Ford is continuing a legacy it began back during the 2005 model year, the year they first unveiled the 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid – which just so happened to be first hybrid SUV on the planet – with the new 2021 Ford Escape lineup. That’s because this new Ford Escape lineup at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, features two new hybrid powertrain options to choose from – both of which feature a best-in-class EPA-estimated driving range of up to 550 miles. Yes, you read that right and it’s not a typo – 550 miles! With that impressive driving range in mind, let’s check out the specifications and features of the 2021 Ford Escape lineup’s hybrid powertrain options.
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While it’s true that the 2021 Ford Escape lineup has two hybrid powertrain options to choose from, not all 2021 Escape trim levels can feature a hybrid powertrain. So, let’s take a look at which 2021 Escape trim levels can feature a hybrid powertrain. Starting things off are the 2021 Ford Escape SE Sport and the 2021 Ford Escape Titanium, both of which feature a standard hybrid powertrain. This hybrid powertrain features a new Atkinson cycle 2.5-liter hybrid engine paired with an electronic continuously variable transmission. It should be noted that both of these trim levels have a regular gas engine available, as well, for those who don’t want a hybrid powertrain – though with a combined system horsepower output of 198 and an electric-only top speed of 85 miles per hour, we’re not sure who wouldn’t want it. The plug-in hybrid powertrain option is available on all 2021 Escape trim levels other than the 2021 Escape S and the aforementioned 2021 Escape SE Sport.
For more on the hybrid powertrains of the 2021 Ford Escape lineup and all of our other new Ford models, please contact our Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.