2020 Ford Escape Hybrid First Drive: A Smart Buy, But For How Long?

There are few things more annoying than getting a brand-new toy only to find out it’s going to be obsolete almost immediately.

While that’s annoying with a cell phone or smart watch, imagine how it’d feel with a $30,000 vehicle.

Replacing a car is not easy and rarely practical, which makes its obsolescence a far more pressing concern.

And that brings us neatly to the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid,

a very good compact crossover that will remain so right up until the Escape’s first plug-in hybrid powertrain hits the market.