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2020 Ford Escape Hybrid EPA-Estimated For 44 MPG City

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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.

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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.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Cab operators seem to like this car. I drove several as service loaner/rentals and rode in several as cabs.
    Not nice too small. Would have been better if it had a V6 option which is smoother but FORD hates those too.

    • The V6, which I had three cars with, and the V8, which my dad’s Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme had, are both obsolete and don’t benefit the common everyday driver anymore. The hybrid systems are much better, using electricity when it is needed the most, and using gasoline in a smaller more efficient engine to extend the range for those who drive over 30 or 40 miles in one trip. So forget about the V6 unless you just want performance. and are stupid enough to pay for it.

  2. Ford has to release more specifications about the hybrid system in the new 2020 Escape so buyers can compare correctly with other systems, even from Ford itself. I have a 2014 Fusion Hybrid with the HF35 electric transaxle, so I need to know which transaxle the Escape will have, and compare it to the Fusion/C-Max version. I read that Ford developed a new HF45 but there are no specifications on public online sources. Finally, Ford has to post ads about the Escape Hybrid benefits and prevent losing potential customers to the competition.

    I call the HF35 an electric transaxle because it has two electric motor/generators that do almost all the work to move the vehicle. The gasoline engine just adds torque and recharges the battery, because the HF35 can power the hybrid vehicle up to 85 MPH with electricity alone.

  3. Well some of us would still disagree. Compare a V6 with a 4. The V6 will be a heck of a lot smoother and a V8 more so. There are 4’s that out power my ’04 GRAND MARQUIS with the 4.6L V8. But that V8 sounds better and runs much smoother too. Yes, I know that there are more and more 4 poppers moving into the market. The MERCEDES SPRINTER has a 4 as the gasoline engine as is the GM full sized pickups becoming the standard engine in some models. The TOYOTA AVALON and CHRYSLER 300 still have the V6 as standard equipment. Now if that changes, I guess I will have to learn to live with the PINTO/VEGA noise or pay tons more for a V6 or V8 for the same vehicle. Then they may include the V6 or V8 with sport packages which I do not want at all. The only way a 4 would be good is in a hybrid where it doesn’t run that much anyway. Regardless, I’m not a fan of the ESCAPE anyway.

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