The all-new 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid represents one of the best options in the crossover-SUV segment. On top of that, it comes with a hybrid powertrain, which is great. Whatsoever, Escape Hybrid comes with better fuel efficiency than the Toyota RAV4 Prime model. On the other hand, RAV4 offers a better electric driving range and more power.
The sales of the new Escape crossover will start in the near future, by the end of the year. While Ford offers a mild-hybrid option, a plug-in hybrid variant should also reach the dealerships. All trim levels and version will get the same updates in 2021. That includes different styling modifications and interior changes.
2021 Escape Hybrid Changes
As we just wrote, all Escape trim levels will get the same updates. The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid won’t depart from the regular gasoline-powered Escape. Ford will deliver mid-cycle improvements, and that includes exterior changes. For a start, some exterior features will be larger than before. The front fascia will look more distinctive, and the side profile seems to be sharper.
The platform remains intact so Escape crossover won’t change its dimensions. Furthermore, crossover’s shape is the same as before. However, Ford will provide more chrome accents, reshaped LED headlights and modified taillights. 18-inch wheels are offered as standard once again.
Hybrid Specs, MPG
No doubt that the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid will become an instant hit, once it arrives. It is one of the most reliable models in the crossover segment. Now, Escape will get new hybrid powertrain options. A mild hybrid version will arrive with a smaller 1.1 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. On the other hand, a plug-in hybrid model will use a significantly larger 14.4 kWh battery.
Thanks to that, Escape PHEV will offer around 32 miles on the all-electric driving range. Front-wheel-drive remains standard, so rumors about standard AWD system turns to be false. According to more reliable reports, Escape PHEV will use a 2.5-liter engine in combination with an electric motor. Blue Oval says the Escape will need around 3.5 hours to fully charge.
2021 Ford Escape Hybrid Release Date and Price
New 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid will start at around $35,000. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a fine option in the segment, and it costs $37,500. Interestingly, Toyota RAV4 Prime is about to arrive as well. This crossover will cost more, but Escape will offer better fuel efficiency.
Escape PHEV variant will cost closer to $40,000, and the sales will begin by the end of 2020. Escape model will be sold globally, and it will be available in numerous trim levels. However, a hybrid powertrain is offered on all trims except S and SE Sport.