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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,100
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Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
168
Seats
5

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: Duratec 2.5L I-4 -inc: active grille shutters
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
  • 3.51 Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 4,620 lbs
  • Transmission w/SelectShift Sequential Shift Control and Oil Cooler
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 15.1 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Short And Long Arm Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 17" Steel Wheel w/Sparkle Silver Cover
  • Tires: P235/55R17 A/S -inc: steel mini spare wheel w/mini space-saver spare tire
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Gray Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Gray Bodyside Cladding and Gray Wheel Well Trim
  • Black Side Windows Trim
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Light Tinted Glass
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Black Grille
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: AM/FM Single CD/MP3 -inc: 6 speakers, auxiliary audio input jack, automatic volume control and speed sensitive volume
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: 911 Assist, VHR, SYNC Services, AppLink, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, USB port and auxiliary input jack
  • Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Interior Features

  • Driver Seat
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
  • Cloth Buckets w/60/40 Split Rear Seat -inc: 6-way manual driver's seat
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Selective Service Internet Access
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
  • Illuminated Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins, 2nd Row Underseat Storage and Audio Media Storage
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Analog Display
  • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
  • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2014 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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918 Reviews
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Ford Escape: an affordable and reliable mid-size vehicle

2014 Ford Escape S

Upon getting my car, I had a recall notice sent to me regarding the locks on the doors. The Ford dealership took care of it at no charge and provided me with a rental car at no charge as well. I also had a problem with my airbag light being on due to a faulty sensor in the driver seat belt. The other problem I had was with my turbo feature of my escape which caused the check engine light to come on. My car has 95,000 miles on it and has had no other issues at this time. Personally, I don't think it accelerates as fast as a lot of other vehicles but this is expected as it is a midsize vehicle. Since I live in Wisconsin and the weather is often unpredictable it is important to have a reliable car. I have found that my car is reliable in both snow and rain. My Ford Escape gets about 31 miles per gallon which makes it more affordable compared to a truck. Only have to get my oil changed every 5,000 miles. All the seats are adjustable and back seats can be folded down for more space in the 'trunk'. The car is higher off the ground compared to a car making it easy to get in and out. The escape has both front and rear windshield wipers. The rear windshield wiper is helpful when other vehicles are kicking up a lot of moisture. The features include Bluetooth, USB connection, radio, CD player, and air conditioning. I think these features are appropriate and not over the top. The Bluetooth can be linked to your phone to make hands free calls. The calls come in pretty clear; however, I dislike that other people can hear the calls outside the car at a stop light or in a parking lot. I mostly use the USB connection to charge my phone. The only feature I wish my escape had was lights on the mirror for when other cars are in the blind spot. The blind spot on the escape is not very big it would just be nice to have a way to double check that there is not a car there.

- Jenna S

Perfect for a busy family and/or commuter but does have a few flaws.

2014 Ford Escape S

I bought this car when my oldest son was going to college and wanted a reliable vehicle to travel back and forth (280 miles roundtrip). I also needed the vehicle space to load up his stuff! This vehicle was perfect for both of those needs. Since then, he has finished school but I now have been promoted to a position within my company that I have to commute 70 miles per day. Again, this car has been good for that too! I average 30 mpg. This car has accommodated sports gear, groceries, moves from apt to apt... Overall, I am very satisfied with my ford escape. A couple of negatives are the sync feature. It is very inconsistent with how and when it will connect to my smartphone. At times it will automatically connect and start playing music/audio book just by starting the car. There are other times when there is nothing I can do to get it to connect. Needless to say, this drives me crazy. Another thing that I dislike about this car is that there are no cup holders in the back seat-this has always baffled me and is a running joke in our family. The third thing I find as a negative is the operation of the windshield wipers. I have had to replace the wipers a lot more for this vehicle than any other car I have owned. I am not sure why this is?? Overall, I am happy with my escape but will not purchase another one when I am ready for my next vehicle.

- Jennifer J

Excellent affordable and versatile family car

2014 Ford Escape S

Love this vehicle. Have spent many long trips in this car, and it is so accommodating. Comfortable, fun and easy to drive. Some vehicles are 'tiring' to drive, this one never taxes you, just zips along. Excellent visibility. It's easy to get my son in and out of. I wish the sync system didn't take quite as long as it does to connect via Bluetooth, and I don't like that when I am using Spotify I can't see the song names on the interface. Also wish I didn't have to reconnect every time I restart my vehicle. Front wheel drive still handles snow well, excellent gas mileage. Just love this car.

- Kate B

The car that feels like an SUV, but drives like a mid-size car.

2014 Ford Escape S

It is the perfect middle for someone that wants a higher vehicle, but not overly big. Gives me the feeling of driving an SUV, but the gas mileage of a car. I like that it has a back-up camera, but I wish the screen was bigger. I like that it has hands free options. I can control my music, phone calls, etc all from my voice. There is plenty of room in the back for storage. If you want an SUV that holds a lot of people, this isn't for you. Mine currently has 100,000 miles on it, and still going strong!

- Anna D

Decent Used 2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape S

I like this car. It's a great size for my family and especially with us fostering dogs and cats from various rescues. We can lay half of the back seat down to carry kennels and still have room for my son's car seat. The check engine light goes on and off pretty frequently and I can't seem to get a straight answer as to why. This car also has been a magnet for accidents. 3 in one year, where my Kia had 0 in 5, so not sure why that's happening either. But I do like the room and the car in general.

- Aisha O

2014 Ford Escape; Reliable and spacious

2014 Ford Escape S

The car is perfect for road trips, especially with family. The seats can be manipulated down, to make for even more room for luggage or whatever is necessary. The vehicle has had quite a few recalls within the past few years, but that is to be expected with a car that's a few years old. Especially through Ford, different warranties can be purchased where Ford will pay for upkeep of the vehicle through their own auto repair shop, which is a major reason I have kept the car for this long.

- Brittany B

Great value for the money.

2014 Ford Escape S

The Escape gets excellent gas mileage and is very peppy for a 4 cylinder. I have never had any problems with the car or any major repairs unless they were a recalled item. The backup camera is great and the screen is easy to see even though it is small. My Escape is the bottom of the line model but is well worth the purchase. Great value for the money. I have ridden is one that had heated seats and would recommend spending the extra to have that luxury.

- Rebecca W

Should have bought another car.

2014 Ford Escape S

I bought a used Ford Escape. Some features don't quite work anymore. Had to put a new transmission in the car less than a week after buying it used. Gas gauge jumps around and if I go too fast on the freeway the ac starts giving out and blows no air. Otherwise I like the amount of room it has. Good sized car. Charger port in the back trunk area is nice. Also doesn't connect to my iPhone Bluetooth and nothing I do makes it work.

- Rachel F

Great ride, minimal problems.

2014 Ford Escape S

The Ford Escape ride is very comfortable. The instrument panel is easy to maneuver and read. I haven't had many problems with the vehicle, except for the LCD main display. The display(after about 25000 miles) started acting up and becoming dull. It wasn't covered by the warranty, nor the extended warranty that I shoveled out $4000 for. Other than that, the SUV is nice. Soft ride, no other mechanical errors or issues. Love it.

- Kirk G

Ford Escape - Loved by Families!

2014 Ford Escape S

The Ford Escape is perfect for a small family. The seats are comfortable for long trips, very spacious with lots of room for hauling both people and large items, it drives smoothly and we have not experienced any problems with it thus far. It's a reliable family vehicle that if well taken care of, will last a long time! We love it enough that we would upgrade to a newer model of this vehicle in the future!

- Tessa C

2014 Ford Escape, cloth interior, back up camera, Bluetooth controls

2014 Ford Escape S

My car is extremely reliable. I have had no issues. Regular maintenance (oil changes, tire rotations). The windshield wipers open out both directions so it keeps the windows clear during rain with ease. Good gas mileage. I don't drive much, but a tank of gas lasts a good while. Bluetooth through the stereo is an excellent feature as well as volume and cruise control controls on the steering wheel.

- Megan I

I love the gas mileage and the heated car seats.

2014 Ford Escape S

I love my car, it is great on gas, its large enough for traveling with my family. I love my sunroof. The phone is a great feature, your hands are free while you're driving. I have a car seat for my granddaughter and it's very easy to take in and out. I also love the fact that my back seat will lie flat and that makes it great for storage and picking up large items when you purchase them.

- Kim C

Perfect SUV. 2014 Ford Escape SE.

2014 Ford Escape S

The radio became tissy over the years but we don't have any serious problems with it yet. We have gotten 100k+ miles on it within the 5 years we've had it. Still running great! Does everything we need it to do. It's comfortable and roomy. It's not that bad on gas either. The computer interface is really easy to figure out. Navigation can be a little off sometimes but very rarely.

- James H

Very happy with all three of my Ford Escapes I have owned over the last decade.

2014 Ford Escape S

This is my third Ford Escape. It is fun and easy to drive and maintain. Good gas mileage. I am retired and rarely take long trips, so my Escape is ideal for short trips and running errands. This vehicle is a good value for me. I may eventually buy another Ford Escape. I have never had a major problem with this vehicle. Service is fast and very convenient for me.

- Valerie C

My opinion of the 2014 ford escape s.

2014 Ford Escape S

This SUV is not 4 wheel it is front wheel drive and is not very good in the snow. It does run well. I wish the miles per gallon was higher this is a base model. And does not have navigation. The backup camera is very small and not very helpful especially at night. The radio controls could have been made easier to use. The design color and trim are very nice.

- David A

The vehicle has a rear view for safe backup.

2014 Ford Escape S

I love the ford escape because of all the different features it has. Rear view for backup. Heated seats, & air/ heat conditioning in the car. Fabric seats. Door pockets & a center console for keeping important things. A hatchback with plenty of room for groceries or anything else you want to transport. 4 wheel drive so you do not get stuck in mud or snow.

- Pamela C

Smooth ride, no car problems

2014 Ford Escape S

The Ford Escape is a comfortable, drives smoother and handles well. I really like the design of the vehicle and the interior. The fuel economy isn't as bad. I average about 24 mpg combined (27-28 highway). The AWD does a really good job in slippery conditions, and I was pretty impressed with it. I have had the car for 2 years with no problems.

- Danielle S

The 2014 Ford Escape, an affordable, secure car!

2014 Ford Escape S

The 2014 escape provides a comfortable ride and a sense of safety. The only problem that I have found are recalls. It seems that there is always some kind of recall that has to be done. In the 2 1/2 yrs that I have had the car, there have been several recalls necessary. Other than that, there have been no major problems with the car.

- Janice D

My blue car is amazing and I couldn't live without it

2014 Ford Escape S

I have absolutely loved my Ford Escape. It is great on the highway and super quiet! Speeds up nicely and has a great turn radiance. I love the color and it looks great when I have it clean. Maintenance has been super easy and I haven't had any problems with it. Does great in the snow and the rain. Easy to park and fits in any space!

- Christine M

The primary vehicle I have now runs great, and there are very few problems.

2014 Ford Escape S

My primary vehicle which is a 2014 Ford escape is in very good shape, I really like it. There are rarely problems with it. One problem is the battery, it often dies but that is probably just the battery itself. Other than that the vehicle is great. It runs well even with the turbo boost. And it does not get overheated quick.

- Callie S

With the escape, you get what you pay for.

2014 Ford Escape S

Overall I like this vehicle. I do found that the seats are not that comfortable and are limited in adjustment options. The entertainment system is needlessly complex and not intuitive and the general organization available from the driver's seat is lacking. This car is an excellent value for what you get for the money.

- Terri D

I love how much room my car has. I got a full ladder in it.

2014 Ford Escape S

This car is nothing but reliable. It's a 2014 and I've never had a single issue. The interior has held up amazingly and the gas mileage is impeccable. I love how stylish I feel in this car and I know I'll have it a very long time. The back seats fold down and create so much room in the back I can fit everything I need.

- Kelsey W

Perfect for high school, college, and people who want a car that is taller

2014 Ford Escape S

Overall amazing car! Extremely reliable and safe on winter roads. Comfortable adjustable seats. My only complaint is you cannot raise or lower the steering wheel. Also there are no heated seats. Cloth seats at least don't get too cold and they are not too warm in the summer. The AC and heat works very fast and well.

- Lynsey R

2014 ford escape consumer review.

2014 Ford Escape S

The 2014 ford escape offers a choice of three engines (unique in the compact SUV class). The 240-horsepower rating of the 2.0-liter ecoboost engine looks irresistible, but truthfully, the 178-horsepower 1.6-liter version is still plenty powerful, just as smooth, and more affordable and more efficient in the bargain.

- Bradley B

Ford escape, reliable but not special.

2014 Ford Escape S

This car is great. It has a smooth ride, gets great gas mileage, and is very reliable. My only complaint has been the number of recalls. We've already had it fixed twice for factory defects. Otherwise, this has been a good car for our family. Although I believe the suspension may be going out at only 100,000 miles.

- Ethan D

My 2014 Ford Escape experience.

2014 Ford Escape S

I'd say that my vehicle is pretty nice. I've had it for six years already and it has had little to no problems. My favorite part is the seats. I don't know I just find them ridiculously comfortable. I go up the mountain in the winter for snowboarding and this car does amazing in the snow. No slipping or sliding.

- Ryan S

Reliable vehicle but cheaply made and in certain ways is too basic.

2014 Ford Escape S

The seal on the door isn't great and let's in a lot of sound. The rear camera doesn't always work. The speakers are cheap and blow easily. Gas economy isn't as advertised. The seatbelts in back seats don't comfortably fit most adults but are okay for kids. Plastic parts of trim are cheap and crack/break easily.

- Elizabeth L

Windshield is weak. Cracks very easy.

2014 Ford Escape S

It rides very well but it is a bit small on the inside so tall people cannot sit in the front or back comfortably. Great trunk space. Awesome features like telling you how many miles you have left on you gallon but not that great on gas when compared to similar cars from the same year. Comfortable seats.

- Alexis M

14 ford escape is basically just alright.

2014 Ford Escape S

The engine and transmission are not really that great, but the vehicle is spacious. The radio is not very loud, the radio set up is bad. The steering wheels is comfortable. I don't like the placement of the cup holders. The electronic dash looks horrible. It's doesn't have a digital speedometer

- Derek N

4 cylinder engine Great gas mileage Bluetooth Backup camera MyKey features

2014 Ford Escape S

You get great gas mileage on the Ford Escape, and you also have a lot of room. 4 cylinder engine, backup camera, Bluetooth, safety features such as My Key is what makes the 2014 Ford Escape wonderful. Really great for a family car or for when your friends want to get together for a road trip.

- William B

Why I like my ford escape.

2014 Ford Escape S

I like everything about my ford escape. It is reasonably priced, economical to operate and looks good. I like the hatchback for hauling bigger things. I think the resale value of an escape is pretty good. They come in nice colors. I have had for 4 years with no mechanical problems.

- Gale H

Nice easy ride. Lots of storage space for the size.

2014 Ford Escape S

Get pretty decent gas mileage on the highway. It is very roomy in the back and has lots of room for storage. The steering wheel grip is really nice and fits in my hands perfectly. The glove box is really deep but not very wide so things get lost in there easily. Very reliable car.

- Kate R

It is a smaller SUV with a lot more room than you would expect.

2014 Ford Escape S

My vehicle has pretty good gas mileage for an SUV. It has all the bells and whistles to help me and let me know about maintenance issues. It's comfortable and fun to drive. I also enjoy the amount of room it has for a smaller SUV. It is the perfect size for my family and my needs.

- Kelley G

Dependable Car with Great Extra Features

2014 Ford Escape S

The vehicle is a nice size for an SUV and not overly bulky. Haven't had any major problems yet except for minor issues with brakes. Appreciate the look of the interior, the option for Sirius XM radio and heated seats. Overall it had been very reliable and good for long trips.

- Kal Y

Ford escape. A vehicle worth looking into.

2014 Ford Escape S

The vehicle itself has great handling, performance and reliability. The gas mileage could be better, even if tuned regularly. The comfort level is 8, with more focus on improving that feature. Overall, a great buy, safe and reliable. The hardware and integrity are passing.

- Nora R

Easy to park and drive SUV

2014 Ford Escape S

My SUV is great, love the space it provides for cargo, yet it is easy to park. It has always shifted hard, not as smooth as other vehicles I've driven in the past. Worst is a downshift when going down steep hill. It's nice that it has Bluetooth and hands free controls.

- Amanda H

Ford Escape, reliable vehicle

2014 Ford Escape S

You Can't check transmission fluid yourself.. and you always have to the take to dealer and pay very expensive labor fees. Otherwise, it's a reliable vehicle, great on gas, comfortable, which offers a comfortable driving experience. I have never had a major issue yet.

- Audrey F

Cracked Mechanism and no coolant

2014 Ford Escape S

Mechanism that held coolant cracked really easily. I was driving and the air conditioning stopped working and it never notified me that the coolant was getting low so the engine started overheating. Had to take it to a mechanic and thankfully it wasn't too expensive

- Amber L

Love my cargo packing Escape!

2014 Ford Escape S

Small enough to get around town easily, yet big enough to handle 25 bags of mulch. Back seats retreat easily to make cargo area. Appreciate the hands free steering wheel extras; phone, Siri, etc. Dashboard screen is sufficiently large and certainly clear enough.

- Mary-Jane E

It drives really smooth and has great mileage.

2014 Ford Escape S

It is a very reliable car but sometimes the transmission trips up, gets good mileage, rides very smooth, just get oil changed regularly! I have no problem with this car, just wish Bluetooth was a little bit clearer than it is, otherwise totally fine! Great car.

- Crystal P

Love the sport mode, back up camera.

2014 Ford Escape S

When you change the tires you have to have a tire pressure reset on the computer. It gets annoying a lot. The transmission is a little rough sounding. The computer is ok but also annoying a lot. It won't connect with my LG. The tire size is odd and expensive.

- Natalie P

Handles difficult winters with ease

2014 Ford Escape S

My Ford escape has been very reliable and has gotten me through numerous difficult northern winters, including one of the worst blizzards in the past few years. It has no problem going through deep snow and I have never had an issue with it breaking down.

- Alexa J

Fun to drive, and very stylishly

2014 Ford Escape S

It's more roomy the in looks, it fits 5 adults comfortably. Its sleek and stylish body makes it fun to drive. The smart four wheel drive makes navigation thru the Chicago winters easy. The only problem I found us the back, storage space is limited .

- Jeffery B

2014 Ford Escape

2014 Ford Escape s

Have had numerous issues with doors wherein inner panel comes loose after shutting doors. Now fan only works on highest setting.

- Kraft

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