2014 Ford Escape

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$23,100-$30,850
$21,772-$28,769
22 CITY / 30 HWY
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Overview

What's New for 2014:
  • SEL trim level is discontinued for 2014
  • Hands-free liftgate available in conjunction with Class II towing package

Introduction
The 2014 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV. Its primary competitors are the Chevrolet Equinox, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
Ford sells the 2014 Escape in S, SE and Titanium trim levels. The SEL variant is discontinued this year.

Standard equipment for the Escape S includes air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows, trip computer, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and 17-inch steel wheels with plastic wheel covers. Sync Bluetooth connectivity with 911 Assist is standard, and the 6-speaker stereo includes a CD player and an auxiliary audio input jack. Additionally, the Escape S includes cloth seats, a manual height adjuster for the driver's seat, front floor mats, integrated blind-spot mirrors, reversing camera, and MyKey programmable vehicle features.

The Escape SE is equipped with a turbocharged engine and upgraded exterior trim, as well as dark-tinted rear privacy glass, aluminum wheels, automatic headlights, and fog lights. A 10-way power driver's seat is also included for the Escape SE, along with a SecuriCode keyless entry pad, satellite radio, a compass, and an outside temperature display.

Leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shift knob, and heated seats are standard for the Escape Titanium trim level, which can be identified by its unique exterior trim, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and puddle lamps, and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Additionally, this version of the compact crossover SUV is equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, MyFord Touch technology with an 8-inch color touch screen and 3 free years of Sync Services, and a premium audio system with HD Radio, iTunes tagging capability, and 10 speakers. The Titanium trim level also includes keyless passive entry with push-button starting, a power liftgate, ambient cabin lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 110-volt power outlet, and rear park-assist sensors.

Options and Packages
Ford offers few options for the Escape S. Buyers looking for upgrades will want to start with the Escape SE, which, in addition to Intelligent 4-wheel drive (4WD), can be optioned with a more powerful engine and a Class II Trailer Tow package with 3,500-lb. towing capacity and trailer sway control.

An additional upgrade for the Escape SE includes a Convenience package with MyFord Touch technology, 8-inch color touch screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, additional stereo speakers, media hub, 110-volt power outlet, and rear park-assist sensors. The SE can also be equipped with a navigation system, power panoramic Vista Roof, power liftgate, all-weather floor mats, cargo area protection, cargo cover, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.

The main upgrade for the Escape Titanium is the Titanium Technology package, which includes bi-xenon headlights, a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, front park-assist sensors, and Active Park Assist. Exclusive options for the Titanium trim level include a hands-free foot-activated liftgate and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

Under the Hood
A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 168 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. of torque powers the 2014 Escape S. Escape SE and Escape Titanium trim levels have a direct-injection, turbocharged, 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine generating 178 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter made at both a lower point in and across a broader portion of the rev range. As an option, the Escape SE and Escape Titanium can be equipped with a direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque.

A 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD) are standard for all three engines. An Intelligent 4WD system is optional with the EcoBoost engines.

Fuel Economy
The 2014 Ford Escape is EPA-rated to return between 21 mpg in the city with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine and 4WD, and 32 mpg on the highway with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine and FWD.

Safety Ratings and Technology
As this overview is written, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have not published official crash-test ratings for the 2014 Escape.

Standard safety equipment includes a knee air bag for the driver, side mirrors that show what's in the SUV's blind spots, a reversing camera, and an SOS Post Crash Alert system that sounds the horn and activates the emergency flashers following a collision.

The 2014 Escape also includes MyKey programmable safety features, which allow the vehicle's owner to program certain vehicle characteristics, such as speed and stereo volume restrictions, seat belt usage warnings, fuel warnings, and more.

Sync 911 Assist service is also standard, and works when a smartphone is paired to Sync and present inside the vehicle. If a collision resulting in air bag deployment occurs, the system dials an emergency services operator to help speed rescuers to the SUV's exact location.

The Escape Titanium can be equipped with a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, as well as an active park-assist system that steers the Escape into a parallel parking space while the driver operates the foot pedals and transmission.

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  • Name S (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 23100.00 Engine 2.5 L/152 City/Hwy MPG 22/31
  • Name SE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25550.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name Titanium (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 29100.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/30
  • Name SE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 27300.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
  • Name Titanium (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30850.00 Engine 2.0 L/122 City/Hwy MPG 21/28
INTERIOR
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • 5 Person Seating Capacity
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins, 2nd Row Underseat Storage and Audio Media Storage
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration
  • Compass
  • Keypad
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
  • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Trunk/Hatch
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels: 17" Steel Wheel w/Sparkle Silver Cover
  • Tires: P235/55R17 A/S -inc: steel mini spare wheel w/mini space-saver spare tire
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Gray Bodyside Cladding and Gray Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Wheels: 17" Alloy Sparkle Silver Painted Aluminum
  • Chrome Side Windows Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Grille w/Chrome Bar
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Wheels: 18" Sparkle Nickel Painted Aluminum
  • Tires: P235/50R18 A/S -inc: steel mini spare wheel w/mini space-saver spare tire
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Chrome Grille
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
MECHANICAL
  • Engine: Duratec 2.5L I-4 -inc: active grille shutters
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
  • 3.51 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,620 lbs
  • Transmission w/SelectShift Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 15.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Short And Long Arm Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential
  • Engine: 1.6L EcoBoost -inc: active grille shutters
  • 3.21 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,520 lbs
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • GVWR: 4,760 lbs
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver Knee Airbag
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • and Rear Collision
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 -inc: 6 speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, automatic volume control and speed sensitive volume
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: 911 Assist, VHR, SYNC Services, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB port and auxiliary input jack
    • Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 -inc: 6 speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, automatic volume control, speed sensitive volume and SIRIUS satellite radio w/6 month prepaid subscription (48 contiguous states/service NOT AVAILABLE in Alaska or Hawaii)
    • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 -inc: 10 speakers, HD Radio, auxiliary audio input jack, automatic volume control, speed sensitive volume and SIRIUS satellite radio w/6 month prepaid subscription (48 contiguous states/service NOT AVAILABLE in Alaska or Hawaii)
    • Sony Speakers
    • 390w Regular Amplifier
    • SYNC w/MyFord Touch & SYNC Services -inc: 8" TFT screen, 911 Assist, VHR, SYNC Services (3 year complimentary subscription), AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB port and auxiliary input jack
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front

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