The 2021 Ford Escape remains one of the best-selling small SUVs on the market. Your family will love the new Escape’s spacious interior and sleek exterior styling. A fun-to-drive nature makes the Escape even more appealing. Furthermore, several thoughtful safety technologies now come standard. Let’s take a closer look at the new model’s key highlights.
|Specs||2021 Ford Escape S|
|Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)||28 city / 34 hwy mpg|
|Standard Engine||1.5L EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop Technology|
|Towing Capacity||1,500 - 3,500lbs (trim dependent)|
|Transmission||8-Speed Automatic Transmission|
When checking out the 2021 Ford Escape, you’ll have some great powertrains to choose from. The standard 1.5L EcoBoost engine is a popular pick. It’s rated to crank out a satisfying 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. If you crave more driving fun, step up to the larger 2.0L EcoBoost engine. Ford’s tunes it to develop an exhilarating 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Not only does this extra muscle help transform the Escape into one of the quickest models in the class, but it also increases the SUV’s towing capacity to 3,500 pounds. Both of these engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with automatic stop-start technology. Another option is the Escape’s Atkinson-Cycle hybrid engine, which delivers the lineup’s most efficient performance. If you need enhanced traction during the winter or plan to venture off the beaten path, opt for the SUV’s advanced AWD system.
Designed to accommodate up to five people, the 2021 Ford Escape is sized just right for the average family. There’s excellent legroom throughout the cabin. You can also take advantage of the vehicle’s more than 37 cubic feet of cargo space. Premium amenities, such as dual-zone automatic climate control and heated front seats, are offered on the higher trim levels.
This SUV comes loaded with must-have technologies. Every passenger can benefit from the Escape’s standard 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Ford’s available SYNC 3 infotainment system promises to further enhance your driving experience. It features an 8.0-inch color touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration. If you’re a music fan who desires a powerful soundtrack, check out the available 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system. Other great features include wireless device charging, a customizable digital gauge cluster, and navigation.
Few SUVs in the segment can match the Escape’s superior impact protection. Aside from receiving an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating, the Escape was also named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Furthermore, Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies come standard throughout the lineup. Highlights include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Information, and Lane-Keeping Assist. Several other active safety features are offered, including Evasive Steering Assist.
Come test drive the new 2021 Ford Escape at our local Hixson, TN Ford dealer. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!