2014 Ford Escape Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Ford Escape performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Ford Escape Video Transcript
Critics say that while the 2014 Ford Escape cabin offers high quality materials and comfortable seating, its also one of the more fun-to-drive compact SUVs on the market. Hi! I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with US News Best Cars. In this video well take a closer look at the Escapes performance.
The 2014 Ford Escape comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. It produces 168 horsepower and is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.5L engine returns an EPA estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 on the highway which is average for the class.
Two optional engines are available and the Escape gets its best fuel economy estimates with the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine delivering 23 miles per gallon in the city and 32 on the highway.
Critics say the base Escape delivers adequate power, which should satisfy most shoppers. However, a few are partial to the 240 horsepower turbocharged 2.0L engine saying that it offers similar power to a V-6.
The Escape shares its platform with the Ford Focus and some experts say that its small-car underpinnings make it one of the more enjoyable compact SUVs to drive. Thanks to superb handling and good control through turns. They also note that it offers a smooth ride, easily absorbing bumps and road imperfections. However, some say that the available 19-inch wheels can make the ride a bit harsh.
To learn more about the 2014 Ford Escape check out our videos on its interior and other important features and consider competing vehicles like the Mazda CX-5 and Buick Encore.Read more
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