LinkBack Thread Tools
post #51 of 58 Old 02-01-2016, 11:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Walnut Creek Ca
Posts: 296
there are a lot of TSB'S on the 1.6 engine!!
waverunner10 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #52 of 58 Old 02-02-2016, 05:02 PM
Senior Member
Rocko1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 318
Originally Posted by Jnitrofish View Post
I just picked up a 2013 1.6 with 161k miles on it. I have already put 2k miles on it and haven't had any concerns about reliability or it not lasting another 150k miles. I do all of my own maintenance and major repairs myself, and I came from driving a VW TDI for many years so I am very familiar to the concept of turbocharged and direct injected engines. Wouldn't drive anything else.
161K miles in 3 years? Was it a taxi?
Rocko1 is offline  
post #53 of 58 Old 02-02-2016, 05:45 PM
Super Moderator
atlcarl69's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,554

2013 Titanium<SEL Tuxedo Black 2.0 Born on 2012.07.19
OEM HIDs, PanoRoof, Sony MFT Nav, PVD Chrome Rims
Packages: 302A, Parking Tech, Ford Towing
Help us help you - what is your year, engine, drivetrain, trim and SYNC version?

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to learn how!
atlcarl69 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #54 of 58 Old 02-18-2016, 01:56 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 5
I am not sure how my FE made it to 161k miles in three years. I figure it was someone like me who had to be on the road constantly. Even though I work only a few miles from home I have added 10k miles on the FE in five months. Just wait until I start commuting over an hour each way again, then 30k-45k miles a year will not be unusual.

2013 Escape SE 1.6 EcoBoost - FWD
Jnitrofish is offline  
post #55 of 58 Old 04-17-2016, 12:34 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1
Question Total Hwy HP

Originally Posted by jpohlman View Post
Is that the Escape is too heavy for it.

This means that if your driving is a 50/50 hwy city mix the 1.6L engine has to be run close to it's maximum output over half of it's life.
I doubt the Ford Escape uses over 50 HP while cruising on the highway.

The 1.6 EcoBoost can produce 180 HP

Am I wrong here? Not intending to be difficult, but the Escape is not a very big vehicle. Small cars use around 15 HP on highway level surfaces.
technoshark likes this.
junkstopshere is offline  
post #56 of 58 Old 04-17-2016, 08:23 PM
Senior Member
GustoGuy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 325
Originally Posted by junkstopshere View Post
I doubt the Ford Escape uses over 50 HP while cruising on the highway.

The 1.6 EcoBoost can produce 180 HP

Am I wrong here? Not intending to be difficult, but the Escape is not a very big vehicle. Small cars use around 15 HP on highway level surfaces.

The 1.6 liter Ecoboost only makes 184 foot pounds of torque while the 2 liter makes 270 foot pounds of torque. Torque is very import in acelerating from a dead stop as well as pulling a load and there is about 1.5 to 2 second drop in 0 to 60 mph times with the 2 liter engine. 86 foot pounds of extra torque is nothing to sneeze at. In fact Motor trend said although the 1.6 liter had enough power to move the Escape it seemed much more taxed in doing so when compared to the 2 liter engine.

Less work on the 2 liter to move the Escape's 3700 to 3800 lbs will mean better overall reliability for 2 liter

2013 "Ginger-ale" Ford Escape 2.0 liter Titanium AWD with the 19 inch wheels. and Navigation.
GustoGuy is offline  
post #57 of 58 Old 04-17-2016, 10:08 PM
Senior Member
Foxbat's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Michiana, USA
Posts: 657
I've lived with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost for just over two years now. I have yet to come across a situation where I needed the extra torque and horsepower of the 2.0 liter. However, I don't live in a major city like Phoenix (I spent spring break out there with a rental Nissan Note and it's a totally different mindset from my daily commute) so your needs may vary. If I lived in Arizona, I'd get the 2.0 liter.

Here, where it's flat, the 1.6 liter does just fine. I've tackled Chicago's Dan Ryan during the morning commute and had no problem accelerating into traffic flows. But I don't come anywhere close to that on a regular basis and my Escape's 1.6 liter has returned close to 30 MPG over the last two years' worth of use.

The problem with auto magazine reviews is the writers cover everything from Bugatti Veyrons to Chevy Corvette Z06s to Ford Mustang GT350s and on down to Fiat 500s. After driving a 2,800 lb. car with 800 horsepower, I suppose 180 hp in a 3,600 lb. vehicle will seem underpowered. I don't think I've ever read a car review that didn't say "it could use more power"...

2014 Escape Titanium, 1.6L FWD, 401A, 18" wheels
Karat Gold exterior, Medium Light Leather interior
Built in Feb. 2014
Foxbat is offline  
post #58 of 58 Old 01-21-2017, 04:54 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 1
Thumbs up 1.6 vs 2.5

The difference between the 1.6 ecoboost and the 2.5 is WHERE the power (torque) is being produced. The 1.6 ecoboost makes peak torque somewhere around 2500 rpm whereas the 2.5 makes its peak torque at 4500 rpm. they both produce peak HP at 6000rpm. What this means is the 1.6 doesn't "work" as hard to produce essentially the same power as the 2.5. It translates into an more enjoyable driving experience in the real world. The 2.5 feels underpowered compared to the 1.6 ecoboost because of the RPMs you have to push it to to get comparable performance.
biggyp808 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does waiting too long to fill up damage engine? Zenman Ford Escape Fuel Economy Discussion 10 11-17-2014 08:54 AM
2013, takes too long to shift when the engine is cold Ben Young Engine and Technical Discussion 14 05-11-2014 07:57 AM
Ford Ecoboost Engine Torture pilotattitude Off Topic Discussion 5 03-06-2014 06:23 PM
Unspecific Ecoboost engine badges JMR Ford Escape General Discussion 29 10-12-2013 08:42 PM
2.0 Ecoboost engine camshaft operation wamara Engine and Technical Discussion 6 03-23-2013 12:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome