Ford Escape is a known name in the segment of crossovers that has already catered almost every need of the users on-road. So, it will not be surprising to see the 2021 model year of Ford Escape to get enlisted in the family-car crowd. To make the driving enthusiasts happy, Ford has also enabled the all-wheel drive option available that enhanced the popularity of this go-anywhere stablemate.
Ford’s intention of making the 2021 Escape lineup a really versatile one can be proved well through its four different powertrains that includes both hybrid and plug-in hybrid trims. This step in itself is reason enough to please the green car lovers since both of these drivetrains are good in sipping fuel while being able to provide an extra boost to the electric-alone trips, explained the sales team of the Ford dealer serving Charleston.
What Does the 2021 Model Year Edition Offer?
Ford has already expanded the lineup of its Escape model with the inclusion of hybrid powertrains to the existing trim levels, namely the SE and SEL trims. That trend continues for the year 2021 as well. Above that the 2021 model year lineup of Ford Escape sees a Titanium model enabled with top-spec features.
Other changes in the lineup witnesses the inclusion of adaptive cruise control as well as a traffic-sign recognition feature to join the existing list of optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package. On the other hand, the Technology package now adds a hands-free power liftgate and the driver’s seat is getting a new memory setting and a 10-way power-adjustability with a new pair of exterior mirrors.
The list of Convenience package extends with a keyless-entry keypad, LED exterior lighting. A new wheel design is optionally offered on the Titanium model, while the Class II Trailer Tow package is now made available on all Escape models with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine being included in the powertrain front.
At the Performance Front
The 2021 model year edition of Ford Escape offers a wide range of efficient powertrains. The lineup starts with a 181-hp making turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that can be configured either with front- or all-wheel drive modes. It provides reasonably good acceleration moments and can motivate an all-wheel-drive Escape model like SE to pick up a speed of 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. Stepping up to the 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will accelerate the speed of the same speed at 5.7-seconds.
Both the gasoline engines are essentially paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The two Escape hybrid models consist of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in combination with two electric motors to make 221-hp.
Cabin Trim Options
All the cabins of the 2021 Ford Escape are handsomely styled. They are comparatively more spacious than many crossovers of this segment both for the front- and rear-seat occupants. The cabins come wrapped in high quality cloth seat upholstery by default though higher trim levels can be trimmed in faux-leather or genuine leather if you subscribe to the top-spec Titanium package, informed the Charleston Ford dealer.