The fresh new 2024 Ford Escape will be introduced in the first quarter of next year, per news. This SUV will likely offer an assortment of familiar powertrains and some updates on the outside and inside as well. Some new spy shots are available, and the compact crossover shows off heavily revised styling with a new light bar, sharper headlights connected by an LED strip, and a squarer grille.
From what we saw, the taillights have also been redesigned, giving this SUV a chunkier design. For a record, five years ago, Blue Oval Company sold more than 300,000 units of its Escape compact crossover, putting this SUV at the near top.
2024 Ford Escape Redesign
Compared to last year’s model, the design of the 2024 Ford Escape will be refreshed. As is the case with many other cars, the design will depend on which trim you choose. The roof rails are standard on the SEL, while the SE Sport Appearance Package adds black-finished 19-inch alloy wheels, along with various exterior parts painted in black.
It is worth noting that the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants are identical to their conventional counterparts. New paint choices are available as well, and you can get this in three metallic blues: Atlas, Iced, and Stone.
Spacious and Modern Interior
On the inside, the 2024 Ford Escape is a little prettier than it was last year. As before, this SUV offers maximum rear legroom of 40.7 inches, while the luggage area behind the first row measures 33.5 cubic feet and can be expanded to 65.4 cubic feet.
The Escape will reportedly replace an aging infotainment system with a larger one. You can also count on standard keyless entry and start, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smartphone integration, enhanced voice recognition, and voice-controlled navigation.
2024 Ford Escape Engine Specs
Under the hood, the new 2024 Ford Escape will keep the familiar engines. The base is a turbocharged 1.5-liter unit that makes 180 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, sending output to the front wheels (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is optional. The SEL model comes with a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes standard in the Titanium trim. This engine is capable of making 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
All-wheel drive is standard with this configuration. Ford also offers hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models. Both models use a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor to produce a combined output of 200 horsepower. On the other hand, the PHEV model has a bigger battery, which allows this SUV to cover 37 miles in electric vehicle (EV) mode.
2024 Ford Escape Price, Release Date
The new 2024 Ford Escape will reportedly start at the most affordable S trim level of $25,500. All-wheel drive is an extra $1,500. The hybrid model, on the other hand, is around $28k in SE trim, while the plug-in hybrid is over $33k.