2023 Ford Escape Trim Levels & Model Overview Near San Bernardino Ca

Key Features

  • Starting at $27,500 MSRP*
  • Choice of a standard 1.5L EcoBoost® engine with 181 horsepower or an optional 2.0L EcoBoost® with 250 horsepower
  • Standard 27 city/33 hwy/30 combined MPG**
  • Available Intelligent AWD
  • Standard SYNC® 4 Technology, with 8-inch touchscreen, or available 13.2-inch touchscreen
  • Optional Panoramic Vista Roof®
  • New Standard FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • Four Selectable Drive Modes with available 12.3-inch instrument cluster

Ford Escape

About the Ford Escape

If you’ve been searching for the ultimate compact SUV, look no further than the dynamic Ford Escape. Perfect for outgoing individuals, this vehicle provides a maximum total cargo space of 60.8 cubic feet, so you’ll never have to worry about having to pack light. Drivers will have their choice of either a 1.5L or a 2.0L EcoBoost® engine, each engineered to deliver the perfect blend of responsive power delivery and unrivaled efficiency.

Step inside the cabin and you’ll find yourself surrounded by an array of comfort and connectivity features designed to enhance your daily drive. Its standard SYNC® 4 Technology keeps you connected to many of the smartphone features you use most often, and offers an optional 13.2-inch touchscreen. Active safety features like Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking help keep you one step ahead of danger behind the wheel of the Ford Escape.

What the Critics Say

“With high stakes in dealer showrooms and an onslaught of fresh competition from Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen, among many others, Ford pulled out the stops to create a pleasantly rounded fourth-generation Escape that brings enough smart features and model configurations to satisfy a variety of buyers.” — Car and Driver

“Ford is rightly proud of the Escape and its effect on the Louisville economy. The popular and hot-selling SUV has been one of the company’s best performers in the showroom. … The new SUV is efficient and reasonably fun to drive, and we have a lot of nice things to say about it.” — Truck Trend

What’s New for 2023

2023 brings some serious changes for the Ford Escape. This starts with a totally redesigned front end, including a bigger grille with the Ford oval badge integrated into it. All of the trim levels have been changed, and the plug-in hybrid version of the Escape (reviewed separately) has its own dedicated trim. New wheel options are available, spread out over the six new trims. The SYNC 3 system has been replaced with SYNC 4, and brings bigger screens with it, 8 inches for the base version, with an optional 13.2-inch touchscreen. You will still be able to select a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, but now any Escape that isn’t equipped with this option will get an 8-inch version.

Ford Escape Features

Ford Escape Towing

Capable Performance

Choosing the Ford Escape means that you’ll always have the performance and capability you need to get out and explore. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine that produces a balanced 181 horsepower. Upgrade to the ST-Line Select, Platinum, or ST-Line Elite models to receive a more muscular 2.0L EcoBoost® with 250 horsepower for a perfect combination of power and efficiency. Both engines come paired to an advanced 8-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that also benefits from Auto Stop-Start Technology to help boost fuel efficiency. Helping you stay in control no matter what Mother Nature has in store for your plans, the Ford Escape is also offered with an available Intelligent AWD system. When properly equipped, the Escape also has a maximum towing capacity rating of up to an impressive 3,500 pounds when equipped with the optional Towing Package.

Ford Escape Interior

Superior Technology

From the moment you take a seat behind the wheel of the Ford Escape, you’ll find yourself surrounded by an assortment of cutting-edge tech features designed to keep you both alert and connected. Standard SYNC® 4 delivers responsive, easy-to-ease voice-activated technology on a standard 8-inch color touchscreen or an optional 13.2-inch touchscreen display. Standard FordPass Connect™ features Wi-Fi® Hotspot connectivity that gives you the ability to unlock your Escape remotely, find parking, get important vehicle information, and even check fuel prices.

The optional Head-Up Display displays essential drive information onto a 6-inch widescreen near the driver’s side windshield so you’ll never need to take your eyes off of the road. Helping you custom-tailor your drive experience, the Escape also comes standard with four individual drive modes that can adjust to the current road conditions. These modes include:

  • Normal – For Everyday drives
  • Slippery – Maximizing traction on slippery terrain
  • Sport – Enhancing agility and improving throttle response
  • Eco – For better fuel economy
Ford Escape Interior

Enhanced Interior

Step inside the Ford Escape and you’ll discover an ergonomic interior that’s packed with comfort and connectivity features. A rotary gear shift creates additional space between seats in the center console for easier access to vital controls. Standard second-row 60/40 split-fold down seats add more cargo space and feature a unique sliding feature that provides more second-row legroom.

Thanks to available Hands-Free Foot-Activated Liftgate technology, there’s no need to hunt for your keys when your hands are full. This feature allows you to open your trunk without setting down a heavy bag of groceries by just hovering your foot under the rear bumper. Once you’re seated comfortably inside, you can enjoy premium sound quality through the 10 speakers and subwoofer of an available Band & Olufsen® Sound System for a truly enhanced listening experience. An available Panoramic Vista Roof® can also transform your cabin into an observatory for rear passengers.

Ford Escape Pre-Collision Assist

Advanced Safety

Every Ford Escape comes equipped with an advanced collection of driver-assistive safety features. Putting your vehicle in reverse becomes a gamble when you don’t have a clear view of what’s behind you. A standard Rear-View Camera provides eyes in the back of your Ford Escape, projecting a view from its rear bumper to the infotainment screen.

Other standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technologies include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert. All these autonomous features use radar technology to give independent assistance when detecting an imminent crash. Available Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go can make navigating rush hour traffic effortless thanks to its ability to automatically adjust following distance relative to the vehicle in front.

Trims & Specs

Ford Escape Base


  • Starting at $27,500 MSRP*
  • 1.5L EcoBoost® Engine producing 181 horsepower
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 17-inch steel wheels with Sparkle Silver-painted covers
  • SYNC 4 with 8-inch screen
  • Second-row sliding seats with 60/40 split-fold down

Ford Escape Active


  • Starting at $28,845 MSRP*
  • Ford C-Pilot360 technology
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 17-inch Shadow Silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • SiriusXM with 360L
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start

Ford Escape ST-Line


  • Starting at $29,840 MSRP*
  • 18-inch Rock Metallic painted aluminum wheels
  • Sport handling suspension/tuning on AWD models
  • Aluminum SVT foot pedal
  • Sport contour bucket seats
  • Painted front and rear bumpers

Ford Escape ST-Line Select

ST-Line Select

  • Starting at $34,040 MSRP*
  • Standard 2.0L EcoBoost® Engine with Auto Start-Stop Technology, producing 250 horsepower
  • Available 19-inch machine-face Ebony-painted aluminum wheels
  • LED fog lamps
  • All-Wheel Drive with Sport Handling Suspension/Tuning
  • Unique ST-Line badging

Ford Escape Platinum


  • Starting at $37,465 MSRP*
  • 19-inch machine-face Dark Tarnish-painted aluminum wheels
  • 12.3-inch digital productivity screen
  • Ambient lighting with floor lights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Black roof-rack rails

Ford Escape ST-Line Elite

ST-Line Elite

  • Starting at $38,460 MSRP*
  • 19-inch machine-face Ebony-painted aluminum wheels
  • Unique interior accents
  • Front rain-sensing wipers
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP”, “Base Price” or the “Starting At” price), excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees, and total of options.

**EPA estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine/transmission configuration. Actual mileage will vary.

***Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice controls. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart phone and home technology. Amazon, Alexa, and all related logos and marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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