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As Ford rolls out its 2023 model lineup, you might be wondering about the fuel efficiency of the newer vehicles. It looks as though Ford will stick with the EcoSport, Escape, Bronco Sport, Bronco, Explorer, Edge, Expedition, Maverick, Ranger, F-150, and Super Duty for the traditional gas-powered vehicles. It doesn't appear that Ford will release a Mustang until 2024, but the rumor is that it's worth the wait.
Ford will also have electric vehicles available in the Escape Hybrid, Escape Plug-In Hybrid, Mustang Mach-E, Explorer Hybrid, and the F-150 Lightning. We've also heard rumors of a redesign of the Fusion, which was discontinued in 2020. Planet Ford Dallas invites you to explore a few of the 2023 Ford models and their fuel efficiency.
The Escape is also slotted for a redesign with new trims introduced for the 2023 model year. Available trims include the Base, Active, PHEV, ST-Line, and Platinum. The standard hybrid powertrain will be offered in the Active, ST-Line, and Platinum, while the plug-in hybrid will be a separate trim. Available hybrids may garner as much as 37 mpg for highway driving and 44 mpg on city streets for the latest Escape.
Ford may be preparing to come out with a redesigned model of the EcoSport for the 2023 model year. It's also expected to have a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 166 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque. Another option would be the turbocharged three-cylinder that Ford offers on the EcoSport in other parts of the world. You can expect an EPA-estimated 28 mpg combined for the EcoSport, giving you plenty of time on the road between fill-ups.
The 2023 Bronco Sport is available in six trims: the Base, Big Bend, Heritage, Outer Banks, Badlands, and Heritage Limited. Most trims will feature a 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine with auto start-stop technology that delivers 28 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost is also available for 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in the city.
The Bronco is available as a two-door or four-door model in various trims. This off-road-ready vehicle features a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine for 300 horsepower or a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 that produces 330 horsepower. You can get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg on the highway or 19 mpg in the city with the latest Bronco.
You can get the 2023 Explorer in eight trims with three engines, including a hybrid option. Trims include the Base, XLT, ST-Line, Timberline, Limited, ST, King Ranch, and Platinum. The standard engine will be a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine that will get you 24 mpg for highway driving and 18 mpg on the city streets.
Another option is the 3.0-liter V-6 that delivers 181 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, featuring a combined EPA-estimated 20 mpg. A 3.3-liter hybrid engine is also an option to enjoy 29 mpg for highway driving and 27 mpg in the city.
Rumor has it that this will be the last model year for the Edge, so if this is your favorite Ford crossover SUV, you’ll want to grab one before they’re gone. You can get the Edge in five trims, which are the SE, SEL, Titanium, ST-Line, and ST. The engine for all trims looks to be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower. The combined EPA estimate for this family-friendly SUV is 23 mpg.
Ford will offer the 2023 Expedition in 10 trims: the XL STX, XLT, XLT Max, Timberline, Limited, Limited Max, King Ranch, King Ranch Max, Platinum, and Platinum Max. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost with auto start-stop technology that makes 380 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims feature an upgraded V-6 for 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter V-6 can get you 23 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city for an EPA-estimated combined rating of 19 mpg.
You get seating for five in the 2023 Maverick, a midsize truck capable of hauling up to 4,000 pounds when properly equipped, giving you truck utility without a large footprint. The Maverick will have hybrid and non-hybrid versions available for 2023. The hybrid version features a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine for 191 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. This engine will also get you an EPA-estimated 42 mpg for city driving and 33 mpg on the highway. The traditional gasoline engine is a 2.5-liter EcoBoost that delivers 30 mpg for highway driving and 23 mpg on city streets.
The 2023 F-150 will be available in eight trims, including the all-new Raptor R, Rattler, and Heritage Editions. The base engine is a 3.3-liter V-6 that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. You can also get a 5.0-liter V-8 for 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter full-hybrid V-6 that garners 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
Additional engine options include a 3.0-liter diesel V-6 for 250 horsepower and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 for 400 horsepower. EPA estimates for the 2.7-liter are 26 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The 3.5-liter V-6 should get 24 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city, while the hybrid version of the V-6 offers 26 mpg for highway cruising and 25 mpg when zipping around city streets.
When considering fuel efficiency, you may want to consider the 2023 F-150 Lightning with a 230-mile range. The extended-range battery on the Lightning delivers 580 horsepower to go from zero to 60 mph in just four seconds. With an EPA-estimated 78 MPGe for city driving and 63 MPGe on the highway, it's hard to ignore this electric beast.
Ford has been a leader in the automotive industry for years and will continue to be at the forefront for the 2023 model year. When you're ready to consider getting into a new Ford, see our team at Planet Ford Dallas. You can find us at 3333 Inwood Road in Dallas, Texas, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call us at 972-546-2642 or complete our secure online form to get started today.
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