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2023 Ford Escape Boasts Standard 8-Inch Digital Instrument Panel

Spotted on numerous occasions by Ford Authority spies over the past several months, we already know pretty much exactly what the 2023 Ford Escape will look like. Additionally, Ford Authority has reported extensively on the refreshed crossover’s other pertinent details such as its totally revamped trim level lineup and the addition of some new variants. Regardless, we’re still waiting for the official reveal of the 2023 Ford Escape, though now, we know even more about it, as sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the crossover will be getting a standard 8-inch digital instrument panel, too.

2023 Ford Escape

The 2023 Escape will offer both the standard 8-inch screen and a larger 12.3-inch unit that’s optional on Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, and PHEV trims, as well as standard on the ST-Line Elite and Platinum. This is a big change from the current, 2022 Escape, which boasts a standard four-inch screen, as well as an optional 6.5-inch unit for SE and SEL trims and a standard 12.3-inch screen for the Titanium. Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Escape will pair the 8-inch digital instrument panel with an 8-inch infotainment screen or optional 13.2-inch unit, as Ford Authority reported reported earlier this week. That extra space will be used to display a variety of useful information including the crossover’s trip computer, outside temperature display, message center, Ice Blue lighting, and EcoMode.

Aside from this change, the 2023 Ford Escape is also set to receive a host of additional updates, including revised exterior and interior styling, as well as an upgraded Ford Co-Pilot360 safety system that adds rear cross-traffic braking. The refreshed model is also getting a completely revamped trim level lineup, with the plug-in hybrid now standing alone on its own and the Active joining the lineup, though that particular trim is just an appearance upgrade and not a more capable off-roader like its European counterpart.

While the Escape is getting new trims and regaining its mini spare tire that was deleted for the 2021 model year, the crossover is also missing a few notable features. That includes an option for all-wheel drive on the PHEV, the previously-available MyKey, and Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving feature.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Escape soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. what


  2. Gerald Ewing

    FORD is not going to make any money with the EV car line!!!!!!!!!!

  3. SWFescape

    Seriously looking at the Tucson as a alternative.

  4. Mike

    If 2023 Escape does not have Blue Cruise I will NOT buy it. Got it Ms. Barra?


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