The EPA has finally given the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid its estimated fuel economy ratings, and the little crossover has best-in-class ratings. EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings are 44 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 41 mpg combined. As with any fuel-efficiency ratings, they will vary with driving style and terrain.
The EPA estimates are for the 2020 Escape Hybrid Titanium with front-wheel drive. Ford notes that with the average daily commute at 29 miles per day, the Escape Hybrid will use less than a gallon of fuel. The vehicle is good for 582 miles of driving per tank of fuel, enough to go from Sacramento to San Diego on a single tank.
The 2020 ford Escape Hybrid with all-wheel-drive is rated at 43 mpg city, 37 mpg highway, and 40 mpg combined. Ford says that buyers can help to optimize their fuel savings using a new EV coach feature that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. That digital cluster is standard on SE Sport and titanium trim levels. EV coach lets the driver know when they are using electric or hybrid power so they can adjust their driving style to meet their needs.
The vehicle has an eco mode, which is one of five standard selectable drive modes to help conserve fuel when driving range is a priority. The hybrid doesn’t give up any passenger space with a liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack below the second-row seats. Ford notes that the all-new Escape is built at the Louisville Assembly Plant and is on sale now. Check out our photo gallery of the Escape Hybrid from the New York International Auto show earlier this year.