Enjoy Composed Handling and Helpful Technology with the 2021 Ford Escape in Westbrook, ME

If you thought a small SUV would cramp your style, you haven't driven the 2021 Ford Escape. This crossover has ample passenger and cargo space along with balanced handling and a comfortable ride. The Escape offers four new colors and six new packages for 2021, and it's for sale now at Rowe Ford Westbrook.

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Escape Performance

You'll get a soft, composed ride with the 2021 Ford Escape. Its nicely designed suspension absorbs most road flaws for relaxed cruising in Portland, ME. The Escape's precise steering and solid brakes help it handle turns with confidence. There are two engines available in the gas-powered Escape, including:

  • Standard: 181-horsepower three-cylinder motor
  • Optional: Turbocharged 250-horsepower four-cylinder engine
There is also a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid Ford Escape. Powertrains in these variants include:
  • Escape Hybrid: 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and two electric motors that combine for 200 horsepower.
  • Escape Plug-In Hybrid: 2.5-liter four-cylinder, two electric motors, and a 14.4-kwh lithium-ion battery that make 221 horsepower
South Portland drivers who want to spend less on fuel will like that the Ford Escape Hybrid gets 44 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Gas-powered Escapes with the turbocharged engine can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. The Escape comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available for better grip on slippery streets. Unlike some compact SUVs, the Ford Escape can tow a boat or camper when needed. Properly equipped Escape models have a tow rating of 3,500 pounds.

Escape Exterior Design

The 2021 Ford Escape has a soft-edged, car-like shape with sculpted sides and a sloped roof. Its wavy lines and rounded hood add to its sporty styling. Swept-back headlights and a six-sided, honeycomb grille complete the Escape's dashing appearance.

Escape Interior Features

Climb into the 2021 Ford Escape and you'll be charmed by its handsomely designed cabin. A sleek, rotary gear-shift dial opens space on the center console to help improve front-row comfort. The Escape has plenty of head- and legroom in both rows of seats. Cloth upholstery comes standard, but synthetic or genuine leather are available. People in Scarborough, ME will appreciate the Escape's sliding second-row seats, which can be moved back or forward to provide more cargo space or more rear legroom. With the back row folded down, the Escape has over 65 cubic feet of cargo room.

Escape Technology

The 2021 Ford Escape comes standard with a 4.2-inch display, Bluetooth, and a six-speaker stereo system. Westbrook drivers will like the Escape's available SYNC 3 infotainment system, which has a responsive 8-inch touch screen, logically arranged menus, and well-placed physical controls. Other standard and available tech features in the new Escape include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Satellite radio

Escape Safety

You'll feel good about driving the 2021 Ford Escape because it received the highest rating of Good in all six crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. People in Portland will appreciate its many standard driver assistance features, including:

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Lane departure mitigation
The Escape's standard blind-spot monitor alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot, so you'll know when it's okay to change lanes.

Escape Trim Levels

The 2021 Ford Escape comes in four trim levels so that South Portland drivers can choose one with all the features they desire. The trim breakdown is as follows:

  • Escape S: This entry-level model starts you off with 17-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver's seat, an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, a USB port, a rearview camera, and lane keep assist.
  • Escape SE: Step up to the SE trim, and you also get proximity keyless entry, alloy wheels, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system. An optional Cold Weather package adds heated front seats and automatic climate control.
  • Escape SEL: The SEL model is a little more luxurious. It adds ActiveX synthetic leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a rear-seat armrest with two cup holders. People in Scarborough will like that this trim also comes with a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate for easy loading.
  • Escape Titanium: The top-of-the-line Titanium trim comes with the turbocharged 250-horsepower engine. It also gains leather upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless device charging, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo, rain-sensing windshield wipers, lane centering, a park assist system, and Ford's Co-Pilot360 Assist suite.

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Escape at Rowe Ford Westbrook

The 2021 Ford Escape is a spry compact SUV with a balanced ride and exceptional fuel economy. It also has a roomy cargo hold and wealth of advanced active safety features. Rowe Ford Westbrook has numerous Escape models for sale in Westbrook, ME. Stop by our dealership and test drive one today.