Fresh off – well, a refresh for the 2023 model year, the Ford Escape is a relatively new product that was treated to a host of updates for the last model year, inside and out. However, the 2024 Ford Escape is set to receive at least one more, as The Blue Oval has changed up the Connected Navigation subscription option for the small crossover, a move that comes shortly after the automaker also switched up factory navigation options for the 2024 Ford Bronco.
For the 2023 model year, the factory navigation option for the Escape consisted of three years of service. With the 2024 Ford Escape, the term has been reduced to one year. This change will impact a host of trim levels, as Connected Navigation is included in the Tech Pack #1 on the Active, ST-Line, and ST-Line Select, and is standard equipment on the ST-Line Elite, Platinum, and PHEV models.
In addition to this change, the 2024 Ford Escape is also receiving a few more updates for the new model year. That includes the elimination of the SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad, a feature that has disappeared from a number of other Blue Oval models recently – except for the Escape’s platform mate, the Lincoln Corsair, at least.
Aside from those updates, the 2024 Ford Escape also features some typical exterior color change ups, in this case, the addition of Race Red, which is only available on the Base and Active trims. However, as Ford Authority reported earlier this month, the Base trim is no longer available to order for retail customers, as it’s become a fleet-only offering for the new model year, leaving the Active as the new entry-level trim in the Escape lineup.