Ford has given the 2023 Escape SUV a makeover that contains a trendy new ST-Line collection, out there 13.2-inch show with cloud-connected SYNC 4 Know-how and new superior driver-assistance system applied sciences. Escape, which debuted the world’s first hybrid SUV in 2005, brings again two hybrid selections for 2023, a full hybrid and a Plug-In Hybrid mannequin.
2023 Ford Escape Plug In Hybrid (left) and ST-Line Elite (proper)
The brand new sporty ST-Line collection, supplied in three fashions, boosts the look of Escape with athletic touches. The ST-Line provides a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine concentrating on 180hp with front-wheel or out there all-wheel drive, in addition to an out there hybrid choice with front-wheel drive. ST-Line Choose and ST-Line Elite each supply an out there 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine concentrating on 250hp and commonplace all-wheel drive and an out there hybrid choice.
Along with the ST-Line fashions, the Escape lineup additionally contains Base, Escape Lively, Platinum and Plug-in Hybrid fashions. Escape Base and Lively fashions supply a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with front-wheel or out there all-wheel drive. Platinum mannequin provides a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with all-wheel drive and a hybrid powertrain choice with front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Each mannequin within the 2023 Ford Escape SUV lineup, whether or not powered by one among two out there EcoBoost engines or hybrid powertrains, targets an EPA-estimated vary of at the least 400 miles per tank*. The total hybrid mannequin with front-wheel-drive targets an EPA-estimated vary of greater than 550 miles.
Escape Plug-In Hybrid mannequin contains Ford’s superior fourth-generation hybrid propulsion system, which features a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle hybrid engine and digital constantly variable transmission. The front-wheel drive hybrid mannequin is projected to supply a mixed system of 210 hp.
The 2023 Ford Escape SUV Plug-In Hybrid mannequin targets an EPA-estimated vary of 37 miles in electric-only mode. Escape Plug-in Hybrid has a Stage 1 / Stage 2 AC charging port. Utilizing a 110-volt Stage 1 cost, the estimated time to totally cost the battery is 10 to 11 hours. Utilizing a 240-volt Stage 2 cost, cost time drops to roughly 3.5 hours.
The Escape Plug-In Hybrid mannequin** options 4 EV modes that enable prospects to pick out the settings most fitted for his or her particular person wants.
In Auto EV mode, the automobile decides whether or not to run on fuel or electrical energy
In EV Now mode, drivers can function on all-electric driving
In EV Later mode, drivers can swap to full gas-powered driving to preserve electrical miles for later
In EV Cost mode, drivers can proceed to cost the battery whereas driving and generate electric-only miles to make use of later
New out there facilities embrace a 13.2-inch center-stack display for straightforward viewing, and out there applied sciences embrace Clever Adaptive Cruise Management with Cease-and-Go, Predictive Pace Help, Rear Cross Site visitors Braking, Reverse Brake Help, Evasive Steering Help and Linked Constructed-In Navigation. Different out there facilities embrace a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster, Rear Parking Sensors, 360-degree camera3 and a wi-fi charging pad.
The brand new Escape SUV is assembled on the Louisville Meeting Plant in Kentucky, out there to order now, and can attain dealerships early in 2023.