The Ford Escape is one of the most recognizable SUVs on the market. This vehicle barely needs an introduction to most readers, who already know that it’s constantly paving the road for SUV innovators in the motor vehicle industry.
One of the biggest changes to the Escape came in the year 2014, when Ford scrapped the V6 engine option in favor of the lighter, more fuel efficient, 4-cylinder EcoBoost design. Some enthusiasts of the Escape thought this could mark the end of an era for the powerful and torque-heavy family-friendly SUV, but Ford begs to differ — especially when you take a closer look at the 2014 Escape Titanium.
Let’s take a glance:
Engine: The Ford Escape Titanium turbocharged four-cylinder engine pounds out an impressive 240 horsepower and 270 lb/ft. of torque. That’s more than enough rush for the average family, and also means that drivers can tow up to 3,500lbs. with the trailer hitch. But Ford’s mission wasn’t just power, and the 22/30 city/highway mpg fuel-efficiency ratings are clear evidence of that.
Body Style: Drivers who want to shed the old boxy truck-like look and jump into something a little more slick for the city will appreciate the Ford Escape’s updated style. This vehicle doesn’t look like your standard SUV, and it doesn’t drive like one either. Ford aimed to please the growing family by offering a more sleek and compact model that still catches the attention of other drivers on the road.
Performance: Quick and responsive steering make this one of the best-handling small SUVs on the market today. The Titanium offers an advanced all-wheel-drive system that makes sharp reactions and reflexive moves both poignant and simple. The Escape also maintains a soft and stable experience over bumps. Smooth and quiet, this vehicle is an exceptional choice for drivers with any level of experience.
Technology: The Titanium trim looks and feels like a more upscale vehicle. Chrome accents across the dashboard give off a fulfilling impression the moment you seat yourself inside. There is also a range of luxurious features including a hands-free foot-activated rear liftgate, MyFord Touch system, climate control, antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag and full-length curtain-type airbags, and rear parking sensors. Additionally, a blind-spot warning system with cross-traffic alert is an exclusive option on the Titanium trim.
Cargo Space: Though the boxy style is no more, the Escape still retains its highly functional interior cargo design. Fold-flat 60/40 second-row seats give drivers an outstanding 67.8 cu ft. of cargo space. If you prefer to leave the seats up, there’s still 33.95 cu ft. of cargo space available for any groceries or your daily activity needs.
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