2021 Ford Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid - A Gamechanger for Ford

Ford's popular Ford Escape crossover SUV is the perfect on-road, family-friendly car. It features handsome exterior styling as well as interior room and grandeur. It is a solid compact SUV that will last for many years and kilometres.

For 2021, Ford made it even better by upgrading several models to be plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The SE, SEL, and Titanium models offer a combination of electric battery pack with a standard combustion engine to mitigate a driver's carbon footprint. Drivers can go almost 60km in pure EV mode before the Escape starts to use gasoline.


The 2021 Ford Escape SE trim is the lowest priced of all the PHEV Escape models. It offers great value to customers with plenty of niceties in addition to its forward-thinking powertrain. Completely redesigned from the ground up in 2020, the latest model is sleek and stylish with a more unique design that lets it stand out among the competition. Outside, the Escape benefits from a more slanted windshield and roofline, which opens up lines of sight for drivers but does not detract from interior space.

Pricing and Features

The 2021 Ford Escape SE PHEV starts at $37,649, and it is eligible for both federal and provincial incentives and rebates to help drivers reduce the overall purchase price. The SE is the most economically priced Escape PHEV model and offers plenty of standard features, such as a touchscreen infotainment system, driver-assist technologies, comfortable seating, and spacious cargo hold.


Ford built the 2021 Escape PHEV with its intuitive SYNC3 infotainment system. Paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the system is controlled by an 8.0-inch touchscreen and has voice-activation capabilities as well. SYNC AppLink lets drivers control select compatible mobile apps while driving.

Performance and Range

Ford built the Escape SE PHEV with a hybrid 2.5-litre iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine. It features a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port. The battery fully charges in 10 to 11 hours using a 110-volt Level 1 charger and roughly 3.5 hours for a 240-volt Level 2 charger. The new design of the 2021 Escape PHEV stores the 14.4-kWh battery pack underneath the vehicle, and it provides an estimated 59km of all-electric driving and a fuel economy of 2.2 L/100km.

The PHEV delivers 221 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque for max towing of 680kg. The Escape's PHEV system is paired front front-wheel drive.


The 2021 Ford Escape SE PHEV is outfitted with Ford Co-Pilot360, which is an advanced suite of driver-assist technologies. Drivers will feel confident on the road with features that are designed to keep them safe and anticipate what is happening around them. Standard on the vehicle is pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping system, rear view camera, and auto high-beam headlamps.

2021 Ford Escape SE Plug-in Hybrid Available in Canada

For drivers looking to get into a new 2021 Ford Escape SE PHEV, Marlborough Ford is ready to help find the perfect combination of colour and features. Built for the future, the Escape is ready to help individuals and families travel to their next destination today.