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2009 FORD ESCAPE
A new powertrain lineup, with a more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a new six-speed automatic transmission, leads the list of enhancements for the 2009 Ford Escape.
The 2009 Ford Escape comes with a new, 171-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with intake variable cam timing (i-VCT) for enhanced fuel economy and performance. The new engine is expected to gain 1 mpg in both city and highway fuel economy when equipped with the new six-speed transmission.
Beyond technology upgrades, the 2009 Escape development team focused on key details such as tire technology and aerodynamic efficiency to deliver an overall 1 mpg fuel economy improvement, helping make each tank full go farther.
Escape featurea new low-rolling-resistance tires, developed in cooperation with Michelin. The new 16-inch Michelin Latitude Tour design features a unique mold design, reduced weight and a new-generation tread pattern optimized for reduced fuel consumption.
Aerodynamic refinements that account for increased fuel efficiency include a redesigned front bumper spoiler and new rear tire spoilers, the first application on a Ford SUV.