Comparison - Renault Austral E-Tech Hybrid 2023 - vs - Ford Escape SE 2021

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Average Price: 
£
34,695
Updated: 
12 Jul 2023
$
28,110
Updated: 
28 Jan 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2023
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
iron blue
#2F4571
arctic white
#FEFEFE
flame red
#A2383A
shadow grey
#6C6D6D
diamond black
#303030
Color: 
Star White metallic tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Bronze Fire Metallic
#B20F2A
Antimatter blue Metallic
#142F47
Iconic Silver metallic
#C7CAD0
Velocity BLUE metallic
#3A8EC6
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Desert Gold Metallic
#D2CDB8

Electric

Top Speed: 
108mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
8.40s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Pros
Looks good,
very quiet,
economical,
nice cabin

Cons
Not cheap,
ride a little busy,
four-wheel steering only available on top trim

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Well-built interior
Efficient hybrid system
Lots of standard equipment

Cons
Lumpy low-speed ride
Clunky automatic gearbox
Alpine trim only cosmetic

By: 
parkers.co.uk

The 2021 Ford Escape's #10 ranking is based on its score within the Compact SUVs category. Currently the Ford Escape has a score of 7.9 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
User-friendly infotainment system
Well-balanced ride and handling

Cons
Cheap cabin materials
Transmission sometimes hunts for the right gear

By: 
usnews.com

Ford has expanded the availability of the hybrid powertrain to the SE and SEL trims for 2021; it's now standard on the top-spec Titanium model. Elsewhere, adaptive cruise control and a traffic-sign recognition feature join the optional Co-Pilot360 Plus package; a hands-free power liftgate and memory settings for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors are now part of the Technology package; and a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, a keyless-entry keypad, and LED exterior lighting are now on the list of features in the Convenience package. A new 19-inch wheel design is optional on the Titanium model, and a Class II Trailer Tow package is now available on Escapes with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Pros
Handsomely styled exterior, multiple powertrain options, safety tech comes standard.

Cons
Cheap interior on base models, rough-edged base three-cylinder engine, high starting price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 Hybrid powertrain now available on SEL trim.Traffic sign recognition added to models with adaptive cruise control.Minor shuffling of trim and package features.

Pros
Roomy and comfortable seating
Smooth ride quality
Easy-to-use controls
Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons
Transmission's abrupt shifts
Lackluster handling

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
12
12
Cylinders: 
3
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.20L
1.50L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
190ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
128hp
at 4 500rpm
181hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Multifunction steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Multisense driving modes (eco, comfort, sport and normal)
9.3" head-up display
Engine start button
12V power outlets front and rear
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
177.60in
181.30in
Width: 
71.90in
74.10in
Height: 
63.70in
66.10in
Front Track: 
62.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.00in
106.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
40.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.60in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
53.80cu.ft
65.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.10cu.ft
33.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3344.00lbs
3474.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Electric one-touch power front and rear windows
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Mechanical seats with lumbar adjustment
Single front passenger seat
Front and rear head restraints
Seat pockets on rear of front seats
Premium Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Sliding 3 seat rear bench
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual zone automatic climate control
Air purifier
12" openR multimedia screen
Voice control for audio, climate, telephone, navigation
12.3" driver information display cluster
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Single Zone Front Air Conditioning

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
2 front and 2 rear USB-C ports
8 speakers
Bluetooth
Apple car play and Android auto
Wi-Fi hotspot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent front wash/wipe
Variable intermittent rear wash/wipe
Shark fin antenna
Front wiper de-icer
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19"
17 In.
Wheels more: 
Painted Alloy Wheels

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lane departure warning
Lane change warning
Driver attention alert system
Blind spot warning
Emergency lane keep assist including overtaking and oncoming traffic
Pedestrian alert
Traffic and speed sign recognition
Hill start assist
Fire protection system
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 200A
Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
Cold Weather Package
SE Sport Appearance Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Splash Guards (VP)
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Locking Lug Nuts (VP)
Panoramic Vista Roof
Daytime Running Lights (Fleet)
Interior Options: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat (Fleet)
Cargo Area Protector (VP)
Easy Access Cargo Shade (VP)
Front And Rear Floor Liners

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dark Earth Gray, premium cloth
#4B4744
Sandstone, premium cloth
#CBC2BE