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$26,130
Starting MSRP
$25,866
Starting Mkt Avg
Overview

The Ford Escape exhibits many of the winning traits that have garnered compact SUVs their current white-hot popularity. Its small size is easy to maneuver and park, while the three available engines provide car-like fuel efficiency. A spacious cabin and tall ride height give it excellent outward visibility. Ford's standard driver safety technology helps the driver stay aware of surroundings and mitigate incidents while on the road.

Pros

Sporty exterior styling; Fuel-efficient powertrains; Impressive cabin and cargo space; Standard driver-assistance features

Cons

Lofty starting price; Some subpar interior plastics; Not as fun to drive as rivals

This is what others paid nationwide for a 2021 Ford Escape S
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$26,130
Market Average
$25,866
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2021 Ford Escape Trim Comparison

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Unequipped

* Additional Options Available

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* Additional Options Available

Starting MSRP

Starting Market Average

MPG

MPGe

Engine

Blind Spot System

Lane Keep Assist

Moonroof

Front Heated Seats

Cruise Control

Climate Control

Proximity Keyless Entry

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Apple CarPlay

Android Auto

Wheel Size

Starting MSRP

$26,130*

Starting MSRP

$27,855*

Starting MSRP

$28,850*

Starting MSRP

$30,450*

Starting MSRP

$31,445*

Starting MSRP

$33,895

Starting MSRP

$34,545*

Starting MSRP

$36,755

Starting MSRP

$37,400

Starting MSRP

$39,830

Starting Market Average

$25,873

Starting Market Average

$27,515

Starting Market Average

$28,653

Starting Market Average

$29,952

Starting Market Average

$30,542

Starting Market Average

$33,214

Starting Market Average

$34,195

Starting Market Average

$36,017

Starting Market Average

$36,451

Starting Market Average

$39,030

MPG

28 city/34 hwy*

MPG

28 city/34 hwy*

MPG

44 city/37 hwy*

MPG

28 city/34 hwy*

MPG

44 city/37 hwy*

MPG

40 combined

MPG

44 city/37 hwy*

MPG

40 combined

MPG

23 city/31 hwy

MPG

40 combined

MPGe

MPGe

MPGe

MPGe

MPGe

MPGe

105 combined

MPGe

MPGe

105 combined

MPGe

MPGe

105 combined

Engine

1.5L I3 Turbo

Engine

1.5L I3 Turbo

Engine

Hybrid 2.5L I4

Engine

1.5L I3 Turbo*

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Hybrid 2.5L I4

Engine

Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L I4

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Hybrid 2.5L I4

Engine

Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L I4

Engine

2.0L I4 Turbo

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Plug-In Hybrid 2.5L I4

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Blind Spot System

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Lane Keep Assist

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Moonroof

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Front Heated Seats

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Climate Control

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Proximity Keyless Entry

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Bluetooth Streaming Audio

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Android Auto

Wheel Size

17"

Wheel Size

17"

Wheel Size

17"

Wheel Size

18"

Wheel Size

18"

Wheel Size

18"

Wheel Size

19"

Wheel Size

18"

Wheel Size

19"

Wheel Size

18"

2021 Ford Escape Model Description

What's New Hybrid powertrain now standard on Titanium trim; Three new exterior appearance packages; Four new paint colors, like Bronze Fire Metallic; Keyless entry keypad standard on SEL and above

Ford's compact crossover is comfortable to live with and versatile. Three available powertrains offer excellent fuel economy, with optional all-wheel-drive for navigating challenging weather conditions. Ford's tech-focused interior has generous legroom in both rows, along with a vast cargo area for groceries and or camping supplies. Some rivals are more exciting to drive and have more polished cabin materials. Overall, the Escape is a sporty choice for families and commuters looking for car-like handling and practicality in a roomy package.

Ford builds the fourth-generation Escape crossover in four trim levels: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. All come with front-wheel-drive and an automatic transmission. A hybrid is available on the SE and SEL, and it is standard on the Titanium. A plug-in hybrid powertrain is also available, providing owners with all of the hybrid's efficiency, plus the ability to run solely on electricity for short distances. Pricing starts around $25,000 for the S trim. Buyers get Ford Co-Pilot 360, a suite of driver safety assists like automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a backup camera. Other notable features are cloth seats, a Sync infotainment system, a 4.2-inch LCD, a compass, six speakers, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. The SE adds many popular features for approximately $27,000. It comes with a Sync 3 infotainment system, an 8.0-inch LCD touchscreen with swipe capability, satellite radio, proximity keyless entry, push-button start, smart-charging USB ports, body-color mirror caps and door handles, and chrome exterior accents. At about $29,500, the SEL strikes a balance between in-cabin amenities and value. It gets heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, a 10-way power driver's seat, a heated steering wheel, a keyless entry keypad, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone climate control, power liftgate, fog lamps, 18-inch dark stainless-painted wheels, and rear parking sensors. The top-of-the-line Titanium Hybrid retails for roughly $33,500. It has ambient lighting, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a power passenger seat, a perimeter alarm, LED fog lamps, a motion-activated liftgate, front parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, a B&O premium sound system, adaptive cruise control, lane-center assist, and voice-activated navigation. Those who want to amplify the Escape's sporty exterior can add an appearance package with sleek body styling and unique wheels. Adaptive cruise control is available along with a host of other advanced safety equipment.

Buyers can choose from three powertrains, a gas engine, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. The base engine is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo producing 181 horsepower. It has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 34 mpg overall, but it lacks some competitors' smooth power delivery. An eight-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive are included; all-wheel-drive is optional. The hybrid powertrain also offers front- or all-wheel-drive. It employs a continuously variable single-speed transmission for optimal efficiency. Drivers get regenerative braking and other features to recapture energy, sending it back to a battery pack for powering cabin electronics. The 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder produces 200 hp, returning around 41 mpg combined. The available plug-in hybrid variant of this powertrain has a sizable auxiliary battery pack that can be recharged at home or a high-speed roadside recharging station. It provides similar gas mileage to the hybrid, as well as the ability to drive solely on electricity.

Inside, drivers and passengers are treated to a sporty environment with easy-to-use features and plenty of seating space. The Escape prioritizes technology like pricier Ford SUVs, with standard features like wireless internet access, push-button start, and lane-departure warning. The modern style extends throughout the cabin. Ford includes a gear-selection dial in place of a clunky shift lever, adding an upscale touch. Some of the plastics around the dash and doors feel inexpensive. As previously mentioned, interior space is generally excellent. There is ample headroom and legroom in both rows. Cargo space is also above-average for the segment, with 37.5 cubic feet available behind the back seats. Cloth seats come standard on the Escape, while premium leatherette is available on the SEL and higher. Those upper trims also have a power-adjustable driver's seat, front seat heaters, and even a heated steering wheel. Ford's Sync infotainment system is easy to use, with straightforward menus and good display brightness. The base trim's tiny 4.2-inch display includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, which mirrors a connected smartphone's familiar interface. Shoppers may want to move up to the SE's 8.0-inch touchscreen with improved Sync 3 software.

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Ford Escape Owner Reviews

Based on 365 Reviews
Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Performance
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Efficiency
5.0
Safety Technology
5.0
Features
5.0
All Reviews
4.0
Performance
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.0
Safety Technology
4.0
Features
5.0
pros
Compatible with my 2019 RAV4, has more toys at a lower price. Handle well on the road, price is a good investment. I did test drive the new Toyota, but choose this hybrid.
cons
Have not been able to locate a trunk cover, need a little more trunk space. Need a six-inch tent above the front windshield to prevent Glare. The traction could be improved to perform more like a European car, to include a shorter turning radius.
Submitted by Art W on Jan 24, 2021|2020 Ford Escape Hybrid Titanium AWD|Purchased on Dec 2020
5.0
Performance
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
2.0
Safety Technology
5.0
Features
5.0
pros
I love all the little details my car has. It’s very sleek in design and safety features are amazing. Every time I get ready to back up and someone or something is coming behind me, my car makes a loud ringing noice to let me know to stop. It’s the same thing on the road, but it’s when I’m trying to get over! I love it!
cons
I thought the fuel efficiency would be better, but it seems like I’m constantly filling up my tank. The only other thing that I don’t like is that the interior design around the door framing on the two front seats is not connected well. They are coming apart.
Submitted by Serena B on Jan 20, 2021|2020 Ford Escape SE FWD|Purchased on Dec 2020
5.0
Performance
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.0
Safety Technology
5.0
Features
4.0
pros
I like handling and braking. I like the safety features and high visibility from the driver's seat.
cons
Wish it had a key fob remote start and wish that you could turn the seat warmers down to a lower setting instead of just on or off.
Submitted by Ouf A on Jan 07, 2021|2020 Ford Escape SE AWD|Purchased on Dec 2020

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The Starting Market Average is a proprietary mathematical calculation based on actual recent transactions. It provides a statistically accurate understanding of what other buyers are paying for the least expensive configuration of this vehicle. Adjustments to the calculation beyond make, model, and trim are normalized based on detailed, anonymized transaction information. This accounts for the fact that most or all recently-sold vehicles included different option combinations. The data underlying the Starting Market Average calculation are filtered for extreme outliers and subjected to a weighted averaging process that considers factors such as the recency of transactions and the timing of data lags. In certain instances, the calculated result is adjusted to take account of abrupt changes in the market that may not yet be fully reflected by recent transaction prices. In all cases where the Starting Market Average is shown there is sufficient sample size and transaction detail to be statistically reliable.