The Corsair's base engine will be the top-tier engine in the Escape — a 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. As we saw with the Corsair specs, though, it looks like Ford's cutting back on horsepower. The Escape document lists the 2.0-liter as "240PS GAS," which is 237 horsepower, same as it did with the Corsair. That 2.0-liter currently makes 245 hp in the Escape and the Lincoln MKC, a drop of eight horses. The premium engine in the Corsair, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost, is listed as having 275 hp, which is 10 hp less than the 2.3-liter in the current MKC.
It looks like there'll be a traditional hybrid and a plug-in hybrid for the Escape, since Ford lists FHEV (full hybrid-electric vehicle) and PHEV on the documents. Both use the 2.5-liter Duratec four-cylinder. Hybrid horsepower isn't listed on the VIN paperwork, but that engine presently makes 168 hp and 170 lb-ft in the base Escape S. The same engine in the Fusion S puts out 175 hp and 175 lb-ft.
The Escape will come in the same four trims as today: S, SE, SEL and Titanium. Any can be optioned with all-wheel drive, but only the SE, SEL and Titanium offer hybrid options and plug-in hybrid options. On the Corsair, the PHEV is a trim to itself and only available with all-wheel drive. Sadly, there's no indication of an Escape ST.
With the Escape due in showrooms sometime this year, we shouldn't have long to wait to fill in the blanks.