Ford Escape 2021 is a small SUV that is redesigned just last year who competes with its biggest competitors Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
It is available with all-wheel drive but a major drawback is that it doesn’t sophisticated all-terrain gear.

This Ford is offered in four different powertrains which include plug-in hybrid setups and optional hybrid whose purpose is to sip fuel and if necessary to provide an additional boost to the electric drive.

The stylishly arranged cabin of this Escape fully matches its exterior appearance, but it should be borne in mind that the most affordable models basically give a look at the cheap vehicle and all this can negatively affect some buyers.

But despite these shortcomings, the Ford Escape 2021 SUV is still a very decent option for buying a compact vehicle that offers real pleasure and enjoyment while driving.

 

 

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What’s new for this Ford Escape in 2021?

What is new and important to mention is that Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021 and now it is standard for the top-spec Titanium model.

Also important to mention is that the traffic-sign recognition feature and adaptive cruise control are now part of the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; memory settings for the exterior mirrors and a hands-free power liftgate are now part of the Technology package; and keyless-entry keypad, LED exterior lighting and a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat are now part of Convenience package.

The new design of the 19-inch wheel is optional on the Titanium model and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Ford Escape 2021 with the option with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

 

 

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What is the price for the Ford Escape 2021?

 

The starting price of the Ford Escape 2021 is $ 24,885 for the basic Escape S model, in which the price is included the fee for destination charge of $ 1,245. If you want to have an all-wheel drive you have to pay an extra $ 1,500 for each trim level.

Basically, this model has the smallest equipment (plastic steering wheel, steel wheels), but it must be noted that here includes a package of technology that refers to avoiding traffic accidents.

However, when it comes to the compact crossover, most attention is drawn to the middle-class SE. Here are included Sync 3 touchscreen, heated front seats, alloy wheels, automatic climate control, and a power driver seat. The price of this package for this model is $ 27,855.

If you decide on the SEL equipment level then you have to pay a price of $ 30,450. Тhis package includes a remote-start feature, a hands-free power liftgate, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with heat, memory settings for the driver’s seat and exterior mirrors, fog lamps, roof-rack side rails, and fake leather upholstery.

If you want to get all the equipment described above and feel the real power and luxury that this vehicle offers, then we recommend the Titanium model and you have to pay a price of $ 37,400.

 

 

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Performance, Engine, and Transmission

 

The Ford Escape 2021 offers a wider range of powertrains starting with a 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine which can only be obtained with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The turbo three, while somewhat unrefined and grumbly, however, it manages to provide adequate acceleration with all-wheel drive to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds

If you opt for upgrading to the 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, you will make the right choice because you will get a powerful engine, where the acceleration from 0 to 60 -mph will be achieved during 5.7-second. Both gasoline engines are associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

All in order to fight with its biggest competitors being the Toyota RAV4 Prime and Honda CR-V hybrid, Ford also offers two hybrid Escape models, one of which is a plug-in and those powertrains consist of two electric motors and 2.5-liter four-cylinder which combine to make 221-hp.

 

 

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MPG in Real-World and Fuel Economy

 

According to data obtained from the EPA, the turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder model which has front-wheel drive will give the highest data on fuel economy estimates when it comes to non-hybrid Escape models.

The grades were: 30 mpg combined, 27 mpg city, and 33 mpg highway, and while the ratings on the model that has all-wheel drive are: 28 mpg combined, 26 mpg city, and 31 mpg.

If you are one of those who are looking for the most efficient Escape model, our recommendation is a plug-in hybrid model that achieves a rating of fuel economy from 44 mpg in the city.

 

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Battery Life, Charging, and Range

 

The plug-in hybrid model has a battery from 14.4-kWh which is quite enough for EPA to assess 37 miles of electric-only driving. When we get more information about this model we will be very pleased to share it with you.

 

Cargo, Interior, and Comfort On Ford Escape 2021

 

The cabin of this Ford Escape 2021 is very nicely arranged and there is also enough space for the passengers in the front and rear seats. A small note that can be given is the existence of several low-rent plastic panels, including those on the lower center console and on the doors.

High-texture seat upholstery is standard equipment in this vehicle, and if you choose a higher level of equipment then you get genuine leather or faux-leather seats in the top-spec Titanium.

The luggage compartment offered by the Ford Escape can be rated as good and large as it can hold up to 9 carry-on suitcases. If you fold the rear seats you get even more cargo space and in it we managed to collect 22 suitcases. It shows that this SUV is big enough to pack all your necessary things when you go on a long trip.

 

 

Connectivity and Infotainment

 

The basic Escape S model as the only entertainment has a 4.2-inch radio display, and an FM/AM radio. The models who have SE trim levels and higher get a much bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto capability/ Apple CarPlay and Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment interface.

With the help of a smartphone application, remote access to the vehicle is provided, as well as the remote start of all Escape models. But it must be noted, that the most modern and equipped is the Titanium model which comes standard with in-dash navigation, a 12.3-inch digital gauge display and a 10-speaker B&O Play audio system.

 

 

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Driver-Assistance Features, and Safety

 

The Ford Escape 2021 has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety {IIHS} and a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration {NHTSA}.

As standard equipment on every Escape model, Ford provides a driver assistance function, which is calls Co-Pilot360.

Key security features are 1. Standard blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 2.Standard forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, and 3.Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.

 

Maintenance Coverage, and Warranty

Unlike its biggest rivals such as the Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson which give far greater coverage to the drive system, in that respect, Ford lags far behind because the standard warranty package is fairly basic.

For, Escape plug-in hybrid and hybrid, the company has a far more complex coverage policy because electrified powertrains provide protection up to 100,000 miles.

1. Limited warranty covers 36,000 miles or 3 years

2. Powertrain warranty covers 60,000 miles or 5 years

3. Hybrid component warranty covers 100,000 miles or 8 years

4. No complimentary scheduled maintenance

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