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2023 Ford Escape EPA Fuel Economy Figures Revealed

Following its reveal last October, we’ve learned quite a bit about the refreshed 2023 Ford Escape and its sharper looks, improved tech, and completely revamped trim level lineup. However, aside from pricing, one thing that FoMoCo hadn’t yet disclosed regarding the 2023 Ford Escape is its revised EPA fuel economy numbers. Now, those figures have been revealed for all variants – save for the plug-in hybrid version, unfortunately.

2023 Ford Escape EPA Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy Type 2023 Ford Escape
1.5L EcoBoost I-3 FWD
City MPG 27
Highway MPG 34
Combined MPG 30
1.5L EcoBoost I-3 AWD
City MPG 26
Highway MPG 32
Combined MPG 28
2.0L EcoBoost I-4 AWD
City MPG 23
Highway MPG 31
Combined MPG 26
2.5L Hybrid FWD
City MPG 42
Highway MPG 36
Combined MPG 39
2.5L Hybrid AWD
City MPG 42
Highway MPG 36
Combined MPG 39

As expected, the hybrid version of the refreshed Escape tops the fuel economy ratings – at least for now – returning 42 miles-per-gallon in the city, 36 on the highway, and 39 combined, whether that vehicle be spec’d with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The base front-wheel drive version equipped with the turbocharged Ford 1.5L I-3 EcoBoost nets 27 mpg in the city, 34 on the highway, and 30 combined, while all-wheel drive models get slightly less at 26, 32, and 28 mpg in the city, highway, and combined. Finally, opting for the turbocharged Ford 2.0L I-4 EcoBoost engine means that buyers will see the lowest fuel economy ratings of the bunch at 23 city, 31 highway, and 26 combined.

Thus far, the 2023 Ford Escape is already racking up accolades after it was recently added to Consumer Reportslist of recommended vehicles, one of the best American vehicles on sale today, and one of the best hybrid SUVs that cost less than $35k lists. However, following the discovery of a software issue, 2023 Ford Escape production at the Louisville Assembly plant as been down for a few weeks now.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Escape soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Escape news and 24/7 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. Louis W Melton

    I have received my VIN on my ‘23 PHEV and a note that the car is “in production”. Why won’t Ford provide production updates? This vehicle was ordered on the first day the order bank was opened.

    1. JT

      Because it changes from week to week. Once it gets far along enough in the build process and they can give you an accurate time line they will.

    2. Lisa Bain

      Be happy that you have that! My order went in on October 1 and my salesperson and I don’t even have an estimate on when it will go into production. Good luck!

      1. RWFA

        Have you received any of the 45 day update emails? If not have the dealer put your email in the system or call Ford to do so.

    3. Alan

      The plant has been shut down for three weeks now, that’s probably part of the problem. I ordered mine on sep 24th last year and got a production date of March 15th, but I’m sure that’s getting pushed way back now.

  2. Dennis B.

    I got an email saying production my car would begin the week of February 13 so I guess it is being delayed.

    1. RWFA

      I’d prefer to look at it as “it’s getting closer now!”

  3. David Jeffries

    I ordered my 2023 Escape on Feb 11th, and haven’t heard anything from Ford. Since the Louisville plant has been down, is there any more info on the software issue? Is it a manufacturing issue or a car software issue?
    Anyway, I’m sure my order will be delayed now. Is there any thoughts about how many orders are backlogged?

    1. RWFA

      If you don’t get an update from ford by beginning of April ask your dealer if they put you in the system. Or call Ford customer service.

      Ford sends updates every 45 days on other back ordered models, I would expect that they should do this in other models too.

  4. Bret

    I got the 45 day notice around Christmas that Ford customer service would keep me informed about production progress of my phev that I ordered Nov 1st. I haven’t heard from them since. I finally called customer service this week and they said they see the order but no VIN has been assigned so can’t track online. Also she said had no reason why they aren’t sending out the 45 day progress emails. She didn’t didn’t even know about production stopping. What’s going on with Ford? Almost 5 months and they can’t even tell you an estimate of a production date or if a single 2023 Escape PHEV has rolled off production line. Dealer can’t get information either.


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