2023 Ford Escape Revealed With ST-Line Trims And SYNC 4 Infotainment

Known as the Kuga in Europe and other markets, the Escape in its fourth iteration went on sale in the fall of 2019

and it's now getting the typical mid-cycle update.

This facelift comes along with sharper headlights that are interconnected if you step up to the ST-Line Elite and its "coast-to-coast" LED light bar.

The new trim level sits at the top of the range and is joined by the ST-Line Select and ST-Line as part of the updated lineup.

Ford's design boss Amko Leenarts says "not every customer wants a rugged, boxy SUV," hence why the 2023 Escape's appearance remains car-like.

Discreet styling tweaks have been made on the outside where the new LED headlights are standard across the range.

That's because SUVs and the like must have an MSRP of $80,000 or less to qualify.