Plenty of drivers living in the Pacific Northwest want a vehicle that can scale the toughest roads, compete against the harshest road conditions, and haul cargo across winded pathways to backcountry destinations. These drivers need a 4x4.
But what about fuel economy? Isn’t it true that a 4x4 burns an unnecessary amount of fuel, wasting a driver’s hard-earned money?
This SUV gives drivers all the power and reliability they need from a 4x4 SUV and it won’t cost an arm and a leg at the gas pumps.
A combination of technologies in the 2.0L 4-cylinder Ford EcoBoost engine helps produce 240 horsepower while still achieving 20/28mpg city/highway. That's because of Ford's intelligently designed direct injection, turbocharging, and twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) works to make fuel efficiency a priority. This option is available on the base Explorer, the XLT, and the Limited trim styles.
For drivers that need just a little more oomph out of their ride, Ford also released an Explorer Sport, a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost with twin turbo that delivers 365 horsepower and still manages an EPA-estimated 16/22mpg city/highway. While this efficiency isn’t as great as the XLT or Limited trim, it’s nothing to gloss over.
If you’re someone that needs a vehicle that doesn’t back down in the face of adventure, but you don’t want to spend copious amounts of dollars at the gas pumps, visit Sound Ford, Seattle, and we’ll set you up to test drive a fuel efficient 4x4 Ford Escape.