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post #51 of 58 Old 02-01-2016, 11:55 PM
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there are a lot of TSB'S on the 1.6 engine!!
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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?
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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.

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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.
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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

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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"...

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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.
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