While the redesigned 2020 Ford Escape has been on the market for awhile now, the plug-in hybrid variant hasn’t yet hit dealerships. Actually, its pricing hasn’t been formally announced by Ford yet, but that hasn’t stopped one publication from publishing the Escape PHEV’s price, which starts at $34,235.
The folks over at CarsDirect have got their hands on the order guide for the Escape PHEV, which confirms the starting price for the Escape SE Plug-In Hybrid will start at $32,040 and require a $1,195 destination charge. That’s just under $5,000 more than the non-hybrid Escape SE and $4,785 more than the Escape Hybrid SE Sport.
According to the order guide, the Escape PHEV adds standard 18-inch aluminum wheels in addition to its electric-only range. Aside from that, the PHEV is almost a carbon copy of the non-hybrid Escape SE.
Folks wanting more features on the plug-in hybrid can opt for the Escape SEL for $36,815 and includes higher quality seat coverings, fog lights, a hands-free power liftgate, remote start, reverse sensing and roof rails. If that isn’t enough, the Escape Titanium can be had for a hefty $40,300 that includes acoustic glass, leather-trimmed seats, park assist, ten-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio, and wireless charging.
For now, the 2020 Escape Plug-In Hybrid is the cheapest plug-in crossover on the market, but there isn’t a lot in terms of competitors at the moment. Toyota will be rolling out the RAV4 Prime Hybrid, which will plug in and offer the most power of any RAV4, though it is unlikely it will beat the Escape on price.