High-Strength Steel Prevalent in the 2020 Ford Escape

Ford’s 2020 Escape has been fully redesigned and is loaded with technology that collision repairers need to be aware of. This include different material usage, multiple powertrain options, and tons of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Let’s check out this update to the Escape.

The new Escape has four different powertrain options two of which are hybrid versions. One is a traditional hybrid and the other a plug-in hybrid. As always special precautions are needed whenever repairing a hybrid vehicle, so repair procedures will need to be followed closely. ADAS are becoming increasingly popular, and the new Escape has capitalized on this. All models of the 2020 Escape will be equipped with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technologies. This suite of ADAS includes, but is not limited to:

  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping system (includes lane-keeping assist, lane-keeping alert and driver alert)
  • Pre-collision assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (includes pedestrian detection, forward collision warning and dynamic brake support)
  • Rear view camera
  • Post-collision braking

There is also additional ADAS available, including Ford’s first use of a head up display in North America. Calibration will most likely be required for some of these systems.

The Escape comes in at over 200 pounds lighter than the previous generation model because of the increased use of high-strength steels. Ultra-high-strength 3D-rolled steel tubes are used on the A-pillar and along the roofline. Along with boron on most of the uniside. Smart steel is used on the roof bows and the rear body panel.

For additional Ford/Lincoln information, check out the following pages:
Ford OEM Information
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