Vehicle Profile: 2021 Ford Escape
The 2021 Ford Escape delivers a capable, versatile, and stylish ride, designed to support your active lifestyle. With several trims levels, six new design packages, and four powertrains to review, the 2021 Escape lets you customize the look, feel, and power you want for your life on the go.
The 2021 Ford Escape is available at 10 trim levels: S, SE, SE Hybrid, SE Plug-In Hybrid, SEL, SEL Hybrid, SEL Plug-In Hybrid, Titanium, Titanium Hybrid, and Titanium Plug-In Hybrid.
Spacious and smart
Every inch of the 2021 Ford Escape is tailored to maximize space for your passengers and gear. Besting competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, and Jeep® Compass, the 2021 Escape boasts 40.7 inches of second row legroom — a best-in-class rating. You will also have more room for your cargo compared to the Equinox, Compass, and Cherokee. The second row features 60/40 split-fold capability to help you further expand the cargo space. The available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate makes accessing the cavernous cargo area easy, even with your hands full. The rotary gearshift dial is not only a conversation starter with its quirky good looks, but it is also a space saver. Without a traditional gearshift lever, you have more room for cup holders, a bigger bin, more storage, and a conveniently placed USB port. For an even greater sense of space, a breath of fresh air, or a glimpse of the night sky, opt for the available panoramic Vista Roof®.
Four levels of power
With four engines to choose from, you can personalize your driving experience behind the wheel of the 2021 Ford Escape, dial up its capability, and fine-tune its responsiveness. The standard option is a 1.5-liter EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology. It pairs to an eight-speed automatic transmission and offers a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 pounds when properly equipped. The available 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine features Auto Start-Stop Technology and SelectShift®, an eight-speed transmission, and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. It also delivers 250 horsepower, which is more power than the Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4, and Honda CR-V.
If you’re ready to harness electric and gas power, opt for the available hybrid 2.5-liter iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 powertrain. An electronically controlled, continuously variable transmission and an 88 kW electric motor work together to smoothly power your drive. Last but definitely not least, is the available plug-in 2.5-liter iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine. When properly equipped and powered by an eco-friendly powertrain, the 2021 Escape tows 1,500 pounds. The 2021 Ford Escape further customizes its performance to match changing terrains or conditions with selectable drive modes: Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery, and Sand.
Comprehensive safety technologies
You can strengthen your peace of mind behind the wheel of the 2021 Ford Escape with available driver assist technologies. Under proper conditions, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking monitors threats in front of you, and if necessary, can engage the brakes automatically to increase your SUV’s stopping power. Changing lanes on a fast-moving highway will test your nerves, so the Escape offers BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert to help monitor hidden dangers for a safer maneuver.
For a fun, responsive, and comfortable driving experience, choose the 2021 Ford Escape. The well-equipped SUV offers plenty of power, safety tech, and thoughtful amenities to enhance your time on the road.
This article is presented by Oliver Ford Lincoln.