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Perhaps they removed even more noise isolation material in 2022s.
Judging by the complete lack of any sound deadener in the rear of my new 2022 SE hybrid I'd say you're probably right, though it may just be a base-model thing too.
I did see a lot of insulation in the cargo area of a 2020 or 2021 escape hybrid featured in the recent Curt trailer hitch installation video I watched that my own hybrid doesn't have.
I bought 36sqft of 4mm sticky sound deadener and put that stuff everywhere in the cargo area and rear quarters while doing the wiring harness install for the hitch, so that should help.

For anyone new to hybrids, keep in mind the atkinson cycle is not an exercise bike, it's a method of running an engine that works well for economy/efficiency, and mates well with the HVB's low-speed torque to its own good high RPM output. Unfortunately it may also cause more NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) from my experience, especially when the engine is warming up.
 

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This entire thread seems suspect to me.

The dealer contacted Ford tech and he was told that the noise is normal.
Am I the only one that thinks this makes no sense? Was the car at the dealer? Did they hear the noise? What did they do when they had the vehicle onsite, hold a phone next to the car with the Ford tech on the other end listening to it?

Contacted Ford customer service and they are looking onto it whatever that means!
Car should be at the dealership with you pointing out the noise and them comparing it to another car if they're not certain about the "noise", or being able to tell you something definitive. At least 1 tech at the dealership will have worked on Ford hybrids at some point and should know normal vs not normal "noise" at this point. All Ford hybrids are pretty much the same anyway. I've owned 3 now (2008 FEH, 2013 C-Max, now a 2022 FEH), and can tell you they don't make "noise" any more or less than any other car on the road when operating normally.

Contacted Ford motor company today and had my complaint registered we shall see if there is any follow up.
Again, why are you calling and registering complaints instead of having the dealership look at it with you there proving it out and getting it fixed?

For OP, and anyone else reading threads like this, If you have a problem, you take the car to the dealership, and raise hell with the service writers and mechanics till it's fixed.
What you don't do is create internet threads and call a customer service hotline to register a complaint. This smells fishy.
 

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This entire thread seems suspect to me.



Am I the only one that thinks this makes no sense? Was the car at the dealer? Did they hear the noise? What did they do when they had the vehicle onsite, hold a phone next to the car with the Ford tech on the other end listening to it?



Car should be at the dealership with you pointing out the noise and them comparing it to another car if they're not certain about the "noise", or being able to tell you something definitive. At least 1 tech at the dealership will have worked on Ford hybrids at some point and should know normal vs not normal "noise" at this point. All Ford hybrids are pretty much the same anyway. I've owned 3 now (2008 FEH, 2013 C-Max, now a 2022 FEH), and can tell you they don't make "noise" any more or less than any other car on the road when operating normally.


Again, why are you calling and registering complaints instead of having the dealership look at it with you there proving it out and getting it fixed?

For OP, and anyone else reading threads like this, If you have a problem, you take the car to the dealership, and raise hell with the service writers and mechanics till it's fixed.
What you don't do is create internet threads and call a customer service hotline to register a complaint. This smells fishy.
This is not a a bogus thread.I did take it to the dealer they had it for a week could not find anything.Ford tech told them the noise was normal.It was the first 2022 EV that they had received so they had nothing to compare it with except a used 2021 which was definitely quieter.No dealer here has any cars on their lots all the cars are pre ordered They assumed Ford had changed or discontinued some things for this year.When I compared mine and the 2021 model there was a lot of things that my EV does not have that I could see so we don’t know what they reduced under the hood.So I decided to complain to customer service to let them know how disappointed I was with them.Nothing FISHY about it. It’s the same engine but noisier inside the cabin.
 

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This is not a a bogus thread.I did take it to the dealer they had it for a week could not find anything.Ford tech told them the noise was normal.It was the first 2022 EV that they had received so they had nothing to compare it with except a used 2021 which was definitely quieter.No dealer here has any cars on their lots all the cars are pre ordered They assumed Ford had changed or discontinued some things for this year.When I compared mine and the 2021 model there was a lot of things that my EV does not have that I could see so we don’t know what they reduced under the hood.So I decided to complain to customer service to let them know how disappointed I was with them.Nothing FISHY about it. It’s the same engine but noisier inside the cabin.
First off, it's not an EV, it's a hybrid. You even typed that word in your thread title. They make the same engine noises every other car makes when they're running normally. That should be easily comparable. I suppose all the townsfolk in your Canuck area rides bicycles though.
If your vehicle is so noisy why would you drop it off and not confirm with them what you're hearing, AND then allow them to keep it an entire week, AND how could they possibly NOT identify a problem?

What's this horrible dealership's name? What Canuck province is this where there are no hybrids, nor dealerships with hybrid experience, nor even other cars with which they could compare your noisy car to?

It's not even close to possible that a Ford dealership has never had a hybrid Ford on the lot, or that nobody there was familiar with them.
How is it possible you've driven a 2020 and 2021 hybrid yet the dealer has never had one on the lot? You must've traveled days to find one!
If they had a used 2021 Ford Whateverthehell then they should've been able to compare it right then and there and said, yep, yours is much noisier.

What exactly are these "lot of things" you noticed differently between 2 apparently different models, since the 2021 wasn't even a hybrid and had a completely different powertrain?
And who types out semi-coherent sentences and leaves no space after the period on every sentence typed?
Must be how the schools there in whatever Canuck podunk town you're in without any hybrids teaches English. That is troll behavior. I've seen it many times before.

As a certain senile hair-sniffing president would say, "Come on, man!".
 

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I just got my 2022 Escape hybrid after waiting 4 months.Does anyone find it noisy when the gas engine is running? especially when accelerating.I have taken a 2020 and a 2021 model for a test drive the same as mine and found those to be much quieter than mine there is some noise but not as loud.The dealer contacted Ford tech and he was told that the noise is normal.He also was told to check the motor and transmission mount just in case he also checked all the heat shields underneath everything was ok.Does not make any noise when running on battery or when idling.
Yes! The engine / hybrid mode is ridiculously loud!! There is a resonance and vibration too while keeping the vehicle at speed in hybrid mode. All the noise ceases as soon as the accelerator is released. I’ve had my 2022 Escape Hybrid for two months. I will say I’ve have two driving experiences in the escape that have been almost silent from engine sound, save for the pedestrian safety music, so I know there is some reason for it. As well, the engine sounds are different in sport mode … sounding like rev up in gear and “simulated shift sound” (???) in which the engine sound breaks briefly between “shifts”. I spent many years listening to the constant turbo whine of the 2L EcoBoost and the Hybrid engine is much louder. What’s up with this Ford?
 

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No turbo whine in my 2L EcoBoost...only a bit of tire noise on coarse road surfaces. :)
 

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:ROFLMAO: what do you expect? It's not an EV afterall it has an ICE engine which needs to rev up during acceleration. Have you driven non hybrid before?

For the record Rav4 hybrid is noisy too, as well as Highlander hybrid, these engines in hybrids need to work harder (higher rpm) to make up for lack of power.
I have driven nearly every model of the Ford lineup since 1990 including all the Escorts and Tempos… [This] 2022 Hybrid mode is unnecessarily loud. I too have driven the 2020 and 2021 Escape Hybrids and Fusion Hybrid…. Whatever is going on with the 2022 Escape Hybrid is not imagined. Comparing the engine sounds between Normal Mode and Sport Mode I’m starting to think the sound is manufactured / “piped in”.
 

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Yes! The engine / hybrid mode is ridiculously loud!! There is a resonance and vibration too while keeping the vehicle at speed in hybrid mode. All the noise ceases as soon as the accelerator is released. I’ve had my 2022 Escape Hybrid for two months. I will say I’ve have two driving experiences in the escape that have been almost silent from engine sound, save for the pedestrian safety music, so I know there is some reason for it. As well, the engine sounds are different in sport mode … sounding like rev up in gear and “simulated shift sound” (???) in which the engine sound breaks briefly between “shifts”. I spent many years listening to the constant turbo whine of the 2L EcoBoost and the Hybrid engine is much louder. What’s up with this Ford?
No complaints with my 2021 SE - It has never been out of "Normal" mode. Now averaging 52 mpg consistently. Drive it like a commuter NOT regular car. If you put your foot into it YES it will get noisy. But I am 74 y/o and in no hurry most of the time.
 

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No complaints with my 2021 SE - It has never been out of "Normal" mode. Now averaging 52 mpg consistently. Drive it like a commuter NOT regular car. If you put your foot into it YES it will get noisy. But I am 74 y/o and in no hurry most of the time.
I am 5 years older and slow down more these days when approaching roundabouts/traffic circles much to the annoyance of younger drivers following. :p
 
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It can actually be hard to find any Ford Escape hybrid at a dealership in Canada right now. I went to about 3 near Toronto in the last few months, only one had a 2021 they used as a customer shuttle.

Took that for a demo ride, and under normal city street driving, I had to look at the info screen to tell if the engine was even running. This was just an SE model as well. Hopefully the 2022 Titanium PHEV I ordered is at least as quiet. Or I'll be throwing in sound deadening.
 

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I have driven nearly every model of the Ford lineup since 1990 including all the Escorts and Tempos… [This] 2022 Hybrid mode is unnecessarily loud. I too have driven the 2020 and 2021 Escape Hybrids and Fusion Hybrid…. Whatever is going on with the 2022 Escape Hybrid is not imagined. Comparing the engine sounds between Normal Mode and Sport Mode I’m starting to think the sound is manufactured / “piped in”.
Don't know, maybe it's a hybrid thing but I haven't driven 2022 Escape, mine 2020 non hybrid is dead silent though. On similar note I drove recently 2022 Edge Titanium rental. It was impressively quiet too.
 

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Yes! The engine / hybrid mode is ridiculously loud!! There is a resonance and vibration too while keeping the vehicle at speed in hybrid mode. All the noise ceases as soon as the accelerator is released. I’ve had my 2022 Escape Hybrid for two months. I will say I’ve have two driving experiences in the escape that have been almost silent from engine sound, save for the pedestrian safety music, so I know there is some reason for it. As well, the engine sounds are different in sport mode … sounding like rev up in gear and “simulated shift sound” (???) in which the engine sound breaks briefly between “shifts”. I spent many years listening to the constant turbo whine of the 2L EcoBoost and the Hybrid engine is much louder. What’s up with this Ford?
As more of these 2022 hybrids are sold I think there are going to be more complaints about the engine noise.Meanwhile just go easy on the gas pedal and don’t use the sport mode.
 

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Yes! The engine / hybrid mode is ridiculously loud!! There is a resonance and vibration too while keeping the vehicle at speed in hybrid mode. All the noise ceases as soon as the accelerator is released. I’ve had my 2022 Escape Hybrid for two months. I will say I’ve have two driving experiences in the escape that have been almost silent from engine sound, save for the pedestrian safety music, so I know there is some reason for it. As well, the engine sounds are different in sport mode … sounding like rev up in gear and “simulated shift sound” (???) in which the engine sound breaks briefly between “shifts”. I spent many years listening to the constant turbo whine of the 2L EcoBoost and the Hybrid engine is much louder. What’s up with this Ford?
I think there's something wrong with your particular vehicle. I have a hybrid and the engine noise is no louder than any other car. Obviously, you can hear the engine when it initially engages under brisk acceleration or going up a steep hill on a freeway. But besides that, you really don't hear it at all when cruising.

Perhaps the unusual nature of the hybrid powertrain is contributing to your perception of the car being "noisy." For example, the Escape Hybrid doesn't "idle." If you are stopped and the engine is running it will be racing slightly to charge the battery or warm itself up. At other times, the engine may rev at a constant speed or even rev slower as the car goes faster, and vice-versa. The computer is managing all this to optimize efficiency. You need to decouple the audio sounds from the movement of the car and just enjoy the 40+ mpg.
 

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Now that I've actually driven mine for a bit. The engine is definitely louder than the 2021 SEL Hybrid I test drove earlier this year. Thankfully not loud enough to be annoying, but I could do without it. Road noise also seems a bit louder, so I'm starting to look into sound deadening in the front doors and rear cargo floor.
 

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I hear a clunk when the engine first starts from cold. But after that, the primary offender is road noise, especially in the rear. I added some sound deadening material under and around the spare and that helped a little - not so much less noise, but better sounding noise.
 

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After driving my 2022 Escape Hybrid for several months now I have got used to the engine noise and the road noise. The model I have is a Titanium supposed to be a premium model. You would think that Ford would’ve put some extra sound deadening in it for the money I paid or at least kept the same amount that was in the previous years. Still I love the comfortable seats and above all the fantastic fuel economy.
 
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