Ford updates Escape with new ST-Line; full hybrid and plug-in hybrid choices


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.


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