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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
MSRP
$26,385
Invoice
$25,594
Average Price Paid
$25,167
936 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
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AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,966
12 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,182

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
10
rrjohnsonjr92 writes:
Very well upgraded from the previous year models!
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T LT FWD better.
"Not too much different just more comfortable"
Value Ranked 2020 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T LT FWD worse.
"Escape seems a little more valuable"
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
31 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 14.7 gal 17.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Cylinders
3 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
12:1
10:1
Displacement
1,500 cc
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 43 in
Back Legroom 40.7 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 37.5 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,468 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.5 in 198.8 in
Width 85.6 in 89.3 in
Height 66.1 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 106.7 in 119.1 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Escape
S AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Dark Persian Green Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • SEDONA Orange Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wheels: 17" Shadow Silver-Painted Aluminum
2021 Ford Explorer
AWD

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