2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 EcoSport

2020 Ford Escape S FWD
2020 Ford EcoSport S FWD

Trying to determine which Ford SUV you want to drive around Buffalo? Given their compact stature, many drivers compare the 2020 Ford Escape vs. 2020 EcoSport to make a choice. This makes sense, given that both models seat five people comfortably and boast high-tech features like Ford SYNC. However, certain distinctions will undoubtedly sway Cheektowaga shoppers one way or the other. Learn more about how the 2020 Ford Escape compares to the new EcoSport with Basil Ford!

Escape vs. EcoSport: Price

Lancaster drivers who are more economical may gravitate to the EcoSport for its low price. Indeed, it will cost significantly less than the Ford Escape.

  • Escape: MSRP from $24,855
  • EcoSport: MSRP from $20,485

Escape vs. EcoSport: Engine Lineup

All Ford SUVs are highly capable. That's a given. With that being said, the Ford Escape has four engines from which to choose, whereas the EcoSport has just two.


  • Standard 1.5L EcoBoost 
  • Available 2.0L EcoBoost
  • Available 2.5L Atkinson-cycle inline-four
  • Plug-in 2.5L Atkinson-cycle inline-four


  • Standard 1.0L EcoBoost turbocharged three-cylinder 
  • Available 2.0L Ti-VCT

With the 2.0L engine, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the EcoSport has a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

2020 Ford Escape suv 2020 Ford EcoSport

Escape vs. EcoSport: Interior

Another important distinction between these Ford SUVs is the amount of interior space they offer. As previously mentioned, both models seat up to five people. However, their passenger and cargo capacities vary slightly.


  • Passenger volume: 104 cubic feet
  • Standard cargo volume: 37.5 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo volume: 65.4 cubic feet


  • Passenger volume: 91.1 cubic feet
  • Standard cargo volume: 20.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo volume: 50 cubic feet

Test Drive These Ford SUVs at Basil Ford!

Head to Basil Ford today to get behind the wheels of these Ford SUVs and get an even better sense of which model will serve you best as you drive around Amherst. Need to do more research? Find out what the 2020 Ford Escape redesign entailed, In any case, don't hesitate to get in touch with questions! Find out what the 2020 Ford Escape redesign entails, read up on 2020 EcoSport reviews, or compare the Escape to the Chevy Equinox or Ford EcoSport vs. Honda HR-V.