DEARBORN – Ford Motor Co. expects ’05 Escape buyers will be more than three times as likely to opt for the vehicle’s base I-4 engine than those who purchased previous models. Starting Dec. 15, Escape gets the Duratec 23 iteration of Ford’s global I-4 architecture. The all-aluminum overhead-cam engine produces 153 hp and 152 lb.-ft. (206 Nm) of torque. ’05 Ford Escape This compares favorably with the 127 hp and 135 lb.-ft. (183 Nm) made by the 2.0L Zetec I-4 that served as ...

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