Ford Escape Model Review

2021 Ford Escape at Portage Ford

Learn more about the new 2021 Ford Escape, an efficient and versatile compact SUV ready to make a statement. Unmask all the modern aesthetics and amenities found inside and out of the new 2021 Ford Escape. From the athletic line and sleek contours to the spacious interior offering best-in-class second-row legroom. Stay connected and safe in the Escape's impressive suite of advanced entertainment and safety features that includes the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology. Discover all the new looks, innovative technology, and powerful performances the new 2021 Ford Escape has to offer. When you're ready for a test drive, stop by Portage Ford today and shop online to find great deals on new or used Ford.

Starting at $24,885

Ford Escape Performance Features

The new Escape is engineered with a potent 181 standard horsepower engine that is also just as efficient as it is powerful. The choice is yours between the standard powerful turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, the new hybrid, or the plug-in hybrid engine, you can expect to find the perfect powertrain to suit your lifestyle needs. Additional performance highlights include:

  • 27 mpg city, 33 mpg highway standard
  • 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds in the all-wheel-drive Escape SE
  • Available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts 250 horsepower
  • An available plug-in hybrid model that can carry a 14.4-kWh battery pack

Ford Escape Interior Features

The new Ford Escape comes equipped with a multitude of creature comforts. Providing serious space and amenities well equipped to handle anything life throws your way. Discover all the latest entertainment technology you and all your passengers could ever want effortlessly integrated throughout the cabin. Interior features in the new Escape include:

  • 4.2-inch radio display and an AM/FM radio
  • Available 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Ford's latest Sync 3 infotainment interface
  • Available 10-speaker B&O Play audio system
  • Available 12.3-inch digital gauge display and available head-up display

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology

Drive with confidence thanks to the innovative standard and available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology,  a feature that helped earn the 2021 Ford Escape a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology premium advanced safety features include:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available Lane-Keeping System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage

What's new to the 2021 Ford Escape?

The 2021 Ford Escape offers several updates and innovations from the previous year, these differences include:
  • Performance: The new 2021 Ford Escape offers new hybrid powertrain options.
  • Safety features: Pilot360 now offers additional options for adaptive cruise control and traffic-sign recognition. 
  • Packages: The new Technology Package now includes a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors.
  • Versatility: Upgrading the Escape's versatility, the new 2021 model offers an available Class II Trailer Tow Package with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Ford Escape Competitive Comparisons

2021 Ford Escape vs the Chevrolet Equinox

2021 Ford Escape
Horsepower: 181 hp
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD
Fuel Economy: 28 city / 34 highway mpg
Power Outlet: 3
Maximum Trailer Weight: 2,000 lbs.
Passenger Volume: 104 cu-ft
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
Horsepower: 170 hp
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy: 26 city / 31 highway mpg
Power Outlet: 2
Maximum Trailer Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Passenger Volume: 100 cu-ft

Uncover a truly superior driving experience, outperforming the competition in several categories. Don’t settle, unlock all the enhanced power and functionality waiting for you in the new 2021 Ford Escape. The latest Escape model offers an impressively more powerful 181 horsepower compared to the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox’s pitiful 17 horsepower. All that extra horsepower helps add up to a towing capacity of 1,000 lbs more than the 2021 Chevrolet Equinox can offer.

2021 Ford Escape vs the Toyota RAV4

2021 Ford Escape
Starting Price: $24,885
Power Outlets: 3
Torque: 190 lb-ft
Maximum Trailer Weight: 2,000 lbs.
Passenger Volume: 104 cu-ft
2021 Toyota RAV4
Starting Price: $26,150
Power Outlet: 2
Torque: 184 lb-ft
Maximum Trailer Weight: 1,500 lbs.
Passenger Volume: 99 cu-ft

Save money on the new 2021 Ford Escape, an affordable and powerful SUV that outperforms the competition. The new Escape costs less while also offering more creature comforts and capability, beating out the RAV4 in torque, max trailering weight, and passenger volume. Get the more versatile, capable, and comfortable ride with the all-new 2021 Ford Escape.

Escape S

Starting at $24,885
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® Engine
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Second-Row Sliding Seats, 60/40 Split-Fold Down
  • FordPass Connect™

Escape SE

Starting at $27,105
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® Engine
  • Available Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • SYNC® 3

Escape SEL

Starting at $29,265
  • Available Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • 18-Inch Machined-Face Aluminum with Dark Stainless-painted pockets wheels
  • ActiveX™ Seating Material
  • Upper Grille-Black Mesh Chrome Surround

Escape Titanium

Starting at $33,550
  • 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology
  • Available Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • Leather-Trimmed Front Bucket Seats
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, 10-Speakers and subwoofer
  • 19-Inch Machined-Face Aluminum Wheels with Dark Tarnished-Painted Pockets wheels

Ford Escape FAQs


The new 2021 Ford Escape comes equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0, and available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage.

The new 2021 Ford Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 2,500 lbs. to 3,500 lbs. dependent on the powertrain you choose.

The Escape boasts an efficient 28 city and 34 highway mpg.

The base Escape S trim starts at $24,885 and comes equipped with an efficient 1.5L EcoBoost® engine and the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology.

The all-new 2021 Ford Escape features a flexible 180.5" L x 74.1" W x 66.1" H.

The new Escape features a powerful standard 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque.

Yes, the new Escape offers a spacious 104 cu-ft of total passenger volume.

If you’re just counting the trunk, the new Escape offers 37.5 cu-ft of cargo volume that can open up to a maximum of 65.4 cu-ft of total interior cargo volume when the seats are folded down.

The new 2021 Ford Escape offers numerous premium amenities including an available hands-free foot-activated liftgate, available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and available panoramic Vista Roof.

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