2014 Ford Escape Consumer Review: 2L Titanium, but choice isn't

2014 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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Titanium 4dr SUV (1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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2L Titanium, but choice isn't listed
By rob204 on


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


In August, 2013, I purchased my 2014 2L FWD Titanium model. Aside from the bad work from Brandon Ford, where I purchased it AND Ford refusing to honor my $1,200 warranty for a shattered panoramic glass which took 3wks to repair, and the air leak it's been almost flawless. I've waited for months for the dealer to return my calls and for Ford to do the right thing, so hey, I'm going to talk about it.

The good part is, I like the vehicle with little exception. It isn't as smooth as my Explorer AWD was, but steering feel from the D/S is excellent and driving exp. is great. Economy has gone UP! Started around 22mpg avg and has gone to nearly 25mpg avg. 8.1k on the odometer.

Best Features

panoramic overhead, multi-color interior lights, pwr liftgate, reclining REAR seats, tilt-telescopic strng wheel, excellent outward visibility, RISING economy, 2L pwr, excellent 6spd, adequate space, auto HID headlamps, auto wipers, handling, fit & finish, COLOR, ease of entry, remote start/stop, no need for keys in hand(ever), SONY stereo(+Sirius), SYNC(be patient), std alum. wheels(18" which cost less than upsizing), actual spare tire, considering it's a small SUV(CUV) the ride quality is good, 3-flash turn signals, features everywhere inside, like backup camera, 4 auto up/down windows and heated frt seats.

Worst Features

seats could be softer, frt pass seat SHOULD be powered as the drvr side, rear wpr should be on dff. switch, hdlmps should have 3-flash feature as turn sig. do, rear seats could recline much more, road noise is a bit much, FWD really not needed(make it rwd for even better handling), LED taillights would be nice, 4 ways to open hatch is a tad overdone, backing visibility almost requires the camera, needs lane assist and front console like Fusion has and a boost gauge a la Focus ST, 4 heated/cooled seats, frt seat back "map" pockets and PADDLE SHIFTERS! 275hp/300tq would help, but that brings my last concern, too much TORQUE STEER! boost control could almost fix that.
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