The 2023 Ford Escape represents a significant refresh to the compact crossover, debuting with a completely overhauled trim level lineup, a revised interior and exterior, LED headlights and more.
The 2023 Ford Escape gets a completely revamped model line, consisting of the following:
- ST-Line Select
- ST-Line Elite
Changes and Updates
The 2023 Ford Escape loses two exterior colors: Stone Blue Metallic and Iced Blue Silver Metallic. Meanwhile, it gains two new ones: Cinnabar Red Metallic and Vapor Blue Metallic.
The 2023 Ford Escape features more aggressive styling than its 2022 model year counterpart, particularly for the ST-Line models, which gains a black mesh front grille, unique rear skid plate, a single-wing rear spoiler, and standard 18-inch wheels, as well as a monochromatic exterior with matching painted surfaces. The ST-Line Elite, meanwhile, features with a LED lighting strip between the headlights.
The 2023 Ford Escape now features LED projector headlamps as standard.
Most notably, inside the cabin, the 2023 Ford Escape offers a standard 8-inch infotainment screen or a larger 13.2-inch unit that’s optional on Active, ST-Line, ST-Line Select, and PHEV trims, while being standard on the ST-Line Elite and Platinum. Both screens run Sync 4 with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster is also available. The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features has been updated as well.
Customers may opt for offers SiriusXM removal options when microchip supply does not exist to include these features in the crossover. Another removal affects the hands-free liftgate function, while customers may also opt for manual key fob functionality to speed up deliveries of the crossover.
Meanwhile, the 2023 Escape has regained its mini spare tire as standard, replacing the patch kit available in 2022 model year vehicles. However, MyKey functionality is no longer available.
Several new packages are available, including the Tech No. 1 and Tech No. 2 Packages, the PHEV Premium Technology Package and ST-Line Premium Technology Package. The Cold Weather Package can now be ordered as a standalone option, and the Convenience Package has been completely deleted.
The 2023 Ford Escape rides on the Ford C2 platform, which is shared with the Lincoln Corsair.
The 2023 Lincoln Corsair is assembled at the Louisville Assembly plant in Kentucky.
As of April 2023, the 2023 Ford Escape has the following starting MSRPs, including destination and freight charges:,605
- Base – $29,640
- Active – $30,985
- ST-Line – $31,980
- ST-Line Hybrid – $34,980
- ST-Line Select – $35,180
- ST-Line Select Hybrid – $36,180
- Platinum – $38,605
- Platinum Hybrid – $39,105
- ST-Line Elite – $39,600
- PHEV – $42,640
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