Ford has given the compact SUV a thorough makeover that includes a stylish new ST-Line series, available 13.2-inch display with cloud-connected SYNC 4 Technology and new advanced driver-assistance system technologies. Continuing popular features include a sliding second row seat with more second-row legroom and hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine choices.

A new sporty ST-Line series, offered in three models, boosts the look of Escape with athletic touches. The ST-Line offers a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine targeting 180-hp with front-wheel or available all-wheel drive, as well as an available hybrid option with front-wheel drive. ST-Line Select and ST-Line Elite both offer an available 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine targeting 250-hp2 and standard all-wheel drive and an available hybrid option.

In addition to the ST-Line models, the Escape lineup also includes Escape Active, Platinum and Plug-in Hybrid models. Escape Active model offers a 1.5-litre EcoBoost engine with front-wheel or available all-wheel drive. Platinum model offers a 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine with all-wheel drive and a hybrid powertrain option with all-wheel drive.

The 2023 Escape SUV also comes standard with new LED reflector headlamps with signature lighting. Inside is ample seating for up to five along with a rear seat that can slide nearly 6 inches – simply move forward to maximize cargo room or slide back for more leg room.

New available amenities include a 13.2-inch center-stack screen for easy viewing, and available technologies include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Predictive Speed Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Reverse Brake Assist, Evasive Steering Assist and Connected Built-In Navigation. Other available amenities include a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster, Rear Parking Sensors, 360-degree cameraand a wireless charging pad.

Every model in the 2023 Ford Escape SUV lineup, whether powered by one of two available EcoBoost engines or hybrid powertrains, targets an EPA-estimated range of at least 644 km (400 miles) per tank. The full hybrid model with front-wheel-drive targets an EPA-estimated range of more than 885 km (550 miles).

Escape Plug-In Hybrid model includes Ford’s advanced fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which includes a 2.5-litre Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and electronic continuously variable transmission. The front-wheel drive hybrid model is projected to produce a combined system of 210 hp.

The 2023 Ford Escape SUV Plug-In Hybrid model targets an EPA-estimated range of 60 km (37 miles) in electric-only mode.6. Escape Plug-in Hybrid has a Level 1 / Level 2 AC charging port. Using a 110-volt Level 1 charge, the estimated time to fully charge the battery is 10 to 11 hours. Using a 240-volt Level 2 charge, charge time drops to roughly 3.5 hours.

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