The 2022 Ford Escape represents the final model year for this particular iteration of the compact crossover before a mid-cycle refresh takes place for the 2023 model year. Regardless, the 2022 Escape ushered in a few minor changes, including adding a hands-free liftgate removal option in June and a mandatory 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot removal option across all models last month due to supply constraints. However, order banks for the 2022 Escape PHEV closed last month due to high demand, and now the rest of the 2022 Ford Escape lineup will follow suit next week, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority.
2022 Ford Escape order banks are set to close on August 10th, a decision that has also reportedly been made amid high demand for the crossover. Regardless, as is the case with the plug-in hybrid version, this applies to retail orders only – dealers will still be able to place stock orders for the 2022 Escape after that date. At the moment, Ford’s 2022 Escape production is prioritizing retail orders, however.
Meanwhile, 2023 Escape order banks are set to open on September 19th, with production following on November 1st, as Ford Authority reported in June. The refreshed model is set to receive updated styling, a new infotainment screen, various other interior tweaks, and a complete overhaul in terms of the trim levels that make up the Escape range.
As Ford Authority reported in early July, the 2023 Ford Escape lineup will be gaining an ST Line trim, a fact that was later confirmed when spies spotted an ST Line model completely uncovered wearing the corresponding badges. Since then, those same spies have also spotted a more rugged Active model wearing no camo, as well as the crossover’s revised interior.