Ford Escape Is Beloved As Ever
Since it was first built in 2001, Ford Escape has been met with a warm reception among car enthusiasts, and it continues to enjoy the adulation even after 20 years. The crossover SUV is enjoyed by many people due to its versatility and capability, which are one of a kind among its competitors. Ford Escape ticks every box with its fuel economy, great cargo and passenger space, impressive towing ability, advanced connectivity and sophisticated looks.
Building on the reputation the Escape model has earned over the years, the 2021 Ford Escape takes the notch higher with four engine types, six different packages, a hybrid version, and more features that just set it apart from competitions.
Engine – 1.5-liter inline-three-cylinder/2.0-liter four-cylinder
Horsepower – 181/250
Torque – 190 lb-ft/280 lb-ft
Transmission – Eight-speed automatic
Drive Type – Front-wheel or optional All-wheel
The Escape is fitted with the Co-Pilot360 Technology that is enjoyed by recent Ford productions;
It also has the driver-assist features such as BLIS Cross-Traffic Alert; Active Park Assist version 2.0; Adjustable Cruise Control, and Lane Centering; Rear View Camera; Evasive Steering Assist; Lane-Keeping System; Voice-Activated System; as well as Automatic High-Beam Headlamps;
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB);
AWD with AWD Disconnect;
Connect and Control; and others.
The 2021 model of the Ford Escape costs between $24,885 and $38,585 while older models cost less depending on the model.
Great EPA-Estimated Range
More legroom than ever
Large cargo space
High towing capacity
The transmission doesn’t
always work well
Ford Escape is ranked #4 in the compact SUVs category, #12 in crossover SUVs, and #8 in SUVs with 2 rows. This ranking takes into consideration various factors and inputs from several sources. These include 7.1 in critics’ rating, 7.2 in performance, 7.6 in the interior, 9.7 in safety, 9.0 in reliability. The overall rating for the Escape is 8.1 stars out of 10.
Ford Escape Hybrid
The Ford Escape Hybrid has been released again in 2020 after an extended break. The new plug-in hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter gasoline inline-four engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle as well as two electric motors and a planetary gear set. This gearset uses two power sources to facilitate gear-ratio changes, which makes the car operate as a variable automatic transmission.
The standard Escape hybrid’s battery pack is 1.1 kWh, while the plug-in hybrid boasts a 14.4 kWh battery pack. Both packs are lithium-ion and fit under the floor of the car. The standard version has 200 horsepower, while the plug-in is fitted with 209 combined horsepower. The Escape hybrid has S, SE, SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium trim levels.
Things To Know About The Escape
Before you buy a Ford Escape, there are some things you must know.
The first is that the escape seats five people. This is average for compact SUVs of its kind and it is very roomy.
Some of its competitors provide better features than the escape in some categories, but the Escape maintains a balance between various features, giving a complete car with all the necessary features.