New 2013 Ford Escape to Drop V6 in Favor of EcoBoost Engines 4 November 2011, eagleweb @ 1:55 pm

It has been announced that we should be on the lookout for the redesigned 2013 Ford Escape during new month’s Los Angeles car show.  To preview the styling of the Escape check out the Ford Vertrek concept.  The Blue Oval has already verified many of the Escape’s power train details. For example, we now know that the new model will no longer have the V-6 option due to the fact that there will be an all four-cylinder lineup that is made up of one naturally aspirated engine and two turbocharged EcoBoost engines.

The base Escape will have a 2.5 liter four- cylinder with twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT). Also, when it is introduced to North American drives it will have the 1.6 liter EcoBoost four.  Not to mention the fact that the range will be topped by a 2.0 liter EcoBoost. You may remember that from the 2012 Edge and Explorer – it makes 240 hp and 270 lb ft of torque.  The 1.6 is expected to make around 175 hp and 170 lb ft of torque. Sources say that it will be a lot better than the current front wheel drive Escape hybrid’s 31 mpg EPA highway rating.

Check back frequently for more details on the features as its release date gets nearer.

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