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Ford Escape 2021

The 2021 Ford Escape range of configurations is currently priced from $35,990. Our most recent review of the 2021 Ford Escape resulted in a score of 7.7 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family reviewer Nedahl Stelio had this to say at the time: I was pleasantly surprised by the Ford Escape ST-Line FWD. The revamp is a major improvement on the last model and really puts it in contention in the mid-size SUV market. It’s spacious inside with customisable boot space, looks great on the road and drives really well. Plus it has the safety and tech you’re after for a family in 2021. 

You can read the full review here.

This is what Nedahl Stelio liked most about this particular version of the Ford Escape: New stylish design, Powerful engine in this category, Spacious interior

The Ford Escape SUV competes with similar models like the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Subaru Forester in the Under $40k category category.

The 2021 Ford Escape carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Ford Escape 2021 Price and Specs

The Ford Escape 2021 is currently available from $35,990 for the Escape (FWD) up to $52,940 for the Escape ST-Line Phev (fwd).

Pricing guides

$44,465
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$35,990
Highest Price
$52,940
Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Price
(FWD) SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $35,990
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $40,990
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO $39,990
ST-Line (fwd) SUV 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO $37,990
See All Ford Escape 2021 Pricing and Specs

Ford Escape 2021 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Escape here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I know if it's worth replacing the transmission in my 2008 Ford Escape?

    This is a bit of a perennial question when it comes to older second-hand cars that suddenly need expensive repairs. On current values, your Escape is probably worth almost exactly the same as the new transmission will cost you. The problem is that even if you do have the new transmission fitted, you won’t have doubled the value of the car. In fact, you’ll have done nothing for its resale value compared with any other working Escape. And right now, your Escape with a broken transmission is worth – roughly - $300 which is what a scrap merchant will pay for it to be crushed and turned into microwave ovens.

    However, balancing all that is the question of, if you do scrap the car, how much will you need to spend to get into something that will be reliable and safe? And the answer to that is probably more than $5000. At this point, you also need to assess the condition of the rest of your car. At 170,000km on the clock, it could well be ready for maintenance in other expensive areas.

    But assuming the rest of your car is in good condition and still works properly, here’s another option: Rather than a brand-new transmission, why not track down a good, second-hand unit from a vehicle recycler. Specialist recyclers have a range of components like these, and you should be able to find one that’s been tested and perhaps even carries a short warranty. It will still cost money to buy the transmission and have it fitted, but it shouldn’t be anything like $5000 and if it keeps your car on the road for another few years, then it’s recycling at its best. The greenest car is the one that’s already been built.

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  • Should I buy a plug-in hybrid or an electric car?

    The Ford Escape plug-in should be an interesting vehicle when it arrives, with 165kW of power and something like a 50km electric-only range. It will be here sometime this year, but the exact timing is still a trade secret.

    The Toyota RAV4, meanwhile, isn’t a plug-in hybrid, so it can’t be recharged form your home solar panels (which the plug-in Escape could be). Frankly, if you’re making four times the power your household needs with your solar array, you’re in the pound seats for owning a plug-in hybrid which could put that excess electricity generation to very good use. That’s especially true if most of your driving is around town within a 20km radius or so of home-base.

    That said, the new RAV4 Hybrid is gaining rave reviews as well as recording very sharp real-world fuel-economy figures. But a plug-in hybrid in a household with excess solar capacity could almost be run for free.

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  • Ford Escape: replacement key cost
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  • Ford Escape 2006: Can sudden acceleration damage the alternator?

    I don’t believe so.

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Ford Escape 2021 Colours

The Ford Escape ST-Line FWD is offered in two no-cost paint colours - 'Frozen White' and 'Agate Black', with another six extra-cost shades available - 'Magnetic' (grey), 'Solar Silver', 'White Platinum', 'Blazer Blue', 'Blue Metallic', and 'Rapid Red'

  • Agate Black
  • Frozen White
  • Magnetic
  • Blazer Blue
  • Solar Silver
  • White Platinum
  • Blue Metallic
  • Rapid Red
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Ford Escape 2021 Boot Space

The Ford Escape 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 412 Litres.
Ford Escape 2021 Boot space Ford Escape 2021 Boot space

Ford Escape 2021 Towing capacity

The Ford Escape’s towing capacity ranges from 1200kg to 1800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
(FWD) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1800kg
ST-Line (fwd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1800kg
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1800kg
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Ford Escape 2021 Accessories

The Ford is packed with USB-A and C points for data-hungry modern motorists and Ford's SYNC3 system is excellent, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You also get multi-zone climate control, heated seats and 10 speakers.

Ford Escape 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Ford Escape are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1883mm x 1742mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Escape 2021 Dimensions  include 1670mm height, 1883mm width, 4614mm length.
Ford Escape Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
(FWD) SUV 1670x1883x4614 mm 191 mm
ST-Line (fwd) SUV 1670x1883x4621 mm 178 mm
ST-Line (awd) SUV 1713x1838x4524 mm 163 mm
ST-Line (awd) SUV 1670x1883x4620 mm 178 mm
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Ford Escape 2021 Interior

The spacious interior of the Escape Vignale has plenty of (fake) leather but it looks and feels very good, with nice materials and lots of light, especially with the sunroof open.

Ford Escape 2021 Seats

The Escape's five seats are very comfortable front and rear and you can fit two baby or child seats with ISOFIX points and three with top-tether anchors.

Ford Escape 2021 Seats

Ford Escape 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Ford Escape is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Escape currently offers fuel consumption from 1.5 to 8.6L/100km. The Ford Escape is available with the following fuel types: PULP and Hyb/PULP.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
(FWD) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 8.6L/100km
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 8.6L/100km
ST-Line (awd) SUV 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 8.6L/100km
ST-Line Phev (fwd) SUV 2.5L,Hyb/PULP,CVT AUTO 1.5L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Ford Escape 2021 Pricing and Specs

Ford Escape 2021 Speed

The Escape is very quick for the segment, cracking the 0-100km/h time in around six seconds.

Ford Escape 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Ford Escape will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
(FWD) SUV 225x60 R18 225x60 R18
ST-Line (fwd) SUV 225x60 R18 225x60 R18
ST-Line (awd) SUV 235x50 R18 235x50 R18
ST-Line (awd) SUV 225x60 R18 225x60 R18
See All Ford Escape 2021 Wheel Sizes