- The all-new Ford Escape’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine provides adult to 3,500 pounds of towing capability – best in category among tiny turbocharged SUVs, and as most as a effusive 3.0-liter V6 engine
- The smaller engine provides aloft potency though sacrificing power
- With trailer lean control, a all-new Ford Escape can draw dual personal watercraft on a trailer or a tiny boat, with no worry for a driver
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DEARBORN, Mich., Mar 14, 2012 – Packing 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque, a discretionary 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine in a all-new 2013 Ford Escape enables a car to draw 3,500 pounds – best in category among tiny SUVs with turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine delivers a ultimate multiple of fuel economy, opening and capability that SUV business with active lifestyles need in today’s sourroundings of record-high fuel prices.
The subsequent closest competitor, a Volkswagen Tiguan, has a draw rating of usually 2,200 pounds, while turbocharged versions of Kia Sportage and Acura RDX have draw ratings of 2,000 pounds and 1,500 pounds respectively.
Escape’s incomparable towing capability is roughly equal to dual jet skis or a snowmobile and a trailer they float on. The ability to lift incomparable loads will save Escape drivers both time and fuel by shortening a series of trips needed. Travel is also done safer with trailer lean control, a class-exclusive underline among tiny SUVs with turbocharged four-cylinder engines.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine replaces a 3.0-liter V6 engine in a stream Escape with no detriment of opening and with fuel economy to be aloft than a V6’s 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway EPA rating.
“Smaller-displacement engines have a elemental potency advantage,” pronounced Roger Maynard, Powertrain administrator for a 2013 Ford Escape. “These elemental efficiencies are softened with a EcoBoost record of approach fuel injection and turbocharging.”
The all-new Escape will be accessible with a choice of 3 four-cylinder engines. In further to a 2.0-liter EcoBoost, Escape will be offering with a 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder rated during 177 horsepower and a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder cranking out 171 horsepower. All 3 engines are corresponding to a fuel-saving six-speed involuntary transmission. Escape also facilities EPAS – electric power-assisted steering – a fuel-saver as well.
The EcoBoost difference
EcoBoost has been a renouned choice among business given a EcoBoost V6 engine was introduced in 2009 in a Ford Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKS. Last year, Ford sole some-more than 127,000 EcoBoost-equipped vehicles.
Using some of a same technologies found in diesel engines, EcoBoost can urge fuel economy by as most as 20 percent over larger, required engines. This year, Ford is expanding a EcoBoost engine record to not usually Escape though Fusion as well.
These engines are elemental to a Ford plan of providing technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement powertrains that broach well-developed fuel economy and uncompromised opening for millions of drivers around a world. By subsequent year, some-more than 90 percent of Ford’s North American lineup will be accessible with EcoBoost technology. Ford binds some-more than 125 patents on this engine technology.
The all-new Escape comes to dealerships after this spring. The stream Escape is a best- offered competition application car in a United States.
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