2020 Ford Escape PHEV Outperforms Its Main Rival In Energy Efficiency

2020 Ford Escape PHEV Outperforms Its Main Rival In Energy Efficiency

Ford is offering a plug-in hybrid version for the 2020 Escape with outstanding MPGe figure.

We remind that miles per gallon gasoline equivalent (MPGe or MPGge) is a measure of the average distance traveled per unit of energy consumed.

The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid with a 14.4-kWh battery, a 2.5L I-4 Atkinson cycle powertrain including eCVT and a 88-kW electric motor provides versatility of a SUV and efficiency of a car.

The model’s electric-only driving range is up to 37 miles. The vehicle achieves decent 100 MPGe of fuel economy. This is 6 MPGe more than its closest strong rival – the Toyota RAV4 Prime with 94 MPGe.


The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid manufacturer’s suggested retail prices excluding destination charge, before incentives are the following:

  • SE trim level – $33,040,
  • SEL – $35,620,
  • Titanium – $38,835

What about the competitor from Toyota?

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is significantly more expensive than the 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid: its starting price is $39,220.

Besides, Toyota’s model is 81 hp more powerful. The crossover’s 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine and two electric motors provide 302 hp of combined output.

While the Escape offers only front-wheel drive, the RAV4 Prime is an exclusively all-wheel drive vehicle.

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