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This car has been a nightmare almost since its purchase date. The problem is all rooted in the new transmission system - the CVT. It constantly feels like it is going to stall or hesitate. This is one of the new features of the completely overhauled 2014 Forester. Subaru has a real problem on its hands with this vehicle. Subaru dealership unable to resolve in spite of five visits to date to repair it. WE ARE TOTALLY DISSATISFIED WITH THIS VEHICLE AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE!!!!
I have a '14 Escape SE. It has a 1.6 turbo engine. It gets 27 mpg town 32 highway. It has all the options I want. I really like the car but there is one glitch that Ford refuses to correct. A Ford Rep. even told me, "nothing is perfect, deal with it". I have written Ford, even to their president and got no response. The problem is the non dimming dash lights at night. It is suppose to be automatic but it must be manually dimmed every time the car is started at night. How silly is this?
Misses out not having lumbar seat and automatic garage door opener. Other than that great pick-up and excellent highway handle. True to its claims of 25+ highway mileage.
Very Very Fast 2.0 eco boost and will get you in and out of traffic with no problems. Has panoramic roof which is awesome but the cloth cover flaps if windows open. The sony sound system is GREAT you will only get 25-26 mpg on hwy doing 75-80 mph. I am not crazy about the back lights look that is why 3.5 stars. It is like driving a sports car but a suv. Myford touch and sync no problems. Handles great. I came out of an 05 Explorer 4x4 into the Escape, much faster, but I do miss the room
This Mazda is the best performance SUV on the market. The power is beyond proper now. Pay for the 2.5L you will smile every time you drive it. Also, the Bose & Sunroof package is a must. My prior car was a 2007 Mazda MX-5 GT, and the CX-5 is way faster. The CX-5 should be on the top of your list.Zoom-Zoom.
To new to really give a good answer. So far we really like.
On level roads it is very nice. In mountians it could use more power. Qverall a very good automobile