Are you shopping around Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, for your next vehicle? If so, you'll have plenty of options to choose from at Friendly Ford of Hamilton. If you're trying to make a decision between either a sedan or midsize SUV, we thought we'd introduce you to two of our most popular models: the 2020 Ford Fusion and the 2020 Ford Escape.

In this comparison, we'll compare some of these Fords' top specs, so it's easier to make your car-buying decision. Continue reading to learn more, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to give us a call!

2020 Ford Fusion vs Ford Escape: Power & Performance

Since we're comparing two different types of vehicles, they are different in terms of the style of performance they deliver. With the base trim of the 2020 Ford Fusion, you can expect a peppy 2.5L Duratec® I-4 engine that's paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Together, this powertrain distributes 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

On the other hand, the 2020 Ford Escape provides a bit more power with its standard 1.5L EcoBoost® I-3 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. This creates an output of 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque.

One thing this sedan and SUV have in common is they both come in a hybrid configuration. In the Ford Fusion hybrid trim, you'll achieve an EPA-estimated 43 city and 41 highway MPG. With the Ford Escape hybrid, you can expect an EPA-estimated 44 city and 37 highway MPG. The right choice may depend on whether you're more of a city or highway driver.

Advanced Technology Comparison

The 2020 Ford Fusion and 2020 Ford Escape come loaded with much of the same advanced technology features. For example, both Fords come standard with Ford Co-Pilot360™, an advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

Additionally, both models offer FordPass Connect™ across their lineups. This system allows you to stay connected to your Ford from anywhere thanks to its dedicated smartphone app. The only difference between the models' FordPass Connect™ systems is the Fusion also provides an in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot across all trim levels. Meanwhile, this feature is only available in select Escape trims.

If music is a vital part of your travels, you'll love having access to your favorite playlists in both the Fusion and the Escape with their standard infotainment centers. The biggest difference is the Ford Escape comes with a 6-speaker audio system, whereas the Ford Fusion provides you with a 4-speaker system.

Ford Fusion vs Ford Escape: Comfort & Convenience

During your travels in either the 2020 Ford Fusion or Ford Escape, you'll enjoy an extensive list of features designed to keep your comfortable and add a bit of convenience to your drive. Both the Fusion and Escape come standard with a 6-way manual driver's seat and 4-way manual front passenger seat.

The Ford Fusion comes standard with features, like a remote decklid release, push button start, and rain-sensing wipers. Meanwhile, the Ford Escape delivers a 4.2-inch instrument cluster and Ice Blue® instrument panel cluster lighting.

2020 Ford Fusion vs Ford Escape: Which Will You Choose?

Your decision between the 2020 Ford Fusion and Ford Escape comes down to preference. What are the features you need to get around Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, New York, with ease? If you'd like to test drive either of these Ford models, contact our team at Friendly Ford of Hamilton today!

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Friendly Ford of Hamilton

2536 Route 12B
Directions Hamilton, NY 13346

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