Ford said its new 2013-MY Escape is certified by the EPA at a fuel-economy rating of 33 mpg, with all three engines in the new vehicle certified at 30-plus mpg.
Escape’s 1.6L EcoBoost engine gets 33 mpg highway, 23 mpg city, and produces 178 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, according to Ford. The 2.0L EcoBoost gets 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg in the city, and provides 240 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. That engine is rated at 3,500 pounds towing. The Escape’s 2.5L engine offers 31 mpg highway and 22 mpg in city driving.
According to Ford, EcoBoost engines are standard in the SE, SEL, and Titanium editions. The SE and SEL models come with the 1.6L as standard, the Titanium comes with the 2.0L engine, and the 2.5L is available in the S edition.
The automaker said the new Escape will arrive in dealerships in May.
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