Ford Escape

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$28,000
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Trim options

New 2023 Ford Escape
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Key specifications

Highlights
2,000 lbs
Towing Capacity
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Engine Type
27 City / 34 Hwy
MPG
180 hp
Horsepower
Engine
199 @ 3000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 6000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
1.5 L/91
Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3
Engine Type
Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Weight & Capacity
0 lbs
Total Option Weight
N/A
Curb Weight
N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15 gal
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
Safety
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Backup Camera
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Stability Control
Entertainment
Standard
Bluetooth®
Standard
Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®
Electrical
N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
Brakes
N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Notable features

Revised styling for 2023
Five-seat compact SUV
Available in gas-only, hybrid and plug-in hybrid form
Front- or all-wheel drive
New ST-Line versions

Engine

199 @ 3000 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 6000 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
1.5 L/91 Displacement
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-3 Engine Type

Suspension

Short And Long Arm Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Suspension Type - Front

Weight & Capacity

0 lbs Total Option Weight
N/A Curb Weight
N/A Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15 gal Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
2,000 lbs Maximum Trailering Capacity
200 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
2,000 lbs Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
200 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
2,000 lbs Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A Maximum Payload Capacity
N/A Curb Weight - Rear
N/A Curb Weight - Front
3,283 lbs Base Curb Weight

Safety

Standard Lane Departure Warning
Standard Backup Camera
Standard Blind Spot Monitor
Standard Stability Control

Entertainment

Standard Bluetooth®
Standard Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto®

Electrical

N/A Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Brakes

N/A Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
N/A Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type

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Exterior Interior Video

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Factory Warranties

Basic
3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion
5 years
Powertrain
5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance
5 years / 60,000 miles
2023 Report Card

Car Seat Safety

Latch
A
Infant
B
Rear-facing Convertible
B
Front-facing Convertible
A
Booster
B
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The good & the bad

The good

Peppy 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrain
2.0-liter EcoBoost fuel efficiency
Sporty handling
Brake-pedal feel
Easy-to-use 13.2-inch touchscreen (higher trims)

The bad

Interior quality, comfort
Pricey for the class
Numb steering feel
Small cargo area
Minimal and confusing physical controls

Consumer reviews

4.8 / 5
Based on 5 reviews
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Comfort 5.0
Interior 4.8
Performance 5.0
Value 4.6
Exterior 5.0
Reliability 4.8

Most recent

5.0

Escapes rule

I have owned Ford Escapes for my past three cars. The 2023 is my favorite. Smooth ride The display is so much larger. The adjustable rear seats are an added bonus

5.0

They keep getting better

My fifth Escape and the best yet. I have the Platinum model and enjoy the many features that have been added. Wish they still are a hard owners manual.

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2023 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take

By Brian Normile

The verdict: The refreshed 2023 Ford Escape writes performance-oriented checks it can actually cash, but it fumbles the fundamentals with a disappointing, uncomfortable interior.

Versus the competition: The Escape we tested — a top-of-the-line ST-Line Elite trim level — finished last in our recent comparison of six compact SUVs, but the class is far bigger than just six models. The Escape is more accurately a mid-pack offering; the performance and fuel economy from its 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrain are nice-to-have attributes, but rivals in the class are better at being SUVs.

There’s nothing like spending a week with six compact SUVs to figure out which is the best of the bunch, and that’s exactly what my colleagues and I recently did. Of course, one of those SUVs has to come in last, and this time it was the 2023 Ford Escape ST-Line Elite.

Ford updated the Escape’s exterior styling for 2023 and added some interior tech while carrying over its powertrain choices: turbocharged gas three- and four-cylinder engines, a gas-electric hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. The ST-Line Elite trim comes with the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder gas engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Related: What’s the Best Compact SUV of 2023?

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The verdict: The refreshed 2023 Ford Escape writes performance-oriented checks it can actually cash, but it fumbles the fundamentals with a disappointing, uncomfortable interior.

Versus the competition: The Escape we tested — a top-of-the-line ST-Line Elite trim level — finished last in our recent comparison of six compact SUVs, but the class is far bigger than just six models. The Escape is more accurately a mid-pack offering; the performance and fuel economy from its 2.0-liter EcoBoost powertrain are nice-to-have attributes, but rivals in the class are better at being SUVs.

There’s nothing like spending a week with six compact SUVs to figure out which is the best of the bunch, and that’s exactly what my colleagues and I recently did. Of course, one of those SUVs has to come in last, and this time it was the 2023 Ford Escape ST-Line Elite.

Ford updated the Escape’s exterior styling for 2023 and added some interior tech while carrying over its powertrain choices: turbocharged gas three- and four-cylinder engines, a gas-electric hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. The ST-Line Elite trim comes with the more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder gas engine, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Related: What’s the Best Compact SUV of 2023?

Read more

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