The Vignale sits at the top of the Escape range and has a list price of $46,590 for the front wheel drive version and $49,590 for the all-wheel drive.
Coming standard are 19-inch alloy wheels, proximity key, privacy glass, silver roof rails, an eight-inch display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless phone charger, sat nav, an embedded modem, dual-zone climate control, push-button start, LED headlights, leather heated front and rear seats, a Bang and Olufsen stereo, head-up display, digital radio, a power driver’s seat, auto parking, a gesture activated tailgate, and a reversing camera.
The Vignale comes with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine making 183W and 387Nm, while shifting gears is an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Explore the 2021 Ford Escape range
The Escape was given the maximum five-star ANCAP rating in 2020 but this was under 2019 standards from the European testing that year. This shouldn’t put you off as all grades come with an outstanding level of standard safety tech such as AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning with cross traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.