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2023 Ford Escape Lineup To Feature Two Sync 4 Touchscreens

The 2023 Ford Escape has been spied 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 feature not just one, but the choice of two different Sync 4 touchscreens.

That new setup will consist of a standard 8-inch Sync touchscreen for Base, Active, ST-Line, and ST-Line Select trims, while a larger 13.2-inch screen is optional on the Active, ST-Line, and ST-Line Select and standard on ST-Line Elite and Platinum. This is the very first time the Escape has offered two different touchscreen options in its current generation, as the 2022 model is only available with an 8-inch display.

Ford Authority originally reported that the 2023 Ford Escape would be receiving a new, larger touchscreen back in November 2021, and spy photos captured back in July gave us our first look at this new 13.2-inch unit. In addition to that big change, the 2023 Escape lineup has been completely revamped, 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 gaining new trims and is 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 continuous 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. Kevin

    Barf redesign this fugly mess and fire that designer. This grill is just an open mouth fly catcher

    1. JCC

      I have to agree. I actually just bought a 22 Ford Escape Titanium and then I saw this redesign and was glad I didn’t wait. The front end and grill is horrible. How could they thing this is an improvement? And this is coming from a Ford only guy. I don’t get this.

    2. RichG

      I don’t see anything wrong with that grill. I’d never post that it’s great, but it’s hardly ugly.

  2. Bob Dobson

    Agree 100%…just look at how much nicer looking and feature packed the competition is from OEMs like Kia and Hyundai…….absolutely embarrassing.

    1. RichG

      How do you know the Escape isn’t “feature packed”?

  3. RichG

    Two screen size choices is fine. But why does the larger screen have to be Ford’s 13.2 inch?

    I realize it saves money to have only 2 sizes available, but putting a 13.2 inch screen in a vehicle this size just looks bizarre. I have a Lincoln Nautilus and I love the huge 13.2 — but the size of the interior makes it look like a fit.

  4. Dennis C.

    The front grill, with that light bar, makes the front end more squished down and the opening, looks smaller and looking from the front side makes the body more bulging, like a small van!
    I think i like the 2022 style better! But we’ll see, when I can get a more up close look at it and in person!

  5. Joe

    It is still full of hard cheap plastic in the interior.


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