2014 Ford Escape: What's Changed

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Most significant changes: Backup camera standard on all models; 1.6-liter engine standard on Titanium models (instead of 2.0-liter); SEL models are discontinued

Price change: Base S model increases $230, and SE models are up $480; prices on Titanium models have dropped by $1,270 because of a smaller standard engine

On sale: Since midsummer

Which you should buy, 2013 or 2014? 2014

The Escape was redesigned for 2013 and was a sales success for Ford, despite early quality issues and safety recalls.

For 2014, a backup camera is standard on all models, and an optional hands-free power liftgate that can be opened with a kicking motion is now grouped with a 3,500-pound towing package.The SEL trim level is no longer offered.

Prices on the top-line Titanium models are $1,270 lower for 2014. That is because a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is now standard, and the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder that was standard last year is now a $1,195 option. The Titanium also has smaller standard wheels and tires, 18-inch diameter instead of 19. The 19-inchers are now a $595 option.

Engine choices remain a base 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the available 1.6- and 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinders.

The 2014 models will likely have fewer quality issues; they began arriving in dealerships during the summer. They now outnumber the 2013 models by more than 3-to-1 in dealer inventories. The better deals will be on the 2013 models, but the selection will continue to dwindle.

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By Rick Popely | September 13, 2013 | Comments (0)

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