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Curious has anyone besides my wife and me actually done a preorder of the 2020 ESCAPE PHEV? I am wondering just how long it will be before I hear that my ESCAPE is heading to the Assembly Line? We ordered a PHEV Titanium. We still love our 2010 ESCAPE Hybrid. Looking forward to charging our 2020 PHEV from our Home Solar system. The Color we ordered GREEN, of course.

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Stanley IDAHO
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dprime...I need AWD as well...Taking a gamble here as I've never had a Front only Drive vehicle here in Snowy Central Idaho...more specifically Stanley IDAHO...we'll see if it is a mistake to get FWD.....I just really wanted the PHEV so...

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In the FWIW department, we get 1/3 more snow than Stanley, and I never got stuck with RWD and snow tires in 40 years. I then moved to FWD and snows in a C-Max with the same result. This is my first AWD, and I'm starting out without snow tires... cautiously.

Get snow tires and you'll have no issues with FWD. Worst I ever saw from the C-Max was a little torque-steer in slush.

HAve fun,
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I am in Toronto. My second last car was FWD and it would get stuck on hills or with alot of snow. My last car was AWD Fusion, was a tank in the snow, but was bad on gas.
 

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I appreciate the comments on FWD vs AWD. We have had two Explorers 4WD and then downsized to now having had two AWD Escapes. On the Explorers, I always had Winter tread tires and separate wheels for winter...with excellent results. Both of our Escapes have only had all-season tires and have done very well on Mtn. Passes and drifting snow-covered roads with plenty of Icy conditions. I definitely look forward to buying excellent winter tread tires for the 2020 Escape PHEV FWD.....It will be a real learning experience for us and I hope it goes well as we have some pretty intense winter conditions here.

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I wanted to remind everyone that this thread is not about AWD vs FWD. If anyone wants to discuss this further, they are welcome to create a new thread. We have lots of thread for the 2013-2019 MY’s. But we don’t have any for the 2020+ MY’s.
 

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If it's about the upcoming Escape PHEV, then it's also about FWD being one of the tradeoffs one makes to get the plug-in. AWD in the HEV is done very nicely. I never considered the plug-in for other reasons, and I'm glad I got AWD.
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