Ford Escape 2020
Carsguide Tung Nguyen had this to say at the time: Ford’s Escape ST-Line still proves to be a competitive SUV player so late in its lifecycle due its strong foundations.You can read the full review here.
This is what Tung Nguyen liked most about this particular version of the Ford Escape: Sharp steering, Sporty accessories, Peppy engine
The 2020 Ford Escape carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Escape 2020 Price and Specs
|Ford Escape Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|(FWD)||SUV||2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO||$27,600||$36,630|
|Ambiente (awd)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$26,400||$34,980|
|Ambiente (fwd)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$22,000||$29,920|
|Ambiente (fwd)||SUV||1.5L PULP 6 SP MAN||$22,400||$30,360|
Ford Escape 2020 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Escape here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
How do I know if it's worth replacing the transmission in my 2008 Ford Escape?
This is a bit of a perennial question when it comes to older second-hand cars that suddenly need expensive repairs. On current values, your Escape is probably worth almost exactly the same as the new transmission will cost you. The problem is that even if you do have the new transmission fitted, you won’t have doubled the value of the car. In fact, you’ll have done nothing for its resale value compared with any other working Escape. And right now, your Escape with a broken transmission is worth – roughly - $300 which is what a scrap merchant will pay for it to be crushed and turned into microwave ovens.
However, balancing all that is the question of, if you do scrap the car, how much will you need to spend to get into something that will be reliable and safe? And the answer to that is probably more than $5000. At this point, you also need to assess the condition of the rest of your car. At 170,000km on the clock, it could well be ready for maintenance in other expensive areas.
But assuming the rest of your car is in good condition and still works properly, here’s another option: Rather than a brand-new transmission, why not track down a good, second-hand unit from a vehicle recycler. Specialist recyclers have a range of components like these, and you should be able to find one that’s been tested and perhaps even carries a short warranty. It will still cost money to buy the transmission and have it fitted, but it shouldn’t be anything like $5000 and if it keeps your car on the road for another few years, then it’s recycling at its best. The greenest car is the one that’s already been built.Show more
Should I buy a plug-in hybrid or an electric car?
The Ford Escape plug-in should be an interesting vehicle when it arrives, with 165kW of power and something like a 50km electric-only range. It will be here sometime this year, but the exact timing is still a trade secret.
The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, isn’t a plug-in hybrid, so it can’t be recharged form your home solar panels (which the plug-in Escape could be). Frankly, if you’re making four times the power your household needs with your solar array, you’re in the pound seats for owning a plug-in hybrid which could put that excess electricity generation to very good use. That’s especially true if most of your driving is around town within a 20km radius or so of home-base.
That said, the new RAV4 Hybrid is gaining rave reviews as well as recording very sharp real-world fuel-economy figures. But a plug-in hybrid in a household with excess solar capacity could almost be run for free.Show more
Ford Escape: replacement key cost
Generally the cost will depend on the variant and year. You can get more information on quick and cheap key replacments from dealers or automotive locksmiths here.Show more
Ford Escape 2006: Can sudden acceleration damage the alternator?
I don’t believe so.Show more