1.5L Dragon Reviews and Impressions in other Vehicles

Excape

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I've been researching this 1.5L Dragon 3-cylinder engine.

While I don't like that some (mainly Escape drivers) complain of the subwoofer-like "booming drone" or warble, and I'm skeptical of the wet timing belt, there is one place where this engine seems to review well:

That would be in the Fiesta ST with a manual transmission. Perhaps the closer ratios allow the engine to stay out of the "droning range". I don't know, but there are quite of few favorable reviews of that combo, mostly European.
 

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In the Ford Escape that I test drI’ve i did not find that at all. Most car reviewers favour the bigger engine by default. There are few good reviews of the smaller engine because everyone test drives the titanium and boiler plates their analysis of the 1.5.
 
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