2014 Ford Escape Description
The 2014 Ford Escape is a compact sport utility vehicle. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is available. The 2014 model is available in S, SE and Titanium editions.
The standard engine for the front-wheel drive only 2014 Ford Escape S is a naturally-aspired 2.5-liter four-cylinder generating 168 horsepower. Escape SE and Titanium editions are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine generating 178 horsepower. Also available is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 240 horsepower. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard for all models.
When equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the 2014 Ford Escape is EPA-rated at 22/31 mpg city/highway. Models equipped with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine are rated as high as 23/32 mpg city/highway. For those models powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the fuel ratings come in at 22/30 mpg city/highway. All 2014 Ford Escape models take regular grade gasoline. Towing capacity ranges from 1,500 to 3,500 pounds, depending on the model.
The 2014 Ford Escape seats five. It offers 34.3 cubic feet of standard storage space, which expands to 68.1 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. Standard equipment includes: keyless entry, power windows and door locks, a tilt and telescopic steering column, cruise control, a rearview camera, 12-volt outlets, auxiliary audio input, Bluetooth connectivity and a telematics system.
Available options include: power-heated side mirrors, alloy wheels, an eight-way power driver seat, leather seating surfaces, heated seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. A 110-volt outlet, sun roof, upgraded audio and telematics packages, and safety upgrades to include blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and parallel parking assist are also available.