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2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

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Pros

  • Fantastic fuel economy from the hybrid powertrain
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Voice-activated communications system

Cons

  • Lacks all-wheel drive option
  • Sluggish acceleration in EV mode
  • Random gas engine engagement in EV mode

Mileage (EPA estimate)

43 city, 37 highway, 40 combined

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What is new for the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid?

  • The Escape Hybrid is available in a variety of new trims, including the SE, SEL, and Titanium Hybrid.
  • The SE Sport and Titanium trims have been discontinued for 2021.

2021 Ford Escape Hybrid trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

1. Fuel-sipping hybrid engine

Are you looking for a five-passenger SUV with commuter-friendly gas mileage? The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid is a compelling choice. This model features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor with a combined 200 hp that feels peppy on the highway and in the city. When equipped with standard front-wheel drive, the 2021 Escape Hybrid returns an EPA-estimated 41 mpg combined, while available all-wheel drive achieves an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined.

You can't go wrong making this hybrid SUV your daily driver.

2. Stable handling

With its car-like handling and stable ride, the Ford Escape Hybrid is a pleasure to pilot. All 2021 models include selectable drive modes—Normal, Slippery, Eco, Sport, and Deep/Snow Sand (requires all-wheel drive)—to create a driving experience with the traction and performance you need. Around turns, the Escape Hybrid feels composed, and the regenerative braking system operates similarly to traditional brakes. You're in for a comfortable, smooth ride with this SUV.

3. Roomy interior

The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid gets high marks for its spacious interior and comfortable surroundings. The 60/40 split-fold sliding and reclining rear seats provide passengers with 40.7 inches of legroom and 39.3 inches of headroom—great for taller folks. The 2021 Escape Hybrid also boasts 34.4 cu-ft of storage with all seats in place or 60.8 cu-ft with the rear row folded if you need space for camping gear and other seasonal equipment. And on chilly days, you'll love the warmth from the heated front seats and steering wheel, which come standard on SEL and Titanium trims.

4. Generous driver aids

You don't have to climb the Ford Escape Hybrid's trims to gain standard driving aids; many are included at the base level. All 2021 models feature Ford Co-Pilot360™ to provide extra confidence in different driving scenarios and conditions. Driver aids include automatic high beams, which improve visibility in low-light situations, while the standard lane-keeping system helps you stay between the lines. Pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking helps you avoid potential hazards, and blind-spot monitoring keeps you aware of other vehicles lurking in the Escape Hybrid's shadow.

5. Tons of tech

In addition to the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid's many standard driver aids, you'll get a host of high-tech features in this SUV. All models include an intuitive SYNC® voice-recognition communications system to help you stay connected on your drive. SE and higher trims boast an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto capabilities and two smart-charging USB ports for your devices. If you're an audiophile, the trim-topping Titanium boasts a Bang & Olufsen® 10-speaker audio system with concert-like sound.

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Ford Escape Hybrid features and specs

SEL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

200

Torque (ft-lbs)

155

Engine type

Hybrid

Fuel capacity

14.3

Wheelbase

106.7"

Overall length

180.5"

Width

74.1"

Height

65.9"

Leg room

F 42.4"/R 38.9"

Head room

F 40"/R 39.3"

Front tires

P225/60HR18

Rear tires

P225/60HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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