Beautifully-simple design, remarkably efficient, more than capable small SUV.
Take a pick from Ford Escape, sporty ST-Line, luxurious Vignale or Ford Australia's first Plug-in Hybrid SUV. The Plug-in Hybrid electric technology makes for a cleaner, quieter, more sophisticated approach to SUV driving. With a host of intuitive driver assist technologies, and design features to complement an active lifestyle, the 2020 Ford Escape fits effortlessly around your weekend getaways, your city commute, and everything else in your daily life.
Wherever the destination, the Escape Plug-in Hybrid SUV uses two sources of power to get you there more efficiently. An advanced electric powertrain lets you make shorter trips of up to 56km on zero emissions, and can recharge anywhere you have access to mains power. For longer journeys, the conventional combustion engine ensures you can go as far as you need to, using powersplit technology to help recharge the Hybrid battery as you drive. While energy captured through regenerative braking also helps to extend your electric range even further.
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go lets you set both your cruising speed, and distance from the vehicle in front. If it detects that traffic is slowing, the system will maintain that pre-set distance if conditions do not allow for your preferred cruising speed. It can even bring you to a complete stop in heavy traffic. Once the road in front is clear, the system automatically accelerates back up to your chosen speed - making it ideal for negotiating the crowded stop-start driving of urban environments. Add with Escape's Lane Keeping System helping to prevent unintentional lane departures and keep you smoothly centred on motorways, those long journeys become even more enjoyable.
Parking in a busy street or a tight space can be tricky. But with Active Park Assist, the All-New Ford Escape 6 makes it easier to park. With Active Park Assist activated, the Ford Escape 6 can identify a suitable parking space, and then automatically perform the entire parking and exit manoeuvres for you. Activated with a simple push of a button, there's no need for you to steer or use the pedals either - the car takes care of it all for you.
Enjoy more of the great outdoors from the comfort of your Ford Escape Vignale. An electrically-operated, dual panel panorama roof truly lets you feel immersed in the surrounding scenery. The roof sits above the first and second rows of seats, flooding the interior with natural light and creating an abundance of fresh air when opened. The sliding glass also has a solar reflective coating to help keep the interior cool when closed, while an internal sunblind provides extra shade when you need it.
Emergency Brake Assist is designed to recognise an emergency braking situation and optimise the pressure within the braking system to provide maximum stopping power.
Whatever your taste in music, it deserves to sound as the artist intended. A tailor-made sound system from B&O means that's exactly what you can expect from your new Escape ST-Line Plug-In Hybrid & Escape Vignale. The advanced 10-speaker, 575-watt set-up has been specifically developed and fine-tuned for the Escape by specialist B&O sound engineers. So, turn it up and enjoy your favourite bands and songs in your personal concert hall.
Ford SYNC® 3 is a state-of-the-art system that enables you to stay connected and control your phone, music and navigation system with natural voice commands. You can even hold down the voice command button to call up a list of local restaurants just by saying "I'm hungry". It can read out your text messages too. The colour touchscreen features pinch-and-swipe gestures for intuitive navigation. SYNC® 3 also connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and with AppLink, you can access some of your favourite smartphone apps.
Make easy work of shopping trips and school runs. Or why not throw a couple of bikes in the back and head out to explore? Escape's flexible rear seating and up to 1534 litres of storage capacity (when rear seats are folded flat) ensures you'll have all the space you'll need.
No more rummaging for your keys, Hands-free tailgate makes access to your Escape load compartment easy, even when your hands are full. With your KeyFree key fob in your pocket or bag, simply use a gentle foot movement under the centre of the rear bumper and the hands-free tailgate will operate without you having to touch a thing. It can also be opened and closed while sitting inside the car.
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control keeps you travelling at a speed you choose. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it slows your vehicle to maintain a safe distance. Then, once the road is clear, the system automatically accelerates back up to the chosen speed. Add that to the Lane Keeping System, which helps prevent unintentional drifts over the lines, and those long journeys become even more enjoyable.
The All-New Escape is designed to be ready for anything, with a dynamic new interior design that gives you ultimate freedom, and adapts to every journey. Need more boot-space for a big trip or prefer the luxury of extra leg-room in the back? Flexible rear seating slides forward or backward to suit your needs, so you should have no trouble packing anything you need.
Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection uses intuitive camera technology to scan the road ahead. If a collision risk with a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected, it'll then provide you with a warning. If you don't respond in time, the system can automatically apply up to full braking force to help reduce the severity of, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions.