What’s New in the 2021 Ford Escape?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford Escape on Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 7:32 pm
2021 Ford Escape on city street in broad daylight

2021 Ford Escape Changes & Updates 

The sporty Ford Escape crossover continues for 2021, now introducing even more options for customers than last year. Here we explore the changes and updates that will be in store for the 2021 Ford Escape when it arrives to the Akins Ford showroom early this year. 

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 2021 Ford Escape Titainium Elite Package on Coastal Road

Extended Hybrid Availability 

This year Ford has expanded the availability with new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the SE and SEL models now offered for 2021. The 2021 Escape Titanium now has the hybrid powertrain standard. 

New Exterior Color Options 

Four new exterior colors have been added this model year, including Antimatter Blue, Bronze Fire, Carbonized Gray, and Iconic Silver. The new options join a handful of paint choices carried over from the previous model year, including Star White Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic, Velocity Blue Metallic, Desert Gold Metallic, Agate Black Metallic, and Oxford White.  

Four colors have been discontinued this year: Blue, Dark Persian Green, Ingot Silver, and Magnetic. 

New Appearance Packages 

The 2021 Ford Escape gets an extended range of stylistic choices with new SE Sport Appearance Package, SEL Stealth AWD Package, and Titanium Elite Package options this year. The new appearance packages add unique design elements, materials, and features to some of the Escape’s basic trim levels. 

SE Sport Appearance Package: 

  • Black grille, front and rear bumpers, side mirrors 
  • Black upper window and beltline molding 
  • 19” Machined-face Ebony-painted Aluminum Wheel 

SEL Stealth AWD: 

  • ActiveX™ Seating Material with Miko® Suede Inserts 
  • Black badging, grille, side mirrors 
  • Black upper window and beltline molding 
  • Black front and rear skid plates 
  • 19” Machined-face Ebony-painted Aluminum Wheel 

Titanium Elite Package: 

  • Leather-Trimmed Seats with Mini-Perforation  
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel 
  • Panoramic Vista Roof® 
  • Head-Up Display 
  • Wireless Charging Pad 
  • Silver front and rear skid plates 
  • Chrome grille 
  • 19″ Luster Nickel-painted Aluminum Wheels 

Other Changes in the 2021 Ford Escape 

In other news, the fuel economy for Escape 1.5L FWD models has increased to 28 city/34 highway mpg, making for a combined fuel economy of 30 mpg. The Class II Trailer Tow Package is now optional on Escape models with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The 2021 Ford Escape is available in trim levels S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Lastly, the available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ package now includes Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition. 

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