Ford loves having their bases covered. They’re considerate with every vehicle they make, crafting an automotive solution that’s capable across the board. The 2014 Escape S is exemplary of this maxim—it wows with engine performance and spaciousness that’s a cut above competitors.
Let’s talk performance first. This machine provides some powertrain punch relative to its weight class. The 2.5L motor is a spirited piece of equipment that provides zesty response thanks to 168 HP and 170-lb.-ft. of torque. Ford wasn’t single-minded with this engine, either; instead, it absolutely delivers when it comes to its gas economy, as well. It easily manages an EPA-estimated highway MPG average of 32.
Although this is a compact crossover, its dimensions and resulting spaciousness won’t let you down. The 2014 Escape S is 178” long x 72” wide x 66” high, with a rear hatch that opens up high to enable quick and easy item storage. In fact, with all seat rows in their upright position, there are a healthy 34.3 cubic feet of room to work with, but putting those seats down results in a maximum capacity of 67.8 cubic feet!