The 2023 Ford Escape was officially revealed this morning following months of anticipation, giving us a considerable amount of information regarding the refreshed crossover. One piece of information that was missing, however, is pricing, which is typically released closer to a new vehicle’s launch. Now, however, Ford Authority has obtained full 2023 Ford Escape pricing, and it reveals that the cost of the updated model has increased by a modest amount.
|2023 Ford Escape Price – Oct 25||2022 Ford Escape Price – Oct 25||+ / – Oct 25 Price|
|Base 2023 / S 2022||$27,500||$27,185||+$315|
|Active 2023 / SE 2022||$28,845||$28,520||+$325|
|ST-Line 2023 / SEL 2022||$29,840||$30,895||$-1055|
|Platinum 2023 / Titanium 2022||$37,465||$37,305||+$160|
|PHEV 2023 / SE PHEV 2022||$38,500||$35,455||+$3045|
|PHEV 2023 / SEL PHEV 2022||$38,500||$38,190||+$310|
Right off the bat, it’s worth noting that these prices aren’t really an apples-to-apples comparison, as only the Base, Active, and Platinum are direct replacements for the outgoing S, SE, and Titanium trims. In those cases, the Base costs $315 more than the S, the Active $325 more than the SE, and the Platinum comes in at $160 more than the Titanium.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV has become its own standalone trim, as Ford Authority reported last month, so there isn’t really a direct comparison between it and the current model in terms of pricing. In fact, based on its equipment level, the new PHEV trim most closely compares to the 2022 SEL PHEV, as well as in terms of pricing. Finally, we have the ST-Line series of trims, which are also brand new for the 2023 model year.
The 2023 Escape comes with standard LED headlamps and a standard 8-inch infotainment screen or a larger 13.2-inch unit, an upgraded version of Ford Co-Pilot360, and has regained its mini spare tire as standard equipment, but won’t be available with Ford’s BlueCruise hands-free highway driving assist or MyKey features. The refreshed crossover will continue to be built at the Louisville Assembly plant in Kentucky, and order banks are open now. As Ford Authority reported earlier this month, production is currently scheduled to begin on December 12th, 2022, with the first deliveries slated for early 2023.