-4 will be music to your ears—to the tune of 250 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft of torque (not to mention a maximum towing capacity of 3,498 lbs). Auto Start-Stop technology is where the fuel-saving story begins, while Ford’s 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with Selectable Drive Modes tells a tale of unparalleled ability on any terrain; a simple press of a button taking your Escape from Normal mode to Eco, Slippery, Sport, or Deep Snow/Sand.

Of course, the 2020 Ford Escape goes further still, thanks to its Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid variations. A 2.5L iVCT I-4 Hybrid engine with Atkinson-cycle powertrain and 88 kW electric motor combine to give these eco-conscious Escape models up to 221 horsepower and 155 lb.-ft of torque, while still offering exceptional fuel economy and driving range. Ford’s eCVT (electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission) ensures you have instant access to all that horsepower and torque, in the most efficient way possible. Finally, Ford’s available All-Wheel Drive Disconnect system intelligently switches between FWD and AWD, ensuring you’re treated to all the traction you need, while lowering drag, fuel consumption and drivetrain wear-and-tear.

2020 Ford Escape Performance

Engine Transmission HorsepowerTorqueFuel Consumption: FWD (combined) Fuel Consumption: AWD (combined)
2.5L iVCT I-4 Hybrid Electronic Continuous Variable Transmission 200 hp 155 lb.-ft. 5.8 L/100 km 5.9 L/100 km
2.5L iVCT I-4 Plug-in Hybrid Electronic Continuous Variable Transmission 221 hp 155 lb.-ft. Electricity+Gasolne = 2.3 Le/100km. Gas only = 5.8 L/100 km N/A
1.5L EcoBoost® I-4 8-speed automatic 181 hp (regular fuel) 190 lb.-ft. (regular fuel) 7.9 L/100 km 8.3 L/100 km
2.0 Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® I-4 8-speed SelectShift® automatic 250 hp (premium fuel) 280 lb.-ft. (premium fuel) N/A 9.1 L/100 km

Technology & Safety

The 2020 Ford Escape offers smarts more than just in the style and performance categories, with smart safety at the forefront of all it does thanks to the standard array of Ford Co-Pilot360™ intelligent driver-assistance features. Avoid dreaded accidents and experience a safer drive thanks to BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and more, across the 2020 Escape lineup. Though, you won’t have much of a need to take your eyes off the road, thanks to the available Heads-Up Display that superimposes driver-assistance features and the key information found in your instrument panel. You’ll stay connected, too, with Ford’s SYNC® (or the available SYNC® 3) infotainment system, allowing hands-free, voice-activated access to your music, phone, and favourite apps. It might have just been redesigned, but the 2020 Ford Escape has found its way to the head of its class yet again.

Ford Escape Model Changes

Prior model year Ford Escapes all share a variety of features, alongside two main motivations: giving you the power to enjoy endless adventures, and keeping you safe while doing it. The 2020 Ford Escape shares this motivation, but thanks to a comprehensive redesign, it looks (and feels) very different from the models that came before it. If you’re looking for a great deal on a quality compact SUV, you’ll find it in an older Ford Escape from Bourgeois Ford North. But if you’re looking for the absolute pinnacle of efficient SUV performance, look no further than the 2020 Ford Escape.

2020 Ford Escape Trim Levels

Escape S

Starting at $28,549
Details:
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4
  • 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • SYNC® infotainment
  • Co-Pilot360™
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Escape SE

Starting at $30,549
Details:
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® I-4
  • 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment
  • Available Co-Pilot360 Assist™
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Escape SEL

Starting at $33,549
Details:
  • Available 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4
  • 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment
  • Available Class II Trailer Tow Package
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Escape Titanium

Starting at $40,149
Details:
  • 2.0L EcoBoost® I-4 w/ Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission
  • Co-Pilot360 Assist™+
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
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Escape Titanium Hybrid

Starting at $36,649
Details:
  • 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain
  • eCVT
  • Standard B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen
  • Co-Pilot360 Assist™+
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Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid

Starting at $37,549
Details:
  • 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain
  • eCVT
  • Potential federal government iZEV program rebates
  • Co-Pilot360™
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Escape SEL Plug-in Hybrid

Starting at $40,549
Details:
  • 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain
  • eCVT
  • Potential federal government iZEV program rebates
  • Available Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate
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Escape Titanium Plug-in Hybrid

Starting at $43,649
Details:
  • 2.5L I-4 Atkinson-cycle powertrain
  • eCVT
  • Potential federal government iZEV program rebates
  • Standard Active Park Assist 2.0
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Here at Bourgeois Ford North, we’re no strangers to offering a fresh spin on a tried-and-tested product. As part of the Bourgeois Automotive Group we’re focused on providing the same top-tier levels of service as our sister store, Bourgeois Motors, that has proudly served Midland, Ontario for 75 years. Much like the 2020 Ford Escape, we may not have reinvented the wheel—but we’re dedicated to improving your experience in every sense. Come to our Parry Sound dealership and experience our exceptional inventory of new and used vehicles, alongside in-house financing, service, and more. Simply fill out the form below, or call us to learn more about the 2020 Ford Escape.






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