The refreshed 2023 Ford Escape starts with new styling for the crossover, including a sleeker, taut fascia with angled headlamp clusters. Those headlamps are equipped with LED lighting elements as standard, and also include a signature styling element.
One of the big headlines is the new ST-Line series, which includes a series-specific black mesh grille, a unique rear skid plate, a large rear spoiler, and monochromatic color treatment, all of which promise more curb appeal for the crossover.
Moving inside, we once again seating for five passengers, while the rear bench seat can slide nearly 6 inches forward or back to provide either more leg room or enhanced cargo space, as needed.
Tech features are abundant, with an available 13.2-inch display with cloud-connected SYNC 4 Technology, and optional optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. There’s new advanced driver-assist tech too, such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Predictive Speed Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Reverse Brake Assist, and Evasive Steering Assist. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities keep your device connected on the go.
Engine options include a turbocharged 1.5L EcoBoost making 180 horsepower, as well as a turbocharged 2.0L engine producing 250 horsepower. Hybrid options, including a plug-in hybrid, are offered as well. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are available, depending on the trim level and powertrain selected.
Pricing for the 2023 Ford Escape starts at $28,995 (including destination) for base models with front-wheel drive, while the Plug-in Hybrid model sits at the top of the price list, starting at $39,995 (including destination).
The refreshed 2023 Ford Escape is available to order now, and is expected to hit dealerships early next year. Production takes place at Ford’s Louisville plant in Kentucky.