The 2023 Ford Escape has been spotted by Ford Authority spies on numerous occasions over the past several months, in many cases, completely uncovered. Thus, we already know what the refreshed crossover will look like, as well as various other 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 an upgraded Ford Co-Pilot360 safety system.
This newly revamped Ford Co-Pilot360 system comes standard on the 2023 Ford Escape, which adds rear cross-traffic braking as part of the package. The system already includes a host of other features including auto high beam headlamps, a rear-view camera, road departure warning, dynamic brake support, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), lane-keeping system, and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.
In addition to this change, the 2023 Ford Escape will be undergoing several other tweaks for the new model year. Those include 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. Additionally, the refreshed crossover will be available with two different infotainment screens, as Ford Authority reported yesterday – an 8-inch unit, or a 13.2-inch screen, depending on trim and configuration.
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.