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2024 Ford Escape Production Slated For November

The Ford Escape was treated to a refresh for the 2023 model year, one that brought about revised, more squared-off exterior styling, along with some tech updates and a trim level revamp. Thus, few changes were expected for the 2024 Ford Escape, and true to form, that is the case, as the small crossover has received nothing more than a few minor updates for the new model year. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that 2024 Ford Escape production will begin very soon, too.

Production of the 2024 Ford Escape is currently scheduled to begin at the Louisville Assembly plant on November 13th, though as is always the case, this date is subject to change. Regardless, it should only be a few more weeks before the model year changeover occurs at the Louisville plant.

For 2024, the Escape is getting one new exterior color choice to add to its list of options – Race Red – which joins Star White Metallic Tri-coat, Vapor Blue Metallic, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Iconic Silver Metallic, Carbonized Gray Metallic, Agate Black Metallic, and Oxford White. Customers can also choose from three interior colorways as well – Ebony, Space Gray, and Ebony with red stitching.

In addition to this update and the fact that the Base trim has become a fleet-only offering, the 2024 Ford Escape has also dropped the SecuriCode keyless entry keypad from the lineup. The factory navigation option has been reduced from three years to one, too. Otherwise, the 2024 Escape soldiers on into the new model year essentially unchanged since the 2023 refresh added the aforementioned updates, along with a standard 8-inch infotainment screen or a larger 13.2-inch unit running Sync 4 with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster is also available.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford 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. SCEcoBoost

    Surprised it wasn’t sooner. With all the typical decontenting and a 10% (my guess) price hike, more dough for Ford.

  2. Michael K

    The 2024 has the distinction of being purely a de-content year so avoid if you can.

  3. John

    The escape was just starting to be a great vehicle and then here Ford goes slowly removing features instead of making it better.

    1. SCEcoBoost

      Amen. And here come the UAW price hikes.

  4. Joe Ford

    This is flat out wrong:
    “The factory navigation option has been reduced from three years to one, too.”

    The Escape had BUILT-IN Connected Navigation in 2023. Now, in 2024, we are left with only Connected Navigation in 2023. Navigation is now SUBSCRIPTION BASED.

    Ford Authority fails to make this point, as this is an incredible downgrade by Ford. Poor decision. Android Auto and Car Play do not integrate seamlessly into the vehicle, and therefor are not suitable replacements as people “claim”. Thank, that is all


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