2020 Ford Escape vs 2019 Ford Escape 

2020 Ford Escape vs 2019 Ford Escape

After a major redesign for model year 2020, the Ford Escape launches right into generation six with a new aerodynamic design on top of enhanced performance, flexibility and technology offerings. Join us as we take a look at what’s new for the redesigned SUV with this comparison of the 2020 Ford Escape and its gen-five predecessor, the 2019 Ford Escape.

For MY 2019, the Escape lineup featured a standard 2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder engine good for 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. That base engine was followed by the available 1.5L EcoBoost® and 2.0L EcoBoost®. Rolling into 2020, the Escape nixes the 2.5L iVCT 4-cylinder, sliding the 1.5L EcoBoost® into the base level with 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque.



2020 Ford Escape 

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2019 Ford Escape 

1.5L EcoBoost® (180 hp, 177 lb-ft)  Base Engine  2.5L iVCT 4-Cylinder (168 hp, 170 lb-ft) 
8-speed automatic  Transmission  6-speed automatic 
37.5 cubic feet  Cargo Space  34.0 cubic feet 

Traction control

Curve Control

Rear View Camera

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

Lane-Keeping System

BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert

SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Standard Safety Technology 

Traction control

Curve Control

Rear View Camera

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

What’s New in the 2020 Ford Escape?

Cabin Versatility - The Escape opens the new generation with unrivaled interior flexibility. Sliding second-row seats in gas-powered models adjust to allow you to configure your cabin to your needs. When slid all the way back, the seats offer best-in-class maximum second-row legroom. Slid forward, the Escape offers up to 37.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row.

Active Safety Standardized - The all-new Escape makes huge strides in driver assistance with a number of add-on safety features becoming standard across the lineup. The list of now-standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ features includes the Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System® with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Auto High-Beam Headlamps and the SOS Post-Crash Alert System™.

Escape Hybrid - Back in 2005, the Ford Escape debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV. Moving into 2020, the market pioneer returns to its hybrid roots with class-leading hybrid powertrains. As the name suggests, the new SE Sport Hybrid trim is offered as a hybrid-only model. Ford makes the hybrid powertrain standard on the Titanium as well, though the trim is also available with the gas-only 2.0-liter EcoBoost. Set for release in Spring of 2020, Ford’s first plug-in hybrid variant will be available on Escape S, SEL and Titanium models. Both versions promise best-in-class range, with the standard hybrid aiming for an EPA-estimated range of over 550 miles and the plug-in hybrid targeting an electric-only range of 30+ miles.