The forthcoming 2019 Ford Escape is one of the most popular compact-SUVs In the world. It is a very competent vehicle with great features, both tech, and safety. Ford Escape is a versatile SUV that is easy to drive, it looks sophisticated and it’s powerful.
Escape is also known for its towing capabilities, but with other athletic manners too. It is a well-rounded choice and with three engines available, and its famous Titanium edition, Escape is almost ready to hit the market.
2019 Ford Escape Looks Fresh and Modern
The new 2019 Ford Escape will not suffer many changes, as it was upgraded just last year. But the exterior still looks fresh and modern, mostly because of a recast nose that gives this vehicle edgier character. This character is even more defined with a soft cap and hexagonal front grille. The horizontal bars hold the blue oval, and HID headlights with LED daytime running lights has been updated. Down low, the bumper comes with a huge center cut-out with two openings on the sides, nearer fog lights. Aluminum hood now features larger air intakes.
With Sport and SE models come more blackout-trim accents and halogen headlights. At the back, Ford designed new taillights that are now blended from the side onto the liftgate. A two-inch trailer hitch is optional. Alloy wheels are 19-inch Ebony Black. Also, a new set of colors are available, like Blue Metallic, White Gold and Cinnamon Glaze.
2019 Ford Escape Interior
It can be said that the Escape model benefits from every new update. Inside the cabin, all touch surfaces are revised in order to create a more premium feel. Escape is a 2-row/5-passenger crossover SUV. The electronics are easy to reach and shift lever is repositioned as well. The center-stack comes with two USB ports and the steering wheel is now more user-friendly.
The storage area is 34 cubic feet and with rear seats folded, the area is 68 cubic feet. There are four trim levels for 2019 Ford Escape. With the basic trim, cruise control, rearview camera, and automatic headlights are all standard features. Basic infotainment system comes with a 6-speaker audio system and a 4.2-inch screen with Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition. SE model adds dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and privacy glass. Highest trim named Premium comes with all optional equipment from Sync3 with an 8-inch touchscreen to the Sony premium audio system and push-button start. You can even lock/unlock and start Ford Escape using your phone.
The best part of this 2019 Ford Escape is its security. The new model will come with features like 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC), a Dual stage driver and front passenger airbags, Side airbags, Personal Safety System, Rearview camera, Reverse sensing system, Child safety rear door locks, Tire pressure monitoring system and many others.
2019 Ford Escape Engine Specifications
2019 Ford Escape comes with three engines available. Each engine is tied to a specific trim, and all of them are a 6-speed automatic transmission. Base Ford Escape will use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with FWD. This engine creates 170 HP. Ford Escape SE use a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine with FWD. This powertrain can produce up to 180 HP and 180 lb-ft of torque. Ford Escape SEL uses the same engine but with AWD system and slightly more horsepower. Exclusive Ford Escape Titanium comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. It packs 250 HP and 275 lb-ft of torque.
As for the acceleration and top speed, this model will be able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 sec. Furthermore, the top speed is 116 mph.
In this section, this model will have great numbers. For the trailering, it comes with Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt 1000 lbs, Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt 100 lbs, Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt 1000 lbs and Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt 150 lbs. The new model will be capable of maximum tow 3500 lbs. However, this towing capacity is for the Titanium model.
2019 Ford Escape Energi Plug-in Hybrid model
The manufacturer is currently working on the new Hybrid models that will include Ford Escape Energi plug-in hybrid, Expedition SUV hybrid and Lincoln models. The newest model 2019 Ford Escape Energi Plug-in Hybrid is also announced for the upcoming year. The model will have under the hood a 2.0-liter engine and electric motor. This engines will generate maximum output of 185 HP. We also have information that will have fuel economy 32 mpg in a combined drive. As for the exterior and interior look compared with the base models, the Plug-in Hybrid model is not much different.
2019 Ford Escape Price and Release Date
With 2019 Ford Escape, it all comes to the trim level you choose. The base price is $25,000, and more recommendable Escape SE is $27,000. SEL trim starts at $29,500 and Titanium trim is around $35,000. As for the Energi Plug-in Hybrid model we dont have information about its price. Ford Escape will hit the market by the end of the year, or in the first weeks of 2019.