All-new 2020 Ford Escape Set for New York Auto Show Debut

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2020 Ford Escape

You can check out the new car-like Escape and all its exciting new tech in the Big Apple, April 19-28.

In an almost car-less new world for Ford, changes are already happening. And perhaps the biggest comes to us in the form of the all-new 2020 Ford Escape. In an effort to make room for the rough and tumble Bronco and Baby Bronco, Ford has redesigned the Escape to be, well, more car-like. And even though the Blue Oval pulled the covers off their shiny new ride a couple of weeks ago, we’ll finally get to see it in the flesh at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

There we’ll get to check out the Escape’s exciting new technology in person. Beneath its friendly, smiling new face lie four powertrain options, including two new hybrid offerings. The standard hybrid system touts an impressive 550+ miles of range, while the plug-in hybrid offers 30+ miles of all-electric cruising. Gas engine fans can choose between either a 1.5-liter Ecoboost producing 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter Ecoboost with an output of 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

2020 Ford Escape

Other high-tech features in the new Escape include selectable driving modes and Ford Co-Pilot 360 driver-assist technology. Even a heads-up display is optional, a first for any North American Ford product. And the new Escape touts plenty of active safety features, including Active Park Assist 2.0 and Evasive Steering Assist.

2020 Ford Escape

In terms of appearance, Ford isn’t trying to hide the fact that it wanted to make the Escape more car-like. They proudly tout the SUV’s Mustang-inspired grille and Ford GT-like lower front end styling. The new Escape is lower, wider, and longer than the outgoing model. And that’s entirely by design. Those looking for a rough and tumble off-road Ford SUV will soon have plenty of them to choose from, too. Sadly, we won’t be seeing any of those in New York this upcoming week!

Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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