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Drivers from State College, Lewistown, and Bellefonte not only want to reduce the amount of money they spend buying gas, but they also want to do their part in protecting the environment. Essentially, they want a car that is very efficient with gas mileage, and the Ford Escape delivers great fuel economy for a compact SUV. Find out more about the 2019 Ford Escape MPG with our detailed analysis below.
The first thing to consider with fuel efficiency is your car’s engine. With the Ford Escape, you’ll find four trims and three different available engines. Another important factor for fuel efficiency is whether your car uses Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) or Intelligent 4-Wheel-Drive (4WD).
The base S trim carries a 2.5L Duratec i-VCT inline 4-cylinder engine with 168 horsepower and comes with FWD. This trim delivers an EPA-estimated 21 city/29 highway MPG.
For better fuel efficiency, the SE and SEL trims come standard with a 1.5L EcoBoost® engine that produces 179 horsepower and is standard with FWD, although you can upgrade to Intelligent 4WD. With FWD, you’ll get an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG. The Intelligent 4WD system gives you an EPA-estimated 22 city/28 highway MPG.
The top trim, the Titanium, has a 2.0L Twin Scroll EcoBoost® engine with a potent 245 horsepower, standard FWD, and Intelligent 4WD as an optional upgrade. With either drivetrain, you’ll get Auto Start-Stop technology to conserve energy when the car makes a stop during city driving. You get an EPA-estimated 22 city/29 highway MPG with the FWD system, whereas the Intelligent 4WD system provides you with an EPA-estimated 21 city/27 highway MPG.
Besides fuel efficiency, many drivers list cargo space and towing capacity as top priorities when buying a compact SUV. You’ll discover 34 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and a maximum of 68 cubic feet with the back row turned down. These figures mean you have plenty of room for groceries or luggage and other equipment for a road trip.
If you want to use the Escape for towing purposes, you need to add a Class II Trailer Tow package and make sure your equipment is properly attached to the SUV. When properly equipped, the S trim tows up to 1,500 pounds, and the SE and SEL trims can tow a maximum of 2,000 pounds. The high-end Titanium trim offers the best performance with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
Stop by The Lake Dealerships today to talk about the 2019 Ford Escape MPG with our knowledgeable staff. We understand that drivers from State College, Lewistown, and Bellefonte take fuel efficiency seriously, and we’re here to help you decide on the right car for you. Test drive the Escape today.