Ford Escape Ratings
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2007 Ford Escape - XLT Sport 3.0L (330A) FWD
Pros: excellent seats, tilt steering wheel, and sitting high up. i can see more when i am driving
Cons: no complaints yet.
Advice: splurge on the v6. it is worth it. very little engine noise.i love this suv. i wish i had bought one, years ago, when my children were little. they are now teenagers. plenty of room for my 6'3''son. i was told by friends and my brother to buy the escape with the v6 engine and splurge on the moon roof, 6 cd player, built in tire pressure gauges, 16 inch wheels, etc. i am so happy i did. very little engine noise, compared to my ford escort. i feel safe in this vehicle. i visited all the dealers, looking at their suv's. ford, treated me the most respectfully, gave me the best rebate, and was the most informative about cars in general. i would definitely buy another escape and deal with ford products again. this is my fifth ford. once you test drive this suv, especially with the moon roof, you will want to buy it!
2005 Ford Escape - Hybrid (300A) FWD
Cons: seats a bit too firm
Advice: If you want plenty of room without guzzling gas, this is the right vehicle for you.My favorite part of this SUV is by far the gas mileage. My average mpg for driving 3000 miles from May through September was 35 mpg. The vehicle got a bit lower mileage when new (31.0 mpg over the first 3000 miles) and gets lower mpg in cold weather (30.7 over it's first winter). I find the driver's seat a little too firm, but still tolerable even for extended periods of driving (5 hours). Based on my experience over the last year and a half of ownership, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this vehicle. It has loads of room but gets the same or better mileage than most small sedans, plus it's emissions are much lower than standard vehicles.
2006 Ford Escape - XLT 3.0L (400B) 4x4
Cons: cant think of any right now
Advice: Get the V6 you will not be sorryAfter looking at many different styles of SUV's we decided on the Escape, The vehicle is by far the best I hae owned and does well in all types of conditions It has decent fuel economy and plenty of power with the V6. Over all it is a fun and pleasurable car to drive for daay to day life.
2006 Ford Escape - XLS 2.3L (120A) FWD
Pros: Even Base Model has Power Windows/Mirrors/CD Player.
Cons: Hard to get Seat Covers to Fit the Side Bolstered Seats.
Advice: XLS Buyers, get the Convience Package Option. It's worth the few extra hundreds.This little sport youte dosn't seem large from the outside, but it quickley swallowed nearley all my tools from the old truck and still has a good amount of storage left in the back. The rear seats have a good amount of leg room, and all 4 seats are comfortable. Drives great, very nice riding vehicle. The 2.3L 4 Banger has livable power, and I'm getting 18MPG with pure city driving.
2006 Ford Escape - XLT Sport 3.0L (410B) 4x4
Pros: no boundaries package
Cons: sound system
Advice: buy itWe love the car like handling and the overall appearance. We bought the xlt with the no boundaries package in sonic blue. The only thing that we do not like is the sound system, we should have got the upgraded system.
2006 Ford Escape - Limited 3.0L (500B) FWD
Pros: All power
Cons: Low gas milaege
Advice: Get a HybridI enjoyed the comfort and the power.
2005 Ford Escape - XLT 3.0L Automatic (400B) 4x4
Advice: shop aroundThis suv handled very well,lack of power on hills until you kick it.It is like you have a hole in the tank for the milage is really bad,the only car that gets just what the sticker says no matter how you drive.The brake are really noisy when backing up.transmission is so-so-.They could of added more storage space for the driver.All in all I love the car ,but I'm ready to trade.