2021 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape is the leading player in the company's family car lineup, offering all the conveniences of the compact crossover SUV format but pushing up the levels of power and comfort. And to make the model even more attractive, the 2021 Ford Escape is now available with a choice of two hybrid powertrains, delivering excellent fuel economy figures into the bargain. Here are the key features you can discover with a test drive of any Escape model from Marlborough Ford.

Advanced Hybrid Powertrains

The 2021 Ford Escape is available in both regular hybrid and plugin hybrid formats. Both are based around a 2.5L four-cylinder gas engine paired with dual electric motors. The total out of the regular hybrid is an enticing 200 horsepower and 155lb-ft of torque, but the plugin option goes even further, boosting the horsepower to 221 hp while keeping the same torque level. Both models are fitted with an electronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), and are front-wheel drive as standard. The regular hybrid also offers the option of all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy and Electric Range

Of course, one of the main attractions of the hybrid format is the excellent fuel economy savings it can offer. The regular hybrid delivers a combined rating of just 5.9L / 100km, an impressive figure considering the high level of power available under the hood. As you'd expect, the plugin hybrid improves on these figures even more, with a combined rating of 2.2Le / 100km when using a combination of gas and electric power, and a lengthy 60km of range in all-electric mode.

Infotainment and Connectivity

But the advanced technology doesn't stop with the powertrain. Climb into the Escape's passenger cabin and you'll be met with an 8" infotainment touchscreen display, powered by Ford's widely praised Sync 3 software. Seamless smartphone integration is provided by both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a specialist smartphone app can hook into the system to provide remote access to vehicle information, ignition control, and much more.

And while that might be impressive enough, moving up to the higher trims in the hybrid range takes the tech to new heights, with features including a head-up display, a 12.3" digital instrument cluster, and integrated in-dash navigation.

Safety Features and Active Driver Assist Tech

The 2021 Ford Escape scores highly in industry-standard safety tests, earning a full five stars in crash tests by the NHTSA along with a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. What's more, the physical safety is accompanied by a wide range of active driver assist features, including forward collision warnings, automated emergency braking, lane keep assist, and blind spot monitoring.

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid at Marlborough Ford

Ready for more? Whether you're looking for the fuel savings of the regular hybrid or the extended electric range of the plugin version, the 2021 Ford Escape offers an attractive blend of power, economy, and comfort. Call us now to arrange a test drive of any model in the range, and see for yourself just how advanced the best of today's hybrid tech can be.