The 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid is a crossover SUV that rides on its fourth generation. The all-new Escape Hybrid will get a lot of changes and improvements. The exterior will get a refreshment and the interior will obtain even more technology systems and features. Furthermore, a new SEL trim level will be in the offer for the first time. Escape crossover comes with superb handling and great driving manners. Moreover, towing capacity is surprisingly great.
Finally, a hybrid drivetrain will arrive and it will deliver great mileage for this crossover. The segment of compact crossovers and SUVs is getting stronger and stronger, and Escape remains one of the best possible choices. The price is affordable, the new platform could be also in the offer and even the European markets will get its Escape model under the name “Ford Kuga”.
2019 Ford Escape Hybrid design and colors
The already fresh exterior of the 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid will get even more refreshments. The changes aren’t that significant but are visible for sure. From now on, the front bumper comes with a huge cut-out and the two faux openings. Those openings are sitting on the sides of the bumper, nearer to the fog lights. The overall styling is now much sharper, especially the front end. The hexagonal grille looks amazing, along with the LED headlights. Additionally, the 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid comes with larger air intakes and the hood will suffer additional aluminum work.
The next trim level is SE and it offers a Sport Appearance Package as an option. This package delivers halogen headlight units and blackout-trim accents which will make new Escape look really sporty. The same package also adds a 19-inch Ebony Black wheels. Back to the base model, the Blue Oval carmaker will introduce some new exterior paints. A Blue Metallic and Cinnamon Glaze are the two of the latest exterior colors. The rear end will get a new pair of taillights and the exhaust tips are now slightly peeking under the rear bumper.
2019 Ford Escape Hybrid offers a new dashboard
The interior of the brand-new 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid will look more upscale than the current model. The Blue Oval carmaker is trying to improve all of this crossover’s categories and that includes the interior. The cabin can still accommodate five passengers and the layout of the controls and seats will stay intact. However, the layout is amazing so this compact crossover SUV comes with an ample legroom. The biggest change will be a new dashboard. The new dash looks stylish as it holds a completely different design that looks more modern than before. The information display sits right next to the analog gauges and the infotainment touchscreen will be larger as it sits in the center stack.
Furthermore, the latest SYNC3 system is up to date and it works great. This system is so easy to operate with and it holds much better interface that is very user-friendly. Below that, climate controls are also very simple and further down USB ports are offered as a standard. A pair of storage slots in the center console is also standard, just like the cup holders. The cabin space is generous for such a compact model and the cargo area is above average for the segment.
2019 Ford Escape Hybrid powertrain
The 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid will get a plug-in hybrid variant that should additionally improve the overall performance and mileage. The regular Escape offers two engine choices and the same should happen for the Escape Hybrid. According to speculations, Ford is planning to pair an electric motor with both drivetrains. With that in mind, a 1.5-liter unit comes as standard and the optional 2.0-liter is in the offer as well. A 48-volt electric system comes with the battery pack and a single electric motor.
The base engine is capable of producing 180 horses and optional unit delivers 250 HP. The hybrid system will additionally improve those figures, but everyone is waiting on the mileage figures. Some sources are claiming the Escape will deliver around 50 mpg which is great. Furthermore, 50 miles on the electric battery only is the result that is hard to beat. After all, Escape Hybrid is the only plug-in compact crossover SUV in the U.S. at the moment. An 8-speed automatic transmission is the only choice for now.
2019 Ford Escape Hybrid price, rivals and release date
The forthcoming 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid will cost $32,000. For the compare, the base Escape is priced at $25,000 and the Titanium trim level starts at $35,000. The math is simple here as the Blue Oval company said the 2019 Ford Escape Hybrid variant will cost around $10,000 more than the base model.
When it comes to competition, the regular Escape model will rival new Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Furthermore, Escape sits above the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage when it comes to price. Ford will most likely release new Escape Hybrid in the mid of 2019.