The 4th gen. of the Ford Escape (named “Kuga” 3rd gen. in many markets) was released in 2020 and, thanks to its new simple and tapered lines, aesthetically represents a breaking point with the past. The new platform adopted on this medium-sized 4,61 x 1,88 meters SUV is the same as the contemporary Focus. The trunk has a capacity of 435 liters in the 100% combustion version and 405 liters in the Plug-In Hybrid one. Both these values augment up to 1400/1500 liters when the rear seats are reclined. The interior technologies, which are fully inherited from the Focus, are user-friendly and in step with the times. The overall build quality is however not the best in its category. The Escape sold in North America features both EcoBoost petrol (180HP or 250HP) and Hybrid (simple 200HP or Plug-In 225HP) engine options, while the European Kuga is available as EcoBlue diesel (120HP or 150HP), EcoBoost petrol (120HP, 150HP, or 190HP), or Plug-In hybrid (225HP). The Ford Escape is currently offered at adequate prices compared to most of its competitors, among which there are the Toyota RAV4 and the Hyundai Tucson.
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🏎️ Ford Escape IV (or Kuga III)
🛠️ 3-cylinder EcoBlue 120HP
💨 9,7 seconds
💶 27.000€ in Europe
💵 25.000$ for the EcoBoost 180HP version (it’s the cheapest available there) in the United States
Our vote: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4/5)