2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Model Overview at Joe Rizza in Orland Park

Key Features

  • Starting at $28,255 MSRP*
  • Hybrid or Plug-in hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with 88kw electric motor
  • Available hybrid on SE Sport Hybrid trim or plug-in hybrid on Titanium trim
  • Liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery
  • Available intelligent AWD and AWD disconnect
  • Towing Capacity of 1,500 lbs with hybrid engine
  • 5 selectable drive modes


About the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

Looking for a state-of-the-art hybrid SUV? The new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid is for you. Available in 2 available hybrid trims, including the SE Sport Hybrid and the Titanium Plug-In Hybrid, both come equipped with a hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine with an 88kW electric motor. The entire Escape lineup underwent a complete redesign for 2020, making it lower, wider, and delivering more interior space than prior years.

The hybrid trims expand on that interior space through the use of a smaller liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery right underneath the floor of the second row of seats. The size of the battery is equivalent to the size of a normal briefcase, and is significantly smaller as compared to the hybrid battery in previous Escape Hybrid models. Thanks to the Escape's new redesign, the battery's position leaves more room available for you and your gear - resulting in a maximum cargo space of 34.4 cubic feet. The Ford Escape Hybrid is available now, and will be followed soon after by the plug-in hybrid version available in the Spring of 2020.

About the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid at Joe Rizza Ford

Ford Escape Hybrid Features

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Engine

Powerful Hybrid Engine Capabilities

Both versions of the Ford Escape Hybrid - both the SE Sport Hybrid and the Titanium Plug-In Hybrid - come equipped with Ford's 2.5-liter iVCT Atkinson Cycle engine mated to an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and an 88 kW electric motor. Add to that electric power-assisted steering and 4-wheel disc Anti-Lock Brakes and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and you have an SUV that delivers not only fuel savings - but maximum control and safety as well. It also breaks the stereotype that a Hybrid SUV is incapable of towing anything behind it, with a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs.

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Fuel Efficiency

Versatile Fuel Efficiency

The Ford Escape Hybrid models tout some creative ways to save fuel without having to compromise on other features. The SE Sport Hybrid has an available AWD Disconnect feature that transforms into FWD by disabling the rear driveline whenever the system finds no need for AWD. Using the AWD Disconnect helps reduce drag and excess energy consumption for the drivetrain.

The Escape Plug-In Hybrid comes with a Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging port giving you flexibility when charging your vehicle. The 110-volt Level 1 charger can take 10 to 11 hours to fully charge. But through the use of the 240-volt Level 2 charger, an Escape Plug-In Hybrid only takes 3.5 hours to reach a full charge.

2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Technology

Next-Generation Technology

The technology on all 2020 Ford Escape models - both traditional gas powertrains as well as the Hybrid powertrains - are all designed for both fuel efficiency as well as comfort and convenience. Five selectable drive modes, including Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery and Deep Snow/Sand ensure your Escape is sure-footed regardless of the terrain. The driving modes are displayed on the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and each mode can modify the electronic stability control system and traction control system automatically. Normal mode functions best for everyday driving for perfect balance while Eco Mode delivers maximum fuel efficiency and driving range. All 2020 Ford Escapes come standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and other driving-assist technologies.


Trims & Specs

2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid

2020 Escape SE Sport Hybrid

  • Starting at $28,255 MSRP*
  • Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with 88kW electric motor
  • Available intelligent AWD and AWD disconnect
  • Available SE Sport Premium Package
  • Maximum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs
2020 Ford Escape Titanium Plug-in Hybrid

2020 Escape Titanium Plug-in Hybrid

  • Starting at $23,150 MSRP*
  • Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 engine
  • Electronically controlled continuously variable transmission with 88kw electric motor
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, 10-speakers and subwoofer
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • Available Titanium Premium Package including Panoramic Vista Roof® and head-up display


*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as "MSRP", "Base MSRP", "Base Price" or the "Starting At" price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options.

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