2014 Ford Escape

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Ford Escape highlights

Customer rating


  • Good engine options
  • Tech availability
  • Enjoyable ride experience
  • Upscale interior


  • Frustrating infotainment interface

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Handsome and comfortable crossover SUV

The 2014 Ford Escape SUV combines superior practicality with performance thanks to a range of engine options and an upscale interior finish. Seating five passengers across two rows, your crew can enjoy deep-fill seating and tidy storage options, all ensuring this compact SUV is suited to short errands and longer road trips. For 2014, this 2013-2019, third-generation model adds a rearview camera as standard and reshuffles its available engine offering. A handsome crossover that manages passenger comfort with aplomb, this is a great option for families and friends who like to travel together.

All Ford Escape years

What is new for the 2014 Ford Escape?

  • The SEL trim has been discontinued for 2014.
  • Escape trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera and Manual Transmission as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SE trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology and Sync System as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Ford Escape

1. Trio of engine options 

The 2014 Ford Escape SUV has three four-cylinder engines available, allowing you to choose one that matches your performance needs. The 2014 Escape S base trim offers a 2.5L engine, good for 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. Two further turbocharged options offer a pleasing upgrade of power under the hood. The SE and Titanium come standard with a turbocharged 178-hp 1.6L EcoBoost® engine, or you can choose the SE or Titanium with its optional powertrain, a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0L. 

2. Upscale interior finish 

With its upscale materials and sophisticated front dash infotainment interface, the 2014 Escape's interior feels luxurious. A center console storage bin and rear-row under-floor compartment hold travel essentials and valuables out of sight, keeping your Escape clutter-free, even with a full house of friends and family along for the ride. For upscale privacy on the move, pick the SE trim or above for rear-row privacy glass and seat recline functionality. 

3. Driver conveniences 

Supporting your awareness behind the wheel is a fine selection of standard driver-focused features. For your teen drivers, the 2014 Escape has Ford's MyKey®, a tech feature that allows you to set up a seatbelt reminder alert and fix speed and audio volume limits via a programmed key. Also standard for the 2014 Escape is a rearview camera and blind-spot mirrors. Upgrade to the SE trim and you’ll gain automatic headlights, while the Titanium model adds rear parking sensors into the mix. 

4. Cargo cubes 

This compact SUV comes into its own when you’re called upon to help with an apartment move or collecting furniture for a DIY project. With a full house of five passengers along for the ride, you’ll still have a generous 34.3 cu-ft of space behind the second row. Fold that row down for hauling, and that space increases to 68.1 cu-ft.  

5. Available packages 

Upgrade package options can offer additional features for the 2014 Escape models. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, the SE trims’ available Convenience package includes roof rails for transporting your essential sports equipment, and an upgraded nine-speaker sound system to soundtrack that drive to the lake. Happy with the standard features, but want a little luxury for you and your favorite companion? Pick a 2014 Escape S or SE trim model with the Leather comfort package and you’ll gain leather upholstery and heated front seats. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Ford Escape is a compact SUV that is roomy and comfortable. Customers like the gas mileage and the storage space.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Escape an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Escape 14th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Ford Escape features and specs

S 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • SiriusXM Trial Available

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 43.1"/R 36.8"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 39"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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