Ford's totally transformed new Escape compact crossover loads up on style as well as fuel efficiency, with the new model's 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine not only offering five mpg (miles per gallon) better fuel economy than the small SUV's retiring version, but also boasting 2 mpg more fuel efficiency, on the highway, as compared to its rivals like Honda's CR-V and Toyota's RAV4.
The 2013 Ford Escape's 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine - which the EPA has rated at 33 mpg - produces 178 HP and 184 pound-foot of torque; thereby helping it rank amongst the most powerful engines in its category.
In addition, the new Escape also has a 2.0-liter EcoBoost which - with a 30 mpg highway rating and 22 mpg in the city driving - produces 240 HP and 270 pound-foot of torque. The vehicle also has a standard 2.5-liter third engine which has been rated at 31 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city.
Along with loading up on mpg for a boost in fuel economy with a new Active Grille Shutter System, the 2013 Ford Escape also exudes a lot of style, thanks largely to its complex curves, creases and swooshes. The new model also has an engaging leg-activated tailgate as well as easy-to-fold rear seats.
The entry-level model of the 2013 Ford Escape - which will reportedly hit the showrooms in spring this year - will be priced at $23,295; with the cost of the most stylish Escape model, the Titanium, likely to go up to $31,195.
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