The all-new 2023 Ford Escape is the perfect balance of Sporty and rugged for your everyday adventures. The new Escape features an upscale design with potent powertrain options that offer adequate power capabilities, efficient mileage, and ultimate driving pleasure. For 2023, the Escape lineup features four trims: Base, Active, Platinum, PHEV, and the new ST-Line model.
What’s New for the 2023 Escape ST-Line?
The Ford Escape lineup now includes the sportier ST-Line series. The base model is powered by a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that boasts an impressive 180 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque. A hybrid version with front-wheel drive is also available for customers interested in better fuel economy. The other two variants in the ST-Line series are the ST-Line Select and the ST-Line Elite. They both come with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine that can put out a whopping 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. All-wheel drive is standard, and a hybrid powertrain option on both models. The ST-Line rocks a sharper, more imposing appearance than its counterparts; it has gorgeously crafted black mesh grilles, attractive LED headlights, prominent rear skid plates, and sizable rear spoilers.
Hybrid Engine Options
Ford’s new 2023 Escape lineup will have two hybrid powertrain options. The full hybrid variant with front-wheel drive generates 210 hp and 155 lb-ft of torque. The power increases to 221 hp with a plug-in hybrid model, which delivers an EPA-estimated range of 37 miles while in electric-only mode. When connected to a 110-volt Level 1 charger, the PHEV variant takes around 10 hours to charge fully. However, it only takes 3.5 hours when using a 240-volt Level 2 charger. According to Ford, the full 2023 Escape lineup will deliver a combined fuel economy rating of no less than 400 miles per tank. In comparison, the front-wheel drive hybrid model has an EPA-estimated range of over 550 miles.
Advanced Tech Features
Inside, the 2023 Ford Escape will come equipped with a number of innovative and advanced features to elevate your overall driving experience. The 13.2-inch digital display comes equipped with Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system that offers over-the-air updates and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. During road trips and everyday commutes, the Connected Built-In Navigation is a lifesaver, and Alexa hands-free experience makes it simple to control smart home devices and listen to your favorite music. Other class-leading features on the 2023 Ford Escape include:
- A 360-degree camera.
- A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel cluster.
- A wireless charging pad.
- Rear parking sensors.
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