A Look at the 2020 Ford SUV Lineup

December 18th, 2019 by

Two Ford SUVs, a red and a blue Ecosport, are driving through Cincinnati, OH, at night.

Here at King’s Ford, we believe in competitive pricing and top-notch customer service. We offer a wide variety of Ford vehicles, with some of our most popular options being Ford SUVs. Quite often, you’ll be able to find new vehicle specials directly on our website, saving you time and money in your search for a new vehicle.

With the year winding down, it’s time to take a look at the 2020 lineup of Ford SUVs. We’re excited about some of the changes we’re seeing across this fleet of excellent vehicles, and we hope you will be, too. Let’s check out the highlights.

2020 Ford EcoSport

The EcoSport is Ford’s smallest SUV offering and hasn’t actually been around in North America for very long. With roots originally stemming from Brazil, the EcoSport is now here and ready for the SUV craze that’s been sweeping the nation.

The EcoSport has seating for up to five and comes standard with a 1.0L EcoBoost Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. Front-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain. And, a few of the standard features are FordPass Connect with Wi-Fi Hotspot, Remote Keyless Entry, and Emergency Brake Assist System.

For a more luxurious experience, we recommend upgrading to the EcoSport Titanium, which includes a Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System and B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 10 Speakers. You’ll also get safety features like Reverse Sensing System, Rain-Sensing Wipers, and BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert.

For the ultimate compact adventure vehicle, the EcoSport SES would be ideal. The SES comes standard with a 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology, Ford’s Intelligent 4WD System, and a Sport-Tuned Suspension.

Starting MSRP is at just $20,485.

2020 Ford Escape

A white 2020 Ford Escape is parked next to three friends on a bench.

Next up, we have the 2020 Ford Escape. This year’s model has been completely redesigned, so you can expect a few changes. These changes consist of more interior space and sleek new lines.

The Escape has seating for up to five and comes standard with a 1.5L EcoBoost Engine and Front-Wheel Drive. Standard features include Auto High-Beam headlamps and AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control). Standard safety features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, and BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert. All-Wheel Drive Disconnect (the rear driveline is disabled when the system detects AWD is not needed) is available starting from the base model.

The Titanium will be the flashiest model, as it includes convenience features like the Leather-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats, Bang & Olufsen speakers and subwoofer, a Remote Start System, and Active Park Assist 2.0.

However, the SE Sport Hybrid trim should also be considered. As implied, this model comes with a hybrid engine, specifically the Hybrid 2.5L IVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine. This makes the car a bit greener, but also saves you some green in the way of gas mileage. And, of course, you still get some great features, including the standard safety features plus the option to add Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go.

Starting MSRP is just $24,885.

2020 Ford Edge

A red 2020 Ford Edge is parked outside of a glass building in Cincinnati, OH.

The Edge is hailed as “the first SUV from the Ford Performance Team,” which, if you didn’t know, is a pretty big deal considering other Ford Performance Vehicles include the Raptor, Mustang, and GT. That’s some mighty fine company.

The Edge has seating for up to five and comes standard with a Twin-Scroll 2.0L EcoBoost Engine and Front-Wheel Drive. Again, like the Escape, you can find some great standard features, including BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Reverse Sensing System, and Rain-Sensing Wipers.

All trims, starting with the SE (the lowest trim), have the availability of Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with All-Wheel Drive Disconnect. However, it comes standard on the ST.

If you’re looking for some more luxurious features, then the Titanium would be the choice for you. You’ll get the Bang & Olufsen Sound System, Wireless Charging Pad, Remote Start System, Hands-Free & Foot-Activated Liftgate, and the availability of additional safety features. Heated front seats are an excellent standard addition, as well.

For a truly sporty ride, the ST is where you’ll want to look. As mentioned above, Intelligent All-Wheel Drive comes standard. And, so does the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Engine, which cranks out a terrific 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. Not too shabby, if I say so myself. Additional features include Leather-Trimmed seats (with Miko Inserts), Gloss Black-Painted Mesh Grille with ST Logo, and 20” Bright-Machined Aluminum Wheels.

Starting MSRP is just $31,100.

2020 Ford Explorer

A blue 2020 Ford Explorer is shown from above on a highway.

Enter the big boys. Yes, we’re now entering the realm of 7-seater SUVs. The 2020 Explorer has also been completely redesigned, so you can expect to see some changes inside and out, plus two new trims (Limited Hybrid and ST).

As mentioned, the Explorer has seating for up to seven. It comes standard with a 2.3L Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost I-4 Engine, and Rear-Wheel Drive. Some of the standard features are tri-zone electronic temperature control, capless fuel filler, Remote Start, Lane-Keeping System, Reverse Sensing System, and remote keyless/illuminated entry.

You’ll find that the Intelligent 4WD system is available on all trims and comes standard on the ST.

The Limited Hybrid has a 3.3L Hybrid Engine while the ST has a 3.0L EcoBoost and comes with Intelligent 4WD. The ST’s twin-turbo engine generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque, with a top speed of 143 mph. Of course, the ST will be your adventure/sporty option, the Limited Hybrid will be your gas-saver option, and Platinum will be your most luxurious option (although it will have less overall power than the ST).

Starting MSRP is just $36,675.

2020 Ford Expedition

A gold colored 2020 Ford Expedition, one of the largest Ford SUVs, is driving through a suburb.

Enter the even bigger boys with the Expedition. Here, you have a vehicle that has some of the performance of a truck (best-in-class towing of 9,300 lbs when properly equipped) and all the convenience of a family commuter.

The Expedition has seating for up to eight and comes standard with a 3.5L EcoBoost Engine. All models have the available option for Intelligent 4WD, but none of them come with it standard. Some standard features include Wi-Fi Hotspot, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Reverse Sensing System, and Auto Stop-Start Technology.

As you move into the King Ranch and Platinum trims, you’ll find some additional features, like SYNC 3 – Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System, Wireless Charging in Media Hub, Bang & Olufsen Sound System, BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert with Trailer Tow Monitoring, and 360-Degree Camera with Split-View and Front/Rear Washer.

The Platinum alone will come standard with Roof-Rail Crossbars, Class IV Trailer hitch receiver, and Center Console-Real Wood Accents.

It’s a real toss-up between the King Ranch and Platinum (and they cost about the same), but you can’t go wrong with either one.

Starting MSRP is just $52,810.

Check One Out Yourself

Now that you’ve read about all the new Ford SUVs, why not come check one out yourself? At King’s Ford, we’re more than happy to show you around to all the new vehicles on the lot and helpfully explain the differences between models. We’re very knowledgeable about the Ford brand and would love to answer any questions you might have. Whenever you’re ready, come on down to our Cincinnati, OH, dealership or give us a call so you can chat with one of our friendly professionals. We look forward to hearing from you!

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