2013 Ford Escape Certified by the EPA: Will Get 30 Mpg or More
Ford recently modified the 2013 Ford Escape by installing a range-topping 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine instead of normal V6 engine. The new model, with three engine offerings, has now been ranked by the EPA, and will get 30 mpg or more on the highway. Dropping the hybrid version of the Escape, Ford will now sell the C-Max crossover, which goes on sale this fall. The C-Max Hybrid was also produced on the same platform as the Escape. The modified Escape will receive new styling tweaks that accounts for up to a 10 percent more aerodynamic design than the outgoing Escape, as per company sources.
The three engines rated by the EPA are a 1.6-liter EcoBoost (178 hp and 184 lbs.-ft. of torque) that receives 23 mpg city/33 highway, a 2.0-liter Ecoboost (240 hp and 270 lbs.-ft. of torque) that receives 22 mpg city/30 highway, and a 2.5-liter iVCT (168 hp and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque) that receives 22 mpg city/31 highway. Among these, the 2.5-liter engine is the only carryover from the existing Escape, which will be offered only in the base S model. Its mileage is enhanced by 3 mpg on the highway, when compared to the same engine on the 2012 Escape, despite the same engine specifications.
The 1.6-liter EcoBoost, a direct injection gasoline engine with turbocharging, will be used in the SE, SEL and Titanium trim versions. Besides, by next year, Ford will offer more than 90 percent of its North American vehicle lineup with EcoBoost engines.