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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
*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.
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