So, you’re looking for a new crossover that’s a bit more nimble than the Explorer but still offers spirited performance and a full range of interior niceties? No problem—Ford has just the machine for you. The 2014 Escape SE is going to check all your boxes and gift you a wonderful driving experience.
It all starts with its engine. The 1.6L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost leverages Ford’s finest engineering breakthroughs, resulting in a car that produces 173 horses at 5,700 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 184-lb.-ft. torque at 2,500 RPM. The kicker is that this performance is mated to an EPA-estimated efficiency of 32 highway / 23 city MPG on average. It’s a truly economical machine!
The 2014 Escape SE is well-rounded, too. The seats are supportive yet mold to your body with their soft cotton trim; notably, the driver receives lumbar support to negate stiffness in the lower back on longer trips. As you back your crossover up, there’s an included rearview camera to make the maneuver a safer endeavor. Also, entertainment is represented well here via the six-speaker audio system with its CD/MP3 playback.