The 2014 Ford Escape is one of our favorite small crossover utility vehicles, thanks to the sporty driving dynamics, comfortable and useful cabin tech features. The 2014 Ford Escape is subject to minor adjustments subject to availability. In particular, a reversing camera and synchronization are now standard on all trim levels. Titanium Trim no longer makes the 2.0-liter turbo engine as standard, but Ford has reduced its price accordingly. The SEL trim level has been discontinued. The 2014 Ford Escape stands out as one of the best small crossover in a segment full of worthy entries. Completely revised and last year, the Ford Escape is one of the most popular compact crossover SUV remains. Has handling, attractive design and high quality interior details that will justify its price a bit higher to help in this class.
You do not have to look at the 2014 Ford Escape long before you think that it will launch as a pump-up Ford Focus, and it shows with good reason. The exhaust gas is based on the same platform as the Focus, and it shows in the elegant style. We love the Ford Focus for its quality, versatility and excellent handling characteristics, and escape these properties translate well to pack. Sure, the exhaust is heavier than a focus, but still has a very well-controlled ride and goes around corners with a surprising level of agility.
Ford offers a trio of four-cylinder engines to escape in 2014. The 2014 Ford Escape base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which is a fairly typical offer a small crossover offers adequate performance. But what help distinguish the escape in this class are 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter turbo engine. The 1.6 offers more power and better fuel economy than the 2.5, while the 2.0 cranks out 240 hp and is only slightly lower EPA fuel economy that the lower 1.6.
The 2014 Ford Escape interior is equipped with high quality material exhaust, and when equipped with the slick looking interface MyFord Touch electronics, it feels like a much more expensive car ride. The downside is that MyFord Touch can be annoying to use at times when we slow response times and technical problems mentioned disadvantages vehicles we ‘ve tested. In addition, check all checkboxes pushes the price of 2014 Ford Escape above their rivals. Maintain a reasonable level of equipment, however, and represents a solid value in this class.
The 2014 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV that comes in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. The S comes with steel rims 17 inches, integrated blind spot mirrors, MyKey parental controls, full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, rear view camera, electronic system commands Sync voice interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a sound system with six speakers, CD player, a USB / iPod and auxiliary audio input. Options on the S include remote start, roof rails and rear parking sensors. An upgrade to the SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, a keyboard, keyless entry, privacy tinted windows, eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat (including lumbar), adjustable rear seats satellite radio.
Standard and only in the S-engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. The SE and Titanium models are equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that makes 178 hp and 184 lb-ft. Optional on SE and Titanium finish is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all but the S configurations are in front-or all-wheel drive (the S is front-wheel drive). In Edmunds testing, was an escape-wheel drive with the 2.0 liter to 60 mph in 7.0 seconds. A front wheel drive Escape 1.6 did the same sprint in 9.4 seconds. Properly equipped, a flight with the turbocharged 2.0-liter tow up to 3,500 pounds.
2014 Ford Escape fuel economy estimates are 22 mpg for the 2.5 city/31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined. The 1.6-liter turbo with front 23/33/26 victories, while the 2.0-liter turbo with FWD prices 22/30/25. All-wheel-drive versions rate of 1-2 mpg less. Antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, side airbags in the front seats, a driver knee airbag and full length curtain airbags are standard on 2014 Ford Escape. Ford MyKey (which allows owners to the vehicle parameters set for younger drivers), reversing camera and blind spot mirrors are also standard. Rear parking sensors are on the S and optional on the SE and standard titanium. A blind spot warning system cross traffic alert is optional on Titan.
In government crash tests, the Escape earned a rating of four stars (out of a maximum of five), with four stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for the full impact protection in a side impact. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the run, the top rating of ” Good ” in its frontal-offset, side and roof strength crash tests. The front and rear seats have plenty of leg and head. Seat cushion is comfortable and to strengthen and firmly fixed without. The cargo space in the 2014 Ford Escape is average for the segment between the CX-5 and CR-V. With the rear seats folded, there is 34.3 cubic feet of space, folding down the rear seats increases the distance of 68.1 cubic feet. A useful option in the exhaust is the hands-free power liftgate opens with a flick of the foot under the rear bumper (as long as you have the key somewhere on you).
2014 Ford Escape dash and center console materials are attractive and fit and finish is very good in general. The steering wheel is shared with the Ford Focus and increased Exhaust sporty ambience and offers audio controls, as well as useful. The position of the air conditioning control is difficult, however, because they are arranged below the center console and the control lever prevents access. Also, we are lovers optional MyFord Touch system. The 8-inch screen controls various features of audio, telephone and navigation by voice (Sync), touch controls or buttons on the steering wheel. It is a good idea in theory, and it does offer some good adaptation and integration capabilities of smartphones. Unfortunately, there is a learning curve for the user, and even with the latest updates from Ford, we found the system prone to failure and slow to respond. In addition, many of the touch screen are difficult to locate and press go symbols.
Blessed with quick steering, a relatively strong reflections and all-wheel-drive advanced, the 2014 Ford Escape offers sporty handling and cornering traction. Overall, it is one of the best handling small crossover available. These skills do not come at the expense of ride comfort, either, as the flight has a stable behavior over bumps and isolated when driving on the road.