2021 Ford Escape

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $28,549 to $47,099
  • Price range in the United States: $24,885 to $42,175
  • Four powertrain choices including hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems, with output ranging from 181 to 250 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 5.8 L/100 km to 9.1 L/100 km, 26 to 41 mpg
  • Projected EV driving range: 60 km, 37 miles

The 2021 Ford Escape is a compact crossover utility vehicle available in several trim levels, with many powertrain options including hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems.

Entry-level Escape models are equipped with a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine that develops 181 horsepower, while a turbo 2.0L four with 250 horsepower can be specified on uplevel trims. Meanwhile, HEV and PHEV powertrains consisting of a 2.5L inline-four and an electric motor produce a combined output of 200 and 221 horsepower, respectively.

The 2021 Ford Escape is available in S, SE, SEL and Titanium trim levels. All-wheel drive is optional on all of them, but standard in the Titanium variant with the 2.0L engine. The Escape Hybrid is offered in either FWD or AWD configurations, while the Escape Plug-in Hybrid is front-wheel driven only.

Every Escape includes advanced safety features such as precollision warning with autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keep assist as well as automatic high beams. Available appearance, comfort and convenience features include 17- to 19-inch wheels, Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ semi-autonomous driving, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, a power liftgate, a 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster, a panoramic sunroof and a 10-speaker B&O sound system. While a basic SYNC infotainment system is found in the Escape S, all other trim levels get SYNC 3 with eight-inch touchscreen as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

After being completely redesigned for the 2020 model year, the 2021 Escape gets mild changes, and the PHEV version is finally available after a delay to market. New for 2021 is a Titanium Elite package, which unique 19-inch wheels, a chrome grille, silver-painted skid plates, perforated leather seating, head-up display and wireless phone charging, among other things.


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2021 Ford Escape Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$28,549$1,900$30,449
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$30,049$1,900$31,949
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$30,549$1,900$32,449
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$32,049$1,900$33,949
SE Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$32,749$1,900$34,649
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$33,549$1,900$35,449
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$34,249$1,900$36,149
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$35,049$1,900$36,949
SEL Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$35,249$1,900$37,149
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$36,749$1,900$38,649
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$37,049$1,900$38,949
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$37,549$1,900$39,449
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$37,649$1,900$39,549
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$39,149$1,900$41,049
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$40,149$1,900$42,049
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$40,549$1,900$42,449
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$43,649$1,900$45,549

2021 Ford Escape Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$24,885$1,245$26,130
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$26,385$1,245$27,630
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$26,610$1,245$27,855
SE Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$27,605$1,245$28,850
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$28,110$1,245$29,355
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$29,105$1,245$30,350
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$29,205$1,245$30,450
SEL Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$30,200$1,245$31,445
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic$30,705$1,245$31,950
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$31,700$1,245$32,945
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$32,505$1,245$33,750
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$32,650$1,245$33,895
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$33,300$1,245$34,545
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$34,800$1,245$36,045
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$35,510$1,245$36,755
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic$35,755$1,245$37,000
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT$38,585$1,245$39,830

2021 Ford Escape Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpmTorque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE HybridHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SEL HybridHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,999250 @ 5,500280 @ 3,000
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,999250 @ 5,500280 @ 3,000
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221

2021 Ford Escape Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpmTorque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)Total System Power (hp)
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SEL Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automatic1,498181 @ 6,000190 @ 3,000
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,999250 @ 5,500280 @ 3,000
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250155 @ 4,500200
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automatic1,999250 @ 5,500280 @ 3,000
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVT2,491165 @ 6,250221

2021 Ford Escape Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 kmBattery Capacity, kWhCombined Le/100 kmEV range, km
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular8.56.87.8
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular9.07.68.4
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular8.56.87.8
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular9.07.68.4
SE HybridHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.46.35.8
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular8.56.87.8
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.45.9
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular9.07.68.4
SEL HybridHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.46.35.8
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.45.9
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular10.47.59.1
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.25.814.42.260.0
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.46.35.8
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.45.9
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular10.47.59.1
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.25.814.42.260.0
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular5.56.25.814.42.260.0

2021 Ford Escape Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPGBattery Capacity, kWhCombined eMPGRange, miles
S FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular283430
S AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular263128
SE FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular283430
SE Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular443741
SE AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular263128
SE Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular433740
SEL FWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular283430
SEL Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular443741
SEL AWDTurbo 1.5L I38-speed automaticRegular263128
SEL Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular433740
SEL AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular233126
SE Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4114.410237
Titanium Hybrid FWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular443741
Titanium Hybrid AWDHybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular433740
SEL Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4114.410237
Titanium AWDTurbo 2.0L I48-speed automaticRegular233126
Titanium Plug-in Hybrid FWDPlug-in Hybrid 2.5L I4Automatic ECVTRegular4114.410237

2021 Ford Escape Competition

The 2021 Ford Escape competes with the following models in the compact crossover category:
Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Bronco Sport, GMC Terrain, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen Tiguan.