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By sal96
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2014 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Amazing! Totally redesigned, the new escape is powerful, sporty, elegant and comfortable. The titanium package is totally worth the extra money. The SONY touch screen gps interface has a lot of good features. The escape accelerates well on the highway, plenty of power when you put your foot down. The panorama roof is very nice. New electric steering is a BIG improvement and you can feel the difference. Above all you can tell Ford did their homework on this one, the escape has a very nice sleek design inside and out, much better than the asian makes. In Southern california, small suvs were for a long time dominated by RAV4s and CRVs. Now I see more of these escapes than the new RAV4.


Favorite Features

panorama roof sony gps system remote start power liftgate 1.6 turbo is fast


Suggested Improvements

some of the interior feels like it has too much plastic, Would be nice to have rear LEDs also not a fan of the front plastic radiator support (they used to be steel), but all cars are like that now.


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5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By swalcher
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2014 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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14 Escape 2.0L AWD Titanium / Bought used with 25,700 miles on 12/11/14. Bought used thinking all possible issues should be resolved. MPG is terrible at 21 HWY and 17 city. We have now driven this vehicle a 1000 miles and I am ready for my fifth fill-up. The gas gauge appears to be off. At the quarter mark, I am only able to put in about 8.5 gallons. After reading the manual, I discover the term Eco Boost has nothing to do with fuel economy. I haven't really figured out what it means. This vehicle is really easy to get in and out. It has great acceleration but the ride is little bumpy but as short wheel base will cause this issue. The wife loves the car and that's what counts.


Favorite Features

1. Auto rear door opener, when it works. 2. Memory seats. I would never have another vehicle with out this feature. 3. Back-up camera. This should a standard safety feature on all vehicles 4. Remote start. This would really be great if it allowed you turn on the front defroster to clear the windshield in the mornings or after work. It does turn on the rear defroster


Suggested Improvements

Manufactures should have to actual test drive their cars on public streets and roads and report these findings as the true MPG. The idea of reporting some inflated figure with a disclaimer that your actual mileage may very is a slap in the face. I have driven Fords for most of my life but I do not recall ever getting the posted MPG for the model I was driving. Consumer Report 2013 car reports doesn't agree with MPG figures that Ford reports. and I have to agree.


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14 escape titanium 2.0l AWD w/nav. and pan roof
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rwalters1
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2014 Ford Escape Titanium 4dr SUV AWD (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Great so far. traded a 13 Honda crv ex-l on this 14 tit. 2.0l awd. Only drove 1400 miles. the ford makes the Honda feel like it was a ten year old car. Love the power of the 2.0 turbo. Much better than the 1.6 in my fusion se fwd. drives nice feels solid, quiet. put a hitch on. 2000 lb cap. learning to use the nav. and sync. nice features but takes some learning. Will follow up at 10000 miles or so.


Favorite Features

power lift gate. sony radio, 2.0l turbo engine. Sunset paint looks a shade towards orange in the sun then turns red at night. our Honda was the top trim level and had very little equipment, uncomfortable seats and some very odd controls for windows, wipers etc. A.C. was marginal too.


Suggested Improvements

a little more room in the back seat.


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Satisfied owner of 2014 Ford Escape S 2.0L/Turbo FWD
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By ride50
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2014 Ford Escape S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Purchased 2014 Ford Escape S/FWD with 2.0L/Turbo. Ford Sync & Navigation. I have read a lot of complaints about Ford Sync/Nav. I have absolutely no problems with Sync and Navigation. I personally think the system is way too cumbersome for average user to understand and operate. Down to earth manual would solve the current Sync/Nav complaints. There are so many options with Sync & Nav to explore that even average Ford salesman does not know how to demonstrate the features. The manual supplied with the vehicle is very poorly written. I had to go on line to research all the functions this system can offer. Purchased 2014 end of the model year, excellent value, rebates, discounts, financing.


Favorite Features

Powerful engine, silky smooth transmission, comfortable ride,excellent mileage, loaded with tech features compared to other small SUV's. Sharp looking SUV inside and outside. Ford is years ahead with this model compared to competition. Test drove others, hands down the Escape is the winner. It was a very quick decision for me. Job well done FORD!


Suggested Improvements

Improve the Sync/Nav manual supplied with the vehicle or supply a DVD demo disc explaining the system functionality in one session, instead of searching numerous internet sites to get information on how to operate various features. Other than that, I can not think of anything else.


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Unhappy with purchase
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By unhappyone2
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2014 Ford Escape S 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Purchased new 2014 Escape 2 months ago (3100 miles now). Have had to take for service several times. A clear lemon with numerous issues: poor gas mileage (best 21 MPG – advertised 22mpg city, 30mpg highway), Continual AC problems freezing up and now intermittent (dealer says Ford knows of problem with no fix yet), intermittent chemical smell, grinding steering column (dealer says others do same), Slipping transmission bang (dealer can't duplicate), wiper squeaks and jumps (4 service visits no fix), sticking seat belt replaced, radio screen won't reset (dealer says same on others). We've requested a buyback and are waiting.


Favorite Features

Look and style


Suggested Improvements

Manufacturer a car without so many problems


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