The 2014 Ford Escape is considered one of the best compact crossover SUVs on the market. It includes some new additions this year to build upon the 2013 model’s total re-design. The ’14 Escape is upgradeable to S, SE and Titan trims while the SEL trim is no longer available.

 

 

The Escape trims have three different four cylinder engines. There’s a base four cylinder, 2.5 liter engine for the S that has 168 horses and 167 pound feet of torque. The SE and Titnium have a 1.6 liter engine with 178 horses and 184 pound feet of torque. There’s also an optional 2.0 liter turbocharged engine for the SE and Titanium trims that has has 240 horses and 270 pound feet of torque. Each trim has a six speed automatic transmission. The S is front wheel drive while the other trims can be equipped with either front or all wheel drive. The S’s 2.5 liter engine gets 22/31 mpg. The 1.6 liter engine gets 23/33 mpg. The 2.0 liter achieves 22/30 mpg.

 

 

The exterior is sleek and handsome while the interior is accommodating and functional.
The Escape hits the scene with several popular new features (outlined below). It has the stylish MyFord Touch electronics interface along with the following amenities:

Cruise control
Tilt/telescope steering wheel
Power accessories
Air conditioning
Rearview camera
Blind spot mirror
Six speaker stereo with CD
Bluetooth phone/audio compatibility
USB/iPod interface with an auxiliary audio jack

The S has optional features like roof rails, rear parking sensors and remote control start.

 

 

The SE trim is also stocked with features:

Automatic headlights
Keyless entry keypad
8 way adjustable seat with power lumbar
Foglights
Privacy tinted glass
Satellite radio
Reclining rear seats

Optional SE features are available in a “SE Convenience package”. These include rear parking sensors, 9 speaker stereo, roof rails, a 110 volt outlet and dual zone climate control.

 

 

The Titanium trim has the SE’s amenities plus:

10 speaker stereo
Keyless entry and ignition
Remote start
Hands free operated Power liftgate
Ambient interior lighting

 

 

Optional features on the Titanium trim include 19 inch alloy wheels, a navigation system, a panoramic sunroof and a comprehensive Technology package.

 

 

In terms of safety, the Escape is well equipped. It has a rearview camera, antilock disc brakes, front seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, full length curtain airbags, blind spot mirrors and traction control.

 

 

The Ford Escape takes turns with precision and offers all occupants a smooth, comfortable ride. It is the ideal SUV for budget conscious drivers. Stop in and take the Escape for a test drive at Beshore & Koller Ford. We’re located at 4370 N George St Exd in Manchester, PA.

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