2021 Ford Escape FAQ Review
The 2021 Ford Escape is smack-dab in the middle of the most popular vehicle segment in the United States car market. The 5-passenger crossover utility competes with such well-known names as the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4, and it more than holds its own. Recently, Ford introduced another model in the class — the off-road-oriented Ford Bronco Sport — that indicates two things:
- How popular the segment is
- How versatile the Escape's mechanical components are
Though it is in a thoroughly conventional segment and is in many ways a perfect representative of that conventionality, the Ford Escape also surprises with unexpected tech. For example, the base engine isn't a ubiquitous 4-cylinder but a turbocharged 3-cylinder. And you can get a conventional hybrid or plug-in hybrid powertrain in the Escape as well.
In short, the Ford Escape can be almost anything a compact crossover buyer wants it to be unless it's a dedicated off-roader. And for the adventurous customer, Ford has the all-new 2021 Ford Bronco Sport that in some ways is an Escape wearing a different suit.
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