The Ford Escape was introduced in Australia and New Zealand in October 2020. This ANCAP safety rating applies to all variants including the PHEV.
Dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting (curtain) airbags are standard.
Autonomous emergency braking (City, Interurban and Vulnerable Road User), and a lane support system with lane keep assist (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW) and emergency lane keeping (ELK), are standard on all variants.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).