Many may not remember it, but Ford did something unheard of at the time back in 2005 when it released a new Ford Escape Hybrid model. At that time, hybrids were solely small cars and hatchbacks, and the thought of a hybrid SUV was something many hadn’t even considered – or, surprisingly, wanted.
Fast forward to the present and hybrid models have become some of the most popular new vehicles around – and that includes new hybrid SUVs, new hybrid trucks and even new hybrid sportscars. With all of that in mind, Ford is revisiting an old favorite during the new model year with the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid – available here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. Combining everything you’ve come to know and love about a new Escape lineup with impressively powerful, capable and efficient hybrid powertrains, the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid lineup is the next step in automotive evolution.
Unlike some other model lineups, which separate their hybrid offerings from the rest of the lineup, the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid lineup is contained within the rest of the 2021 Ford Escape lineup.
That may be confusing to some, so let us explain. Two of the 2021 Ford Escape lineup’s trim levels, the 2021 Ford Escape SE Sport and the 2021 Ford Escape Titanium, feature a standard hybrid powertrain that just so happens to be Ford’s latest and greatest hybrid propulsion system. More specifically, this powertrain is made up of an all-new 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle hybrid engine that’s mated to a next generation electronic continuously variable transmission. This powertrain can also be paired with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and running your new 2021 Escape Hybrid in electric-only mode gets you an impressive top speed of 85 MPH.
The 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid models also feature four EV modes to choose from while heading out on your errand runs, daily commutes, and weekend adventures. These include Auto EV Mode, EV Now Mode, EV Later Mode, and EV Charge Mode.
For more on the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid, please reach out to our Brandon Ford staff here in Tampa, FL.