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20 of 28 people found this review helpful
Free Vibration Included :-(
By vikings2417 on 12/16/11 15:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I purchase a new 2012 Ford Escape 3 weeks ago and have been dealing with a strong and annoying vibration while the vehicle idles in drive, reverse, and low. It's fine in park and neutral. If you want to have the new car look with the 30 yr old junker feel, buy this vehicle. Per Ford, "this is a charateristic of the vehicle" and there is nothing wrong. The two techs that sat in it, agreed that it was very noticable but since there weren't any service lights or codes, there must not be anything wrong. Buy a Rav4 or CRV (I've owned both) if you're looking for a small SVU. Skip the Escape!
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful
Love Fords Escape XLT
By mainsworth on 12/13/11 18:14 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I really like our suv.. Owned it 6 months. Recommend it. Nice ride. Impressive interrior.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Great SUV For The Price So Far
By bman27 on 11/23/11 12:04 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

I had a 05 escape so i am used to how the handle and drive. I got the car for about 21,900 for the sxt with no other features like the sun package etc.. The 4 cyl accelerates well and the handling is nice. I do agree that the brakes need to catch up with the times and go to all wheel disc brakes. If you are looking for a american car without want to spend 30k this is a nice one to try. I am tall and i fit well. The sticker did not say anything about wheel tilt but it is on all of them. No telescoping adjust but who uses that move your seat up then!
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful
Paint problems!!!
By norm444 on 11/11/11 05:39 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

My new 2012 Escape has been into the body shop now twice for paint contamination!!! Also found on the back tail gate ford did not paint the edges on the 4 lower corners!! Yes I have seen other 2012 the same way!!!!!
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52 of 153 people found this review helpful
great truck
By misterbaker on 09/10/11 05:15 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

Review

Just traded my Nissan Pathfinder that was too big and used too much gas as well as being awful on a long trip. The Escape handles well and is very comfortable. Fits 4 adult males comfortably and the 4 cylinder still has plenty of power to move you around. Of course the interior isn't as snazzy as my wife's F-150 Lariat, but hey what do you expect for 25K less?! Overall it's my favorite of any vehicle I've ever owned.
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18 of 59 people found this review helpful
Works Great
By fehowner on 08/06/11 19:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

2012 Escape Hybrid - FWD Pros: 1. Acceleration is on par with our conventional 2003 V6 Escape. 2. Getting better than the EPA estimate of 32mpg combined and that is with the AC running most of the time. 3. SYNC is awesome. 4. Since the base hybrid is more equivalent to a V6 XLT when considering options and performance characteristics the actual hybrid premium is closer to $4500 which makes this a great value. 5. There is an 8yr/100,000 mile warranty on the battery. Cons: 1. Exterior is a little dated. 2. Must insert and turn key like a conventional vehicle to "start" it. 3. ICE always on above 45mph which seems like a waste while coasting down a long steep grade at highway speeds.
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26 of 182 people found this review helpful
Charlatan Engineering - Avoid at Any Cost
By gormarx on 07/10/11 22:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)

Review

I had to take the car to fix the door so it doesn't fill with water when it rains, that's how poorly manufactured it is. Sync is a bug-infested, malfunctioning piece of crap by Microsoft, as always. The features and control placement is idiotic: opening the cabin does not turn on any lights in the car, ever; the headlights are turned on in one spot but switching to high beam is located at another, squeezed among the wiper controls. The wipers have a dozen settings, all of them too fast or too slow but never right; the AC/heating i loud an annoying, as is the engine. I've driven Soviet cars with far more comfortable and user-friendly design. Never again an American piece of crap.
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