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Ford Escape Hybrid Among Most Considered Electrified Cars

The Ford Escape Hybrid has long been a popular choice among consumers and critics alike, racking up accolades and making Consumer Reports‘ lists of the best performing hybrid SUVs, the best hybrid SUVs for less that $35,000, the best American vehicles on sale, and earning the consumer organization’s coveted recommended vehicles status. The refreshed 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid looks poised to continue that trend thanks to its excellent fuel economy ratings, which also helped it land on Kelley Blue Book’s list of the most considered electrified vehicles on sale in the first quarter of 2023.

The Ford Escape Hybrid made its successful return to this top 10 list in the tenth spot this time around after a prolonged absence, with its consideration among shoppers growing by a whopping 54 percent between Q4 2022 and Q1 2023 – a change that can largely be attributed to the arrival of the refreshed model, as well as the fact that the plug-in model qualifies for the new $3,750 federal tax credit.

Overall, the latest KBB Brand Watch report found that while EVs continue to make headway in the market, shoppers still have a strong interest in hybrids. In total, 27 percent of all new vehicle shoppers considered an electrified vehicle in the last quarter – 18 percent shopped for a hybrid or PHEV, while nine percent considered an all-electric vehicle.

This list is one component of KBB’s Q1 2023 Brand Watch report, which is a consumer perception survey that also weaves in shopping behavior to determine how a brand or model stacks up with its segment competitors on a dozen factors key to a consumer’s buying decision. Kelley Blue Book produces the quarterly Brand Watch reports for non-luxury and luxury brands and assesses shopping for electrified vehicles – full EVs, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles.

We’ll have more on the 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. Joseph Czuprynski

    I have a 2023 PHEV ordered from November will I still get it

  2. Mike K

    Three years 36k miles with my 2020 Escape Titanium hybrid averaged 41.2 mpg.

  3. Lonna Phelps

    3 years 43k miles with my 2020 Escape Titanium hybrid and averaged 43.2. Couldn’t be happier.

  4. escapewi

    i’ve only had my 2023 escape hybrid a few weeks now and just over 700mi on it but i’m getting anywhere from 38-43mpg on it for the local and 90 minute trips i’ve taken it on so far. my previous hybrid (rav4) was getting 30-34, but it was 7 years old. i’m quite happy with my escape from the MPG to the tech to the comfort. hopefully the ford is as dependable as the rav was, i’ll be a happy driver for a few years.


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