2014 Ford Escape Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Ford Escape
2014 comes with more technology for the Ford Escape, with a rearview camera and Sync now standard on all trim levels. Also, the Titanium trim no longer comes standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, and the SEL trim level has been discontinued.
2014 Ford Escape Exterior
The Ford Escape is more aerodynamic than ever before with sleek lines giving way to a curvy rear that would make even J-Lo jealous. These streamlined features, plus the use of Active Grille Shutters, combine to not only give the Escape enhanced fuel economy but also a more appealing exterior that reflects its Ford Focus platform.
2014 Ford Escape Performance
The standard engine for the 2014 Escape base trim level is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. If you move up to the SE and Titanium trim levels, a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is the standard with 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. These two trim levels also offer a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine option that churns out 240 hp.
2014 Ford Escape Efficiency
For the 2.5-liter engine, the fuel economy is 25 mpg combined. The fuel economy for the turbocharged 1.6 with front-wheel drive is a higher 26 mpg combined, while the 2.0-liter turbo is 25 mpg combined.
2014 Ford Escape Interior
When it comes to space, the 2014 Escape knows what to do. Not only do the front and rear seats have plenty of head- and legroom, but the cargo space is pretty fantastic as well. The rear seats fold-down so there’s plenty of room to store almost anything. There’s no doubt that the interior design intends to provide maximum comfort for its passengers. The 8-inch touchscreen MyFord Touch system connects the driver to the world, allowing him to control various audio, phone, and navigation features.
2014 Ford Escape Safety
The 2014 Ford Escape earned four out of five stars in government crash testing, while also receiving the highest possible rating of “Good” from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety in the Institute’s frontal offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. Safety is especially made a priority in the Escape with standard features like Ford’s MyKey, which allows vehicle parameters to be set for younger drivers, a rearview camera, and blind-spot mirrors.