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2021 Ford Escape
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2021 Ford Escape Pricing and Specs

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$35,990*

The Ford Escape 2021 prices range from $35,990 for the basic trim level SUV Escape (FWD) to $52,940 for the top of the range SUV Escape ST-Line Phev (fwd).

The Ford Escape 2021 is available in Premium Unleaded Petrol and Hybrid with Premium Unleaded. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.0L 8 SP Automatic to the SUV 2.5L Continuous Variable.

When we reviewed the ‘price and features’ of the Escape 2021, Richard Berry gave it a rating of 7 out of 10. Find out more in the full review here.

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Ford Escape Models SPECS PRICE
(FWD) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $35,990
ST-Line (awd) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $40,990
ST-Line (awd) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $39,990
ST-Line (fwd) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $37,990
ST-Line Phev (fwd) 2.5LHybrid with Premium UnleadedCVT auto $52,940
Vignale (awd) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $49,590
Vignale (fwd) 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $46,590

Ford Escape 2021 FAQs

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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