How Well Does the 2020 Ford Escape Perform?

By Product Expert | Posted in New Ford Models, Performance & Efficiency on Monday, January 27th, 2020 at 4:29 pm
2020 Ford Escape red exterior front fascia driver side driving on desert road

2020 Ford Escape Performance Specs and Features

Even if you aren’t a huge vehicle fanatic, one thing you look at when buying a new vehicle is the performance. You want to be sure that your vehicle can withstand the driving habits of every driver. The 2020 Ford Escape is one vehicle that meets those requirements. Keep reading to see the performance specs and features of this SUV.

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Three available engine options

The first engine is the 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. This engine delivers up to 179 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. The second engine option is the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. This engine achieves up to 237 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Both EcoBoost® engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The third engine option is the 2.5L IVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine. This engine is available for the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. This engine delivers up to 200 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque.

Available performance features

2020 Ford Escape interior gear shift knob

In addition to the engines, there are available features to help enhance the performance of the 2020 Ford Escape. All-Wheel Drive Disconnect will disable the rear driveline when it detects that AWD is not needed. This helps to reduce drag and energy demands of the drivetrain. The Selectable Drive Modes help to improve driving experience and handling for different road conditions. There are five modes: Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand.

Eco mode helps deliver maximum fuel efficiency and improves the driving range. Sport mode increases throttle response, provides sportier steering and quicker shifting, and the suspension stiffens. Normal mode is best for everyday driving with a balance of excitement, comfort and convenience. Slippery mode is best for roads covered in ice, water, grass, or a thin layer of gravel or sand. Deep Snow/Sand mode is best for maintaining control when going through deep snow or sand.


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