The 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost Review

2013-11-22 22:37:02

The Ford Motor Corporation is a world leader in automobile manufacturing. It is an American multinational automaker, which his headquartered in Michigan. The company was founded Henry Ford back in 1903 and now the company is selling automobiles and the commercial vehicles under the brand Ford and the luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. The 2013 model Ford Escape EcoBoost is a real power machine, which has got a good critic review.


In the past, Ford had been also producing heavy trucks, tractors, as well as other automotive components. Ford also owns small percentage of shares in Mazda Motors of Japan as well as the Aston Martin of the UK. The company is also listed in NY Stock Exchange and is basically controlled by the Ford family. The former subsidiaries of Ford as Jaguar and Land Rover were acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively and they were sold in 2008 to Tata Motors. Also Ford owned Volvo from 1999 to 2010, which is a leading Swedish automaker into power automobile manufacturing. Ford is now the second-largest US automaker as well as the firth largest in the entire world.


2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost 1.6L / 2.0L


In year 2012, the Ford Escape model outsold the Honda CR-V model as well as the Toyota RAV4 in a very tight competition. In the full year of production, Ford had actually sold more than 250,000 of its small crossover. Now, Ford did a complete remake of the old Escape model and Escape makes a complete departure from the crossover SUV. This model has now got released under the One Ford initiative by the company, which aim to offer the same vehicle model globally in all the countries.


With an upright  and tall design more to feature the truckishness, the old  model Escape was not having any aggressive sporty lines on the boy. But the case is different with the brand new model of Escape. This model has got sporty creases which had been hard-pressed on to the sheet metal. Also the windshield has got a splayed back, a roof is made lower, and the front fascia is also made more cool. The square and upright interior got replaced and have got a multifaceted enveloping. The cabin components now look more expensive and elegant.


The newness is there in many other aspects too as far as the 2013 Escape is considered. The previous Esacpe’s Mazda-based platform is now replaced by a beefed-up new version of Ford’s Focus unique architecture. There are 3 engines which are four-cylindered and each comes connected to a conventional six-speed automatic gearbox. There is no longer manual transmission offered not it has got a hybrid  version on offer. Instead, Ford has now opted to hybridize its C-Max.


This base engine is only available with front-wheel drive. The secondary 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four with 178 hp as well as184 lb-ft is the next higher level. It is combined with the auto-closing grille shutter, which open up for air suction during low speeds and close automatically to reduce the air drag during high speeds. The most powerful choice is the next upgrade of 2.0L turbo four with 240 HP with 270 lb-ft torque. With this new model, Ford is really targeting the global market with the best in class.

  


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Ford E-150
Ford Escape Hybrid
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