Test Vehicle: 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid
MSRP: From $33,550
Overall NHTSA Rating:
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.
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.