2014 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2014 Ford Escape Sport Utility Crossover
Back for a second year after a radical redesign, the 2014 Ford Escape doesn't bear any likeness to the model it replaced-- it's a sleek, rakish, modern design, yet surprisingly roomy inside. Also surprising is how well the Escape responds and handles--as if it were a sport wagon. Escape's powertrains are standouts in this class, both offering more power than you get elsewhere plus excellent fuel economy. In terms of tech features, between MyFord Touch, an active park assist system and active-safety features like BLIS, the Escape stands far apart from more plainly presented crossover wagons.
What's new for 2014?
The Escape SEL model has been discontinued for 2014, leaving S, SE and Titanium trims. The 1.6L EcoBoost engine is now standard on the Titanium, while the Titanium gets some additional standard equipment, including new 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, silver roof rails, grille radiator shutter, the power liftgate and a power converter. SE models gain a new 10-way power driver seat and SYNC is now standard on the base S.
- Stronger performance and better handling than other small affordable crossovers
- excellent MyFord Touch connectivity
- excellent fuel economy
- rakish exterior and fashionable cabin
- impressive maneuverability
- spacious interior
The 2014 Ford Escape is offered in S, SE and Titanium trims, with three different engines and with most models offered with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Base S models are only offered with front-wheel drive, and they come with a 168-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The SE offers a 178-horsepower, 1.6L turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. On SE and Titanium models offer an available 2.0L turbocharged EcoBoost four that makes a V6-like output of 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.