The new 2019 Ford Escape comes with changes that make it a bit smoother than before. The SUV is a part of new-generation vehicle, and it is quite visible at the first sight. We must say that Escape irresistibly reminds of Edge. Eye-catching horizontal ribs on the front grille comes in a recognizable shape. Long rear LEDs are again there, and designers will install a new set of alloy wheels.
The interior has undergone a number of changes. A new steering wheel is a part of redesign for 2019 Ford Escape. Electronicparking brake replaces conventional handbrake. Hybrid and ST models are possibilities for next season.
2019 Ford Escape Features
The 2019 Ford Escape comes with the SYNC 3 info-entertainment system. It features the SYNC Connect application for remote access to some of the vehicle functions. The car is equipped with state-of-the-art safety and assistance systems such as an active parking assistant, warning systems, adaptive cruise control, and many others.
2019 Ford Escape Drivetrain
Under the hood of the compact crossover is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This unit replaced the old 1.6-liter drivetrain. In first run, it looks like engineers made a good choice. The engine is capable to deliver 180 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, we can find 2019 Ford Escape with an improved 2.0-liter EcoBoost4-cylinder engine. This one can produce 245 hp and 274 pound-feet of torque.
These engines are still new, and both are pairing an automatic start-stop system. With it, Ford reduced fuel consumption for Escape by 5 percent in urban areas. So, now the crossover returns 30 mpg outside the city with 1.5-liter unit and FWD setup. In 2019, the company will probably drop a 2.5-liter engine. The aging drivetrain must go under reconstruction if it wants to be a part of the lineup in the future.
2019 Ford Escape Hybrid
The major addition for 2019 season will be Escape Hybrid. The vehicle will get many improvements with it. Also, it will join Focus and other electrified vehicles in the family. Whatsoever, the Ford is planning to make hybrid version of the most of its products. In next five years, the company will invest huge amount of money to make first 30 hybrids and electric vehicles.
2019 Ford Escape Trim Levels and Colors
Premium trim level for the 2019 Ford Escape is Titanium. In this SUV, buyers are getting the latest infotainment systems and features. Some of them are hands-free cargo door opening and push button for start/stop. Navigation is standard on this trim, as well as premium Sony audio system. Other trims offer a lot of safety systems. There are cruise control, front collision warning, and lane departure alert.
2019 Ford Escape Release Date
By the time the 2019 Ford Escape becomes official, we will also know if the crossover is getting ST version. However, fans can expect a lot of excitement with a hybrid version. Pricing is not available yet, but base models should cost about $25,000. Hybrid won’t get a price under $30,000, and few more grands will be added for ST version, eventually.