If you’re opting for the 2020 Ford Escape over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as properly skip proper to the 2020 Ford Escape. You get a a lot better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Ford Escape happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Ford Escape affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction while you want it most.
The 2020 Ford Escape, nevertheless, also has some flaws commonly related to this type of car. Cargo space isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gasoline. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Ford Escape’s ride and driving expertise start to fall in line with extra trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2020 Ford Escape’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting models at additional cost. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Ford Escape are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Ford Escape also affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Ford Escape fresh by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Ford Escape, which pushes the 2020 Ford Escape into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and can be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, usually at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colours obtainable for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.