2002 Ford Escape XLS Value 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
The car has performed better than
expected in all areas, especially in
fuel efficiency. I get about 26 mpg.
Engine performs well and is smooth for
4 cylinder. I can go over 400 miles on
a full tank of gas. Plenty of power to
get up exteneded hill climbs and
performes well on winding roads.
Turning radius is excellent, an
5 spd manual trans. One of the
best looking SUVs on the road, doesn't
look like a jacked up station wagon nor
a mini van. Ability to park and
manuever like a car in tight spaces is
excellent. Shifting is smooth. The AC
quickly cools the interior on hot days.
No center console avail due to hand
brake configuration and lacks split
folding rear seats. Other models
have these features. Seats could be
more comfortable, a little on the firm
side. Wind noise was noticable on the
highway. 5-speed model for higher end
models and a larger gas tank.