2021 Ford Escape at Zeigler Ford North Riverside

For two decades now, the Ford Escape has held its own as one of the top vehicles in the compact SUV class. The 2021 Escape is certainly the best one yet. With four available engines, an extensive standard suite of driver aids, and a comfortable and convenient interior, there is so much to love! Four trim make up the 2021 Escape lineup, S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. The SE, SEL, and Titanium trims are also available in a hybrid or plugin hybrid option. No matter what you need from a vehicle, you're sure to get it from the 2021 Ford Escape. Continue reading to learn more!


Second-Row Sliding Seats, 60/40 Split-Fold Down

Your life on the go needs both convenience and versatility. That's why 2021 Escape has second row 60/40 split-fold seats with a sliding feature for more cargo space* or best-in-class second-row leg room with 40.7 inches of personal space.

Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate

Thanks to the available hands-free foot-activated liftgate, there's no need to fumble for keys. Its operation is especially helpful when your arms are full of items like grocery bags. With the Intelligent Access key fob in your pocket or purse, kick your foot under the bumper and the liftgate opens. You can also adjust the liftgate height, helpful for lower overhangs. Available on SEL Technology Package and standard on Titanium.


AWD with AWD Disconnect

Designed to save fuel, available All-Wheel Drive Disconnect can disable the rear driveline when the system detects AWD is not needed. This allows only the front wheels to propel the vehicle, reducing drag and the overall energy demands of the drivetrain.

Selectable Drive Modes

Designed to help improve your driving experience and handling on varying road surfaces. The different modes are Eco, Sport, Normal, Slippery and Sand. Once selected, each one of these driving modes can modify the electronic stability control system and traction control system without you having to do anything.


Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking

We should all drive defensively, but sometimes other people's lack of attention can create a hazard. This feature scans the road ahead and can alert you to potential collisions with vehicles or pedestrians detected in your path. If an impact becomes imminent and you don't take corrective action, the brakes can apply automatically. But don't worry, they'll only activate when needed.

Available Active Park Assist 2.0

Parking made easy - even in tight parallel or reverse perpendicular spots. When engagest, it can help locate a potential spot. Then all you have to do is brake to a complete stop, shift into Neutral, and hold down the Active Park Assist button - your vehicle does the rest. Available Active Park Assist 2.0 also offers park out assist with side-sensing capability so you can confidently navigate out of a parking spot when someone is parked too close to you.

Choose Your 2021 Ford Escape


  • Ford CoPilot360 safety suite
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Second-row sliding seats


  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Smartphone integration
  • Heated front seats
  • Hybrid/plug-in hybrid options


  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • Remote start
  • Hybrid/plug-in hybrid options


  • Leather-trimmed front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • 19-inch aluminum wheels
  • Hybrid/plug-in hybrid options

What are the powertrain options for the 2021 Ford Escape

The 2021 Ford Escape has four engine options, two gas and two hybrids. The base engine, standard on the S, SE, and SEL trims, is a 1.3L turbocharged I-3 cylinder engine. This provides drivers with 181 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. For those who seek more thrill, a 250-hp, 280 lb-ft of torque 2.0L turbocharged I-4 is available to be swapped into the SEL trim. For the drivers seeking maximum fuel efficiency, there is a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid option. The hybrid mates a 2.5L I-4 with an 88-kW electric motor. This setup produces 200 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque while maintaining an estimated average of 41 MPG. The plug-in hybrid combines the same engine and electric motor. It gets the same horsepower and torque but gets up to 100 MPG on electric power alone and 41 MPG on gas and electric. All gas variants of the Escape come with an 8-speed automatic transmission, while the hybrid engines are mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is an available option.

What are the trims and features of the 2021 Escape?

There are four trims for the 2021 Escape. The S trim kicks off the lineup with 16-inch steel wheels, a full safety suite, a 4.2-inch driver information cluster, and dual-chrome exhaust tips. The SE tacks on dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen with Sync3 software integration, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver's seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, and keyless entry. The SEL kicks it up a notch by adding remote start, sport front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, memory front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, and simulated leather upholstery. Last but certainly not least, the Titanium trim offers  a 10-speaker B&O premium audio system, 19-inch aluminum wheels, leather-trimmed front seats, and ambient lighting with floor lights.

2021 Ford Escape safety features

All Ford Escape trims come with Ford CoPilot360 driver assists. This safety suite includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keep assist, and blindspot detection. The SEL trim boosts occupant safety with CoPilot360 Plus. This is the standard driver assists Plus Active Parking Assist, which gives the Escape the ability to steer itself. It also adds Evasive Steering Assist to detect an imminent collision with another vehicle and support the driver with an evasive maneuver if they are not applying adequate steering input.

Get your 2021 Ford Escape at Zeigler of North Riverside

With every advanced safety feature, extensive comfort and convenience, plenty of power and fuel economy, and a stylish exterior, we can't blame you for being eager to get behind the wheel of a 2021 Ford Escape. If you're interested, come on down to Zeigler Ford to work with any member of our professional sales team to peruse our inventory, get a feel for all the features, and take a test drive. If you can't make it down to the dealership, you can find our full inventory right here on our website and even apply for financing using our secure online application. We look forward to serving you!

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