2017 Ford® Escape SUV | Fuel Efficiency Performance Features | Ford.com

Powered for the road you choose to take.

Powered for the road you choose to take.

Ford Escape offers a line of three engines: The 2.5L with independent variable cam timing (iVCT). The available 1.5L EcoBoost® iVCT, the most fuel-efficient engine in the Escape lineup.* And for more punch at the pedal, the available 2.0L EcoBoost with responsive twin-scroll turbocharger. Both EcoBoost engines feature fuel-saving and emissions-friendly Auto Start-Stop Technology. Choose the combination of power and efficiency that best suits the road you travel.
*EPA-estimated rating of 23 city/30 hwy/26 combined mpg. Actual mileage will vary. 
2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop

2.0L Twin-Scroll EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop

The available 2.0L EcoBoost® engine delivers high performance along with efficient Auto Start-Stop Technology. The unique Twin-Scroll turbo design has two chambers — plus two exhaust runners flowing into the turbo. It gathers exhaust from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence, maximizing pulse energy to the turbine wheel for quicker torque delivery when you need it on demand.
1.5L EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop

1.5L EcoBoost® with Auto Start-Stop

Standard on SE and Titanium, the 1.5L EcoBoost® is the most efficient Escape engine.* It combines two technologies – turbocharging and direct injection. It also features Auto Start-Stop Technology to help reduce emissions and conserve fuel.
*EPA-estimated rating of 23 city/30 hwy/26 combined mpg FWD. Actual mileage will vary.

Auto Start-Stop Technology

The efficiency-minded attitude of the Escape goes further with the addition of available Auto Start-Stop Technology, which can help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving. While the vehicle is stopped, the engine automatically shuts off and then seamlessly restarts when you step on the accelerator or when your foot leaves the brake pedal. Included with the available 1.5L and 2.0L EcoBoost® engines.
Auto Start-Stop Technology
2.5L i-VCT

2.5L i-VCT

The new 2.5L engine in the Escape S model features intake variable cam timing (iVCT) technology. iVCT varies valve timing along the entire power curve to suit the driving condition, helping improve performance from low-end acceleration to high-end cruising.
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission

6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission

The 6-Speed SelectShift transmission when in sport mode (S) lets you override automatic operation and enjoy the sporty feel of manual control over gear selection. Escape with EcoBoost® also has race-inspired steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for changing gears easily and quickly.
Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control

When you’re approaching a curve on wet or dry pavement, standard electronic Curve Control can sense if you’re going too fast and slow you down using throttle reduction and anti-lock braking. Once you’re into the curve, G-forces tend to transfer more traction to the outside tires than to the inside ones. Standard Torque Vectoring Control enhances that by transferring torque to the wheels that have the most grip, reducing understeer and forcing the front end to hug the inside of the curve.39

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor yaw and roll rates. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control in various road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it’s going too fast for a particular curve.39  Trailer Sway Control, too, is included in the Class II Trailer Tow Prep Package.