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Old 09-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #11
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You realize they are using the 2.0 ecoboost in the Explorer, right? Without driving it, that would seem underpowered to me.
The 2.0L EcoBoost i4 makes at least 230-240 hp in this application, or about the same as they were making out of the 3.0L N/A V6 that was still available in the 2012 Fusion, so while it's likely to not be that fast in a 4500 lb Explorer it might not be as overwhelmed as the older 3.0L V6 in the Freestyle when that car weighed in around 4000lbs but with the 201hp version of the older Duratec 3.0L V6. It needed the CVT to get the most out of the engine, but the car was still slightly under powered.

The 1.6L EcoBoost engine is more powerful than the base 2.5L i4 engine while being more efficient off boost. Its also very nearly as powerful as the 2.4L i4 in the Honda CR-V.

The Escape is much nicer to drive than the CR-V as well.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #12
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You would think they would have sorted this out and got it taken care of during the first recall...

That number of recalled is actually higher, the one the op linked to is just in the US.

"The new Escape recall covers 7,600 2013 SUVs built with 1.6-liter engines, including 6,150 in the United States and 1,300 in Canada. The recalled vehicles were built between Oct. 5, 2011, and Aug. 31."

From The Detroit News: Ford Escape hit with 3rd recall
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:28 AM   #13
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"at least they're owning up to it and doing something about it..."

I remember that comment from the last thread about the first recall.
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Posted via FF Mobile Again, doesnt really seem like that big of a deal...especially if you actually read the article, which I'm sure many didn't. Cars get recalls all the time.
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If it was a Kia or a Hyundai people wouldn't be saying it's "no big deal"

Just saying.
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If it was a Kia or a Hyundai people wouldn't be saying it's "no big deal"

Just saying.
its also a numbers games, relatively small number on this recall (7k when they sold 25k+ in August) .. i havent heard of any new kia's or hyundai's being recall recently though...
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