The upcoming 2022 Ford Escape is ready for serious changes. It is one of the best-looking and best-selling Ford models at the moment. From what we heard, great sales will continue. Escape is available since 2000, so it is a model that comes with tradition and reliability. Changes for 2022 includes various improvements.
The exterior design will gain a more modern look and the interior will introduce an even higher level of comfort and more features. As for the performances, regular Escape will remain intact. However, we expect more power from the hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. On top of that, Escape ST is reportedly in the works as well.
2022 Escape Facelift
In terms of visual upgrades, the 2022 Ford Escape will host numerous refreshments. Escape is a very recognizable SUV, mostly by a large grille and unique shape of the headlights. The front fascia will gain a look that is closer to the Focus and Mondeo models that are available in Europe.
On the other hand, the front part looks unique. The grille will sit slightly lower and headlights are looking narrower than before. Moreover, the same headlamps are now extending into the top corners. The rear section will continue in a sporty manner and Ford will introduce minor changes.
The upcoming 2022 Ford Escape will also gain more modern interior design. Moreover, we are not talking about the design, but also about new features and more standard equipment. For its size, Escape is a spacious model, but it still lacks more high-quality materials. By 2022, Escape will get more upright stuff, which means the use of cheap plastics will be reduced. The lower center console will gain a more modern look, but the dashboard will remain intact.
Cloth upholstery is standard in the entry-level models once again. However, upper trims will probably get new leather upholstery, and the Titanium trim will offer genuine leather seats. Nothing will change in terms of trim levels and packages. On the other hand, Escape will offer a standard 8.0-inch touchscreen and the latest version of the SYNC3 infotainment.
Escape Hybrid Gets Improvements
As we said, the 2022 Ford Escape will offer the same engine lineup. Everything starts with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine with 180 hp. Escape offers both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive systems. Current Escape sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and the 2022 version will probably get slightly better results. A 2.0-liter turbo-four variant is optional and it can produce up to 250 horsepower.
With this engine, Escape accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Both units are paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox. At this moment, hybrids are a more popular choice. Escape offers both mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain options. Some improvements will surely happen, but Blue Oval is still quiet about possible changes. At this moment, Escape Hybrid delivers 221 horses.
2022 Ford Escape Price and Release Date
The brand-new 2022 Ford Escape will cost more than the outgoing model. Right now, Escape is available for $26,000 and the new model will surely start at around $27,000. Escape SUV continues to rival models such as Nissan Rogue and Mazda CX-5. Lastly, this model will hit the dealerships by the end of 2021 and Ford is reportedly working on the ST variant.