I've had my Escape for about 3 years now and have loved it up until this point. As I was driving home last week my O/D light began flashing. I took the car to my mechanic and was told I needed a new transmission. I only have 51,000 miles on my car. Other than that, it does have some loud road noise- especially at around 45-50 mph. Other than that, the car has treated me well, too bad I have to get rid of it.
Well, I did'nt want to do it but I finally sold my Ford Escape. I owned it for a little over a year and loved to drive it, enjoyed the way it handled and the versatility. It was always fun to drive it as it handled well and was a great looking vehicle. The wind noise was a bit noticable at times but the reason I got rid of it was the terrible gas mileage. I have no idea what people are saying about good mileage. I live in the county and 95 % of my driving is highway and my Escape averages 20 mpg on the highway . My driving habits are quite conservative and Edmunds .com rates it as 21mpg on the highway. On the highway !!! To me this is not acceptable so I had to part with it . Thanks
Versatility, fun to drive, very reliable, sharp looking
I have owned this vehicle for 2 months now, I am pleased with it. Bought it with 32,000 miles, it is in excellent condition, it is an xlt but has several "sport" options, has the audiophile 6 cd changer with the 7 speakers. Mileage seems better than the van I had, the ride of course is a little stiffer though, the moonroof is neat, Continental "conti trac tires are noisy, will chg at 50k, my wife and I are both glad to be back in a Ford, Ford took the "high road", no bailout, and it has sure paid off.
Moonroof, audiophile 6 cd changer and 7 speakers, tire pressure sensors, instrument lighting is cool (red/green), auto dome light entry, dome light/radio on exit feature, power seat, cargo cover, tailgate window open only feature, daylight/fog lamps
Center armrest a little too far back, could have a little more padding. The Continental "conti trac" tires are very noisy. Would prefer the foot pedal type emergency brake, but this one has its + s, more likely to use it. I would prefer the hood w/springs over the rod type holder, glove box under seat
The truck looks good enough on the outside, but inside it is not designed so well. I had the leather bag over the parking brake replaced once, but because of the way it lays over the brake, it is now torn again. Just a small tear, like a cut, but it is b/c of the way it lays right over the metal brake. That however, is not my big issue. My issue is the gas mileage. Previously, I had a 2000, GMC Yukon Denali that had almost better gas mileage. It was older, & bigger, but this truck is almost worse. I regret buying mine, but now I'm stuck with it.
The color & body style. It did real good on the Michigan snow covered road last winter. The 4WD is a necessity.
Better parking break bag design. ( I have a solution). Better gas mileage.
I love my escape. I always wanted a black SUV and when we drove the escape, I knew this was the right SUV for me. I've had it since 2007 and haven't had any problems! It's incredibly reliable and fun to drive. I would definitely get another escape in the future
I love the air pressure gauge for the tires. I drive 2 kids around so it makes me feel safer that this is monitored because I rarely check on my own.
I wish there was a way to save seat preferences. My husband drives it too and we are always switching the seats back and forth