Here's Why the 2020 Ford Escape Is a Huge Improvement

1 036 850 Megtekintés

The 2020 Ford Escape shows that Ford is on top of its game. Today I'm reviewing the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid to show why it's a good small crossover -- and I'm going to show you around the new Escape and show you all of its quirks and features. I'm also driving the 2020 Escape to show you what it's like on the road.
Twitter -
Instagram -
Facebook -

  • "Variety" is reviewing a Vector W8 and a Ford Escape Hybrid within a month of one another. 😏

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuro10 hónapja
    • I beleive Ford hired an ex Aston Martin designer many years back. Thats why all their cars look like Aston Martins

    • I’m such a nerd that the 2 pen holders made my heart leap for joy. Lol I’m diggin’ this crossover.

      Linda De PasqualeLinda De Pasquale4 hónapja
    • Doug DeMuro lol

      ThatCarHornGuy2ThatCarHornGuy27 hónapja
    • Doug DeMuro do a review on the jeep renegade

      The Flags that FlewThe Flags that Flew8 hónapja
    • This new Ford Escape will sell very well!

      Harley JacksonHarley Jackson9 hónapja
  • And then there are people hating on the trial blazer from have a 3 cylinder.....

    NathanNathan2 napja
  • I was hoping you'd get a shot at the charge port!

    Trey CampTrey Camp2 napja
  • Ford escape the most F🤬ckin annoying advertisement on HUworld...🖕

    wakida bidgetwakida bidget2 napja
    • Lol

      NathanNathan2 napja
  • That's really cool but I still prefer my 2011 Escape Hybrid and its truck-like, Ford style appearance.

    George KobaidzeGeorge Kobaidze2 napja
  • I didn’t know that the Ford Kuga in US is comercialize as Escape

  • The keypad is one of the features on my 2011 Escape that I COULD NOT live without. Absolutely brilliant. Do you know how many times I have seen guys have to get maintenance to bust their lock off because they locked their keys in their locker? I keep a spare locker key in my car. So when I did big deal Went to the car, entered code, grabbed spare key, opened locker. Easy peasy.

    Ed GrigsbyEd Grigsby4 napja
    • I don't believe so

      Ed GrigsbyEd Grigsby3 órája
    • Does it still work on a flat battery?

      S. Y.S. Y.Napja
  • Looks like a Kia

    General03 LeeGeneral03 Lee6 napja
  • I hope ford keeps this design forever and get rid of ugly designs

    HYDRAHYDRA7 napja
  • This car looked like a Porsche in person seriously.

    Xander XXander X8 napja
  • I love this vehicle, but not for the reason you probably think. I was in a bad car accident in one and was able to walk away.

    12 skits12 skits9 napja
  • You will never believe what commercial I got........ A self parallel parking escape commercial for 2020

    MaccarulesMaccarules9 napja
  • Delta recreates her iconic 'splits moment' on The Voice with Sebastian Coe six years later...😱 👉

    Mike TubmanMike Tubman11 napja
  • I test drove the Escape in Australia and at least the Australian model has a release for the rear seats in the boot. It is a big lever on both sides.

    Austen HoweAusten Howe11 napja
  • Is this the same as UK's Ford Kuga ?

    Silent ShootersSilent Shooters14 napja
  • Doug, that key card slot ain't impressive. My 2006 ML350 has that AND its removable!

    Seth SteinerSeth Steiner15 napja
  • Too much talking.

    Timur KhalilovTimur Khalilov16 napja
  • I'd consider it if it didn't look so ugly. Lol

    Brad HuddlesonBrad Huddleson16 napja
  • You said this is the most fuel efficient Crossover. Yet the KIA Niro gets 40/50 MPG.

    Daniel GolightlyDaniel Golightly17 napja
  • Hey Doug. Thanks for the review. Awesome as always.. Is the Escape hybrid mpg higher than RAV4 hybrid?

    Anirban NiyogiAnirban Niyogi17 napja
    • No.

      S. Y.S. Y.14 órája
  • The budget Aston Martin dbx

    Anthony CarrollAnthony Carroll19 napja
  • I HATE the new exterior styling. It looks outdated and not SUV like. It looks less rugged and looks like it's trying to be a Tesla.

    Noah PehowicNoah Pehowic20 napja
  • Superfluous car salesman language makes this "review" embarrassing bad. I want a real review, not a manufacturer's whitewash. Keypads have been around for years and were a staple of the G3 Escapes. I don't give a dam about pen holders. Is that a big example of your "huge improvement"?

    Western SpiritWestern Spirit21 napja
  • Did anyone realize that the car was moving when he started to do the inside review? (4:05)

    ShachinTheGamerShachinTheGamer22 napja
  • Way tooooo long.

    Mrs. Alice FowlerMrs. Alice Fowler23 napja
  • Kind of looks a Porsche suv

    Wonder Bread lwlWonder Bread lwl25 napja
  • Lost me at $36,000, lol. Who buys into this shit? I buy houses that rent for $1200/month for less than this. Sorry I even bothered to look at new cars. Will put another quart of oil in the the 37 year old pickup and drive on listening to the original AM/FM radio.

    madcow usamadcow usa26 napja
    • Your comment should be tattooed on the front head of every American that has loans of douzaine of thousand of $ and can't pay their car's debt.

      S. Y.S. Y.14 órája
  • The back looks like a 2020 rav 4 and the front looks like a porsche cayenne or macan ...who agrees

    M.A.L.A micM.A.L.A mic26 napja
  • Oddly the European version has levers in the luggage compartment to drop the rear seats. Why didn’t they make it to the US version?

    sjb2471sjb247126 napja
    • Probably because of the bronco

      NathanNathan2 napja
  • Interior door diamond dots could be for added sound dampening

    elrond3737elrond373727 napja
  • Doug is the type of guy to take his children to the dealership as a field trip.

    Saimun AminSaimun Amin28 napja
  • Doug ... I am looking for someone who had an electric vehicle to install a system than eliminate permanently The need to recharger Also this make unlimited the autonomy ... Never charged Always available The deal is: I send you the information ... You install it in your car ... and show it at the people ...if is there someone interesting We Both win ... Just answer Is free for you oviously.

    Alonso Ruiz SepúlvedaAlonso Ruiz Sepúlveda29 napja
  • Give me pockets and storage nooks! 😤

    • Also why does the European version, Kuga, have so many more features? Including spot lights on the mirrors, which curiously are gone this year, seat levers in the trunk, a front camera, and on...😑😡

  • The design looks clearly inspired from the Macan. Even the subtle lines near the bumpers are replicated upon looking at side profiles of both cars. Saw one on the road a while ago and it looked stunning.

  • My boyfriend keeps his grinder in the small cup holder 😂

    Jaylin SpenceJaylin SpenceHónapja
  • I find the front end very bland. Much prefer the 2019 model.

    Greyson BrockGreyson BrockHónapja
  • The 2009-2012 were by far the best small suvs ever. Wish they still them

    John SmithJohn SmithHónapja
    • Otherwise known as Gen 2. Current version is Gen 4.

      Western SpiritWestern Spirit21 napja
  • Does it have power seats? That's a must for me.

  • Looks like a Porsche SUV

    shylah Marieshylah MarieHónapja
  • 18:52 I counted 9 trucks

    Ruben.p ShilungaRuben.p ShilungaHónapja
  • CX5 copy. Sad

    Real TalkReal TalkHónapja
  • “There are three different levels of screen on-and-offness” that sounds...profound.

    Hsu OhnHsu OhnHónapja
  • Ugly afffff

    Kyle GraemeKyle GraemeHónapja
  • Honestly that keypad is a life changer. Had i not had it on my escape I would have lost my key already

    John LeeJohn LeeHónapja
  • I Got A Ford Escape Ad

    Mercedes Benz G-ClassMercedes Benz G-ClassHónapja
  • Eh, never again. I can't and I refuse to buy another FORD. After driving one for three years, I have found FORD is not about quality.

    Photo MakerPhoto MakerHónapja
  • The dots are better than just an expanse of pebble grain plastic. I'd like to see some color choice inside and some other trim pieces with some sort of interesting design instead all the flat, dull surfaces.

    Robert BryantRobert BryantHónapja
  • 3 banger

  • Cant wait to get a used one in four years.

    William ChuangWilliam ChuangHónapja
  • @Doug I'm surprised you didn't spot Ford's little easter egg within the Adaptive Cruise Control system combined with the Drive Modes. I spotted this on my Ford Puma 2020 (which has very similar platform to Ford Escape/Kuga If you are on Normal, Slippery and Eco, the icon representing the car in front shows a Ford Fusion Switch it to Sport Mode and that car becomes a Ford Mustang Switch it to Trail Mode (which is interestingly what we get instead of Snow/Sand) and the car in front becomes an F150. Our icon also shows a whole load of rocks falling into a pile and the background to the dashboard shows some weird woodgrain pattern to give you the illusion of being in the woods on a "trail". Although I've yet to find any Ford Puma customer attempt to take their 1.0L Ecoboost on any offroad adventure.

    Hugh MarshallHugh MarshallHónapja
  • it does fit a red bull.

    Oryen MeaveOryen MeaveHónapja
  • my mom got one i like it.

    Oryen MeaveOryen MeaveHónapja
  • ... I always think about how efficiently I drive. There is something wrong with me

    Micah MillerMicah MillerHónapja
  • Doug, you could be Quentin Tarantino’s voice substitute. Great review, thanks.

    Doug HartDoug HartHónapja
  • The design has shared from Mazda x5? soo similar

    Liu JunLiu JunHónapja
  • I m saying to myself...who does this guy remind me of . Quentin Tarantino , especially his voice. Okay back to the car. Haha

  • They still shouldve made the tachometer an option smh :(

  • Great review Doug. I do have to disagree about the looks. I think this is one of the best looking compact crossovers in the segment.

    Gary ShookGary ShookHónapja
  • I think the Gen 3 Exterior looks better than this new Gen 4.

  • I’ll escape the dealership after seeing it

    M&N DistributionM&N DistributionHónapja
  • 🚨My major complaint(s) after 2mo owning titanium awd hybrid: 1) the DASH GLARE on windshield is beyond dangerous. Especially the smoother non textured plastic on the heads-up display creates terrible reflection on the windshield. I can see the entire dash on my windshield almost anytime during daytime driving, really legit awful. I’d return the car for this alone BUT... 2) the engine is very loud and sounds like it should be doing way more work than it is for the sounds it produces. 3) the steering wheel “leather” absorbs heat (like from sunshine) realllllly bad and gets very hot more so than any other car I’ve driven and even compared to our F150 4) no dedicated EV driving mode. Eco mode does NOT a keep it in EV. Maybe this is to push you into the PHEV mode but unlike the RAV4 Prime, Ford does not (yet?) offer an AWD for the PHEV, why!? I sold an early release Tesla Model 3 for this and must say I’m regretting it quite a bit. The escape is a great design, good build quality, very comfortable all-around vehicle. I get 41 combined mpg and can get into low 50mpg in city - if I’m trying. Fuel efficiency and range of 520mi on a tank is great.

  • Ugly

    Big TexBig TexHónapja
  • I would never have wondered about the door dot gradients

    V CV CHónapja
  • It looks like a damn mazda it looks like crap I like the old one

    Joe G.Joe G.Hónapja
  • When he mentioned how SUV’s are becoming more and more common, if you look out the back window while he is saying that, all you will see is SUV’s, not a single sedan or coupe in sight...

    Brody HarrisBrody HarrisHónapja
    • Cross overs. There aren't many real SUVs out there except for Jeeps and Broncos.

      Western SpiritWestern Spirit21 napja
  • I leased a 2018 escape sel in 2018 have decided to keep it. Didn't really care for this plus my mileage that I put on it right now is a little over 4,000.

    Sharon VeltreSharon VeltreHónapja
  • How can i fix my evaporator in my escape 2015

    Mustafa ZaidMustafa ZaidHónapja
  • man the quality of ford is getting better and better!

    Max SzidonMax SzidonHónapja
  • 0:51 It’s not a problem, it’s a ME problem!

    Anthony RosadoAnthony RosadoHónapja
  • Interestingly this layout for buttons is different than my. escape I just was given as a loaner. Also mine doesnt have a hud.

    Dylan SDylan S2 hónapja
  • This is "an SUV" in the UK. Wild that the USA classifies this as a "small crossover" - god forbid you get hold of the new Ford Puma!!!

    Matthew CMatthew C2 hónapja
    • @Bartonovich52 Thanks but I really don't have to "look up" the size of any countries, knobhead. Moreover, the size of any given vehicle is completely inconsequential to the size of the country it's in, let alone the distances needed to travel. In fact it's completely and utterly irrelevant. Culture, however.......... 😬

      Matthew CMatthew C17 napja
    • Go look at the size of your country compared to the USA or Canada. I just did a 1500 mile journey over 5 days and didn’t even leave the southern half of my province. Lol.

      Bartonovich52Bartonovich5217 napja
    • Large country larger suv selection for long journeys, who would have figured 😂

      JDPower 55JDPower 55Hónapja
  • American car company has surprised me. They have slowed down, listened to drivers, and delivered useful and functioning features. Way to go 🇺🇲

    Brandon AguirreBrandon Aguirre2 hónapja
  • The second generation Escape will always be the best.

    Flash ChromeFlash Chrome2 hónapja
  • The 2019 model is more look better

    Bonifacio MagdiwangBonifacio Magdiwang2 hónapja
  • Jesus fucking christ. Im trying to find real comments and feedback about the 2020 escape because I'm thinking about getting one for the wife and all im seeing is "Doug the type of guy to - derp derp derp derp" You kids are so annoying.

    Richard TiddyRichard Tiddy2 hónapja
  • I own a 2019 Ford Escape ain the Escape owner group on Facebook there has been people that have bought the 2020 model year and the engine failures are already starting. And the rotary dial shifter isn't all that rare anymore. Almost all new vehicles have them. Including Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, and many more.

    Jonathon MecklenburgJonathon Mecklenburg2 hónapja
  • Got the Titanium Hybrid in magnetic 2 weeks ago. Absolutely love it. Commute to work daily with two longish trips and still haven't filled the tank. Would really have loved the moon roof and heads up but, ah well. Next time.

    BadmansbandBadmansband2 hónapja
  • I like the Porsche Macan look of this Escape... First time I saw that suv in black color, I was sure it was a Macan until I saw the Ford badge in front! Sexy look lolll

    Michel VermeulenMichel Vermeulen2 hónapja
  • I rented this card I have to really say the adaptive cruise control is almost on par with tesla. It centers you in lane does a pretty good job of auto-steering!

    Gebin MaxeyGebin Maxey2 hónapja
  • New cars look tha same

    WilsonBlock100 RadioWilsonBlock100 Radio2 hónapja
  • I had to rent a car for a week and they gave me the 2020 Ford Escape Titanium. It's peppy and has many bells and whistles. But the driver seat very uncomfortable however I adjusted. There is not enough lateral support in the seat. When you go on a highway above 60 mph, you hear a weird wind noise in the cabin. It's so annoying that it makes your highway driving a torture. I'm not sure if it's a design flaw but there is a terrible air resonance on a high speed. I like the convenient features but it's not a keeper.

    Sam KimSam Kim2 hónapja
  • MY 1994 Maxima had a key pad...loved it.

    Sherando RiderSherando Rider2 hónapja
  • Doug: the type of guy to get excited about a pen holder in a car We love you

    JazJaz2 hónapja
    • I have a penholder in my Ford Fusion and you have no idea how convenient it is if you need to keep a pen in your car haha.

      William ChuangWilliam ChuangHónapja
  • But if you leave you key fob inside, can’t just anyone walk up an unlock by touching handle?

    JT 66JT 662 hónapja
  • I wanted to see it auto park..

    Steve Ronsen the MaxSteve Ronsen the Max2 hónapja
  • 3:38 "Dusts for prints to figure out your code..."

    Stanley ClarkStanley Clark2 hónapja
  • You forgot to mention the sliding rear seats. You might have had more room in the rear seats if you slid it back.

    Steven BradleySteven Bradley2 hónapja
  • 36 grand and has lane keep? Hyundai is not impressed

    scheeenfilmiesguckescheeenfilmiesgucke2 hónapja
  • All newer BMWs have the fan speed control in Auto mode. And more than just 3 levels

    scheeenfilmiesguckescheeenfilmiesgucke2 hónapja
  • Lol that Ford dealership "Hey Hank, the guy with the GT is taking a car off the lot" "Ugh did he tell anyone? Is it the new Mustang?" "No, he tip toed behind the line of Rangers humming the Pink Panther theme song and took that trade in '06 Fit with 380k on it. He's in the service lot yelling instructions at the steering wheel"

    Austin KuipersAustin Kuipers2 hónapja
  • 0:00

    MrGorebusaMrGorebusa2 hónapja
  • When he said "Here is the solution", an ad came on.

    Michael RuvinovMichael Ruvinov2 hónapja
  • Still needs a rod to hold up the hood?? Come on, Ford.

    michaeld5michaeld52 hónapja
    • Yep. Nothing like having to hold it up yourself or getting a broom handle after the gas cylinders failed.

      Bartonovich52Bartonovich5217 napja
  • i have a 2012 ford escape limited . Its the last year they made them actual SUV's before they became crossovers and i much prefer the body style of the 2012.

    NotTheAverageGamerzNotTheAverageGamerz2 hónapja
    • Yeah I now go with the edge

      JD HorenkampJD HorenkampHónapja
  • I do like it but ide rather drive the previous generation for looks

    Mario MartinezMario Martinez3 hónapja
  • 3 cylinder engine?

    Dean AlbertsonDean Albertson3 hónapja
  • I got an SE a week ago with the adaptive cruise control, AWD, and the 3 cylinder engine. I’ve been really enjoying it so far. Happy to have an AWD in the US northeast with winter coming and the adaptive cruise control is awesome.

    P MP M3 hónapja
  • I got a 2020 SEL with the 2.0, new. Here are some issues I have encountered in the first day of ownership. Back up camera works about half the time. It glitches out and goes black / static. Button to change drive mode doesn't work, it changes drive modes when I play with my doors. A frame molding on both sides was not installed properly so there are pretty big gaps. Drivers side only speakers went out but came back. Haven't been able to reproduce this. That isn't mentioning the things the dealership said they would do (but didn't) like remove their stupid pin stripe, fresh inspection, etc. I understand these things happen. And I really love the car. Just makes me sad this is my first ford experience. Makes it hard to suggest to other people.

    James UrsidaJames Ursida3 hónapja
  • Unusual buttons: Many cars are being criticized for lack of button and those buttons are in menus on a touch screen. The benefit of a menu touch screen is that it can explain the feature better than a confusing icon button. One you learn its probably not a big deal, but perhaps the learning is faster on a touch screen interface.

    KillroyKillroy3 hónapja
  • I test drove a 2020 Escape. It's garbage. Not sure what the old model was like, but if this is an improvement it must have been really f-ing bad.

    EvilutionaryEvilutionary3 hónapja