The 2023 Ford Escape: A Unique Compact Crossover

For the past few years, compact crossovers have become quite popular, and the Ford Escape is one the best on the market. With a gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid powertrain, copious amounts of tech, and a variety of safety features, this SUV is one you don't want to pass up.

What's New For 2023?

Ford has added a new front end to the Escape and a wider grille this year. The hood and front bumper have also been changed, adding new wheel designs. Ford has also changed its trim lineup by removing the S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Now the Active, ST-Line, and Platinum models take their place. Each new model used Sync 4, the infotainment system, with an 8.0-inch digital gauge display. Though, an optional 12.3-inch and a 13.2-inch infotainment display can be added.


Most Escape trims are powered by a turbocharged 1.5-liter 181 horsepower three-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Though if drivers wish, they can swap out that engine for a 2.5-liter 200-hp hybrid powertrain. For even more power, drivers can buy the SEL and Titanium trims which offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter 250-hp four-cylinder engine. Front- or all-wheel drive is available with the three-cylinder and hybrid powertrains, while the turbo-four cylinder is only available with AWD.


Across its various trims, drivers will find plenty of great tech to enjoy. Standard features include a height-adjustable driver's seat, a six-speaker sound system, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. Higher trims offer an eight-inch touchscreen, ambient interior lighting, and multiple rear USB ports.


Ford offers a suite of driver-assistance features in the Escape, which it calls Co-Pilot360. Key safety features include forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

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With its multiple engine options, variety of tech, and well-crafted design, the Ford Escape is a small SUV that's leagues above the competition. If you want to drive this vehicle, schedule a test drive or fill out our online finance application to get pre-approved for a loan or lease.