2021 Ford Escape

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The Ford Escape was completely new for 2020, taking a huge step forward in the competitive compact crossover market with a new platform, styling and powertrains. Slightly bigger than the previous Escape, it still drives more like a car than ever before. That means it provides the elevated feel and seating position of a crossover, but driving dynamics that are a bit more plucky and entertaining than many other similarly sized utes. But if you’re looking for real off-road capability, we’d suggest checking out the new Ford Bronco Sport that should be coming later this year.

At the same time, the Escape now offers more passenger space, improved comfort and extra technology, allowing it to better align with top competitors. It's also more efficient, especially the Escape Hybrid, which returns to the lineup after taking a generation off. It's well worth a test drive.

For 2021, Ford made few changes to the compact crossover. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Plus package now includes adaptive cruise control and the ability to read street signs. A Class II trailering package is offered with the larger optional 2.0-liter engine.

Ford offers the 2021 Escape with three powertrain choices. The base engine on S, SE, and SEL models is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates this engine at 27 city, 33 highway, and 30 combined with standard front-wheel drive or 26/31/28 with optional all-wheel drive.

The Escape SE Sport Hybrid and Titanium come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motor combo that produces 198 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid powertrain can also be optioned on the SEL trim fore 2021. With EPA ratings of 44 mpg city, 37 highway and 41 combined, the hybrid is by far the most efficient Escape currently on the market. A plug-in hybrid is coming later this year with 200 horsepower channeled solely through the front wheels, the ability to travel up to 37 miles on electricity and a best-in-class EPA rating of 100 mpg-e.

Exclusive to the Titanium trim level is an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that increases max output to 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque on 93 octane fuel, providing for a quoted 0-60 mph time of 7.4 seconds. All-wheel-drive is standard with this engine and fuel economy stands at 23/31/26.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Ford Escape,
including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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The Ford Escape was completely new for 2020, taking a huge step forward in the competitive compact crossover market with a new platform, styling and powertrains. Slightly bigger than the previous Escape, it still drives more like a car than ever before. That means it provides the elevated feel and seating position of a crossover, but driving dynamics that are a bit more plucky and entertaining than many other similarly sized utes. But if you’re looking for real off-road capability, we’d suggest checking out the new Ford Bronco Sport that should be coming later this year.

At the same time, the Escape now offers more passenger space, improved comfort and extra technology, allowing it to better align with top competitors. It's also more efficient, especially the Escape Hybrid, which returns to the lineup after taking a generation off. It's well worth a test drive.

For 2021, Ford made few changes to the compact crossover. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Plus package now includes adaptive cruise control and the ability to read street signs. A Class II trailering package is offered with the larger optional 2.0-liter engine.

Ford offers the 2021 Escape with three powertrain choices. The base engine on S, SE, and SEL models is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The EPA rates this engine at 27 city, 33 highway, and 30 combined with standard front-wheel drive or 26/31/28 with optional all-wheel drive.

The Escape SE Sport Hybrid and Titanium come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and electric motor combo that produces 198 horsepower and 153 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid powertrain can also be optioned on the SEL trim fore 2021. With EPA ratings of 44 mpg city, 37 highway and 41 combined, the hybrid is by far the most efficient Escape currently on the market. A plug-in hybrid is coming later this year with 200 horsepower channeled solely through the front wheels, the ability to travel up to 37 miles on electricity and a best-in-class EPA rating of 100 mpg-e.

Exclusive to the Titanium trim level is an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that increases max output to 250 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque on 93 octane fuel, providing for a quoted 0-60 mph time of 7.4 seconds. All-wheel-drive is standard with this engine and fuel economy stands at 23/31/26.

You can use the rest of this page to find more in-depth information about the 2021 Ford Escape,
including features, specs and where to find a good deal near you.

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$25,555 - $36,455 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
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Engine 1.5L I-3
MPG 28 City / 34 Hwy
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 181 @ 6000 rpm
Drivetrain front-wheel
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