According to the information our team has got, one of the most popular and best-selling compact SUVs in the market has already been on its way to hit the roads as a 2019 Ford Escape model. It has also been speculated that, when it comes to the Ford Escape, its major redesign shouldn’t be expected before 2020 so the fans will now have the chance to see some minor updates and refreshments only.
- more than one engine choice available
- no major changes and updates
As we have already mentioned, the 2019 Ford Escape will not show any revolutionary changes in terms of appearance. The third generation of the Escape has been still fresh since the last update was seen in 2018. The 2019 model is going to wear the same body and dimensions. It is going to hit the market as a four-door crossover. It should probably keep being available in its four trim levels – S, SE, SEL and Titanium so the exterior features and equipment you get will depend on the trim level you choose. However, some distinctive refreshments can still be noticed. The experts have also noticed that the upcoming model could show some Focus-inspired exterior design. The profile of the new Escape is expected to look sportier and more dynamic. Also, there might be some new exterior color choices offered.
When it comes to interior of the 2019 Ford Escape, some slightly refreshed features can be expected as well. Unfortunately, it seems that the popular crossover will keep offering its five seats, with no optional third row. However, it will provide more space for your cargo. The cabin of the upcoming Escape should also be quieter thanks to those acoustic materials that the carmaker will use in order to reduce noise and vibrations. All in all, the overall comfort inside this SUV will be improved and the fans can also expect some premium-quality leather in higher trim levels. Otherwise than that, the new Escape will provide an 8.0-inch touch-screen display with the latest SYNC3 infotainment system and features such as dual-zone climate control, voice commands, USB ports, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. When it comes to standard and optional safety systems and driver assist features, the Escape will be available with adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, park assist and others.
No major changes should be expected under the hood of the 2019 Ford Escape either so it will probably keep offering its three engine choices. The base S trim will use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers the output of 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. The other option comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 178 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Finally, those top trim levels will use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that hits 245 horsepower. Each of them should be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Escape Release Date and Price
The release date of the 2019 Ford Escape will probably happen this summer. The price range has been estimated at $24,845 – $34,390.
Competitors: Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX5, Kia Sportage, Chevrolet Equinox.