New Ford Escape Model Review

2021 Ford Escape Exterior Design

Uncover the highly flexible and capable new 2021 Ford Escape, an impressive small SUV big on technology, personality, and fuel efficiency. Turn heads in the modern marvel that sports a modern exterior and sculpted lines on the outside, while the inside boasts unparalleled space and creature comforts with best-in-class second-row legroom. Drive with added confidence thanks to the Escape's impressive suite of advanced safety features that includes the innovative Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology. Stop by Evansville Ford today for a test drive of the all-new 2021 Ford Escape, shop online or at our dealership to find a great deal on a new or used Ford. Evansville Ford in Evansville, WI knows that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of exceeding those standards each and every time. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

Starting at $24,885

Ford Escape Performance Features

Efficient without sacrificing power, the new Escape comes equipped with a potent 181 standard horsepower and even more impressive mileage. Whether you choose 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 offers an intuitive and integrated tailor to everyone, get a spacious interior perfect for your next adventure or carpool. Stretch out in impressive creature comforts that include 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

Unlock a driving experience that’s on a different level than the competition, get enhanced power and functionality 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 Outlet: 3
Torque: 190 lb-ft
Maxiumum 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

Why pay more for less? Take the time to explore how the 2021 Ford Escape eclipses other top competitors like the 2021 Toyota RAV4. Not only does the new Escape cost less but it also offers 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.

Ford Escape Trims


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™


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


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


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 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.

The new Escape offers 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.

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.

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