The 2023 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Specs

October 31st, 2023 by

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The 2023 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Available At Bill Brown Ford 

If you’re searching for a stylish and versatile compact crossover SUV that is both energy-efficient and eco-friendly, the 2023 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid is a top contender. The innovative vehicle comes equipped with a state-of-the-art powertrain that offers the perfect blend of power and fuel economy. 

From a feature-packed interior to captivating looks and impressive performance to unrivaled all-around capabilities, this Ford Plug-in Hybrid model embraces everything you need to kick-start your travels. This week, Bill Brown Ford, located in Livonia, Michigan, has over 130 new Escape models on the lot, including thirty Ford Hybrid powertrain options. Join us as we dive into the specifications to learn more about this potent PHEV SUV. 


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Standard Features

  • Plug-in Hybrid 2.5L iVCT Atkinson-Cycle I-4 engine
  • eCVT Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid Transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • 18″ Machined-face Magnetic Aluminum Wheels with Painted Pockets
  • SYNC 4 with 13.2″ LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Partial Vinyl and Cloth Seats with Heated front-row seats
  • FordPass® Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Piano Black Grille with Chrome Strip
  • Power Liftgate
  • 11.1-gallon fuel capacity
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Equipment Group 700A

Available Packages

  • Class II Trailer Tow Package
  • PHEV Premium Package


Under the hood, the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV features a highly efficient hybrid powertrain that links a 2.5-liter Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor for a combined 210 hp and 155 pound-feet of torque. The Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (eCVT) allows for seamless gear shifts, and front-wheel drive (FWD) offers decent grip and traction.

Mileage, Range, & Charging

With a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg, the 2023 Escape Plug-in Hybrid establishes itself as one of the most fuel-efficient compact SUVs. The vehicle also includes a 14.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that delivers an EPA-estimated range of 37 miles in electric-only mode. These impressive figures make the 2023 Escape PHEV an excellent companion for both daily commutes and longer journeys.

As for charging, the Plug-in Hybrid comes with a Level 1/Level 2 AC charging port. The 110-volt Level 1 charger replenishes the battery in nearly 10 to 11 hours, while the optional 240-volt Level 2 charger cuts this time down to about 3.5 to 4.5 hours.

Cargo Space & Towing Capacity

Whether you’re heading out on a family road trip or an outdoor adventure, the 2023 Escape PHEV fulfills all your storage needs with an expansive cargo area. The space behind the second row is 34.4 cubic feet, which increases up to 60.8 cubic feet with the back seat folded down. The capable SUV is no slouch at towing either and can effortlessly pull as much as 1,500 pounds. 

Interior Comfort & Infotainment

The 2023 Escape PHEV’s functional and forward-looking interior is purposefully designed to make your journeys more pleasing and comfortable. The well-appointed cabin feels refined and spacious, with leading-edge technology features keeping you informed and connected on the go.

Powered by the latest SYNC 4 system, the 13.2-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen offers Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility, and the SiriusXM with 360L gives you access to your favorite audio content. The Instrument Panel Cluster features Ice Blue Lighting, and the Rotary Gear Shift Dial is cleverly placed for enhanced practicality. Other standard interior features include:

  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • 8 Cup holders
  • 8-inch Color LCD Instrument cluster
  • Premium-wrapped Heated Steering Wheel
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • AM/FM stereo with six speakers
  • Partial Vinyl and Cloth Seats
  • Heated Front-row Seats

Exterior Design

With a stunning exterior design and sharp looks, the 2023 Ford Escape PHEV is sure to leave a lasting impression wherever it goes. The front boasts a “coast-to-coast” LED light bar that flows seamlessly with the headlights, and a body-color rear spoiler is installed for a sporty appeal. The Power Liftgate provides added convenience, and the Black Roof-Rack Side Rails lets you carry a variety of gear. Other prominent exterior features include:

  • Piano Black Grille with Chrome Strip
  • Body-Color Sideview Mirror Caps
  • Heated Glass Sideview Mirrors 
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • 18-inch Machined-face Magnetic Aluminum Wheels with Painted Pockets

Safety & Driver Assistance Technology

The 2023 Escape PHEV comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360 technology, which enhances your safety and confidence on the road through features such as Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Rear View Camera, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane-Keeping System, and BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert. In addition to the aforementioned features, the Ford Co-Pilot360 package further includes:

  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with:
  • Stop-and-Go 
  • Lane Centering 
  • Speed Sign Recognition
  • Intersection Assist
  • Connected Built-in Navigation (with three years of service)
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Evasive Steering Assist

PHEV Inventory Available At A Ford Dealership Near You

The 2023 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid is a testament to Ford’s commitment to blending environmental consciousness with driving pleasure and efficiency. Each feature of this model is meticulously designed to enhance the journey for both the driver and passengers. Beyond its notable towing strength and cutting-edge cabin amenities, this PHEV is for those who desire more than just a daily drive.

Bill Brown Ford proudly presents a TrueView™ collection of over 130 new Escape models, of which 30 are equipped with the Ford hybrid system. Dive into the future of hybrid technology; book your test drive at Bill Brown Ford near Metro Detroit today!


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