2021 Ford Escape Specs & Details

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The Escape has always been unique in the automotive world. Going from an affordable, rugged, boxy little SUV in 2001 to becoming a nationally recognized stylish family hauler the Escape has firmly cemented itself in the Ford lineup. With each generation, the Escape has changed further and further before becoming the modern SUV we know today. With this generation of the Escape, Ford has moved the family SUV into a world of performance offerings with its turbo engine setup and optional springs, and here at Steeda, we are happy to have the chance to work on the Escape to make it something special.

For the newest generation of the Escape, Ford went all-in on makng the car unique enough to stand out but enjoyable enough for enthusiasts to like it as well as the average CUV or SUV buyer might. With its sporty design and turbocharged motor, the Escape offers an escape from the norm for its buyers, and now with it available for modification it is ready to be customized more than ever before.

Performance Fuel Economy Engine Styling Specs

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Now in its fourth generation, the Ford Escape has become a staple of the American automotive landscape found everywhere from small suburban homes to bustling cities and some even adventuring off the beaten path. With a towing capability of up to 3,500 lbs, the Escape can take the whole family out for a day at the lake fishing, towing dirt bikes for off-road fun, or simply bringing a trailer around to haul furniture, the Escape is a do-it-all vehicle in every way. The Escape can also carry everything you’ll need with its nearly 38 cubic feet of cargo space with all sets up. Capable of conquering the everyday tasks from mundane to the extreme, the Escape’s optional 250 horsepower engine makes it one of the most powerful vehicles in its class and gives you a joyride as well at each stab of the throttle.

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Fuel Economy

While the Escape may be a fun way to get around, it also is a reliable and fuel-efficient vehicle as well. With the optional hybrid engine, you can drive farther than before with up to 44 miles per gallon, and the plug-in hybrid offering up to 37 miles per gallon you can drive without worrying about filling back up for miles. These hybrid models increase the range further by cutting power to the rear wheels when the all-wheel-drive system senses it is not needed, decreasing extra drag. With everything for an affordable $39,000, the top-of-the-line Escape Titanium Plug-In Hybrid gives you just about every feature you could ask for out of a family SUV.

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The 2020-2021 Ford Escape has multiple engines to choose from with each providing its own benefits. In the base model, the engine comes in at 1.5 liters with the turbo EcoBoost system. While this engine only comes to 181 horsepower and is not capable of towing, it is the lightest option by nearly 200 pounds over the next in the front-wheel drive model. Designed for maximum efficiency for the money, this entry model still gets 34 miles per gallon. With three more engine options available covering the hybrid systems and all-wheel-drive models up to the most powerful 2.0-liter turbo EcoBoost at 250 horsepower, the different engines at each price point ensure the best engine for your vehicle. With the optional Atkinson Cycle hybrid system, this Escape is also the most efficient model yet.

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While the Escape has always been a good-looking vehicle, the fourth generation one is definitely a serious looker with its aerodynamic and stylized bodywork. The current generation Escape features a larger front grille than previous models which allows better airflow for the turbocharger. Additionally, the new design has a smoother and sleeker look than any previous generation, differentiating it from the market that is getting more angular than ever. With a clean and smooth look, the Escape tapers to the completely revised rear of the vehicle with an underside tray in place for light off-road use. From the side, you can see the influence of vehicles like the Focus RS on the rear three-quarters which shows off the sporty nature of the Escape. With these design elements, the 2021 Ford Escape makes an impact in the bland SUV and CUV landscape in addition to offering accessories to make it even more unique than before.

Inside, the Escape is as modern and stylish as the exterior. With digital readouts, a slick gear selector dial, and comfortable seats with plush materials, the inside of the Escape lets you escape the drama of the outside world. The seats provide a healthy amount of bolstering as well, keeping the driving experience sporty when the corners get sharper. The fully reworked interior is a massive improvement over its competitors and is the perfect place to be during long road trips.

2021 Ford Escape Specs

Trim Price Engine Drivetrain Horsepower Fuel Economy
S $25,555 1.5L EcoBoost FWD, AWD 181hp 28 city, 34 highway
SE $27,035 1.5L EcoBoost FWD, AWD 181hp 28 city, 34 highway
SE Hybrid $28,030 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle FWD, AWD 200hp 44 city, 37 highway
SE Plug-In $33,075 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle Plug-In FWD 221hp 44 city, 37 highway
SEL $29,505 1.5L Ecoboost, 2.0L EcoBoost FWD, AWD 181hp, 250hp 28 city, 34 highway
SEL Hybrid $30,500 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle FWD, AWD 200hp 44 city, 37 highway
SEL Plug-In $35,815 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle Plug-In FWD 221hp 44 city, 37 highway
Titanium $36,055 2.0L EcoBoost FWD, AWD 250hp 23 city, 31 highway
Titanium Hybrid $33,600 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle FWD, AWD 200hp 44 city, 37 highway
Titanium Plug-In $38,885 Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle Plug-In FWD 221hp 44 city, 37 highway

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