The all-new 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid will introduce significant changes. Escape is one of the most attractive crossovers in its segment. Moreover, it is one of the best-selling Ford models. No doubts, good sales will continue, especially with the latest refreshments. The Escape model is present for twenty years so it comes with tradition and reliability.
Its design is very modern and handsome, while the interior provides a great level of comfort. For 2022, Escape will introduce a lot of upgrades, but we’ll get to that later. The performances are great, but we don’t know if Ford will improve this category as well. The sales will begin later in 2021 and here is everything you need to know.
2022 Escape Hybrid Upgrades
Visually, the new 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid will be refreshed. For a start, Escape is a recognizable model, mostly by its larger grille that dominates the front fascia. The headlights are uniquely shaped and everything looks so modern. Some cues are taken from models such as Focus and Mondeo, but generally, it is a well-known Ford’s design language. The 2022 model will get a couple of interesting modifications.
The grille sits lower than before and the headlights are narrower. On top of that, the headlamps are now extending into the top corners, which looks nice. As for the rear part, Escape will continue with the same sporty design but the changes in the back are minor. The hybrid variant looks the same as the regular gasoline-powered Escape.
The 2022 Ford Escape already offers a quality interior. The cabin is comfortable and spacious enough. Moreover, Ford offers a lot of high-tech amenities. By 2022, Escape will get more standard equipment. On top of that, Blue Oval will introduce more high-quality features so the new interior now looks even better. Some cheap materials are gone and the lower center console is slightly redesigned.
The dashboard will carry over, along with standard cloth upholstery. On the other hand, upper trim levels will get new leather seats, while the Titanium trim offers genuine leather upholstery. Trim levels are the same, along with the optional packages. However, Ford will deliver an 8-inch touchscreen as standard.
The base Escape model offers a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 180 horsepower. Moreover, a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that delivers 250 hp is optional. The performances are good, but the new 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid is the real deal. Not only the hybrid variant delivers better fuel efficiency, but it also generates more power.
A 2.5-liter engine works with two electric motors and it provides 221 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid setup comes with a 14.4-kWh battery pack. Thanks to that, Escape Hybrid is rated at 37 miles of all-electric range. Moreover, this crossover delivers 44 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
2022 Ford Escape Hybrid Price and Release Date
The price of the new 2022 Ford Escape Hybrid starts at $36,000. To compare, the regular model will cost around $30,000. The price is affordable in our opinion and in line with rivals such as Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Escape Hybrid model will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2021.