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2021 Ford Escape Gets New Carbonized Gray Metallic Color: First Look

The 2021 Ford Escape adds four new exterior colors to its roster: Antimatter Blue Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, and Iconic Silver Metallic. Here’s our first look at the Carbonized Gray Metallic option.

2021 Ford Escape in Carbonized Gray Metallic.


Assigned order code M7, Carbonized Gray Metallic is one of nine available metallic color options for the 2021 Ford Escape, out of a total 10 colors offered on the crossover.

The new Carbonized Gray Metallic color is a no-cost option and is available with both interior colors and across all trim levels.

Ford Escape Trim Levels:

  • S
  • SE
  • SEL
  • Titanium

Ford Escape Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Ebony with Sandstone

2021 Ford Escape Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Ford Escape is available at the retail level, as the Ford Louisville Assembly plant has been producing the crossover since early January. But the ongoing microchip shortage disrupted Ford Escape and Lincoln Corsair production for about two weeks in January. At that time, the production stoppage was blamed on a lack of semiconductors that go into a brakes control module. Folks in the market for an Escape should check with their local dealers for complete details about availability.

Riding on the Ford C2 platform shared with the Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Focus, Lincoln Corsair, and the upcoming Ford Maverick pickup. The Escape was completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2020 model year, representing the fourth generation of the nameplate.

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Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. JimL

    Oh good, more gray. What’s up with these manufacturers? Why can’t we have nice colors any more?

  2. Chris

    It’s a sharp color. A popular style trend these days. You see alot of manufacturers offering this type of color. A good move by Ford to offer it. Now please fast track a redesign of the frog-faced front end and everthing will be “all good”.

  3. RD

    Why not the choice of the Bronco sport color palette?

  4. Eric

    I love the new grey they are offering. I purchased a 2021 Mustang with that colour. Ford made a great choice with this new carbonized grey colour. Way to go, Ford!

  5. Mark

    This is a lot better compared to the last grey but I want something with less glitter and subtle like Lincoln’s Chroma Caviar color on the Aviator

  6. Steve

    We have the pearl white. Beautiful

  7. Jim

    Gray is not a color.


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