The Ford Escape has an eco-friendly side. For example, there are two available EcoBoost® engines that are designed to be efficient. In fact, the 1.6L EcoBoost engine delivers 33 highway mpg, the best automatic highway fuel economy in its class.* Seat cushion and head restraint foam is derived from soybeans. Carpet in all models is produced using a blend of post-industrial fibers and post-consumer fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. Even the shape of the Escape and the use of the Active Grille Shutters helps make the vehicle more aerodynamic for enhanced fuel economy.
*EPA-estimated 23 city/33 hwy/26 combined mpg, 1.6L I-4 EcoBoost automatic FWD. Class is Small Utilities with automatic transmissions vs. 2012/2013 competitors.
When equipped with the optional 1.6L EcoBoost® engine, this transmission helps the 2013 Escape deliver best-in-class automatic highway fuel economy.*
The standard SelectShift transmission helps the Escape achieve a class-leading 33 highway mpg. It also adds a little fun to your drive. A switch on the gear shifter knob lets you easily and quickly shift gears without having to engage the clutch.
Escape wasn’t designed just to look great – it was also styled to reduce air resistance. Standard Active Grille Shutters* also help by cheating the wind. When closed, they help to reduce vehicle aerodynamic drag caused by air traveling through the radiator.
The cushions and head restraints in the 2013 Escape use a bio-based polyurethane foam derived from the oils of various plant seeds such as soybeans. More than 10 lbs. of scrap cotton from jeans, sweaters, T-shirts and other items – material that otherwise would be sent to a landfill – is used in sound-absorption material. The carpet in all models is manufactured from a blend of post-consumer and post-industrial polyester fibers, which reduces the need for new raw materials and helps eliminate waste. The post-consumer fibers are derived from recycled plastic bottles. In total, about 25 recycled 20-ounce bottles are in the carpeting. So no matter what color your Escape is, it will always be green.