The Redesigned, 2020 Ford Escape Takes on the Competition

It's been two decades since the popular Ford Escape first debuted on American roads, and the small SUV is proving it's still on top, with a lot to offer drivers across Idaho and the country. Now in its fourth generation, the 2020 Ford Escape we have available at Mike White Ford of Coeur d'Alene is redesigned, and better than ever.

There's a lot to know and love about the 2020 Escape, from its stunning new profile and front hood design, to its new base engine and improved suspension system. Stop by and visit us on Clayton Avenue in person to learn more, and let our expert sales team show you all the ways the new Escape is better than the competition, and the perfect small SUV for all your long and short distance road trips.

2020 Ford Escape vs. Toyota Rav4

2020 Ford Escape2020 Toyota RAV-4
Powertrain Options4 total, including 2 gas-powered engines, 1 traditional hybrid, and 1 plug-in hybrid2, 1 gas and 1 traditional hybrid, no plug-in hybrid option
Front Seat Legroom42.4 inches41 inches
Backseat Legroom40.7 inches37.8 inches
Maximum Horsepower250 horsepower219 horsepower
Starting MSRPAround $24,885Around $25,950

2020 Escape vs. Forester

Ford EscapeSubaru Forester
Hybrid CapabilityYes - two engines availableNot Available
Engine OptionsYes - with 2 gas-powered engines and 2 hybrid optionsNo - only 1 gas engine available
Maximum Horsepower250 horsepower182 horsepower
Maximum Torque280 pound-feet of torque176 pound-feet of torque
Maximum Towing Capacity3,500 pounds1,500 horsepower

2019 Escape vs The Competitor

2019 Ford Escape vs.
The Competition

Ready for all the adventure you can dream up.

From your everyday drive to your next adventure, 2019 Escape is up for just about anything. With available stylish Sport Appearance Packages, available Intelligent 4WD System and an abundant 68 cu. ft. of total cargo space, it easily adapts to wherever your road leads.

Compare vs The Toyota Rav-4

2019 Ford Escape2019 Toyota RAV-4
Base MSRP$25,200$26,595
Curb Weight3,552 lb.3,370 lb.
Front Leg Room43.1 in.41.0 in.
Fuel Capacity15.7 gal.14.5 gal.
Parking AssistanceOptionalAvailable on Some Styles

Compare vs The Subaru Forester

Ford EscapeSubaru Forester
Enhanced Active Park AssistAvailableNot Available
Towing Capacity3,500 lbs.1,500 lbs.
Foot-Activated TailgateAvailableNot Available
6-Speed A/TStandardNot Available
Rear SpoilerStandardNot Available
Automatic HeadlightsStandardNot Available

Cargo Capacity

Fold both rear seat backs for a flat load surface and up to 68 cu. ft. of total cargo space. Or fold down either of the 60/40 split rear seat backs and still have room for a passenger. If you're carrying items such as luggage, leave both seat backs up and you'll have 34 cu. ft. of cargo space. For more space, available roof-rack side rails with available crossbars* let you carry more cargo, especially items that don't transport easily inside the vehicle.

*Available crossbars are a factory-installed option or dealer-installed accessory.

Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control can sense if you're going too fast and slow the vehicle down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you're into the curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Torque Vectoring Control enhances this traction by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.

Three-Engine Lineup

Choose the Escape model that matches your driving style: the Escape S and 168-hp 2.5L I-4 with intake variable cam timing (iVCT); the SE or SEL, powered by the 1.5L EcoBoost® for balanced power and efficiency;* and the 245-hp** 2.0L EcoBoost with Twin-Scroll technology that gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quick torque delivery. The six-speed SelectShift® transmission offers the convenience of an automatic or the sporty feel of a manual. Plus, EcoBoost engines feature Auto Start-Stop Technology that can help lower fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving when your vehicle comes to a stop. The engine shuts off and then seamlessly restarts when you step on the accelerator.

*EPA-estimated rating of 23 City/30 HWY/26 combined mpg, FWD, 1.5L EcoBoost. Actual mileage will vary.**Horsepower achieved with 93-octane fuel.

Ready to configure your perfect Ford Escape? Consider these four great options:

  • Base engine, turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque
  • Upgraded gas engine, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque
  • Hybrid power, 2.5-liter four-cylinder hybrid engine with 200 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque
  • Plug-in hybrid power, 2.5-liter four-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine with 221 horsepower and 155 pound-feet of torque

Utility and Cargo Space

All three SUVs have plenty of cargo space inside, which is made more flexible and useful thanks to backseats that fold flat. In fact, the Ford Escape can hold 33.5 cubic feet with the seats in place, and up to 65.4 cubic feet with the seats folded. Plus, it's the only SUV of these three to offer standard sliding rear seats, allowing for even more flexibility when it comes to toting passengers and cargo.

When it comes to towing your family popup camper or small fishing boat, however, the Ford Escape has the other two SUVs beat. The Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Subaru Forester tops out at 1,500 pounds. The Toyota RAV4 also offers just 1,500 pounds on most trim levels, although there is one trim level, the Toyota RAV4 Adventure, that can go up to 3,500 pounds, but it's the only one in the lineup to offer that level of power.

Test Drive the New Ford Escape in Person

The best way to understand what sets the latest Ford Escape apart from the competition, and apart from previous Escape versions, is to stop by and test drive one in person. That's where we come in. Visit our Ford expert sales team soon, and let us introduce you to the 2020 Ford Escape for a test drive.

  1. Mike White Ford

    315 Clayton Avenue
    Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815

    • Sales: (208) 667-3510
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Mike White Ford

315 Clayton Avenue
Directions Coeur D'Alene, ID 83815

  • Vehicle Sales: (208) 667-3510
  • Vehicle Service: (208) 664-9215
  • Parts: (208) 667-9254
  • Main: (208) 664-9211


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