Ford has officially introduced the 2021 version of the Escape model – one of its flagship SUVs with many updates, the most notable change is that the hybrid powertrain is now available on all versions. SE and SEL. The car is distributed in the US with 4 versions including S, SE, SEL and Titanium.
Both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) versions of the Ford Escape 2021 use a 2.5-liter Atkinson 4-cylinder engine that produces a maximum capacity of 165 horsepower, combined with an electric motor for total power. of the system is 200 horsepower. However, production of the PHEV variant has been delayed and is scheduled to begin in April.
In addition to versions using the hybrid powertrain, the Ford Escape 2021 is also provided with a 1.5L EcoBoost engine that produces a maximum capacity of 181 hp and a 2.0L EcoBoost engine for a maximum capacity of 250 horsepower.
The conventional hybrid version is combined with all-wheel drive, but the PHEV is only equipped with front-wheel drive. Both hybrids use a continuously variable CVT, while traditional internal combustion engines use an eight-speed automatic.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the fuel consumption of the Ford Escape Hybrid on urban / highway / mixed roads is 5.3 / 6.3 / 5.7 liters / 100km, respectively. while the average fuel consumption of the PHEV version is about 2.35 liters / 100 km.
Aside from the powertrain, other upgrades for the Ford Escape 2021 include the removal of the gearshift throughout the lineup, new exterior paint colors like the new Bronze Fire metal color and the 10-speaker B&O sound system. when bundled with Technology Package.
Ford has not yet announced the specific price of the Escape 2021 version. However, in the 2020 version, the Escape Hybrid has a starting price of 28,265 USD.