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2009 Ford Escape

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Much better than a car
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By hammer
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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My wife and I drove the Escape locally and short highway rides for the first 1000 miles to break it in. Then we took a driving vacation from Chicago to Denver and back. What a dream vehicle to travel in. Four adults rode in this vehicle comfortably for 2800 miles. We really love this suv. We bought the XLT with leather and the sirius satelite system. Nice ride.


Favorite Features

My wife and I really like the fact that you sit up higher in this suv. We were comparing this to the Subaru Forester we were also looking at. The Escape won out with more options for the dollar, with both cars being equally comparable in safety and other features. FORD rocks! So do the 17" rims.


Suggested Improvements

My only complaint was when I first looked at the sales lot of Escapes, I noticed wires hanging down by the passenger rear wheel. And that I could see the muffler close to the rear tire.


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Excelent SUV!
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By Holly
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Just got this car a couple days ago and I am LOVING IT! wouldnt trade it for anything! except maybe one with 4WD..lol. ALL IN ALL GREAT!


Favorite Features

Heated Leather seats! SYNC! EVERYTHING!


Suggested Improvements

I would like to have 4WD BUT wouldn't use it enough to make it worth the extra cost. So No improvements suggested yet!


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Satisfied so far
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By Renegade21
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I wanted a SUV for utility but didn't want to sacrifice much on MPG. I get about 24/27mpg (city/hwy) and probably average about 25 overall. The Escape is fun to drive and pretty comfortable. I'm glad I went with the 6 cylinder. It has pretty good pickup but struggles initially. Handling is pretty nimble for an SUV. Get the Sync system! I love controlling my iPod and phone by voice. Overall a great SUV that I've enjoyed so far and haven't had any problems with. (about 7500 miles driven so far)


Favorite Features

Sync system, auto headlights, key pad entry, chrome grill, system computer that gives you gas, oil, and other info


Suggested Improvements

Braking... You really have to step on the brake early if coming in fast to a light.


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Buyer Beware
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By Gatorpit
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Our Escape makes a Hoot noise when accelerating from a stop. The Noise is loud and annoying. Not all Escapes make this noise. Ford acknowleges the noise but it is not a safety issue so they are going to fix it. I am disappointed with there attitude and after my 5th new Ford it is going to be my last. It is unfortunate that manufactures are allowed to get away with this. Make sure you thoroughly test and inspect your vehicle before taking a delivery or you will get stuck with it like I did.


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Performance


Suggested Improvements

Own up to problems with a new vehicle.


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Best choice for mid-size SUV AWD
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By Carole
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I read reviews, test drove 15 different, checked out 10 dealers. Hands down the Ford Escape was the best deal for us. The RAV 4 is way overpriced, seats very uncomfortable. We couldn't imagine what agony a long trip would be. Same with everything else we drove. We've logged 5900 miles in 3.5 months. There's not much we don't like other than the gas mileage & the paint surface is already scratched. Lowering the back seats does require getting used to & the position of the arm rest/console could be moved forward for easier access. Glove box useless. Winter weather will determine if the love affair continues.


Favorite Features

Good visibility, lots of cargo room and roof rack.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage and practical floor mats/cargo mats. We have the upgraded cloth upholstery but find the floor carpet cheap. Bought a padded cargo protector from a pet store for $50--works great.


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