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Ford Escape Hybrid Sales Up Nine Percent Through Q3 2022

Historically speaking, Ford doesn’t break hybrid sales out from its total figures very often, so it’s generally difficult to discern just how well those electrified vehicles are doing in the marketplace. However, Kelley Blue Book just released some more detailed information on this particular topic via its Q3 2022 Electrified Light Vehicle Sales Report, and it sheds a little more light on this situation, particularly as it pertains to the Ford Escape Hybrid, which has enjoyed a nice sales increase through the third quarter of this year.

Ford Escape Hybrid sales are up 9.1 percent over last year as The Blue Oval has sold a grand total of 23,849 units of the electrified crossover versus last year’s result of 21,851. In Q3 alone, the Escape Hybrid recorded sales of 7,571 units versus last year’s total of 6,209, which represents an even more substantial increase of 22 percent. In terms of market share, the electrified crossover represented 3.67 percent of the segment in Q2 and 3.48 percent through Q3.

Electrified vehicles in general reached a new sales record in the third quarter of 2022 with over 200,000 sold, and also outpaced the rest of the industry in terms of sales volumes and share growth. “Electrified vehicles continue to be the darling of the industry, with the growing marketplace and consumer interest now reflected in record sales numbers,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Kelley Blue Book. “While EV prices currently align more closely with luxury versus mainstream, the market continues to grow and evolve with more choices hitting the scene all the time. It’s no longer just ‘which Tesla is available,’ but rather an industry-wide boom with more EVs on the horizon from Ford, GM, Hyundai, and other manufacturers.”

Meanwhile, the Ford Escape is in a bit of a transition as the crossover will receive a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year. Order banks for the 2022 model closed back in August, and as Ford Authority reported earlier this week, the automaker won’t be able to fulfill all of them, which means that some will be pushed to the 2023 model year. Regardless, an electrified version of the crossover will live on with the forthcoming mid-cycle refresh, and Ford plans to continue building hybrids for the foreseeable future, even amid its major EV pivot.

We’ll have more on the 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. Nico

    PHEV AWD! Get it done! Enough said!

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  2. EcoBoost29579

    Sales are up only because that’s what manufacturers are building and there’s little choice on dealer lots. Of course that’s what they’re building. Higher prices, more profits. All these buyers settling for something that they really didn’t want does not bode well for the time when the market normalizes, if ever, at this point.

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  3. Pap

    I have 2022 Escape Plug in Hybrid and it’s the best car I’ve ever had, including the Lexus.

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  4. JBH6666

    I took delivery of a SE Hybrid FWD with Sport Appearance Package in August and has become one of my favorite vehicles over 40 years of driving. Great performance when you need it – but outstanding fuel economy (avg 40.7 MPG), comfort and utility. A truly underrated vehicle that I hope gets its due in the marketplace.

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  5. Jim Getts

    I ordered 2023 Escape hybrid plugin any idea when they will be built

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  6. TJ

    I have a 2022 Hybrid Ford says was built on 8/12/22 and is still waiting shipment. Anyone else having issues getting your hands on these?

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