The Ford Escape is one of the most popular compact crossover SUVs in the US. Let’s take a look at some of the changes coming to the 2014 Ford Escape.
Changes to Model Series:
The 2014 model will only be offered in three trim series, the S, SE and the Titanium. For 2014, the SEL will no longer be available. Let’s check out the new standard additions to each.
Packaging/ Standard Features Changes
Perhaps the biggest change is that all 2014 Escapes will come standard with a rear view camera. In addition, SYNC (integrated in-vehicle communications and entertainment system) will now be standard on all Escapes. From a packaging standpoint, there are also a few things to point out for the 2014 Model Year:
- The SE convenience package will include Dual-Zone electronic temperature control, rear parking aid sensors and MyFord Touch.
- The Titanium Technology package will include HID headlamps with signature lighting, active park assist, BLIS (blind spot information system), rain-sensing wipers.
For 2014 the 1.6 L EcoBoost will become standard on the Titanium ( FWD: 23 City / 33 Hwy - 4WD: 22 City / 30 Hwy). Drivers will still have the option to add the 2.0 L EcoBoost to a Titanium, in addition to a supplemental heater is also now option on both EcoBoost engines.
Safety and Security Changes:
Rear parking aid sensors will now be standard on all Titanium models, while a rear view camera will be standard on all series.
Exterior Changes to the Titanium Package:
18″ machined aluminum wheels will be standard to the Titanium package.
The SE package will now include a standard 10-way power driver seat, which does away with the old SE 6-way manual driver seat. Full-leather seats will now be standard on the Titanium package.
A power converter will now be standard on the Titanium package.
So while the Escape may not see any major body style changes for 2014, there are some very worthy changes coming that will keep this much loved crossover pleasing the masses. 2014 models will start production in June!
This information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Because these options and features may change during the model year, please be sure to consult your dealer for the most accurate and up to date information.