The 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Escapes are available with Ford’s popular EcoBoost engines that respond very well to additional free-flowing cold air from AIRAID CAD Intake Systems
Ford EcoBoost-powered vehicles are all the rage these days, as they deliver the performance of a larger engine with the fuel economy of a smaller one. In the case of the EcoBoost equipped 2013-2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC, this means V6 performance with four-cylinder mileage. EcoBoost engine displacements vary for these vehicles, from the 1.6L and 2.0L in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Escape, to the 2.0L and 2.3L in the Lincoln MKC. The secret to EcoBoost engines is the use of modern variable vain turbochargers, which harness exhaust gases to compress incoming air, thus force-feeding the engine with more air than it would otherwise draw on its own.
Turbocharged engines have a voracious appetite for air regardless of the engine’s displacement. Feeding a modern turbo taxes factory intake designs, which place a priority on noise abatement over free-flowing air. As a result, the intake systems are filled with noise-canceling baffles and restrictive intake boxes, which starve the turbochargers of air they can potentially move into the engine. Recognizing the shortcomings of the factory intake box is the first step in making more power.
Sometimes simplicity is in the details, as is the case with the AIRAID CAD system for all EcoBoost-powered 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Escape, and 2015 Lincoln MKC models
Fortunately for 2013-2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC EcoBoost owners, AIRAID has a solution for the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Ford Escape as well as the 2015 Lincoln MKC with a Cold Air Dam system that frees up airflow and improves the performance of compact EcoBoost engines. This system targets the most restrictive portions of the factory intake systems and substantially increases airflow, which equates to more power and improved combustion efficiency.
AIRAID’s Cold Air Dam (CAD) system for 2013-2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC EcoBoost consists of specially formed Cold Air Dam panels that replace the upper half of the factory intake box. These metal panels snap into the lower half of the factory intake box, which is retained. Blade-style weatherstripping is positioned along the top of the CAD panels and seals against the hood; thereby the hood becomes a lid for the air box. The design allows the factory cold air inlet duct to be retained while adding additional forward-facing air to reach the air filter. The panels also keep the air filter isolated from hot engine compartment air.
The heart of the AIRAID Cold Air Intake for the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC is the AIRAID premium air filter, which maximizes filter surface area to increase airflow
The heart of the AIRAID CAD system for the late-model Escape and Lincoln MKC is the air filter itself. The AIRAID premium filter is both washable and reusable to save money over the life of the vehicle. The filter increases the amount of surface area that is available, which increases airflow without sacrificing filtration. Speaking of filtration, the AIRAID filter is available with a number of options.
AIRAID SynthaMax dry filters in red, black, or blue are used on 451-300, 452-300, and 450-300 systems for the 2013-2015 Ford Escape and Lincoln MKC EcoBoost
The 450-300 CAD system includes a filter that utilizes SynthaFlow oiled filter media in red. The 451-300 system uses SynthaMax dry filter media in red, the 452-300 system utilizes a SynthaMax dry filter in black, while the 453-300 system includes a SynthaMax dry filter in blue. With the oiled filter, the user washes and re-oils the filter using AIRAID’s 790-551 Tune-Up kit just like any traditional performance filter. With the SynthaMax dry filters, the user simply washes the filter using AIRAID’s 790-558 non-oiled filter cleaning solution and re-installs it. Both media styles filter incoming air the same and flow within 5% of one another, so which filter is best really boils down to personal preference.
Regardless of the filter style chosen, the AIRAID CAD system for the 2013-2015 Escape and 2015 Lincoln MKC can net power and performance gains that can be felt right from the seat.
The AIRAID 450-300, 451-300, 452-300, and 453-300 CAD systems fit the following vehicles:
2015 LINCOLN MKC 2.3L L4 F/I - All
2015 LINCOLN MKC 2.0L L4 F/I - All
2015 FORD ESCAPE 2.0L L4 F/I - All
2015 FORD ESCAPE 1.6L L4 F/I - All
2014 FORD ESCAPE 2.0L L4 F/I - All
2014 FORD ESCAPE 1.6L L4 F/I - All
2013 FORD ESCAPE 2.0L L4 F/I - All
2013 FORD ESCAPE 1.6L L4 F/I - All
To find more information on a specific year model Ford Escape or Lincoln MKC, simply use our Find Products tool. For more information on cold air intake products for all Ford Escapes, visit our Ford Escape Air Intake Page, while all Lincoln MKC Cold Air Intakes can be found on our Lincoln MKC Air Intake page. If you would like to find out more about AIRAID intakes for all Ford trucks equipped with gas and diesel engines, visit our Ford Performance Air Intake Page, and for Lincoln trucks and SUVs, visit our Lincoln Performance Air Intake Page. You can also locate your nearest AIRAID authorized dealer using our Dealer Search tool.