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2021 Ford Escape PHEV Pricing Has Been Revealed

The 2021 Ford Escape PHEV, or plug-in hybrid, has faced its fair share of challenges making it to market. However, those that have remained patient and are still planning on purchasing one will be rewarded in a way, as 2021 Ford Escape PHEV pricing has been revealed, and it’s a bit lower than what the 2020 model was going to be listed at.

2021 Ford Escape PHEV Pricing
Trim Level Series Code Suggested Retail
SE PHEV U0E $32,650
SEL PHEV U0K $35,510
Titanium PHEV U0L $38,585
Destination and Delivery - $1,245

The 2021 Ford Escape PHEV in base SE trim will carry a starting MSRP of $32,650. Stepping up to the SEL trim will cost buyers at least $35,510, while the range-topping Titanium starts out at $38,585. This Ford Escape PHEV pricing does not include a $1,245 destination and delivery fee, however.

The Escape plug-in hybrid was originally scheduled to enter production at the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant this spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic-induced shutdown delayed that until the summer. Then, production was delayed again after Ford issued a stop-sale and recall of the Kuga PHEV, Europe’s rebadged Escape, after a handful of models caught fire back in August.

At the time, Ford said that it believed the fires were likely caused by the overheating of the vehicle’s high-voltage batteries caused by a lack of ventilation. Up to 27,000 Kuga plug-in hybrid models are believed to be affected by the problem.

Just this past March, Ford came to an agreement to reimburse 56 South African 2014-2017 Kuga owners whose vehicles had also caught fire. That problem was traced to a failure in the cooling system of Ford 1.6L EcoBoost I-4 models manufactured in Spain specifically for the South African market.

Meanwhile, the Lincoln Corsair Grand Touring, which shares the Ford C2 Platform platform with the Escape PHEV and Kuga PHEV, has also been delayed, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month.

We’ll have more on the Escape PHEV soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Escape news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Robert vStudenka

    My MKX lease is up in April. I am strongly interested in the Corsair plug in. Hearing stuff re: problems and nothing on availability. Can you update?

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