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great escape!
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By bob
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2014 Ford Escape SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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2014 Escape Titanium, what a great car. have had no problems in a year and 25000 miles. mpg consistently high 20's. transmission shifts oddly but that is explained in owners manual. not bad, just different. Only weak point is design of console storage, very deep and narrow. Handles like a sports car. Looked at CRV and RAV 4 when we purchased it. They remind me of kitchen appliances. Got great deal, $5000 off and 0% for 72 mo


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Not As Good As Expected !
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By Bill York
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2014 Ford Escape SUV SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Having owned Fords previously with little to no trouble, this Escape has not been as good. The ride is very jittery, but it does handle well with good brakes. The AC has quit working twice with no help for the dealer since he could not replicate the problem. Now the rear hatch panel/handle has broken and is going in for repair. The gas mileage is not anywhere close to the window sticker, I actually get better mileage from my Mustang ! This is not going to be a long term keeper but still too new to trade and lose our shirt. Our Escape is one year old with approx. 10,000 miles.


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By Jax
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2014 Ford Escape SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Purchased a used 2014 with a little over 14k miles. I had issues from early on but I'm hopeful once things are reconciled it will all be ok. Transmission seems to stall between shifting, AC stoped working, Gas mileage is horrible...I'm getting 15.3 highway/city it moved up from the 14.9. Automatic lights was killing my battery. Battery replaced Autolights out and battery is still draining. I'm hopeful.


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had few issue
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By GReg
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2014 Ford Escape SUV SE 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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10 K radio stop working for 1 hour dealer could not explained why battery disconnect thats all they did to reset issue 13k ac stop blowing for one hour on long trip from Detroit on hot day..gate inside handle already broke loose If u do oil change good luck to remove oil filter no room for hand or any tool


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Patience, "flamers"...
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jpserafin
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2014 Ford Escape SUV SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I know folks who can't accept fact that not everything works 100% 24/7/365! Bought my '14 Escape SE 7 months ago. One problem (below) ONLY issue! My Escape is a solid "works right first-time every time vehicle. 2.0 turbo made it thru last Chicago's MEGA-BRUTAL winter with ZERO issues... no slow-crank, stuck windows/doors, great heat after 4 mi. city driving, MPG dropped less than 6% etc. A few 95+ F days this year were totally bearable due to A++ A/C system. ISSUE: high beam bulb "exploded" one -22F morn, leaving small dark spot on inner surface. Ford replaced entire assy w/o hassle! No squeaks, rattles, noises. SYNC system needs improvement, but iPhone 5 sync works each day,


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Like past 5 Ford cars/SUVs bought in last 8 years, no major repairs needed. Worst issue was a stuck fuel door release cable on wife's Fusion. Fixed within 2 days (had to order cable from parts depot), and Ford gave her FREE loaner both days. Love the silence, free from road nor exhaust noise. All vehicles had blast-furnace heat in winter and Artic cold in hot summer. The Fusion had 175k miles, and STILL gets 29 MPG hwy, 18 city using BP 87 octane. BP is only brand used without knock, stumbling, poor accel... This '14 Escape, in HORRIBLE Chicago stop-go-stop more gets 19-22 (not a single tank LESS than that even during severe cold) due to engine warming up quickly.


Worst Features

Like Microsoft's ill-fated Zune portable audio devices, SYNC needs major overhaul. Simpler prompts, more logical layout, etc. are really needed as SYNC is getting quite long in the tooth. iOS / Android / Java would be much better base platforms. I know a few Ford owners who have Bluetooth sync-up issue some of the time, but I guess I've been "lucky". Also another 1 or 2 interior color options would be nice to see. I have the Ruby Red ClearCoat. Can't see why no other color has ClearCoat as standard. Less than $20/car for this added protection & better look.


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