The 2022 Ford Escape should be getting an update this year; we expect an update on the interior with the newest technology, spacious dimensions, and better overall off-road capability.
2020 marks the first time the fourth generation (or third-generation if the Ford Kuga’s clone is skipped) of Ford Escape hits the road. Within a subsequent couple of years, you will see excellent features the new-gen compact crossover attempts to offer.
The 2022 Ford Escape is still beyond the horizon, but news about it is already circulating. Sellers and buyers similarly expect the new great things that will come with the coming Ford Escape model. If you anticipate the same, you will be glad to find out all the fantastic features that the 2022 model of Ford Escape tries to offer.
With the 2021 model expected to be first publicly seen sometime in fall 2020, there is virtually no exact clue regarding all the features that the succeeding model offers; however, leaks are already circulating, and some do reveal surprising facts about the car, including a few unexpected elements that will radically change the way you see Ford Escape, even if you have been getting familiar with the lifechanging fourth-generation features. Here are the most notable changes that you can expect to see in the 2022 model.
Since its first inception in 2001, Ford Escape has always been known as a five-seater compact crossover that is excellent for regular commuting and family transport but is also quite capable of being a sporty ride. For four generations, the seat number has always been five. Even the 2021 model, which marks the first upgrade of the fourth-generation model, doesn’t turn away from this tradition. It remains the five-seater model similar to the previous three generations.
The 2022 upgrade, however, is expected to cause a significant change to this convention. Rumors are already circulating about the possible transformation of the Ford Escape model from a five-seater crossover to a full seven-seater SUV.
This change is predicted due to Ford Endura’s weak performance in the SUV competition, which becomes even more vulnerable due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ford expects to tip the balance by introducing third-row seating to its 2022 Ford Escape model, allowing the compact crossover to compete in the full SUV market.
The addition of the third-row seating certainly causes the overall car’s body somewhat longer than before. A longer wheelbase is thus also anticipated. The longer wheelbase, however, will not be new and is expected to adopt that of the already mainstream Ford cars.
There are some Ford cars whose underpinnings are expected to be used by 2022 Ford Escape. Ford Focus becomes the strongest candidate mostly due to its similar body profile to that of the Ford Escape; however, other models, including the Ford Maverick truck and Ford Bronco Sport SUV. Nonetheless, the 2022 model is expected to be longer, and if you wish to have a Ford Escape that is not overly compact, you may need to wait, though the waiting period will not be extended because of a reason you will read below.
2022 Ford Escape Release Date
The 2021 model is already at the doorstep today. With its release date expected to be around fall this year, you can expect the release date of the 2022 model to be at approximately the same period next year. It is not a very long time to wait for the upcoming model if you don’t mind delaying your car shopping day for just another year.
2022 Ford Escape Engine Specs – The Same Under the Hood
Despite the significant change in the car’s design, everything is expected to be mostly the same under the hood. The fourth-generation Ford Escape features the 1.5 L Ecoboost I3-T engine for the standard variants and the 2.0 L Ecoboost I4-T engine for the Titanium-only model. The I4 engine paired with two electric motors is available for the hybrid model.
This engine set will least likely change when the 2022 Ford Escape models are released. Although, as already said, there is not yet clear information regarding the car’s powerhouse, you expect everything to be the same under the hood.
2022 Ford Escape Price
Considering that the 2021 model will be in the market by the fourth quarter of 2020, you can expect the 2022 model to arrive by the end of 2021. However, the market condition, which is influenced mainly by Covid-19, becomes a determining factor for the release. How about the purchasing price of the 2022 Ford Escape? Prices are expected to start at around $26,000 for the standard variant.
- S: $ 26,000 (est)
- SE: $ 28,000 (est)
- SE Sport Hybrid: $ 30,000 (est)
- SEL: $ 31,000 (est)
- SE PHEV: $ 35,000 (est)
- PHEV CELL: $ 37,000 (est)
- Titanium: $ 38,000 (est)
- Titanium PHEV: $ 41,000 (est)