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2023 Ford Escape PHEV In Vapor Blue: Live Photo Gallery

The Blue Oval only recently pulled the veil off the 2023 Ford Escape, debuting the crossover with a revamped trim lineup and a host of premium technologies. Ford Authority got up close and personal with a new Escape ST-Line Elite at the crossover’s reveal event, along with another new trim: the Ford Escape PHEV, which is now a standalone trim option as opposed to a simple powertrain offering.

This particular Escape PHEV is painted in Vapor Blue and features the 2.5L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I4 Hybrid powertrain, which is rated at 210 system horsepower, with power transferred to the pavement via an eCVT. Up front, it shows off the new four-light LED cluster headlight assembly, along with LED fog lamps. Its mirrors match the Vapor Blue body color, and it rolls on 18-inch machined-face magnetic aluminum wheels with painted pockets.

It’s important to note that this Ford Escape PHEV features the PHEV Premium Package. Opting for this package adds $4,530 to the overall cost of the crossover, and bundles the following equipment:

  • 360-Degree Camera with Split View and Front/Rear Washer
  • 10-Way Power Driver Seat (Fore/Aft, Up/Down, Tilt, Power Lumbar and Power Recline)
  • 6-Way Heated Power Passenger (Fore/Aft, Up/Down, Recline)
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Ambient Lighting with Floor Lights
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, featuring 10 Speakers including Subwoofer
  • Beltline Molding – Polished Stainless Steel
  • Front Parking Sensors
  • HD Radio
  • Headlamps – Coast to Coast LED Lightbar
  • Head-Up Display
  • Instrument Panel Cluster – 12.3-inch Digital Productivity Screen
  • Leather-Trimmed Seats with Quilting Design and Mini-Perforation
  • Memory Package: Driver’s Seat and Driver/Front Passenger Sideview Mirrors
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers (Front Only)
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • SecuriCode Keyless-Entry Keypad
  • Unique Interior Accents (Door/IP)
  • Universal Garage Door Opener (UGDO)
  • Wireless Charging Pad

The 2023 Ford Escape PHEV starts at $38,500, thanks to a modest price increase. While the 2023 Escape line does include 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, the crossover is not available with Ford’s BlueCruise semi-autonomous 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.

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

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  1. Rick V

    We can show it off but don’t expect us to build you one any time in 2023.

    1. RWFA

      I really think you should order one just to prove how right you are.

  2. RWFA

    Maybe for the folks that hadn’t been as closely following paint swatches as you do? Nothing wrong with that. Everybody needs a hobby.

  3. Oleh Dub

    Gee…an Escape with a base of ONLY. 38 5 ? What a deal……….

  4. Alan

    This is the exact version I ordered back in September, other than the moon roof.

  5. Harvey

    Ford delivered 100s of 2022 Escape SEL PHEV to dealers in the first 2 weeks of December. You can probably find quite a few. As of December 26th, Ford is still producing 2022 Ford Escapes, so 2023 Escapes will not start rolling off the line until after January 1st.

    1. Alan

      Good to know. Last I heard they were starting on the 2023s on December 14th.

  6. Victor

    Ford Authority posted the 6 week delay to Dec 14 but has not indicated if that started or is delayed again. Come on and publish production info

  7. Alan

    Got my email today. 2023 Ford escape PHEV s he filed for production the week of March 13th.

  8. Karen

    Got my email last week. The escape PHEV I ordered Sept 28 will be built in July. There is a vin number…….


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