2021 Ford Escape SE

 Ford's new off-road capable Bronco signals the brand's renewed emphasis on off-the-grid adventure, but its bread-and-butter vehicle remains the Mustang. The Escape crossover continues to cater to the on-road, family-car crowd. Although all-wheel drive is available, the Escape lacks the sophisticated all-terrain equipment found in its larger, go-anywhere stablemate. Four different powertrains are available, including optional hybrid and plug-in hybrid configurations that aim to save fuel while providing extra electric-powered boost when needed.

2021 Ford Escape SE

The Escape's stylish interior matches its smooth-edged exterior styling, but the most affordable models exude a cheapness that may turn off some buyers. Despite its flaws, the Escape remains a viable option for compact SUV buyers; however, competitors such as the Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan provide greater refinement, nicer furnishings, and more driving pleasure for comparable money.

2021 Ford Escape SE Price

The Ford Escape SE has a starting price of $26,610.

2021 Ford Escape SE Features

The Ford Escape SE has a starting price of $26,610. It gets proximity keyless entry, alloy wheels, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and satellite radio. You can add the Co-Pilot360 Assist suite, which includes navigation, adaptive cruise control, and traffic jam assist, for $700.

Convenience features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a rear-seat armrest with two cup holders ($985). A Cold Weather package ($535) with heated front seats and automatic climate control is also available. It should be noted that in order to receive the benefits of the Cold Weather package, you must purchase both packages at the same time.