2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Ford Escape
2020 Ford EcoSport 2020 Ford Escape


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2020 Ford EcoSport vs 2020 Ford Escape

Serving Fort Mill, SC

Deciding to drive home in a new Ford SUV is easy to do, but picking out the exact vehicle to call your own is more complicated. If you have your eye on a smaller crossover SUV, you may be debating between the Ford EcoSport and the Ford Escape. The 2020 Ford EcoSport is a subcompact crossover SUV that accommodates five passengers, which is in the middle of its second generation. The Escape is placed one rung above the EcoSport in Ford's lineup. It is a compact crossover SUV with two rows of seats, and the 2020 model year shows off fresh updates from the introduction of its fourth generation. The price difference between these two models is approximately $5,000 at the base MSRP level, so which vehicle do you want to drive home from Fort Mill Ford today?


The EcoSport is available with two gas-powered engine options. The base engine is a 1.0-liter EcoBoost turbo, and the higher-level powertrain is a 2.0-liter Ti-VCT turbo engine. Most trims come with front-wheel drive, and intelligent all-wheel drive is standard for the EcoSport's top trim level. In comparison, the Ford Escape is available with gas and hybrid powertrain options. Two of the gas-powered engines are a 1.5-liter EcoBoost turbo and a 2.5-liter EcoBoost variant. Our associates at Fort Mill Ford are honored to tell you more about the powertrains and mechanical features for all of the models and trims that you are considering.


Both of these crossover SUVs have hexagonal-like grilles, and the mesh or backing varies by model and trim. The EcoSport stands tall and boasts moderate ground clearance, halogen quad-beam headlights, triangular ports for the fog lamps, a rear swing gate, and other essentials. From a style perspective, the EcoSport has an extra personality line that flows across the center of the doors. The Escape has smooth door surfaces. Also, the Escape has a sharper curve down the hood and thinner headlights. Some of the Escape's other features include a motion-activated liftgate, dual exhaust tips with a chrome finish, configurable daytime running lights, a rear spoiler, and other equipment.


The EcoSport and the Escape accommodate five passengers across their two rows. The Escape is noticeably more extensive on the exterior, which translates to more passenger space and cargo space inside the cabin. Inside the EcoSport, you will find cloth or ActiveX material, an auto climate control system, a touch display screen, SiriusXM, and other equipment that varies based on the trim selected. The Escape is available with cloth, ActiveX, or leather material. It also adds features like heated front seats, memory settings for the side mirrors, a standard or premium sound system, an advanced navigation system with voice activation, and other equipment.

At Fort Mill Ford, we usually have many of these models in our inventory at any given time. A smart way to wrap up your comparison and to find the perfect crossover SUV is to stop by the dealership soon for a closer look and a few test-drive experiences.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.