Ford's 2.5-liter, aluminum-block-and-head, Atkinson-cycle, four-cylinder internal combustion engine

which generates 163 horsepower and 155 pounds-feet of torque, is the foundation of the Escape's hybrid powertrain.

With the addition of an 88kWh electric motor

the Blue Oval team was able to increase the powertrain's output to 192 horsepower.

This power is then transferred through an electronically controlled continuously

Escape Hybrid Offers Value for a Compact SUV