In today’s world of neverending options, it seems like we are faced with a million choices on just about everything. From fast food to clothing styles and even to new cars, we are living in an age where if we want it, we can find it, because somebody else already dreamt it up. However, the flip side to this wonderful aspect of living in the 21st century means that sometimes we are faced with so many choices that we don’t know where to begin. This is the case when it comes to new SUV models. There are so many SUVs available to us, and in so many size options, color options, and even capability options, how do we know when a particular SUV, say the 2021 Ford Escape, is the right one for us?
The 2021 Ford Escape falls into the compact SUV category, and it has many quality competitors. Ford has had to work extremely hard to ensure the Ford Escape is able to not only keep up with all the rest, but it actually comes out ahead. So in a world where all of our SUV dreams are right at our fingertips, and every vehicle manufacturer has a plethora of options that we must sort through and choose from, what exactly sets the 2021 Ford Escape apart from all the rest?
Ford cares about their customer’s safety, and this is proven with the amazing safety features that come standard with the 2021 Ford Escape. One feature Ford includes in all of their vehicles is the Ford Co-Pilot360, which includes a myriad of safety features that no driver should ever be caught on the road without. This suite of safety features is part of what makes the 2021 Escape such a good value.
One of the most critical safety features, and part of the Escape’s Co-Pilot360 package, is the forward collision warning with automatic braking assist feature. This safety feature comes standard with the 2021 Escape, and you’ll be grateful that it does. The forward collision warning can detect if your vehicle gets too close to the vehicle in front of you, either because it jumped in front of you unexpectedly or because it began a sudden deceleration. When your Escape detects either of these situations, you will get a warning. If you do not react appropriately or fast enough, the automated braking assist feature will step in and apply extra pressure to your SUV’s brakes so you can avoid a collision.
Another essential safety feature that the 2021 Escape comes standard with is the lane departure warning with lane-keeping assist. Many vehicles have a version of the lane departure warning feature available, which means that your vehicle will visually and audibly warn you if you begin to drift over the white line. However, unlike many of its competitors, the 2021 Ford Escape also includes a lane-keeping assist feature that will physically guide your vehicle back into the appropriate lane if you do not begin to correct your trajected path in time. This means fewer on-road collisions or sideswiping accidents due to unintended lane departures.
Of course, what safety package would be complete without the Co-Pilot360’s blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert? Blind spot monitoring means your vehicle will warn you if you turn on your blinker in an attempt to change lanes, but there is an object in the way that would prevent safe merging. Rear cross-traffic alert will also warn you if there is something coming up behind you while you are trying to back up that could potentially cause problems. Each of these safety features come standard in all 2021 Ford Escape models, and each of these features works hard to keep you and your family safe, no matter what’s going on around you.
For even more safety features, the 2021 Escape gives you the option of adding things such as adaptive cruise control, which keeps your vehicle at a safe distance in relation to the vehicle in front of you, even if that other vehicle struggles to maintain a consistent speed. This is a must for anybody who plans to take a road trip of any length without killing their legs and knees. Traffic sign recognition will also help keep you safe and happy by displaying the speed limit of the road you are on right on your heads-up display, so you never have to wonder what the speed limit is again.
Those who are living in the 21st century expect to buy cars that reflect all the modern technological advancements that we enjoy, and this wish comes true with the 2021 Ford Escape. The Escape provides drivers with plenty of fancy and convenient technologies that are designed to make lives simpler and hassle-free. One of these technologies is the new power liftgate.
The 2021 Escape comes available with a hands-free power liftgate so you can safely get things in and out of your cargo area, even if your hands are completely full. This is especially convenient if you’re trying to keep a young child from running into the road while at the shopping center or if you’re trying to secure your vehicle while holding an armful of fragile items precariously. Other technology features include a memory setting for the driver’s seat so the main driver of the vehicle can have all the seating and mirror options moved to the ideal spot automatically, no matter who drove the vehicle last. These kinds of features, while not necessarily required, sure do go a long way in making the trials of everyday driving easier to manage for today’s busy drivers.
Of course, there are other technology features that drivers of the 2021 Escape get to enjoy, such as the available SYNC 3 system, which is compatible with programs such as Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Waze Navigation is also available, which gives drivers a head-start in hands-free navigation so everybody can keep their eyes on the road where they belong. And if in-car audio entertainment is important to you, the 2021 Escape offers an available 11-speaker B&O Sound System (by Bang & Olufsen), so you can always enjoy premium sound on the go, whether you’re listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks.
While most cars come off the lot in tip-top shape, every once in a while, a minor defect goes by undetected, or something just breaks and causes issues for drivers down the road. Ford protects against these rare instances with a standard warranty that will provide new Ford owners with some peace of mind. This warranty is, of course, dependent on certain conditions, including the owner’s promise to stay on top of regular recommended maintenance, which of course, is easy to do when you buy your Escape from a quality and reputable dealer.
The 2021 Ford Escape limited warranty comes with bumper-to-bumper protection for your vehicle for up to 3 years or 36,000 miles. This is a lot of time to drive around your SUV and know that if something goes wrong, you’re still covered. Of course, you can extend the powertrain warranty beyond that, taking you up to 5 years or 60,000 miles, during which your entire powertrain is protected.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Escape’s hybrid options have an even better warranty. New 2021 Escape Hybrid owners can enjoy a hybrid component warranty that covers you for 8 years or 100,000 miles. As far as warranties go, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Just remember, in order to keep your warranty in good standing, you must follow your user manual’s recommended maintenance schedule. This includes taking your vehicle in for its regular oil change, fluid check, and tire rotation, among other things. The service techs at DePaula Ford can help make sure you keep your vehicle in the best condition possible, so your warranty is never voided.