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We have a limited number of reviews for the 2021 Escape Plug-In Hybrid, so we've included reviews for other years of the Escape Plug-In Hybrid since its last redesign.

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    Big upgrade from the earlier Escape and C-max

    Dr. Ed'scape, 08/23/2021
    updated 02/27/2023
    2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Titanium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid EVT)
    44 of 47 people found this review helpful

    Early days with my new Titanium Escape Plug-in, but really loving it so far. This is an upgrade for me after 8 years of driving the c-max. Big improvement in size, ride, comfort, style, interior room, trunk space and range. The steering is tight and responsive. Minimal road noise. Excellent rage and averaging 35-37 miles all electric with AC on. Charging as advertised with segmented ring that shows the charge level at a glance when plugged in. The driver display holds a lot of information and is adjustable for different levels of feedback on your hybrid driving. Braking coach tells you how well you regenerated electric back to the battery with each break. Rear seats are much thicker cusioned than the C-max with more leg room as well. There is a space under the floor of the trunk for a spare, but the 12 volt battery is mounted smack in the middle. I think a spare is an option and assume the battery moves to the side in that situation. Minus the spare, there is more room in the spare wheel well around the battery to store tools, my jumper battery, tire compressor and a few other goodies. Infotainment screen is bright and highly visible again big improvement from C-max. Voice recognition for controls is very good. Bluetooth audio for phone calls is excellent through the 10 speaker system. Stereo is impressive, but gone is the CD player (I never used that on the C-max and don't see many anymore. With Pandora, USB stick audio, I guess the cd has gone the way of the 8-track! Gone too is the sd card with navigation. Navigation updates download. The Escape has wifi and can both connect to your home wireless access point to download firmware upgrades and can provide an in-car wireless access point making use of built in cellular data service (fee after 3 month trial) Ford App is an upgrade over the MyFord Sync. Apple play also supported. The screen shows the rear view camera when reversing with guidelines showing your turn radius. There is also a proximity warning visual system surrounding a small image of the car from above showing when you get close to sides and front. Have not tried the parallel park feature as of yet. Build quality is solid. Interior features are heavily plastic but attractive and done well. Overall very pleased so far. A lot of car for the price. I considered the Rav 4 and drove one as a rental. I am liking the Escape better so far for range, mileage and not missing 4 wheel drive here in the south. UPDATE: Just hit my one year anniversary of ownership and 10k miles. Only about 600 of those miles were burning gas, includes only two tanks of gas I am now due my first oil change! Still getting 42-45 miles all electric when driving up to 45 mph and minimal heating or AC. Cannot say enough good things about this car. Update: now at 18 months and still very pleased with the Escape PHEV. The car does well in all weather. For winter months seats heat up quickly and get very warm. Steering wheel heater also nice. I have had no need for any unscheduled maintenance. I have been running the tires at 35-36 pounds and with careful driving manage 44-45 miles all electric when not using heat or A.C.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome car! Fantastic Escape Titanium Plug-in!

    Rick, 10/31/2021
    2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Titanium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid EVT)
    19 of 20 people found this review helpful

    I've owned 3 other plug-ins made by a different manufacturer and this is miles above in all aspects. Rides like a sports car, smooth, solid, quiet, right amount of hp, feels and looks like like a luxury finish inside and out. Intuitive dash and controls. Runs great on electric only 37 miles then seamlessly switches over to gas, so no range anxiety. Charges in 3.4 hours in my garage. What little gas I use, I'm getting 41 mpg! They built so many upscale features into this car it will be awhile before I can learn to use them all. The FordPass app is well thought out and easy to use. What more can I say? I'm very happy with my purchase.

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    Great fuel economy and range

    Average American, 07/01/2022
    2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Titanium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid EVT)
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

    I have had this for 11000 miles so far I drive 115 miles a day to and from work. I use about 5.5 to 6 gallons of gas a week. I can average 50 miles all electric around town. I drive 70 mph or so on the highway. Very comfortable and I have the Titanium trim with heads up display that is super helpful.

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    Blown Away

    Greybeard, 04/13/2022
    2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid Titanium 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid EVT)
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

    I've driven a lot of SUV's and CUV's as rentals, this is the first one I've owned - and, my first Ford. (Our last five purchases were a KIA, an Audi, a couple of VW's, and a Honda.). Very impressed by the build quality. The interior materials are above average. Ride/handling is excellent for a vehicle in its class. Transition between gas and electric is very smooth. I'm easily getting 40+ miles on battery-only off a full charge, on daily commutes. I'm looking forward to summer and dome longer road trips.

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    Major electronic problems

    Mike, 10/16/2022
    2021 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid SE 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric plug-in hybrid EVT)
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

    My car was fine for the first 6 months and I loved it then an alarm would start going off randomly without reason. This lasted for weeks going back and forth to the dealership 7 times. Then the car would startup on its own on electric mode but the last time the gas engine started up in the garage! The dealership took it back.

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