2025 Ford Escape: The Future of Compact SUVs – The Ford Escape is one of the most famous small SUVs on the market. It has a sleek design, a flexible and roomy interior, and a variety of fuel-efficient engines. But this market has a lot of competition, and Ford isn’t sitting back on its laurels. For the 2020 model year, the Escape was remade. However, it will get another makeover in 2025 after a mid-cycle refresh in 2025.
The 2025 Escape will get some cosmetic changes to keep its outside looking fresh and up-to-date, as well as new technologies and features that will make the inside more comfortable and easy to use. Automotive News says the 2025 Escape will come out in late 2022 before the next-generation car arrives in 2025.
Ford will make a big step forward with the next-generation Escape, which will be made at the Louisville Assembly plant. It will be an all-electric car (EV) based on the new GE2.1 dedicated EV platform. New Ford cars, like the next-generation Mustang Mach-E, Mach-E coupe, Explorer, and Aviator EVs, will also be built on this base.
The Escape EV will be one of the first small SUVs with an all-electric engine. This will give it an advantage over its competitors in terms of speed, fuel economy, and being good for the environment. The Escape EV is set to come out in early 2026, after the current generation Escape stops being made in December 2025.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The 2025 Escape will have the same basic shape and size as the present model. However, the front and back fascias will look a little different. The headlights will be LED units that look better with a cleaner form and more noticeable side lighting. The Escape will look meaner because the grille will have more prominent angles. New air vents and fog lights will also be added to the lower lip.
There will be new LED headlights with a more horizontal shape on the back of the 2025 Escape and a reworked tailgate with a gold strip connecting the lights. The diffuser and lights on the back bumper will also get some minor changes. For the 2025 Escape, the wheels will come in new styles and colors.
The 2025 Escape will get some improvements to its entertainment system and safety features. Still, the inside will mostly stay the same as the current model. The 2025 Escape will come with the Sync 4 software for the 13.2-inch touchscreen, which works wirelessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 12.3-inch digital instrument panel will show many different settings and statistics.
A 360-degree camera, back parking sensors, cross-traffic stopping, adaptive cruise control, and predictive speed assist are some of the more advanced driver-assist technologies the 2025 Escape will have. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the current model of the Escape a Good score in its most recent test. These features will help the Escape get a better safety grade from IIHS.
The next version of the Escape EV will have a very different interior. It will look very future, with very few buttons and knobs. A big, curved screen in the middle of the dashboard will hold both the instrument panel and the entertainment system. The middle panel will have a charging pad and a gear selector that turns on and off. The seats will be made from recycled materials and can heat and cool.
Because it is electric, the next-generation Escape EV will have more room and comfort than the current model. It won’t need a transmission tube or an engine area. The power pack will be put under the floor, making a flat load area and making it possible to carry more things. The next-generation Escape EV will also have an ambient lighting system and a panoramic sunroof to make the inside feel lighter and more open.
You can still choose from two fuel engines, a hybrid system, and a plug-in hybrid system in the 2025 Escape. The base engine will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost turbocharged engine with 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. And either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive will be paired with it. The transmission will have eight speeds.
The ST-Line Select and ST-Line Elite trims will have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that is turbocharged and makes 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. It will also come with all-wheel drive and an automated engine with eight speeds.
A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor will make 192 horsepower in the hybrid setup. And either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive will be used. The transmission will be electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The plug-in hybrid system will have the same 2.5-liter engine and electric motor as the hybrid system. However, it will have a bigger battery pack that lets it go up to 37 miles on electricity alone. The engine will make 210 horsepower and have an eCVT and front-wheel drive.
The brand-new Escape EV will have one electric motor that drives the front wheels. For all-wheel drive, a second motor can be added as an extra and will cause the back wheels. The electric powertrain’s exact specs aren’t known yet, but it should have more than 300 horsepower and a range of more than 200 miles on a single charge. The Escape EV will also be able to use fast and wireless charging.
Release Date and Price
The 2025 Escape will go on sale in late 2022. The base model will cost around $28,000, and the top-of-the-line plug-in hybrid model will cost up to $40,000. The new Escape EV will come out in early 2026. Prices will start around $35,000 and go up to $50,000 for the model with all the bells and whistles.
Another formidable group of small SUVs to beat is the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Nissan Rogue, Chevrolet Equinox, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, and Subaru Forester. These will be the 2025 Escape and the next-generation Escape EV. The Escape will try to stay one of the best choices in its class, though, with its updated look, better features, and new electric engine.