2014 Ford Escape Consumer Reviews

Change Year
2014 Ford Escape
4.2
Average based on 122 reviews
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability
1-10 of 122 reviews

very happy with my 2014 escape

by from Chicago, Il on March 4, 2014

After I saw the 2014 Escape it was love at first sight. And after the test drive I knew this was the car for me. I think its very roomy and the backseat is comfortable for my 8 yr son too. I test drov...
After I saw the 2014 Escape it was love at first sight. And after the test drive I knew this was the car for me. I think its very roomy and the backseat is comfortable for my 8 yr son too. I test drove both the 1.6 and 2.0 and I went with the 2.0l its a smooth ride.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

22 out of 22 people found this review helpful. Did you?

we are happy so far

by from philadelphia pa on September 26, 2013

this new escape is so much more refined than the old models. the ride is firm, but comfortable. i had driven a 2009 escape for business for 115000 miles, and although it was trouble free, it was not a...
this new escape is so much more refined than the old models. the ride is firm, but comfortable. i had driven a 2009 escape for business for 115000 miles, and although it was trouble free, it was not an enjoyable ride. The only short coming on this new escape is the seating. It offers no real feeling of being held in place, front, and the rear just isnt exciting. Overall, the price is excellant, the drive is wonderful, the upgraded motor we purchased standard in se is more than adequate, and we have averaged 27.8 mpg for the first 3 tanks of mixed driving. Our old vw rabbit got about 24 overall.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

15 out of 15 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great in the snow with good MPGs

by from Anchorage Alaska on June 8, 2014

Compared Rav 4, CRV, and Outback. This little SUV had the best acceleration, handling, and equipment for the money. I got the 2L AWD Titanium model. Living in Alaska I love the fact that I don't have ...
Compared Rav 4, CRV, and Outback. This little SUV had the best acceleration, handling, and equipment for the money. I got the 2L AWD Titanium model. Living in Alaska I love the fact that I don't have to reach into my pocket to unlock or use the push button start. Got over 2 feet of unexpected snow a few months ago. I was a little concerned and didn't see a lot of other smaller SUVs on the road, only a few full sized ones, and some of them were stuck. This thing tracked up the side of the mountain like a goat. Great car for places with snow. Absolutely love it.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful. Did you?

2014 Escape

by from Imperial, CA on August 8, 2016

I traded my 2005 Escape XLT for a 2014 Escape S. Even though my new Escape is the lowest category, it has the most important thing--Cruise Control. It also has the basic tech package and backup came...
I traded my 2005 Escape XLT for a 2014 Escape S. Even though my new Escape is the lowest category, it has the most important thing--Cruise Control. It also has the basic tech package and backup camera. I got this baby with 17900 miles so it still feels and drives like new. The seats are manual but very comfortable. It fits 5 people and it has leg room in the back row. I am very happy with this acquisition.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?

off to a bad start

by from Moose Jaw, SK on March 18, 2014

Overall very disappointed in this car so far. The promised gas mileage of 22-23 mpg/city & 30-32 mpg/hwy - after 5 months of driving with premium gas and going speed limit the car calculates that I ge...
Overall very disappointed in this car so far. The promised gas mileage of 22-23 mpg/city & 30-32 mpg/hwy - after 5 months of driving with premium gas and going speed limit the car calculates that I get 18.5 mpg/hwy. I used to have a 2008 escape that had better mileage and I do understand the tank is 1.4 g smaller in the 2014 but shouldn't affect mpg rate. Then there's the park assist - DON'T RISK IT cause it will be all on you....I parked 4 times perfectly and the 5th time - smashed into the car behind. The local dealer says it's a 100% success rate, and yet my car showed a computer malfunction reading when checked by the Ford service dept - Ford took NO responsibility and left me dealing with repairs and points on my driving record. Thanks for the support. I appreciate the acknowledgement at the dealership level, that my park assist failed, but Ford Canada does not back you if it fails and your local dealer may not either. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN! Also when I get to 120 km/hr on hwy if wind is blowing a certain direction the right side of front window screams in the wind until you either slow down or wind direction changes. Ugh - hasn't been a pleasant experience and I am now stuck with this car for another 2.5 yrs on lease - Should have kept my 2008....loved it!!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Excellent car as I get older...

by from Houston, TX on September 18, 2013

I'm close to my mid 60's and hemiplegic [left side paralysis]. It's getting more difficult to get in and out of low cars. The last car I had was a 2011 Ford Fusion - difficult to get in or out as a pa...
I'm close to my mid 60's and hemiplegic [left side paralysis]. It's getting more difficult to get in and out of low cars. The last car I had was a 2011 Ford Fusion - difficult to get in or out as a passenger and get out as a driver. The Escape has a greater seat to ground distance and is very easy to get in and out both as a driver and a passenger. The small turbocharged V-4 has plenty of power to get away from dangerous situations along with good gas mileage is I don't "hot rod." The computer controlled suspension works very well. The only difficulty is putting on the seat belt as a driver or passenger, but losing some belly fat will solve that problem. Being 6'2" tall is no problem but the 260 lbs needs to be fixed. In my previous car I had to watch the low roof and not hit the back of my head, but not in the taller Escape.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you?

So Far So Good

by from Illinois on December 23, 2015

Traded a 2007 Freestyle which was an excellent vehicle. At first I was not so sure I made the right decision. Owned Fords/Mercs since 1956. Purchased a 2014 SE 1.6 EccoBoost with 17k. Handling and dri...
Traded a 2007 Freestyle which was an excellent vehicle. At first I was not so sure I made the right decision. Owned Fords/Mercs since 1956. Purchased a 2014 SE 1.6 EccoBoost with 17k. Handling and driving the car is just great.Plenty of power for a 4 cyl. Avg for driving around town is 27.1 mpg. On the highway 31. I like the controls which are easy to use,The ride is not as good as a bigger vehicle,but acceptable.So far zero problems and happy with the vehicle.I would recommend to a anyone who needs a roomy smaller SUV that's likes pulling into a gas station and fills up for 20$. I drove the Escape and the Edge before the deal and did not care for the view of the road in the Edge.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?

ecoboost engine rules

by from chicago IL on May 28, 2015

I love the ecoboost engine. Great power! Great gas mileage! Sleek vehicle! Comfortable and stylish!!
I love the ecoboost engine. Great power! Great gas mileage! Sleek vehicle! Comfortable and stylish!!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Great Value

by from Des Moines, IA on February 10, 2014

I compared the new Jeep Cherokee to the Ford Escape Titanium. My last SUV was a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and I love the brand. However, I was surprised when I compared the two on exterior looks, in...
I compared the new Jeep Cherokee to the Ford Escape Titanium. My last SUV was a Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited and I love the brand. However, I was surprised when I compared the two on exterior looks, interior style, features, technology and performance to find they matched up nicely. The huge difference came in the ultimate price. With a lower MSRP, Ford incentives, and dealer incentives the price was 15-20K less, for what I perceived to be very similar vehicles. I've been driving my new Ford Escape Titanium for a couple of weeks and Love It!
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?

Pleasantly Surprised

by from Pensacola Fl on January 23, 2014

I've always been a Ford person. I normally drive pick up trucks but I decided to buy something I could get in and out of more comfortably and also get better gas mileage. I test drove the Escape S bas...
I've always been a Ford person. I normally drive pick up trucks but I decided to buy something I could get in and out of more comfortably and also get better gas mileage. I test drove the Escape S base model and fell in love with it. Even on the S model it has a back up camera and SYNC which I have fallen in love with. I bought my 2014 the first of October and have put close to 9000 miles on it in just 4 months. It is a blast to drive and I'm getting on avg. around 28-29 mpg. I have been more than pleased with the performance and quality of this vehicle. I opted for the 2.4 non turbo 4 cylinder which has plenty of power and very little difference in gas mileage from the 1.6 turbo model. This car has far exceeded my expectations.
Comfort
Performance
Exterior Styling
Interior Design
Value for the Money
Reliability

Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?