Prototypes of the next 2023 Ford Escape have been spotted several times in various states of camouflage gradually giving an idea of the future model.
The 2023 Ford Escape is now being tested on the roads to be ready for debut this fall. Judging by spy shots available, the exterior updates include a boxier grille, sharper headlamps, a trendy light bar that runs across the grille’s top and links the headlights, and taillights with an upside-down-U LED lighting signature.
The cabin refreshments include a flat-bottom steering wheel and a bigger infotainment display similar to the ones inside the 2022 Fords Focus. The new screen has the same capacitive touch buttons and the same SYNC 4 version. Moreover, a new digital instrument cluster is shared with the latest Ford F-150 and Ford Bronco Raptor.
Recently American photo spies spotted a 2023 Ford Escape Active for the very first time. This more off-road capable version with certain exterior and interior distinctions will apparently make its way to North America, as Ford Authority reports.
The Blue Oval’s Active models usually feature unique bumpers, body cladding, improved approach and departure angles, and enlarged ground clearance. A sporty ST-Line variant will also join the 2023 Escape lineup.
Order books for the 2023 Ford Escape facelift should open in September with the production to begin in November 2022.
What we think of the current 2022 Ford Escape
This is a good SUV with a smooth ride, comfy seating, spacious trunk, and an intuitive infotainment system. Its base engine gets solid gasoline mileage, and an optional turbocharged four-cylinder provides eager acceleration.
Nevertheless, the model has few standard infotainment features and unimpressive handling.
The interior is mediocre compared to rivals, such as the Honda CR-V with which the Escape has a similar retail price. Though the CR-V can’t match the Ford’s agility, it is a better choice in many aspects: it offers more cargo room, classier interior materials, and higher fuel economy ratings.