2023 Ford Escape Hybrid Release Date & Interior.Last year, Blue Oval automaker announced its plans to discount all sedans from the US markets. In the future, Ford will focus on crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and of course, hybrids. The upcoming 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid is almost ready to hit the markets. It is one of the leading Ford’s projects for the future.
Everything started with new Explorer SUV, and now Escape continues the company’s game of hybrids. This crossover will offer not one but two hybrid options. It will look amazing. Even the interior will look modern, attractive and very unique.
Slick Exterior Design
As for the exterior, the new 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid will look the same as the regular gasoline model. The only difference is a small “Hybrid” badge on the back. The shape, dimensions and overall styling will largely remain. We like the tapering roofline and the Mustang-inspired front grille.
We don’t expect drastic changes in terms of design. The base model will receive zero updates. Some other trim levels, such as SE Sport will get black wheels and numerous chrome accents. Generally, Escape Hybrid will remain eye-catching and very modern crossover.
Interior Will Largely Remain
The interior of the upcoming 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid will also carry over. Logically, you can expect new hybrid-specific options, but that’s it. The rest of the interior is the same as on the current gasoline variant. Escape provides a lot of space in front, however, in the back taller passengers will feel tight. The cabin is driver-oriented, and all of the controls are large and marked.
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The quality of the cabin is superb, and comfort is also on a high level. Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment system is up to date. It adds a standard 8-inch touchscreen and a 12.8-inch digital instrument cluster. Upper trim levels are offering premium leather upholstery and a standard B&O sound system. As for safety, Escape is a very safe crossover. While there won’t be new driver-assistance features, Escape Hybrid still offers a tone of them.
Power, MPG, Mileage
The upcoming 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid will deploy two powertrain options. Remember, SE Sport, and Titanium trim levels are offering the hybrid system as standard. However, only one powertrain option will become available right at launch. It is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. This unit is combined with a mild-hybrid system. The system is using an 88-kilowatt electric motor.
Total output is rated at 200 horsepower. The customers can choose between the FWD or 4WD systems. On top of that, a CVT transmission is in the offer. And while the mileage figures are not yet available, new Escape Hybrid will offer around 550 miles of driving range. Theoretically, this crossover will produce about 39 mpg on the highway.
2023 Ford Escape Design
The 2023 Ford Escape will keep going in the current form which is the fresh four-generation design. The plug-in hybrid version will also be almost identical to the hybrid and gas-powered models.
The recently introduced fourth-generation Escape is based on the Ford C2 platform which is also used for its global Kuga version and Lincoln Corsair. The new-design platform utilizes high-strength steel in high percentage which improves the structural rigidity while reducing the weight. The newest Escape version is about 200 pounds lighter than the previous iteration while it’s also longer and wider.
The next Escape won’t change also from the visual perspective. The model transformed into a sportier and more aerodynamically efficient design for the recent makeover. The Escape is lower and has a lower beltline than in the previous generation. It has also more sculpted flanks and tailgate for a sportier appearance.
2023 Ford Escape Hybrid Price and Release Date
Blue Oval’s new crossover should arrive very shortly. The 2023 Ford Escape Hybrid will start at $28,500. On the other hand, the range-topping Titanium trim level will cost around $34,000.
An AWD system is optional, and it costs $1,500. Still, the pricing details are not official yet. Escape will face some fierce competitors such as Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V.
The 2023 Ford Escape comes to the market after the recent thorough makeover and Ford doesn’t have much room for improvement. Still, Ford promised to expand already broad model lineup and the plug-in hybrid version should join in the late 2023 model year or for the 2023 version. Ford should also add new color options for the next season and there sound also be a new appearance package or special edition version.
Buyers will again have the chance to choose between two turbocharged powertrains with either three of four cylinders or shift to the green technologies and pick the hybrid or plug-in hybrid version. There will also be various equipment levels to satisfy a variety of buyers.
With the Ford Escape, the customers will also enjoy the quiet ride and responsive road manners while the versatile interior loaded with the newest tech will also provide high comfort and sizable cargo capacity.