2023 Ford Escape Earns Top Safety Rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

2023 Ford Escape

The 2023 Ford Escape is a highly anticipated vehicle, designed to be the perfect getaway vehicle for daily adventures. And it looks like it won’t disappoint in terms of safety, as it has just earned an overall Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) after successfully completing updated front overlap crash testing. Out of the 15 small SUVs tested, the Escape was one of only two to receive the IIHS’ top tier “good” rating, which also applies to all Escape SUVs produced after May 2022. This is an impressive feat, as the IIHS’ 2.0 moderate front overlap crash testing now includes measuring impact to rear-seat occupants in addition to front passengers.

2023 Ford Escape

In addition to this rating, the 2022 Escape has also been recognized by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick when equipped with specific headlights. This is a highly coveted award, given to vehicles that demonstrate a commitment to safety and provide drivers with the highest level of crash protection available.

But the 2023 Ford Escape isn’t just about safety – it’s also been thoroughly updated and upgraded to better handle daily adventures. It features a stylish new ST-Line series, available 13.2-inch display with cloud-connected SYNC 4 Technology, and new advanced driver-assistance system technologies. Continuing popular features include a sliding second row seat with more second-row legroom than the Toyota Sequoia, and hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine choices.

2023 Ford Escape interior

The new Escape is also smart and connected with SYNC 4 providing cloud-connected navigation and integrating standard wireless Apple CarPlay software feature and Android Auto smart driving capability for fast, easy connectivity. This makes it easy to stay connected and navigate even the busiest of cities.

But the 2023 Escape isn’t just about style and connectivity – it’s also been equipped with some of the most advanced safety features on the market. Available Ford Co-Pilot360 technology now features Intersection Assist 2.0, which helps drivers avoid potential collisions with pedestrians while turning. The Escape will also debut Blind Spot Assist, which will alert the driver with a light on the sideview mirror and apply a nudge in the steering system to help caution against an unsafe action in a case where the driver has missed warnings from the Blind Spot Information System. This feature will detect other vehicles and motorcyclists in blind spots, helping to keep drivers safe on the road. And the new Rear Cross Traffic Braking builds upon BLIS with Cross Traffic Alert to detect objects crossing the Escape’s path while in reverse and automatically brake if a cross traffic collision is imminent, such as when backing out of a parking spot or driveway.

The new Escape SUV is assembled at the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky, and is available to order now from Gary Crossley Ford. It will reach #MyKCFord early in 2023, giving Kansas City area drivers plenty of time to prepare for their next adventure. Whether it’s navigating heavy traffic or maneuvering into the last parking spot on the block, the 2023 Ford Escape SUV is ready to shine in the city and for quick getaways.



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