Originally Posted by mark3inline
The Focus isn't an automatic, it's a DCT, manual trans shifted automaticly. The Escape is an automatic, it's parts are more closely shared with the Fusion now.
The Escape and the fusion were related at the hip powertrain wise from 2009 at least when the Escape got the fusion's 2.5L i4 and 6F35.
The newer escape shares more with the MK3 Focus, except for the automatic transmission from the second gen Escape and the Fusion.