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2023 Ford Escape ST-Line: Real World Photo Gallery

Ford Authority has already seen the 2023 Ford Escape out and about, snapping photos of several variations of the crossover before its official reveal, which will likely happen this month. We spied the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape uncovered for the first time back in June, followed by the 2023 Ford Escape Active under a week later. Since then, photographers have also spotted the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV, giving us a good look at the plug-in hybrid crossover without heavy camouflage. More recently, a 2023 Escape ST-Line crossed in front of our cameras wearing a striking coat of what appears to be Rapid Red paint.

2023 Ford Escape

This Escape ST-Line is adorned with the corresponding ST-Line badges, which are affixed to the front fenders. Its wheel well covers are painted the same color as the body, lending a monochromatic look to the refreshed crossover, much like the first one we spied back in early July.

As a reminder, the 2023 Ford Escape ST-Line should offer all the styling cues seen on the ST models, but does not bundle the performance upgrades with it. It exists to answer the desires of customers who like the look of the ST, but aren’t necessarily keen on paying the extra costs associated with it, or don’t wish for the higher powertrain output. An Escape ST-Line would be the only vehicle in The Blue Oval’s lineup to not feature a true ST variant alongside it, should Ford opt not to introduce a Ford Performance enhanced model to complement it.

2023 Ford Escape

Inside, the refreshed 2023 Escape boasts a larger touch screen for the infotainment system along with other cabin changes. Additionally, the forthcoming model sports a revised set of taillights that differ from the current model, giving it a bit of distinction from its predecessors. The upcoming Ford Escape will almost certainly feature the automaker’s Sync 4 infotainment system, as these features were already revealed for the crossover’s corporate cousin, the 2023 Lincoln Corsair. Additionally, the compact crossover is also expected to boast Ford BlueCruise hands-free driving technology at launch.

Meanwhile, as Ford Authority reported in June, 2023 Escape order banks are currently scheduled to open up in September, with production following a couple of months later in November.

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

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Tony Berthon

    One on order as Kuga on UK.will it be the same more or less.

  2. Scott R Schamberger

    Waiting to order Escape Hybrid her in the US. Order banks open Monday 9/19.

  3. Audrey Becker

    Waiting for pricing on ST line for AWD

  4. Drew Ford Retiree

    I am awaiting the key information that will center mine if Ford really wants to compete in this segment… Are the interior materials/trim improved to be as rich/quality-looking as the segment leaders? Is the price realigned downward to reflect Ford’s poor quality reputation? Otherwise, this freshening is just a timid “holding action” until Farley’s self-fullfiling prophecy of banishment of non-icon nameplates. Farley’s disparaging comments about the future of Ford’s products in the heart of the retail market (Escape and Edge) are very worrisome (a continuation of running away from competition).

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  5. wolvie45

    Why not bring back Focus ST and RS here in Canada and USA? I would have gotten Focus ST instead of MK8 (22) GTI if Ford sells it here in canada. Escape ST won’t do since its too big and high up in the air.


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