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Ford Escape Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 201 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Ford Escape

  • Still one of our favorites in the category, the 2004 Ford Escape is a very capable small SUV thanks to its powerful V6 engine, spacious cabin and carlike handling.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6, large cargo capacity, comfortable interior, carlike handling.

  • Cons

    Weak standard four-cylinder engine, bland interior design, small gas tank size limits range.

  • What's New for 2004

    The 2004 Ford Escape remains largely unchanged although the price has been lowered on the plush Limited model and certain appearance packages are now available on lower trim levels which, in effect, reduce the final price. Also, Chrome Yellow is no longer a color choice. To eliminate confusion, trim levels and option packages have been consolidated.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Escape lover

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I have had no maintenance problems in 6 years! Toyota put that in your pipe and smoke it!




Blown engine

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

My engine threw a rod at 34,311 miles and punched 2 holes in the block. Ford replaced it under warranty. If you buy a Ford make sure you are aware of their Road Side Assistance program and you also may want to get an extended warranty. They don't give you a replacement car or a rental without an extended warranty. I was without my vehicle for 2 weeks.




This vehicle is awesome!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

The gas mileage is not as good as advertised. I get about 15mpg. But this thing looks sharp and drives nicely.




"escaped" in my suv

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I love this suv, it handles well, and I will buy another when this one goes. Thank you Ford.




Escapie

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

excellent. i love my escape, it's cute and its ok to jump a curb once in a while, nothing will break off :-) its not a car, but its not an suv- the perfect mix.




Clifford the escape

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

We have TWO! Named my Escape 'Clifford'. Guess what color it is? I love this car, looove, there aren't enough positive words. Much better mileage than what the sticker says. Peppy, roomy. Handles great in snow. A bit of wind noise at high speeds(80mph) makes it difficult to listen to the excellent cd player (single). Please follow the dealer maintenance record religiously. There have been a few problems, but the dealer fixed. Don't bother with the dealers 'ext. warranty' Call Ford Mo Co yourself and ask them specifically for their own. Dealer will try to sell you an 'aftermarket'insisting it is Ford's. After 2 dealers, 3 cars we learned the hard way.



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Full 2004 Ford Escape Review

What's New for 2004

The 2004 Ford Escape remains largely unchanged although the price has been lowered on the plush Limited model and certain appearance packages are now available on lower trim levels which, in effect, reduce the final price. Also, Chrome Yellow is no longer a color choice. To eliminate confusion, trim levels and option packages have been consolidated.

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Talk About The 2004 Escape

2004 Ford Escape Discussions See all Started By

jch2122
jch2122
11-18-2014
Thanks for any assistance. My 2004 Escape has a couple of issues. I'm not sure if they're related, so i'll mention both. I've noticed that when it rains a lot the night before, when I crank it the ...


mrsc6
mrsc6
08-16-2014
Help...my ford escape 2004 xlt over drive light flashes on and off every once in a while..what does it mean??...


Edmunds.com
Edmunds.com
04-08-2014
2001-'04 Ford Escape Recalled for Rust, Steering Problem Ford is recalling 385,762 2001-'04 Ford Escape SUVs because a rust problem may cause the lower control arm to separate, potentially resulting i...



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