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2014 Ford Escape: Capable Compact SUV with Overall Good Performance Rating


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One of the most admired small crossover SUVs with good performance is the 2014 Ford Escape, thanks to its useful high-tech equipments, athletic driving dynamics and inviting cabin. The Ford Escape according to test drivers offers agile handling, comfortable seating and good fuel efficiency. The Sync system and rear-view camera are now made as standard features available on all trim levels of the Ford Escape. Aside from this the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is now made standard on the Titanium trim. Standard engine for the 2014 Ford Escape is available at 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that makes 168 horsepower and 167 lb-ft torque which powers the S trim. The Titanium and SE trim has a standard 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that can produce 178-horsepower and 184 pound feet torque. There is also the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that comes standard with the Titanium but is optional for the SE that makes 240-hp and 270-pound feet torque.

The SE trim has a 6-speed standard transmission paired to either an all- or front-wheel drive suspension settings. Fuel economy rated by the EPA for the 2014 Ford Escape is at 22 miles per gallon on city driving and 31 mpg on highway. The 1.6 turbocharged engine gains an EPA rate of 23/33 mpg city/highway, while the 2.0-liter linked to a front-wheel drive has 22/33 mpg city/highway.

The Ford Escape with the S trim comes with MyKey parental controls, 17-inch wheels, integrated blind spot mirror, cruise control, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and iPOd/USB ports. Optional features for the S trim include roof rails, rear parking sensors and remote start function.

For safety, the Ford Escape has been installed with standard airbags, knee airbag, traction control, antilock disc-brakes, stability control, emergency brake assist, ventilated disc brakes and child safety locks.

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