New Engines on the 2017 Ford Escape

By Admin | Posted in Ford, Ford Escape, Technology on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 at 6:08 pm
2017 Ford Escape Powertrain

The 2016 Ford Escape was a top-notch five-person SUV with a lot of first-rate features. Which is part of the reason that we are so stoked about the 2017 model coming out. The new engines on the 2017 Ford Escape, which offer to increase gas mileage and efficiency, are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this great vehicle.

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2017 Ford Escape Powertrain

1.5-liter Ecoboost engineThe base S trim will come standard with the previous year’s 2.5-liter I-VCT four-cylinder rated (at least in 2015, we haven’t gotten the solid numbers yet for 2017) for 168 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Again, at least last year, this engine offered a fuel economy of 22 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.

When you move to more advanced trims is where the engine options get more interesting, with two new Ecoboost engines. The SE and Titanium trim will come standard with a new aluminum-block, twin-cam 1.5-liter four-cylinder with an integrated exhaust manifold that is predicted to offer an impressive 180 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque.

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Those trims will also be available to upgrade to the new twin-scroll 2.0-liter Ecoboost rated for 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. This engine promises reduced noise, vibration and harshness, thanks to new pistons that provide a more efficient higher compression ratio and a newly designed integrated exhaust manifold.

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Both of these engines should be more efficient than their predecessors thanks to new technology to reduce fuel consumption. One of these features which will be standard on both Ecoboost engines in the 2017 Ford Escape is Auto Stop-Start.

Ford Auto Start-Stop Technology

With Auto Start-Stop technology, the Ford’s engine system will automatically sense when the vehicle is sitting idle (for example, when at a stop-light or a really slow fast-food line) and shut off the engine. The engine will restart automatically when the brake pedal is released. This technology should allow a 4 to 6 percent improvement in fuel economy in city driving when those red lights just won’t quit.

“Auto Start-Stop is the equivalent of turning off the lights when you leave a room, or turning off a water faucet when you’re done washing dishes,” said Milton Wong, Escape chief engineer, in a recent Ford press release. “It’s a high-tech approach to more efficient driving.”

We can’t wait to get more information on these great engines and the new 2017 Ford Escape. Keep an eye on this blog to stay updated as we learn more!