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Terrible brakes and awful safety features
5 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By deekay18
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Safety: The brakes on this SUV is notorious to be the worst braking system in it's class. It takes 154 feet to stop this SUV from 60MPH and brake fade is expected, which adds on more footage. This means that it takes a minimum of 11 lengths of Ford Focus' to stop the Escape at the best without brake fade. Also, the Escape uses drum brakes on the rear. What is this 1990? The brakes also lock up frequently and this is a known problem all over the internet. The IIHS crash test ratings are not great either.


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Ford Certified and after sales service- Awful processes and follow through
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By sajuedmunds
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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I have been a big fan of Ford and GM cars with all their warts and issues, so this was a curious experience with Ford and its dealer at Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A car is really a sum of experiences. I bought a pre -owned Ford Escape Certified by Ford. Shocking gaps at all stages. 1. Ford Pre certified. Was given a gar with broken bumpers and mechanicals. The dealer refused to change it the bumper and I also decide to focus on other transmission issues. After 4 weeks, car called in for a day. I got it after nearly 2 week. No loaner or rental. 2. Service - the words dripped with honey but you know when you are spun. Ford directs you to dealer 3. Its car - rough and cheap though functional


Best Features

Single stalk controls, sun roof, other bell and whistles


Worst Features

Ford Pre Certified and Service. I was hel bent on buying a Ford Fusion 2014, but for the first time in 20 years, Mind conquers the heart! - I expect some element of trust to be engendered during a transaction. Not sure how long patriotism, nostalgia and styling can carry a marquee through.


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New Car, Bad Transmission
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By mitchelld
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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This was our 3rd new Escape (2005, 2007, & 2012). We have always liked the 'box' for use ability. However, our 2012 XLT V6 Escape developed transmission problems at about 10,000 miles. Ford adjusted trans and slipping seemed to disappear ... initially. Over time it got worse with terrible slipping, hunting for gears, & loud clunks as it found 1st & 2nd gears. At 20,000 miles Ford now tells us the transmission will need "several new parts" (which they have to order). No, they will not replace the trans ... just fix it as they tried before. Our goal now is to get the car running and dump it. We are the 3rd generation of loyal Ford customers and, we are the LAST.


Best Features

Design, size, and comfort.


Worst Features

Ford needs to fix their transmission problems.


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Reliable and good gas mileage
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By forager7
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Had this vehicle for 100K miles plus with no problems and great gas mileage.


Best Features

I just like the basic clean design of the vehicle and the plastic shields on sides to keep paint form chipping when going over gravel roads.


Worst Features

NONE


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Great SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By brendino140
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2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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This was my first ford vehicle and probably will not be my last. I got the 2012 model because of the big changes for the 2013 crossover model. The escape provides a nice ride and great handling. I feel very safe driving in poor weather conditions. The interior design is great and provides great visibility. But, I recommend the V6 model for the best driving experience.


Best Features

Ford Sync and bluetooth. The Ford sync bluetooth is the best I have seen in the market. Similar vehicles do not match to the quality of the phone functions. And, the blind spot mirrors are GREAT.


Worst Features

The exterior needs some improvements to the rear bumper. Also, the headlights are just 'ok'.


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