2013 Ford Escape Is EPA-Certified As Most Fuel-Efficient Small SUV

33 MPG Gives the Escape a Leg-Up On the CR-V and RAV4

Apr 27, 2012, 10:26 ET from Mike Castrucci Ford of Alexandria

CINCINNATI, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fuel efficiency is getting special attention from Ford Motor Company recently and the experts at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria have been excited to tell consumers about it. More fuel-efficient small-SUVs have been appearing across the auto market and Ford has made it their objective to provide an answer in the form of the 2013 Ford Escape. The newly re-designed SUV features a 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and is certified by the U.S. EPA as the most fuel-efficient small-SUV with an automatic transmission. The engine in the new Escape is certified at 33 MPG, which makes it easy to see why many Ford dealers in Cincinnati are excited to get their allotment.

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The 2013 Ford Escape is now classified as having 2 MPG better fuel economy than the Honda CR-V and 5 MPG better than the Toyota RAV4. All three engines featured in the new Escape are EPA-certified at 30 MPG on the highway while still sustaining the maximum power that a Ford SUV has been known for.

"The fuel economy of the all-new Escape showcases the continued success of Ford's development of smaller, yet more powerful engines, " said Raj Nair, group vice president, Ford Global Product Development. "Ford understands people want fuel-efficient vehicles without sacrificing power and space requirements."

The professionals at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria also understand that their consumers in Cincinnati deserve better prices at the gas pump and expect to have the best deals on the 2013 Ford Escape in Cincinnati. It may sound like something out of a movie, but one of the main reasons for the great fuel-efficiency in this vehicle is its Active Grille Shutter System. The innovative system is positioned between the grille opening and the radiator – the shutter is monitored by the engine control module and it automatically opens and closes to maintain the optimum operating temperature, as well as ideal aerodynamics.

The 2013 Ford Escape is scheduled to arrive at Mike Castrucci of Alexandria next month and with it will come a flurry of requests for a first-look and test drive. To reserve your test-drive appointment, give the dealership a call at (877) 558-5487 or visit them online at www.mikecastruccialexandria.com.

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Todd Williams Mike Castrucci Ford of Alexandria, 1-877-405-7431, toddwilliams@mikecastruccichevrolet.com

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