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2023 Ford Escape Among Most Reliable And Fuel Efficient SUVs

The 2023 Ford Escape debuted back in October, adding a fresh face and some new technology to the compact crossover. Since then, the 2023 Escape has been added to Consumer Reportslist of recommended vehicles thanks to its above average predicted reliability score of 3 out of 5, with a below average score for the 2020 model year, average for 2021, and above average for 2022. For the most recent model year, every single category ranked as above average except for body integrity. Now, the consumer organization continues to lavish the 2023 Ford Escape with praise as it has landed on the list of the most reliable and fuel-efficient SUVs on sale at the moment.

As is usually the case with Consumer Reports rankings, this particular list considers a variety of factors – a vehicle’s road test scores, predicted reliability ratings, recommended status, owner satisfaction scores, overall score, and standard or optional safety features such as automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning (BSW), and rear cross traffic warning (RCTW). For his particular test, all vehicles must also get at least 28 miles-per-gallon combined.

The 2023 Ford Escape made the cut in tenth place on this particular list with an overall score of 73 out of 100, with Consumer Reports highlighting its impressive fuel economy, smoothness, steady and composed ride, nimble and secure handling, and easy to use controls. On the flip side, CR did dock the Escape for its flat and firm front seats, as well as its oversensitive brake pedal.

In terms of individual categories, the 2023 Escape scored an 85 out of 100 on its road test, three out of five in predicted reliability, and three out of five in predicted owner satisfaction, with numerous driver-assist features included as standard equipment, including forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking for both city and highway driving.

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

    That’s funny. It’s like how the TV networks always push a show as “New Hit Series!” before the first episode airs.

  2. Becky

    Is it even in production yet?

  3. Joseph Marshall

    The Ford escape is the best car I ever had first a 2014 1.5 great mileage no problems then a 2018 2.0 also a great car mileage was as good as the 1.5 es the titanium love it all the bells and whistles now a 2022 bronco sport badland it’s higher and has a 2.0 liter we love this engine so far the bronco badlands gave us more for getting around easier than the Xscape when you learn how to make the escape go through the back woods you would not believe the so called road to get home we live on got stuck a couple times and that’s why we went to the broncosport so I can have that clearance with the 2.0 power to go through all the snow and mud

  4. Frank

    I have a 2020 Ford Escape and love it. I get around 35 mpg on the highway and 26 in town. It has 1.5 liter 3 cylinder and have been impressed with the power. I’d buy another Escape in a heartbeat.

    1. Allan

      Good to hear, I have a 2020 2.0l turbo that over the past 5000kms has averaged 38mpg. Much of that is around town. When I drive I usually change it to Eco mode but really don’t notice the difference in performance when the pedal is to the floor passing. Very pleased overall and would replace it with next generation in a heartbeat.

  5. Jeff

    Someone should tell my 2017 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0 that developed cracks in the cylinder head after 70k miles and started leaking coolant into the cylinder.

    1. Allan

      Have the Dealer staff advised why? Are there ant service bulletins on this problem? Is it a turbo?


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