The 2020 Ford Escape plug-in hybrid – the first for SUVs – comes with an EPA-estimated 37 miles and 100 miles per gallon equivalent of the all-electric driving range, figures that the redesigned compete with the new Toyota RAV4 Will include the model. Prime.
The Toyota RAV4 PRIME has an estimated 42-mile EV color and 94 MPGe. Toyota unveiled the first plug-in hybrid version of the model in November 2019 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle is expected to take a hit from dealerships this summer.
The Escape beats the Toyota RAV44 PRIME for the price. The Toyota RAV4 PRIME starts at $ 39,220 (destination charge included), while Ford says the base price of the destination fee will be $ 34,285, but Toyota’s plug-in hybrid has risen higher and with a capacity of 0 to 302 horse. Power is going on. -60 mph at an estimated PHEV 209 hp vs. an estimated 5.7 seconds. The RAV4 PRIME is actually the most powerful four-door vehicle in Toyota’s portfolio.
The 37-mile sole driving range Escape in the EV reflects the progress that Ford has made with its hybrid technology. The small Ford Fusion Energi plug-in is 11 miles less than the new Escape PHEV.
“The original Ford Escape was the world’s first hybrid SUV and the all-new Ford Escape plug-in hybrid represents how far we’ve come in technology and efficiency,” said Hou Thai-Tang, Ford’s chief product development and purchasing officer , a statement.
Escape PHEV is part of Ford’s $ 11.5 billion plan to electrify its portfolio.
The Escape PHEV comes with a fourth generation hybrid propulsion system consisting of a 2.5-liter cycle hybrid engine and a 14.4 kWh lithium ion battery.
The Ford Escape PHEV has four modes that will allow drivers to choose how they want to use that electric power. Drivers who want to think about which option is best can opt for the Auto EV mode, which lets the vehicle decide whether to run on gas or electric power. EV Now mode puts the vehicle on all electric power, EV letter mode later lets drivers switch to full gas-hybrid driving to conserve electric miles for later, and EV charge mode to use the battery later Will charge the battery to charge and make electric-miles. .
It is a plug-in hybrid and hence it comes with an AC charging port. Drivers can use a 110-volt Level 1 charger, an option that takes 10 to 11 hours to power the batter, or use a 240-volt Level 2 charger with a shorter, estimated 3.5-hour charge time is.
The Escape PHEV comes standard with advanced driver assist system systems such as adaptive cruise control and lane centering, eaves steering steering and voice-activated navigation system.
According to Ford, the plug-in hybrid system is available at every escape trim level except the S-SE Sport.