Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the 2011 Ford Escape compact SUV. The Escape features a 2.5L I-4 (171 hp @ 6,000 rpm) or a 3.0L V6 (240 hp @ 6,550 rpm) engine mated with either a 5-speed manual overdrive or 6-speed automatic overdrive transmission.


2011 Ford Escape Technical Specifications
BODY
Construction Unitized welded steel body
Final Assembly Location Kansas City Assembly Plant
POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS
ENGINE 2.5L iVCT I-4 3.0L iVCT V6 FFV
Type 2.5-liter 3.0-liter
Configuration Aluminum block and aluminum heads Aluminum block and aluminum heads
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x stroke 3.50 x 3.94 in. / 89 x 100 mm 3.50 x 3.13 in. / 89 x 79.5 mm
Displacement 152 cu. in. / 2,488 cc 183 cu. in. / 2,976 cc
Compression ratio 9.7:1 10.3:1
Horsepower 171 @ 6,000 rpm 240 @ 6,550 rpm
Horsepower per liter 68.4 80
Torque 171 ft.-lb. @ 4,500 rpm 223 ft.-lb. @ 4,300 rpm
Recommended fuel 87 octane unleaded 87 octane unleaded
Fuel capacity 17.5 gallons 17.5 gallons
Fuel injection Sequential multi-port electronic Sequential multi-port electronic
Oil capacity 5.0 quarts with filter 6.0 quarts with filter
Coolant capacity 5.3 quarts(manual) / 6.9 quarts (automatic) 10.6 quarts
DRIVETRAIN
Layout Front-wheel drive / Intelligent 4WD Front-wheel drive / Intelligent 4WD
TRANSMISSION
Standard 5-speed manual overdrive (XLS, FWD)
6-speed automatic overdrive (XLS, 4WD, XLT, LTD)
6-speed automatic overdrive XLT, LTD
Gear Ratios
1st 3.50:1 4.584:1
2nd 1.94:1 2.964:1
3rd 1.25:1 1.912:1
4th 0.94:1 1.446:1
5th 0.80:1 1.00:1
6th -- 0.746:1
Reverse 3.37 2.943:1
Final Drive
Automatic 3.51:1 (FWD & 4WD) 3.51:1 (FWD & 4WD)
Manual 4.13:1 (FWD) --
SUSPENSION
Front Independent MacPherson struts, coil springs and stabilizer bar
Rear Independent double-lateral, semi-trailing arm design and rear stabilizer bar
STEERING
Type Rack and pinion with electric power assist
Ratio 17.5:1
Turning circle curb-to-curb 36.7 ft (16 inch wheel)
BRAKES
Type Four-wheel power brakes with standard 4-sensor, 4-channel anti lock braking system (ABS)
Front 11.9-in vented disc 11.9-in vented disc
Rear 10.0-in drum 10.0-in drum
Power assist Dual diaphragm
WHEELS AND TIRES
Base 16-inch aluminum, P235/70R16
Largest 17-inch chrome clad,P225/65R17


2011 Ford Escape Dimensions (inches unless otherwise noted)
EXTERIOR
Wheelbase 103.1
Length 174.7
Width (Excluding mirrors) (Including mirrors) (Mirrors folded) 71.1 81.3 77.9
Vehicle height 4x2/4x4 (w/o options); with options 67.9/67.8; 70.1
Minimum ground clearance 4x2/4x4 8.4 / 8.1
Track, front/rear 60.7/60.2
INTERIOR
Seating capacity 5 passenger
Headroom (Front row; Second row) 40.4/ 39.2
Legroom (Front row; Second row) 41.6/35.6
Shoulder room (Front row; Second row) 56.6/55.9
Hip room (Front row; Second row) 53.3/49.1
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES (pounds unless otherwise noted)
SAE passenger volume 4x2 99.4 cu. ft.
Cargo volume 4x2 67.2 cu. ft. (behind first row) 31.4 cu. ft. (behind second row)
Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped) 1500 (3,500 w/Towing Pkg. )
Base curb weight 2.5L: 3,231 manual FWD 3,302 auto FWD 3,445 auto 4WD
3.0L: 3,388 FWD 3,549 4WD
FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy) FWD 4WD
6-speed automatic, 2.5-liter I-4 N/A N/A
5-speed manual, 2.5-liter I-4 N/A N/A
6-speed automatic, 3.0-liter V-6 N/A N/A

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