If you're gearing up to find your next SUV for family adventures and excursions throughout the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Buena Park area, you've got some brand-new options to consider. It's easy to see why you'd be torn between the 2020 Ford Explorer vs. 2020 Ford Escape, considering that these cutting-edge SUVs offer a lot to their drivers. But in order to decide, you'll want to know the differences.

At Norm Reeves Ford Superstore, we're here to delve into the 2020 Explorer vs. Escape debate to show you what these SUVs offer and how they differ, so you can find the one that's right for you.

2020 Explorer vs 2020 Escape: Engine Specs & Options

The Ford Explorer and Ford Escape each offer an impressive array of engine options. The Explorer offers two turbocharged engines, with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder and the 3.0-liter EcoBoost® V6. The Escape includes a 4-cylinder engine as well as a 3.5-liter V6. Each SUV even offers a hybrid engine option that blends power and efficiency. The Escape also brings two turbos into the mix, with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® and the 1.5-liter EcoBoost®. However, the Escape also adds the new 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine, which produces a combined 198 horsepower-showing that power and efficiency aren't mutually exclusive.

Cabin Space & Cargo Room

A major difference between these two Ford SUVs is the size and space that they offer to their passengers. It's no secret that the Ford Explorer is the larger of the two. On top of its longer body, the vehicle includes a third row, which allows the Explorer to carry up to seven or eight passengers-depending on the selection of the bench seating or captain's chairs. The Ford Escape offers two rows of seating for its five passengers.

As for the cargo area, there are also quite a few differences. With all the seats in place, the Explorer offers 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space. The Escape, on the other hand, offers 37.5 cubic feet without sacrificing any passenger seating. However, folding down the third row in the 2020 Explorer nets 47.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

SYNC® Entertainment & Technology Features

Each vehicle comes with the SYNC® infotainment system within their respective cabins to give drivers ease and convenience when selecting media options. Each vehicle includes Bluetooth® connectivity, Smart Charging USB ports, and even optional 6-month SiriusXM® trial subscriptions, adding more than 150 different stations to your listening options.

Each vehicle also offers the Ford Co-Pilot360™, which is a collection of driver-assisting technology features. These features include Active Park Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane-Centering, and Automatic Emergency Braking-among many other helpful features designed to help keep you safe on the road.

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Ford Escape: Making Your Decision

At Norm Reeves Ford Superstore, we hope that this guide gave you some insight into the 2020 Explorer vs. Escape and how these SUVs differ. While each had their own set of advantages, there's more to learn about these two vehicles. While we're still waiting on an official Ford release date, we expect to see these vehicles roll into our showroom sometime between summer and fall.

Until then, stay in touch for more updates, so you can plan your test drive! At Norm Reeves Ford Superstore, we're proud to help drivers throughout Cerritos, Long Beach, and Buena Park when they're ready to find their next car!

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