2014 Ford Escape

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2014 Ford Escape
2014 Ford Escape

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior quality
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Automated parking option
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Instrument panel

The bad:

  • Cheap-looking plastic along wheel arches
  • Many unlabeled buttons on base model
  • MyFord Touch option is controversial
  • High center console

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Seats five
  • Choice of three engines
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

2014 Ford Escape review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2014 Ford Escape?

The 2014 Ford Escape is a five-seat compact SUV that competes with the Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox and Toyota RAV4. Trim levels include the S, SE and Titanium. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on SE and Titanium trims.

What's New on the 2014 Ford Escape?

The 2014 Escape now comes standard with a backup camera, and a hands-free power liftgate is offered with the Class II towing package.

How Does the 2014 Ford Escape Compare to Other Compact SUVs?

Since its 2013 redesign, the Escape has been a much stronger competitor than it had been for many years. An optional turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is a standout in terms of both performance and fuel economy. With this engine, the Escape manages up to 23/31 mpg city/highway, which is better than the Chevrolet Equinox (22/31 mpg) and Honda CR-V (23/30 mpg). While the Edge's fuel economy is bested by the Mazda CX-5 (26/32 mpg), Mazda's compact SUV offers significantly less power.

Where the 2014 Escape stands out for the wrong reason is road noise. It's noticeably noisier than both the Chevy Equinox and the Honda CR-V on a variety of surfaces. To be fair, though, it's less intrusive than the comparatively loud Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage.

The interior is also spacious, with shoulder room (56 inches) and hip room (54.8) in the ballpark of both the CR-V (58.6 and 54.5) and Equinox (55.8 and 54.6). Maximum cargo space is similarly competitive, with the Escape offering up to 67.8 cubic feet — less than the CR-V (70.9) but more than the Equinox (63.7) and CX-5 (64.8). The Toyota RAV4 leads the class in cargo space by offering up to 73.4 cubic feet.

What Features in the 2014 Ford Escape are Most Important?

The 2014 Escape comes standard with a 168-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. There are two optional engines: a 173-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and a 231-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on SE and Titanium models.

Significant standard features include 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, a backup camera, a split-folding backseat and cruise control. Significant available features include MyFord Touch with an 8-inch touchscreen, a hands-free power liftgate, a panoramic moonroof, leather upholstery, a Class II trailering package, and an active park assist system that automates parallel parking.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and both front and side-impact airbags for the front seats. A blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert is optional.

Should I Buy the 2014 Ford Escape?

The 2014 Ford Escape is a good choice for shoppers who value a high-quality interior and convenient parking-assist features. Also notable is its just-right 1.6-liter engine, which offers strong power and efficiency in addition to its competitive interior space. However, the Escape's cheap-looking plastic along the wheel arches and unlabeled buttons on the high center console might turn off some shoppers.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Ford Escape ad Body Control Module

I have never gotten the fuel economy that was on the sales sticker. At 53,000 miles the body control module dies along with the battery. My husband and I have been a Ford Family, even convincing the rest of our family to buy Fords, but it can take 2-6 months for Cord to get this part in and over $1300. For repair once it’s in.

5.0

Eight years worry free!

I bought my Ford Escape new in June, 2014. As of June 2022, all I have had to replace is the battery, and tires. I will admit that it only has 79,582 miles on it, but I have driven it on several vacations. I have not had an issue, until this past April, when my check engine light came on with the power steering light. I read the manual and it stated to turn the car off, then back on, to see if the light went out, which it did. I had a diagnostic run and it did not show any issues. It did happen again today. I turned it off and back on, the light is off, my power steering is working.

3.6

Pretty but with problems

46000 miles and transmission went. Repairing garage says Ford used cheap transmission in the 2014 Escapes. Ford also needs to pay more attention on the noise factor. Highway noise is irritating.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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