so i found a guide on the Escape forums about fitting a larger battery than stock. our stock size is 96r but it is in fact possible to fit a larger 94r battery. 200 more cranking amps, as well as a higher reserve capacity. battery dimensions are identical aside from the 94r being about 1.5" longer. the stock battery tray has 2 spacers, which are easily popped out. the front one is horizontal and long and the rear one is little and stubby. the 94r fits in absolutely perfectly with these spacers removed. both battery terminals go on perfectly as well. 0 issues. but any time you replace your battery in these new ford cars, you have to reset the battery monitor. this requires either a trip to the dealer, or download FORScan and use an obd2 dongle to reset. larger batteries are useful for people who have a lot of aftermarket electrical accessories installed, like a large stereo or tons of lights or compressors.