Vehicle2014 Ford Escape SE 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
ReviewBought 2014 SE model two months ago after testing 2014 Mazda CX 5 and 2013 Toyota Rav 4 as contenders. Although it was a difficult decision we decided with the escape after receiving several thousand off and more options then the other two. I have the 1.6 liter engine and has been great accelerating then expected from expert reviews. Although common by many other consumers reviews
from the 2013 it has not yet unfortunately lived up to EPA estimates of 22/30 MPG. Highest has been 25.2 on highway after only 900 miles though. We shall see if break in period makes a difference soon enough. As for the talked about My Ford Touch, well I couldn't be any happier!
Escape is quiet and handles great.
March 9,2016 update: everything that was said 2.5 years ago is the same today with no complaints ! Now with 39,000 miles. Absolutely love the intergrated back up camera with guided lines that turn when you turn making backing up in to parking space and driveway very easy. No repairs!
- Outward visibility
- Active safety
- Rain snow traction
- Parking aids
- Repair frequency
- Dealership support
- Purchase cost
- Fuel economy
- Maintenance cost
on 01/26/14 11:04 AM (PST)
No surprise to me. When Ford came out with the Eco-Boost I thought of it as Eco-Boast and I'm a Ford owner. Here in MD most drivers drive like maniacs and a turbo engine eats gas unless you drive it conservatively. Regardless of what is said the maintenance is higher as well as the initial cost. I would not expect high mpg from these turbo motors. Good luck however!Report it
on 09/27/13 16:25 PM (PDT)
Yes you will need to use premium fuel to achieve the rated mpg.Report it
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