by Annette S. on Nov 17, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escape XLS Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
After purchasing my truck I had costly repairs the very first year. Over the next 3yrs the truck had been great until last friday Nov 13th, when my truck had an electrical fire! Please be careful Escape owners, the truck was off and I was not inside when it caught fire. Never again will I own another Ford vehicle due to Ford not taking onwership of the problems with their vehicles.
by Rcruz on Jan 23, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Ford Escape XLS Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
After shopping for 3 months and reviewing all of
the SUV's in this class, I decided that
relaibility, power, and affordability was the route
to go. The Escape is not as fancy as the Tribute(
same exact Mazda engine) or the CR-V, or the
Santa Fe but for the money it's the best in it's
I think Ford's only shortcoming with the Escape
was they should have spent a little more money
with the build quality and intierior- I personally
would have paid for it.
Overall I would suggest this SUV to anyone in
the market- the 6cyl. 3.0 201hp- 4 dr.
Additional standard equipment makes the 2002 Ford Escape an even better value. XLS models get a dual-media cassette/CD stereo, while XLT adds a V6 engine, privacy glass, power driver seat and an in-dash six-CD changer. New Sport packages also debut. The XLS Sport includes 15-inch alloy wheels with larger tires, side-step bars, Sport-embroidered floor mats and dark tinted privacy glass. The XLT Sport, new for 2002, provides, in addition to XLS Sport equipment, a special No Boundaries roof rack system and unique 16-inch alloy wheels with meatier rubber. Four new colors are also available.