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2020 Ford SUV Lineup: What’s new, what’s the same, and what’s still to come?

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2020 Ford SUV Lineup
2020 Ford SUV Lineup

As one of the world’s leading automotive companies, Ford has a pretty long SUV lineup, which is going to be expanded even more in the future. By looking at the current models, you can easily see that all segments are covered.

There is a small EcoSport that competes in the subcompact class, while Escape and Kuga are reserved for the market of compact crossovers. Two more are present in the class of mid-size SUVs – Edge and Explorer. Finally, there is a full-size Expedition.

That may seem enough, but there are several brand-new models to come and expand 2020 Ford SUV lineup even more.

Of course, the first one that comes to mind is Bronco, which will ride on a conventional body-on-frame platform and compete with Wrangler, 4Runner and similar models.

Another super-interesting model to come is an all-electric SUV, which still waits for the name and official confirmation.

Finally, count on the revival of the huge Excursion, which will be based on the famous Super Duty truck series.

2020 Ford Bronco

2020 Ford Bronco Comeback

The revival of the famous SUV is one of the most anticipated things in the automotive industry for the next year. It is in the advanced stage of development and the latest reports are suggesting its arrival already in the next year.

Unlike most modern SUVs, this will be a genuine body-on-frame vehicle, a proficient off-roader that will challenge Jeep Wrangler and other traditional models. Definitely a great addition to the 2020 Ford SUV Lineup.

When it comes to base 2020 Ford Bronco specs, we expect that the new model will ride on the same platform as the new Ranger, with many design solutions borrowed from the legendary F-150. Still, count on a completely different design approach, on a super-boxy shape and distinctive front face. The same thing is expected with the 2020 Ford Bronco interior.

Just like the Wrangler, this SUV will also come in two body styles. Base models will come in a two-door layout, while the 2020 Ford Bronco 4-door version is expected as well.

When it comes to 2020 Ford Bronco engine options, we count on familiar EcoBoost units. Base models will probably come with a familiar 2.3-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 310 horsepower. A more powerful 2.7-liter V6 unit will be available in higher trims, while some reports also suggest Ford’s new 3.0-liter V6 engine. This unit could be reserved for a possible hi-performance, 2020 Ford Bronco Raptor.

We are still waiting for more precise details about the 2020 Ford Bronco release date and price. At this point, we can presume that the new SUV would come sometime in the next year, with the base price of around 30.000 dollars.


2020 Ford Fusion Crossover

2020 Ford Fusion Crossover

Although just a rumor, the 2020 Ford Fusion Crossover sounds quite interesting. According to some reports, Ford plans to discontinue the current Fusion sedan in the near future. Simply, demands for sedans are lower and lower and a mediocre model like this one definitely doesn’t have a bright future. Therefore, there is a chance to see a familiar nameplate in a completely new form.

At this point, we can only speculate about the new 2020 Ford Fusion Crossover. Considering that the Blue Oval already has a pretty long list of SUVs and crossovers in the lineup, we presume that this we will come with a little bit different design approach.

One of the possibilities is to see some kind of a combination of crossover and station wagon designs. So far, this combination was reserved predominately for Japanese carmakers, but Ford’s sees its chance in this segment too. Still, the competition will be very tough. Besides the famous Subaru Outback, a few more models are expected to arrive in the near future.

2020 Focus Active Crossover

As you’ve probably heard, Ford is dropping most of its passenger cars in North America. The focus is now on crossovers and SUVs and even models like Focus and Fiesta won’t be available anymore. Still, a crossover version of the famous compact hatchback will remain. So, the 2020 Ford SUV lineup won’t suffer at all.

This is some kind of a soft-road version of the Focus, which shares most of the parts and aesthetics, but also comes with different suspension setup and higher clearance. Although many reports were suggesting something like 2020 Focus Active Crossover redesign, the fact is that this is still a very fresh model for any kind of changes.

Therefore, count on familiar specs, including a familiar 1.5-liter gasoline engine, which comes in two output versions, with either 150 or 180 horsepower. Still, keep in mind that various reports speculate about the 2020 Focus Active Crossover Hybrid, though we haven’t heard anything about it from the officials.

When it comes to the 2020 Focus Active Crossover release date, count on a typical time of a year, which in this case means late 2019.

2020 Ford EcoSport

2020 Ford Ecosport

Most likely, we won’t see any bigger change for the next year. The smallest crossover in 2020 Ford SUV lineup has been refreshed about a year ago and should carry on for another year or two before we see a redesign.

Therefore, the 2020 Ford EcoSport USA model will continue in the same way, with a familiar 2.0-liter gasoline engine that is good for about 166 horsepower. This is a pretty economical vehicle, so base models won’t feature too much standard equipment. Still, keep in mind that the 2020 Ford EcoSport Titanium will be in the offer, a version that adds a bit of luxury.

Speaking of interesting versions, you can count of the 2020 Ford EcoSport Storm as well. This version is inspired by the F-150 Raptor, so you can easily notice a prominent black grille, along with a plethora of other off-road modifications.

Some reports are suggesting 2020 Ford EcoSport Hybrid for the next, but we haven’t heard anything from the officials yet.

2020 Ford Edge

Despite that some reports are suggesting 2020 Ford Edge redesign for the next year, the recent facelift clearly indicates that we shouldn’t see any important changes in the next few years. We saw a fine number of novelties last year, starting from significantly improved aesthetics.

Also, be sure that the hi-performance 2020 Ford Edge ST will continue in the same way, with a powerful 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers around 335 horsepower. There are some reports that suggest a 2020 Ford Edge Hybrid version, though this still sounds unlikely at the moment.

Practically, the best we could see in the next-year model are new standard features, while some new 2020 Ford Edge colors are also quite possible. Other than that, everything should remain the same.

Therefore, the 2020 Ford Edge price should also remain in the same range. It currently goes between 30.000 and 43.000 dollars, depending on the version.


2020 Ford Escape

2020 Ford Escape redesign

This is definitely one of the most anticipated models for the next year in the 2020 Ford SUV Lineup. The next generation of the compact SUV is coming this year. Latest 2020 Ford Escape spy shots are clearly showing that the new model is almost done and that it’s about to bring a lot of novelties.

Once again, it is heavily based on the famous Focus hatchback. It shares a lot of parts, while the 2020 Ford Escape interior is practically the same as in the popular compact car. Many buyers will be glad to hear this because it means a lot of analog instruments and physical controls kept.

When it comes to standard features, count on a lot of novelties in terms of tech goodies and advanced driver aids. Of course, most of them will be reserved for the 2020 Ford Escape Titanium.

Of course, count on a new powertrain lineup as well. Many reports are suggesting 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid as well, though exact details about the powertrain are still unavailable.

When it comes to the 2020 Ford Escape release date, we expect to see the new model sometime in the third quarter of the year.


2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Ford Expedition

The amazing full-size SUV is still relatively fresh. So, we don’t expect to see bigger changes for the next year, despite the fact that the biggest rivals are coming completely new. This is the reason why some reports are suggesting 2020 Ford Expedition Diesel, or even 2020 Ford Expedition Hybrid version. Changes to see something of this aren’t that big.

We are about to see the same V6 engine, which ensures pretty amazing performances, along with solid mpg ratings. Given the lack of changes, the 2020 Ford Expedition towing capacity will remain unchanged, which means up to 9.300 pounds, when properly equipped.

In terms of standard equipment, we could see a couple of novelties, but things will largely remain the same. Once again, the 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum, which comes with more power, as well as with things like wood accents, massaging front seats, rear-seat entertainment, etc.

When it comes to the 2020 Ford Expedition release date, it will be scheduled for late 2019.


2020 Ford Explorer

2020 Ford Explorer

This is definitely the most important novelty for the Blue Oval company and its 2020 Ford SUV lineup. The new generation comes with lots of novelties and one of the most important things we should mention are the new 2020 Ford Explorer dimensions.

The new model is significantly bigger and now features thee very spacious rows of seats, on par with Chevy Traverse. Along with more comfort, this size change also means improvements in 2020 Ford Explorer cargo space.

Of course, that’s not all. There is a lot of other amazing things that are coming with the new model, including more efficient engines. Of course, the new 2020 Ford Explorer ST is the most interesting. It replaces the Sport trim and comes with a new 3.0-liter turbo V6 engine that delivers full 400 horsepower. Base versions will come with a familiar 2.3-liter engine that is good for about 300 horsepower.

Unfortunately, the 2020 Ford Explorer ST gas mileage details are still unavailable. On the other side, we know that the 2020 Ford Explorer towing capacity will go up to 5.600 pounds.

Also, count on 8 2020 Ford Explorer colors in the offer. Those would be Agate Black, Atlas Blue, Iconic Silver, Magnetic, Rich Copper, Rapid Red, Silver Spruce, and Blue.

The new model is expected to hit the market in about a month and the base 2020 Ford Explorer price should go around 34.000 dollars.

2020 Ford Flex

2020 Ford Flex

Some reports may suggest 2020 Ford Flex redesign, but the fact is that we won’t be seeing this cargo-friendly crossover for much more time. After a decade-long production, it will be discontinued and replaced with something more efficient and more attractive. Still, it will be a part of the 2020 Ford SUV lineup.

The next year will probably be the last of the current model, so don’t expect the biggest changes. Same goes for the 2020 Ford Flex interior design, as well as for the engines, etc. Considering that this will probably be the last production year, there is a chance to see some new 2020 Ford Flex colors and similar additions.

Of course, this mostly refers to new standard features, though we have no doubt that the base trim level organization will remain the same. Therefore, count on three familiar trim levels in the offer. This includes the 2020 Ford Flex Limited, which will be the best-equipped version.

The 2020 Ford Flex release date should be scheduled for the end of the year.


2020 Ford Excursion

2020 Ford Excursion

The Blue Oval company already tried with this model once but wasn’t too successful. However, it looks like circumstances are much better these days, so Ford will take another try. Essentially, the base design approach won’t be much different. The new 2020 Ford Excursion will be based on F Super Duty series, which will make it a pretty unique vehicle on the market.

Compared to the rest of full-size SUVs, this one will be far more capable. We also count on the 2020 Ford Excursion diesel versions, with a mighty oil-burner under the hood. In practice, this means many benefits compared to the rest of the competitors. One of the things that come to mind is 2020 Ford Excursion towing capacity, which should easily go over 15.000 pounds.

When it comes to the 2020 Ford Excursion interior, we expect pretty similar layout, including the same dashboard design but on the other side, three spacious rows of seats, which will definitely have an effect on 2020 Ford Excursion price.

Although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, it looks like the 2020 Ford Excursion release date could be scheduled already for the next year.


2020 Ford Kuga

Along with the Escape, we count on the 2020 Ford Kuga redesign as well. Combined, these two models are expected to remain the biggest money-makers in the 2020 Ford SUV lineup as well.

Current generations of these two crossovers are practically the same vehicles and it looks like thing are about to be the same in the future as well. After all, the latest 2020 Ford Kuga images clearly show no visual differences compared to the new Escape.

This redesign will surely bring a lot of novelties in all aspects. Considering that Europe is the main market for this model, diesel engines were in high demand so far. Latest reports suggest that the new model will also come with a couple of oil-burners in the offer.

However, we count on the 2020 Ford Kuga Hybrid as well. Exact details are still unknown, but it all indicates that we are about to see a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

When it comes to the release date, we are still waiting for exact details. Still, latest 2020 Ford Kuga news suggest this should happen sometime in the third quarter of the year.

2020 Ford Electric SUV

Ford is finally about to enter the segment of electric SUVs. The new model is under development and has been spotted on the road for a couple of times. Of course, it still wears a camouflage, so we can’t talk about specific styling details.

However, it seems pretty certain that the new model will feature a look that is heavily inspired by the legendary muscle car – Mustang. Moreover, it looks like the new model will be called the Mach 1. It will be the first all-electric model in the 2020 Ford SUV lineup.

Naturally, this crossover will have to offer much more than just attractive styling. Of course, the thing that bothers most readers is range. According to the latest reports, the new 2020 Ford Electric SUV will be able to make more than 300 miles on a single charge.

The new 2020 Ford Electric SUV is expected to have a premiere in the next year and should be assembled in Mexico. More details will be known in the near future.