by: Mike Ginsca,
The Ford Escape is receiving a huge makeover for the 2020 model year. But that doesn’t mean that the outgoing generation is all bad. In fact, it’s one of the better all-rounder crossover SUVs on the market today. Here’s why.
Engine – With the Ford Escape you have 3 engines to choose from. A 2.5L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder, a 1.5L turbo, and a 2.0L turbo as equipped in this test vehicle. It delivers a very healthy 245 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda CX-5 and Chevrolet Equinox / GMC Terrain are the only other competitors that offer an engine with similar power figures. The Ford’s power delivery is smooth and pulls hard almost right up to the redline where, like most other turbocharged engines, the power curve plateaus.
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