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Old 12-12-2012, 11:19 AM   #21
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I'd still like to see the new Escape offered with a 2.0L Duratorq Diesel engine here in North America (or at least Canada :p). It would suit the Escape perfectly - it would not be overly laboured like the small displacement turbo engines, the massive low end torque would haul the heavier vehicle with ease, and the highway fuel economy would be phenomenal. 45 mpg highway? Yes please! They already use the engine in Europe and it's been around long enough that the bugs should be worked out of it.

I did rent a 2.0 ecoboost Escape to do a road trip to Chicago last month, I loved the car (it was loaded too), had GOBS of power (compared to my Focus lol) and didn't seem to have any turbo lag whatsoever. But I couldn't live with it as my own daily driver due to the fuel economy it got. 1000 mile trip only averaged 25.5 US mpg. Better than a V6 I suppose but not good enough for a 4 banger for my liking.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by swagfocuswagon View Post
My question is why put a 1.6 in a heavy vehicle like a Fusion or Escape anyway? I feel like its being worked to death in those vehicles.
180hp, 180tq (at 2000rpm) is worked to death in a 3300 lb vehicle?
its about the same as your Oldsmobile (assuming u have the 3.1 engine), but would feel better due to the low rpm torque.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:44 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by thenorm View Post
180hp, 180tq (at 2000rpm) is worked to death in a 3300 lb vehicle?
its about the same as your Oldsmobile (assuming u have the 3.1 engine), but would feel better due to the low rpm torque.
With a little motor like that yeah. And yeah its a 3.1 (though the ecotech could kill it) but I cant imagine how much more work it has to do moving the heavy fusion body around. I feel like it would spit the crank out the oil pan lol. I feel like a 2.5l would be better for both the car and the truck.
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My mom just bought hers and got the letter in the mail. Bartow ford in Florida said they will give her a rental car of her choice until a fix is created. I've driven hers with the 1.6 and it would beat the dog shit out of my 2.0 duratec focus for sure. I like it a whole lot. Seems like at least the ford dealer she got it from is trying to make things right.
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