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All-new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid SUV Review

Test Vehicle: 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

MSRP: From $33,550
Overall NHTSA Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
MPG: 44 City / 37 Hwy
Should I add it to my car shopping list? Yes!

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Review

Pros & Cons What’s New
Near luxury interior styling All new model for 2020
Great brake pedal feel for hybrid
Lots of standard features
I wish it was a little quicker

Q. Should I put the new Escape Hybrid on my SUV shopping list?
A. The new Escape Hybrid is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a domestic SUV. You really only have a choice between Toyota and Ford. My favorite thing about the new Escape Hybrid is that the brakes don’t feel “grabby” the way most hybrid brakes feel. Definitely put the Escape Hybrid on your shopping list.

Exterior Styling 4 out of 5 stars
Interior Styling 4.2 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Features 4 out of 5 stars
Safety 4 out of 5 stars

One of my favorite features is that in EV mode the range is at least 30 miles before the four-cylinder engine kicks in.

I credit Ford for brakes that feel like conventional non-hybrid brakes that aren’t so grabby.

The Escape brings back two hybrid choices for 2020 – a full hybrid and a plug-in variant – and introduces technologies that include selectable drive modes, available driver-assist features, and on-board connectivity.

FordPass Connect™ is a standard feature that provides 4G LTE Wi-Fi for up to 10 mobile devices with a compatible wireless subscription service. An available 8-inch touch screen shares information with the available 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster.

Available SYNC® 3 is compatible with available features such as Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Ford+Alexa and Waze navigation. For music lovers, Escape offers an available 575-watt 10-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.

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Written by Roadfly Charlie

Charlie is Roadfly’s founder and publisher, and was taught to drive by his father in a 1974 Porsche 914. That made poor Charlie a Porsche fanboy for life, and after driving a 911SC at 16, he bought and campaigned a variety of 944s at racetracks up and down the East Coast, earning awards and track records in his twenties. Charlie never really got over the car bug, and after a career in real estate development he founded the Internet media firm that became Roadfly. Charlie lives in McLean, VA with his wife and two daughters, and between the demands of family and business doesn’t have much time to play with cars anymore, excluding the machinery we review.

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