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Escape Does It All
By truth1hurts on 03/07/14 08:40 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

The 2011 Ford Escape is a dream and a much welcomed relief from our endless anxiety with an inferior product, a 2008 Jeep Patriot 5-Speed Manual. This Escape has great styling, spacious interior and far better visibility with its surround glass than the substandard design of the Patriot. We took it on a 1,600 mile trip in 2013 and never sweated. The 4 cylinder motor gives you good power on uphill roads and it comes with better tires than our former lemon. I would highly recommend the Escape and/our dealership as Ford has better customer service and attitudes towards their customers. The escape lets you "escape" the city jungle and is great in the outdoors and is very reliable.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Apex Suv And An Asset To Any Owner
By truth1hurts on 03/01/14 22:22 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We love our 2011 Ford Escape as, in our opinion, it hammers the competition and it is a valued asset in our family. The pathetic competition, the 2008 Jeep Patriot does even come close to the reliability, power, style, reputation and perks of a comfortable Ford. The Escape will not hurt pocketbooks; it is reasonably priced and I would recommend people trying to get a better deal through the employee pricing campaign. Money well spent, the Ford Escape. It made a former unhappy owner of the Jeep elated when we slid into a 2011 Ford. The competition will be full of jealousies as Ford is known to give many the "wow factor" in an winner vehicle.
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22 of 35 people found this review helpful
Not What I Expected
By bmeg2012 on 12/28/13 17:56 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I had always wanted an Escape and I finally bought one. I have to say that I am so disgusted with it. I had to pay out of pocket to have the throttle body replaced because Ford won't recall them and 3 weeks after the repairs the part is tearing up again. It is dangerous to drive it stalls out in the middle of the road and you try and give it gas and it won't move. I would discourage anyone from buying one. I was born, bread, raised 100% ford girl but I am so anti-Ford now. If you are considering buying one think twice...........
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
SUV - ok, I guess; warranty support -- not ok
By bloke2 on 10/12/13 08:49 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We bought an XLT w/ AWD, AT, V6 and Sync. To date we only have 21k miles on it. IMO, cheap materials, budget design, fit and finish, and paint flaws. Lack of amenities you'd find in competitors, like a button to open the tailgate! SYNC is great but has its glitches. The 3.0 V6 is noisy & somewhat underpowered for the vehicle weight. It may be the gearing because we've had the AT reprogrammed twice via TSBs. Ford really fights with the consumer over warranty issues. Had hassle to replace tailgate window over defective defroster & badly faded plastic running board. Now we have two water leaks -- 1 door and the tailgate window. We're thinking, what's next?!
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Loved it at first not sure now
By bmeg2012 on 07/09/13 18:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I bought my 2011 Ford Escape V6 AWD Limited Edition may 2012. I did great until the mileage hit 48000. While on my way to work one morning the transmission went out and left me sitting in the middle of the 4-lane with no gears. I finally was able to get in the low and get a wide spot to get off the road. We took it to he ford dealership and left it for 4 days only to be told that their is nothing wrong with it. This was 3 weeks ago. The transmission is still slipping horrible and this afternoon my RPM's went to 5000 before it shifted gears. It is still under my powertrain warranty but they won't fix it. Ford needs to do something it is not safe to drive this way.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Saved my life
By doublepug on 04/08/13 06:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

We purchased our 2011 Escape Limited used in March 2012. This was my primary vehicle, first SUV I've owned and I absolutely loved it. In late October, I and 3 family members were involved in a terrible car accident that totaled my Escape. I was 8 months pregnant at the time and I can say with absolute certainty that had we been in any other vehicle we likely would not have survived. The side curtain airbags deployed on impact and even though the front axle was cracked, my husband was able to steer the car to safety. It even called 911 for us and reported our exact location to the operator. I miss my Escape every day. If your top priority is safety, this is the car for you.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
2011 Ford Escape
By widrick on 01/20/13 11:30 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Had a great experience at Grappone Ford. I had a 2005 ford escape and decided to trade it in. After driving the 2011 Escape with the new inline 4 engine, I was amazed. I truely love driving this vehicle. So reliable a vehicle, I recommend it to anyone looking for a great ride in comfort.
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The Good, Bad and the Ugly
By student4life on 01/17/13 05:34 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

My wife and I purchased our Second Ford Excape after our first one (2010) was involved in an accident that wrote it off, but it saved my families life, hence the second one which is a 2011. We like the vehicle, and have the V6, which has more power than people expect. It's kind of rough around the edges, loud road noise and engine, and drives kind of like my jeep YJ used to in many ways. It's not as refined as I expected, but on the plus side, it's small and easy enough to park and manouver in traffic, build quality is superb, had original transmission issues which we're fixed under warranty, and the rear hatch doesnt open all the time (needs to see dealer). Overall quite happy though.
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Great compact SUV
By andyman2 on 01/06/13 02:16 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I love my Escape Limited 4cyl 4wd, I was hesitant about buying a 4cyl, but I'm happy with it. The power is ok, I knew it wasn't a power house going into the purchase. The gas mileage is decent especially being a 4wd. It handles well in snow. I've read many write about a vibration when idling, and mine has the same annoying vibration but it goes away when the vehicle is warm and it is only really an issue in cold weather for me. The only thing I wish I could change is the heated seats only have one setting. My old car had a high and low, and I was able to always have it on low and the one setting in the Escape does not allow me to do that because sometimes it becomes too hot.
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Apprehensive
By sparkywatts on 08/30/12 18:18 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2011 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I have the 2011 Escape XLT with the 3.0L, 6 cyl. It says 4 WD. 6 speed AT. Purchased Dec 2010. I love the "boxyness" and visibility. I did not want a cushy car or AWD. It rides hard but I do not mind. I wanted a small 4 wheel drive vehicle. I am concerned about the transmission and 4 wheel drive capability. The transmission broke 2 days after purchasing the vehicle new. 75 miles. Ford said it was a simple fix but took 10 days to fix. It still whines and has a vibration. Ford says that it is normal. I wanted the 4 WD to go on the beach but I am worried. This is replacing a 4WD 1 ton pick up so I am not use to the new vehicles. Can I use the Escape on the beach?
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