Bought the 2009 Escape as a replacement for our 1998 F150 that was super reliable. The Escape is comfortable and the V6 is powerful and economical delivering about 22 in mixed driving.
However quality leaves much to be desired, the transmission started leaking right before the warranty expired and was fixed under warranty. The throttle body failed at 44000, costing 400 to replace I might mention out of all the cars I have owned I have never ever had a throttle body fail!
I really question our decision to buy the Escape and curious as to what other problems will surface, I will be hesitant to buy another Ford.
Sync, 4WD. It has all the bells and whistles!
Quality, better fuel system and better transmission!
My 09 Escape has far exceeded what I expected.
Unlike the review, this is a very reliable SUV, no problems at all through 50K+ miles, good pickup when I need it, average 22 to 23 MPG, (actually tracked via receipts) despite pulling a trailer quite often.
Had a front and rear end wreck, not my fault, the car behind was totalled, the truck in front was damaged, my Escape got new bumpers and lights and some body work!
It's quiet inside, unlike my just traded in Honda Pilot. Engine has a perfect sound when you floor it otherwise, it has a understated gentle purr that I like.
The 2nd. row is much easier to fold down than Edmunds would have you believe, and, it's made in K.C., MO, USA!
Looks, reliability, solid construction, American made, best red color in the industry, Sync, MPG, low purchase price, towing package
excellent ride, very powerfull, looks sporty! this is a great vehicle made by ford! dont let the transmision problems scare you away from this great vehicle. ive had mine since new and have never had a single problem with it! ive checked into it also, and if you have a problem with your tranny more then likely it will be covered under factory warranty(not sure why people are complaining). dont waste your time with a chevy equinox, dodge nitro, or toyota rav4. this vehicle is the nicest for the money. and the most powerful as well. i had a 2010 didge nitro and traded it for this 2009 ford escape. gas mileage is awesome. if u wanna have problems buy a dodge nitro.
I was fine it till the transmission died at 36200 miles.
Fortunately I had bought extended warranty.
I fixed it at the dealer and it still giving me troubles.
I still see sudden gear change at low speeds.
Do not know how much time this fixing will last, but I am always scared to take my family on a drive on this one.
1. Ample of cargo space
2. Feels sturdy
3. Nice seats
4. Very fule efficient
5. Love the SYNC, I hooked up an external hard drive to this. It recongnizes and plays all my music.
1. Unreliable transmission
2. Interior is not nice - pretty cheap plastic
3. Very noisy - I reckon being an I4 engine it will be noisy, but it is a litle too much.
1. Better Transmission design and calibration
2. More stramlined body
3. Train exhaust engineers to do a better job for NVH.
I read on the internet that the 2009 Ford Escape 6 speed trans has problems.I thought that this is not going to happen to the vehicle I purchase.Well much to my surprise I had to have trans work on my vehicle at 29000 miles.Very slow shifting from reverse to drive.Now I noticed that it has a ticking sound like a vehicle with bad lifters in an old car.The dealer does not seem to hear it ,I must be hullucinating.Loud exhaust and a growling sound when driving uphill.Got rid of a 11 yr old Chevy Tacker and it was a much quieter than this 2 yr old vehicle.
Comfort of seats is the reason I picked this vehicle along with gas milleage on a 4 cyl.
The advertisements always states, think Ford first.I will not untill they can make a car that does not sound like a ticking old engine, and get rid of the loud exhaust ,this is not acceptable in this day and age of technology..Trans problems is not a good exchange for good gas milleage.