2014 Ford Escape in Cincinnati, OH
Previous versions of the Ford Escape have received rave reviews for its overall strong performance as well as being large enough to offer plenty of cargo space without sacrificing maneuverability. Now that the 2014 Ford Escape in Cincinnati, OH is available from Mike Castrucci of Alexandria, that tradition is going just as strong with the new model-year. The 2014 Ford Escape has a trifecta of capable engines that offer the mix of power and fuel-efficiency crossover SUV buyers are looking for. Also, starting with the base trim and going all the way to the top, the new Ford Escape is filled with an outstanding array of standard features, sure to add value to the vehicle along every step of the way.
Speaking of the trio of engine options available on the 2014 Ford Escape in Cincinnati, OH, all three will break the 20-mile per gallon barrier in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Base models of the new Ford Escape are outfitted with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine, that can produce 168-horsepower and has an Environmental Protection Agency fuel-estimated score of 22 mpg (city) and 31 mpg (highway).
Engine options and standard equipment
Higher trims get one of two possible turbocharged engine choices. The first comes as standard equipment in SE and Titanium trims is a 1.6-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 178-horsepower and is the most fuel-friendly of the group getting 23 mpg (city) and 33 mpg (highway). The upgraded engine for SE and Titanium version of the 2014 Ford Escape is the other turbocharged engine, a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder motor that is rated for 240-hp and still gets 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
As impressive as the engine performance is on the 2014 Ford Escape, the list of standard equipment that is found throughout the vehicle is just as awe-inspiring. Some of the standard features include a blind spot monitoring mirror, full power accessories that include windows and door locks, cruise control, air conditioning, tilting and telescoping steering and finally a rearview camera to aid in backing up. Also, the innovative Ford MyKey System is standard equipment. The Ford MyKey system allows vehicle owners to program certain set of parameters like maximum radio volume to help encourage good driving habits in young drivers.
Functional space and driving impressions
Like its predecessors, the 2014 Ford Escape in Cincinnati, OH has the space needed for drivers and passengers of almost any size. There is plenty of head and legroom available in the front and backseats of the 2014 Escape. The seats have been described as comfortable and supportive without being too firm. Since the Ford Escape is in fact an SUV, cargo capacity plays a major part of the vehicle’s successful equation. With the rear seats out and ready to accept passengers there is 34.3 cubic-feet of cargo space to work with, when the seats are folded down that space almost doubles to 68.1 cu.-ft.
Online reviews have praised the 2014 Ford Escape for its lively driving characteristics. Most will be very happy with the base 2.5-liter engine, but those who like and/or need to do a bit of light trailer-hauling duty, a properly equipped Escape with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine can tow up to 3,500 pounds.