Rising gas prices have made fuel economy an important topic for discussion in the pre-owned SUV market. It’s hard to predict what gas prices will look like from one month to the next, but it should always be a consideration when you’re buying a new vehicle.
You never know when gas prices might skyrocket!
Drivers want the comfort and reliability of a mid-sized SUV, but unfortunately, many SUVs come with a significant price tag at the gas pumps. That’s what makes a pre-owned 2014 Ford Escape stand out amongst its competition. This vehicle receives exceptional EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings across every trim level.
A base model 2014 Ford Escape S comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that clocks in a moderate 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque. This vehicle easily satisfies the SUV fuel economist’s demands, receiving EPA-estimated ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
The SE model Escape comes with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder engine that reaches up to 178 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Believe it or not, this upgraded trim level actually gets slightly better fuel economy ratings than the base S model, receiving EPA-estimations of 23 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
At the top end, a Titanium trim version 2014 Escape comes standard with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four cylinder engine, but it can also be found with the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that powers out an impressive 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Even with all that power and torque, the top-notch Titanium trim utilizes its efficient engine to keep fuel consumption at a surprising 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
When you’re shopping for a used SUV, don’t let your purchase burn up your hard-earned dollars at the fuel pumps.