2023 Ford Escape

Starting MSRP 

$29,355

Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 Ford Escape
fuel economy

28/30/34

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

600 hp @ 6800 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Roomy and comfortable

Choppy transmission

Refreshed front and rear styling

Refined ride quality

Poor handling

New wheels

User-friendly controls

Poor acceleration

Infotainment system gets upgraded from Sync 3 to Sync 4

Fantastic exterior design

13.2-inch touchscreen, along with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster

2023 Ford Escape Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 23, 2022

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The Ford Escape has been the compact SUV of choice for many and for 2023, the model gets a major refresh. Ford chose to not reinvent the model completely but stick to making the existing model look more appealing and refined than ever. Buyers will be familiar with the cabin as much won’t change on the inside and the powertrain offering will be a carryover that contains a choice of two EcoBoost engines along with Hybrid and Plug-in-hybrid offerings available. The light bar that spans the top of the grille from one headlight to the other is the 2023 Ford Escape's most notable alteration. This row of LED lights makes the hood appear sleeker. It is supported by an oval grille with 3D-like features, new fog lights, and intakes on either side. On the revised crossover face, Ford reworked the trapezoidal grille. The front bumper is boxier and has more pronounced fog lights, while the grill has a smaller form. Under the main grille, there is a second grille as well.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

S$29,355 Est. onwards


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2022 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl 181 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,000
Est. $366/mo
Excellent deal
$5,552 Below market
RMV: $32,552
Latham, NY
MSRP $30,535
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22

2022 Ford Escape SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 250 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$33,305
Est. $452/mo
Excellent deal
$6,702.5 Below market
RMV: $40,007.5
Stevens Point, WI
MSRP $37,305
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2022 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl 181 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,105
Est. $368/mo
Excellent deal
$5,447 Below market
RMV: $32,552
Manassas, VA
MSRP $30,105
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2022 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl 181 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,105
Est. $368/mo
Excellent deal
$5,447 Below market
RMV: $32,552
Manassas, VA
MSRP $30,105
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2022 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl 181 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,105
Est. $368/mo
Excellent deal
$5,447 Below market
RMV: $32,552
Manassas, VA
MSRP $30,105
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2022 Ford Escape SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 250 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$33,460
Est. $454/mo
Excellent deal
$6,547.5 Below market
RMV: $40,007.5
Washington, MI
MSRP $35,935
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2022 Ford Escape SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 250 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$33,460
Est. $454/mo
Excellent deal
$6,547.5 Below market
RMV: $40,007.5
Washington, MI
MSRP $35,935
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2022 Ford Escape SEL

SEL 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 250 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$33,665
Est. $457/mo
Excellent deal
$6,342.5 Below market
RMV: $40,007.5
Hiawatha, IA
MSRP $33,665
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2022 Ford Escape SE

SE 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl 181 hp 8A)

Dealer Price
$27,465
Est. $372/mo
Excellent deal
$5,087 Below market
RMV: $32,552
Hixson, TN
MSRP $29,965
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The back of the Escape has seen fewer noticeable changes, with new upside-down U-shaped LED taillights. This version throws away black plastic cladding down the side of the car in favor of body-colored trim and leaves the rear bumper unaltered. The Ford Escape will stand against the SUVs like Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, and the Hyundai Tucson, which are all similarly sized vehicles but are known to carry a much more refined interior. However, if you're prepared to spend for one of the higher trim levels, the Escape can be equipped with a wealth of optional luxury and convenience options in addition to desirable driver-assistance systems.


Features

Ford will carry forward the trim line similar to that on the outgoing model and will feature four variants, namely S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Most trims come standard with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine and an 8 automatic transmission. For those who need more power, the SEL and Titanium trim level offers a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The smaller engine can be configured with either FWD or AWS system while the four-cylinder motor can only be configured with AWD. The new 2023 Ford Escape is anticipated to start at around $27,000, with the price going up by a few hundred dollars to pay the changes. The cost of all-wheel drive increases by about $1,500. With a variety of compact SUV/crossover rivals, this price is comparatively competitive. The top Titanium trim would cost $37,000 and come loaded with larger wheels and features that make the cabin feel a bit more premium compared to the cheaper trims.

Trim

S

SE

SEL

Titanium

MSRP (RWD)

$27,000

$29,000

$31,000

NA

MSRP (AWD)

$28,500

$30,500

$32,500

$37,000

Key Features

17-inch steel wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

Remote engine start

19-inch alloy wheels

4.2-inch display

Chrome exterior trim

Power liftgate

LED headlights and fog lights

Height adjustable driver seat

Keyless ignition

Heated front seats

Ambient lighting

6-speaker sound system

8-inch touchscreen

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Optional Bang & Olufsen audio system

Onboard WiFi

Two rear USB

Power driver’s seat

Power-adjustable passenger seat

Forward collision mitigation

Satellite radio

18-inch alloy wheels

Optional leather upholstery

Blind-spot monitor

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Roof rails

 

Lane departure mitigation

 

Fog lights

 
     

Imitation leather upholstery

 

We Recommend

Since compact SUVs are majorly for short city commutes, we prefer sticking to the smaller engine and the SE trim with AWD carries the most value as it’s affordable and comes with all the necessary modern tech and connectivity.

Release Date

Ford will officially unveil the new and refreshed Escape towards the end of 2022.

Fuel Economy

The non-hybrid Escape model with the turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive is expected to have the best fuel economy estimates. Its ratings are 27 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 30 mpg overall. These figures decrease to 26 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined when all-wheel drive is added. Rated for 23 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined is the bigger turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with AWD.

Model

2023 Ford Escape

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Hyundai Tucson

MPG (city)

27

27

28

26

MPG (highway)

33

35

34

33

MPG (combined)

30

30

30

29

Fuel capacity (gal.)

14.8

14.5

14.0

14.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined (miles)

400/488/444

392/508/435

392/476/420

372/472/415

Thanks to its largest tank, the Escape is able to put out the highest range in combined drive conditions but take the individual fuel efficiency and all the SUVs here offer very similar figures. All these vehicles are intended to be easy on the pocket but those looking to travel more distance can check out the plug-in hybrid variant of the Escape.

Interior

The interior will receive some changes as well but not as drastic as the exterior stay very familiar when compared to the outgoing model. Despite being tastefully designed and roomy for passengers in the front and back seats, the vehicle has some low-quality plastic panels, particularly those on the doors and lower center console. Standard seat upholstery is a highly textured fabric, while higher trim levels can choose between convincing faux leather and genuine leather in the Titanium model. Up to eight carry-on luggage can fit in the spacious cargo area located behind the Escape's back seat. SE Escapes and higher models get heated seats to add on to the convenience and the cushions have been redesigned to be more comfortable, while the rear seatbacks recline. To increase leg or cargo space, the second-row bench can be moved along a track, making the cabin very versatile. The quality is definitely something that the rivals do better at but the Escape sure is practical enough.

Model

2023 Ford Escape

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Hyundai Tucson

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

40./57.6/42.4

39.5/57.8/41.0

40.1/57.9/41.3

40.1/57.6/41.4

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.3/56.0/40.7

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.0/41.3

Trunk Capacity to the rear row seats (cu.-ft)

37.5

37.6

39.2

38.7

Trunk Capacity to the front row seats (cu.-ft)

65.4

69.8

75.8

74.8

The Ford Escape offers the best passenger room and can accommodate taller occupants when compared to the rivals. However, this has been achieved by slightly sacrificing some cargo space. The Honda and Hyundai offer the largest cargo area both with the rear seats upright as well as when folded.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Ford Escape include

  • Faux leather/genuine leather upholstery
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear row armrest
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Power adjustable front seats

How intuitive is the 2023 Ford Escape infotainment system?

While the low S model only gets an AM/FM radio and a 4.2-inch radio display, SE trim levels and higher receive an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as Ford's newest Sync 3 infotainment system. All Escape models come with a smartphone app that allows for remote access to the vehicle's telematics and remote starting, but the Titanium model is the most connected and high-tech Escape because it includes a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, navigation, and a 12.3-inch digital gauge display as standard equipment. The head-up display comes in as an optional feature.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Ford Escape are

  • Rear USB ports
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system
  • Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
  • 12.3-inch digital gauge display
Exterior

The 2023 Ford Escape has a stylish redesign that makes it appear more contemporary and assured. The SUV's huge level of power is now matched by the aggressive design. The car is going to look pretty much the same from a side profile but users will be welcomed by the new front fascia and slightly refreshed rear section. Along with the new headlights, the grille has been raised and now prominently displays the Ford badge in the middle. At the moment, the logo is located on the hood's leading edge. You might be surprised to learn that the 2023 Escape's front end looks a lot like the Mustang Mach-E. On the back of the car, there aren't any really noticeable alterations. The liftgate is effectively accented by the small taillights, which are on the slim side. However, there is a new exhaust tip design and an upgraded fascia.

Model

2023 Ford Escape

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Hyundai Tucson

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,200

3,655

3,708

3,651

Length (in.)

180.5

180.9

182.1

182.3

Width (in.)

74.1

73.0

73.0

73.4

Height (in.)

66.1

67.0

66.1

65.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.3

8.4

7.8

7.1

Wheelbase (in.)

106.7

105.9

104.8

108.5

The exterior dimensions of the Escape are on the smaller side when compared to its rivals but it sure is spacious enough. You might want to reconsider when driving off-road as the ground clearance can be an issue but the relatively lower height makes it easier for passengers to get in and out. The Toyota here offers the highest ground clearance and is also the tallest car, making it look like a vehicle of a bigger class.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 17-inch steel wheels or 17/18/19-inch alloys
  • Chrome exterior trims
  • Power liftgate
  • Roof rails
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • LED headlights and fog lights
Safety

Every Escape model comes equipped with the Co-Pilot360 package of driver-assistance systems from Ford. The 2023 model hasn’t been crash tested but since the car is based on the exact same platform as the outgoing model that received 5-stars from NHTSA and a “Top Safety Pick” rating from IIHS, a similar result can be expected for this model as well.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Ford Escape are

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Evasive steering assist
Competition

2023 Ford Escape vs 2023 Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market, which shows that consumers have made their preferences known and it is important to take them into account. Compared to the Escape, the RAV4 boasts a little bit more cargo capacity and more power in its base engine. In addition to the Escape Hybrid, Toyota also offers the RAV4 Hybrid. This makes the RAV4 a much more fun SUV to drive around.

2023 Ford Escape vs 2023 Honda CR-V

Both these SUVs have a similar configuration under the hood and offer the same zippy acceleration off the line. The major advantage that the Honda CR-V holds over the Escape is its well-refined interior and snugly fitted cabin panels, which make it feel upscale. However, the Ford is the more spacious option and suitable for the crowd looking for a comfortable family hauler.

2023 Ford Escape vs 2023 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson feels like a more weighted-down SUV when compared to the Ford, making it a less engaging vehicle to be behind the wheel of. The Tucson however has a very modern and striking design despite the Ford being a redesigned model for 2023. The Tucson offers a much larger cargo space than the Ford but if passenger comfort and space are your priority, look no further than the Ford Escape.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Ford Escape is definitely a good option if you’re in the market for a compact crossover SUV. The new model isn’t a drastic upgrade from the outgoing version but it sure is distinguishable due to its new design that makes the car look more active and aggressive. The Ford Escape features ample features and cabin space for a hassle-free and quick family get-away but the interior quality can feel cheap and unrefined when compared to what the rivals offer. The car definitely offers what it’s priced for and this is one of the more spacious options available, making it the ideal pick for families.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$29355

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

91 cu in

horse power

600 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

190 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

180.5 in

wheelbase

106.7 in

width

74.1 in

curb weight

200 lbs

Height

66.1 in

Ground Clearance

7.3 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

104 cu ft

cargo volume

65.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

28/30/34 mpg

highway range

503.20 mi


Ford Escape 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,268
5 Year Cost To Own
$42,143
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $42,143
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$4,637$2,214$2,118$2,513$2,332$13,814
Insurance$1,190$1,261$1,235$1,270$1,369$6,325
Fuel$1,619$1,634$1,639$1,709$1,750$8,351
Maintenance$294$673$367$1,708$1,525$4,567
Repairs$-35$49$117$382$503$1,016
Financing Interest$1,738$1,406$996$599$203$4,942
Taxes and Fees$2,432$195$195$178$128$3,128
Total Cost-To-Own$11,875$7,432$6,667$8,359$7,810$42,143
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