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2023 Ford Escape

MSRP range: $27,500 - $38,460 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2023 Ford Escape video

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NOTE: This video is about the 2022 Ford Escape, but since the 2023 Ford Escape is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Ford Escape a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2023 Escape both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Escape ranges from 34.4 to 37.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford Escape. Learn more

What's new in the 2023 Ford Escape?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2023 Ford Escape:

  • Possible updates for 2023 could include revised front and rear styling
  • Larger central touchscreens might also be available
  • Part of the fourth Escape generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Ford Escape reliable?

To determine whether the Ford Escape is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Escape. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Escape's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2023 Ford Escape a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2023 Ford Escape is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2023 Escape is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2023 Ford Escape?

The least-expensive 2023 Ford Escape is the 2023 Ford Escape 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $27,500.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $27,500
  • Active 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $28,845
  • 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $29,000
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $29,840
  • Active 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $30,715
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $31,710
  • ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $32,340
  • ST-Line Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $34,040
  • ST-Line Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $34,040
  • Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $35,965
  • Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $37,465
  • Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $37,465
  • ST-Line Elite 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT) which starts at $38,460
  • ST-Line Elite 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $38,460
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What are the different models of Ford Escape?

If you're interested in the Ford Escape, the next question is, which Escape model is right for you? Escape variants include 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), Active 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), and ST-Line 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Escape models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2023 Ford Escape

2023 Ford Escape Overview

The 2023 Ford Escape is offered in the following submodels: Escape SUV, Escape Hybrid. Available styles include Active 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), Active 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), ST-Line Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST-Line Elite 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), ST-Line Elite 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), ST-Line Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT), ST-Line 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), ST-Line 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), and ST-Line 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT). Ford Escape models are available with a 1.5 L-liter gas engine or a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 250 hp, depending on engine type. The 2023 Ford Escape comes with front wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2023 Ford Escape comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2023 Ford Escape?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2023 Ford Escape and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2023 Escape 3.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2023 Escape.

Pros

  • Roomy and comfortable seating
  • Smooth ride quality
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Available hybrid powertrain that gets around 40 mpg

Cons

  • Transmission's abrupt shifts
  • Lackluster handling

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2023 Ford Escape and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2023 Escape featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2023 Ford Escape?

2023 Ford Escape 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A)

2023 Ford Escape Active 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A)

2023 Ford Escape ST-Line 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A)

2023 Ford Escape ST-Line Select 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

2023 Ford Escape Platinum 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)

2023 Ford Escape ST-Line Elite 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid EVT)

Which 2023 Ford Escapes are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2023 Ford Escape for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2023 Ford Escape.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2023 Ford Escape?

2023 Ford Escape Active 4dr SUV (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded

2023 Ford Escape Active 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 3cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, regular unleaded

2023 Ford Escape Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)

EPA Est. MPGN/A
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement1.5 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase106.7 in.
Length180.1 in.
WidthN/A
Height66.0 in.
Curb Weight3298 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2023 Ford Escape?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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