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The Ford Escape has been a mainstay on the compact crossover SUV segment since 2000 when it was released as a 2001 model. Over the years it's been sold under a number of different names, including the Mercury Mariner and, on the international market, the Ford Kuga. It was even the first SUV to feature a hybrid drivetrain. 20 years later, the Ford Escape enters its fourth generation for the 2020 model year with updated looks and modern technology. The Ford Escape starts out around $24,000 and competes against models like the Toyota RAV-4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, and the Jeep Cherokee.

Ford Escape Generations:

2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape
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Ford’s popular crossover borrows heavily from the Focus but features a new hybrid drivetrain

The 2020 Ford Escape is the fourth generation of the company’s popular compact crossover. Unveiled in 2019, it replaces a seven-year model that was becoming a bit long in the tooth. Some 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the 2020 Escape is heavily based on the 2019 Ford Focus inside and out and comes with a choice of three drivetrains. The world’s first hybrid SUV dating back to 2005, the 2020 Escape is now available in both hybrid and plug-in layouts.

Having discontinued both the Focus and Fiesta hatchbacks in the U.S., Ford designed the Escape to look just like these two popular cars. Not only is the front fascia is heavily inspired by the Focus and Fiesta, but the interior is basically borrowed from the larger hatchback. Engine choices are similar to the outgoing Escape, but you can also order hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. In Europe, the 2020 Escape will be sold as the Kuga.

 

Latest Ford Escape news and reviews:

2020 Ford Escape ST

2020 Ford Escape ST

Don’t cry over the new Focus ST not coming to the U.S., the Escape ST is likely to replace it
2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

2020 Ford Escape (Kuga) vs 2020 Toyota RAV4

Two compact crossovers going head-to-head
Xtomi's Rending of the 2021 Ford Escape (Kuga) ST Gives Us Hope in a Bleak, Car-Less Future

Xtomi’s Rending of the 2021 Ford Escape (Kuga) ST Gives Us Hope in a Bleak, Car-Less Future

A production model might become available in 2020
2020 Ford Escape Quirks and Features

2020 Ford Escape Quirks and Features

2020 Ford Escape Is One Of The Most Compeling Crossovers On The Market
2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape

Ford’s popular crossover borrows heavily from the Focus but features a new hybrid drivetrain
Here is Every Video We've Found of the 2020 Ford Escape

Here is Every Video We’ve Found of the 2020 Ford Escape

Here’s a few videos of the new Escape for your viewing pleasure
The 2020 Ford Escape Is Smarter But it Looks Like a Focus or Fiesta With an Upside-Down Grille

The 2020 Ford Escape Is Smarter But it Looks Like a Focus or Fiesta With an Upside-Down Grille

Fresh powertrain options include two gas-only and two hybrids
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7 Best Used Compact SUVs from 2016

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10 Best Handling Crossovers on the Market

10 Best Handling Crossovers on the Market

Off-road looks with on-road fun
Is the 2018 Ford Escape a Death Trap? IIHS Testing Shows it Might Be if You're the Passenger

Is the 2018 Ford Escape a Death Trap? IIHS Testing Shows it Might Be if You’re the Passenger

Ford’s SUV performed worse than seven similar models, including the Jeep Compass, Chevy Equinox, and GMC Terrain
Ford Issues Tiny Recall on Escape and Explorer PPU, Larger Recall on Transit Van

Ford Issues Tiny Recall on Escape and Explorer PPU, Larger Recall on Transit Van

Exactly three Escapes and four Explorers are affected
Ford Issues Three Recalls in the U.S. for Various Problems

Ford Issues Three Recalls in the U.S. for Various Problems

Recalls are just a way of life these days.
2017 Ford Escape To Get First Dibs On Apple CarPlay

2017 Ford Escape To Get First Dibs On Apple CarPlay

Popular crossover will introduce CarPlay connectivity system to Ford customers
2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Ford Issues Safety Recall For Focus, C-Max And Escape

Ford Issues Safety Recall For Focus, C-Max And Escape

Sync 3 Will Debut in the 2016 Ford Fiesta and Escape

Sync 3 Will Debut in the 2016 Ford Fiesta and Escape

Ford Shortens Summer Shutdowns To Meet Demand For Trucks, SUVs

Ford Shortens Summer Shutdowns To Meet Demand For Trucks, SUVs

2017 Ford Escape

2017 Ford Escape

Ford's Future Product Plans Unveiled, Mustang to get a 10-Speed Gearbox

Ford’s Future Product Plans Unveiled, Mustang to get a 10-Speed Gearbox

2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape by Heide Performance Products

2013 Ford Escape by Heide Performance Products

2013 Ford Escape by VACCAR

2013 Ford Escape by VACCAR

Ford Paying Dealers $300 Spiff for Escape Recall

2013 Ford Escape with EcoBoost out tows the competition

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

2009 Ford Escape

2009 Ford Escape

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Lifeguard Vehicles

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Lifeguard Vehicles

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

2007 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid

2007 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid

Ford's newest better idea

Ford’s newest better idea

New York going green: 18 Ford Escape Hybrid Taxis to be offered

New York going green: 18 Ford Escape Hybrid Taxis to be offered

Ford and Kermit the Frog "Most Effective Automotive Ad"

Ford and Kermit the Frog "Most Effective Automotive Ad"

Ford Escape Hybrids Taxi

Ford Escape Hybrids Taxi

Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner production begin

Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner production begin

2008 Ford Escape

2008 Ford Escape

 EPA is changing milage ratings

EPA is changing milage ratings

Ford Escape Seen at LA Show.

Ford Escape Seen at LA Show.

Escape and Escape Hybrid in LA
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid

Escape hybrid taxis deliver clean emissions to cities across America

Escape hybrid taxis deliver clean emissions to cities across America

New Ford Escape?

New Ford Escape?

Latest Videos:

Kermit the frog, Ford Escape Hybrid team up for extreme makeover: HOME EDITION

Kermit the frog, Ford Escape Hybrid team up for extreme makeover: HOME EDITION

2007 Ford Escape

2007 Ford Escape

Ford Escape 2007 Spy Shot

2006 Ford Escape

2006 Ford Escape

Super Bowl Car commercials: Kermit The Frog Makes Debut ...

Super Bowl Car commercials: Kermit The Frog Makes Debut ...

Ford Develops World's First Ethanol-Fueled Hybrid

Ford Develops World’s First Ethanol-Fueled Hybrid

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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid

2006 Ford Escape Hybrid