A Great Vehicle but There's One Thing
December 12, 2018
The Ford Escape SE 2014 is very nice overall. It runs very smoothly and has a lot of nice options inside. However there are some drawbacks for me to the overall interior design. For instance, in the vehicle it's highly electronic, it has Bluetooth, digital display and heated seats which are adjustable level 1-5 which is really cool. On the other hand, the driver seat is not electronic, it's the old fashioned crank method. Although they compensated a bit by allowing you to raise and lower the seat. Albeit still by old fashioned crank method. This doesn't make sense. Another major sticking point for me is MyKey feature. Ok if you have a teenager it's great. You can set features for driving safely like top speed 130 km, and max volume at 14, early gas light notice etc. So if you have two keys, the teens can get the other key and you can get the administrator key and set your own settings and reset as you like. However if you're like me, and you only got one, you're stuck with a key that's probably not an adminstrator key and you will not be able to adjust the settings or reset anything unless you send it to Ford and spend lots of money and get an admin key. So this feature is a major issue for me. It's annoying, and has been described as "The Babysitter" online. Also, I like to stream podcasts on Bluetooth to the car and I can't make the volume louder than 14 so I can't hear the quiet ones. Overall I'd say it's a great vehicle but be careful with MyKey and make sure you have the admin key! Finally, the vehicle is great for families because there is loads of storage in the trunk and an extra spot under the backseat floor. In sum, aside from minor drawbacks this is a good quality vehicle. It looks great, drives well and is excellent for trips!