Used 2001 Ford Escape SUV Consumer Reviews - 165 Car Reviews | Edmunds

Consumer Reviews

2001 Ford Escape SUV

Average Consumer Rating

165 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Escape model:

sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Disappointed
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Tonyyy
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Escape SUV XLT 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Check engine light keeps coming on for problem after problem. Most recently, at 51k, engine misfire. Had to replace ignition coil, ignitor - that didn't work. Ended up at dealer service ripping apart the whole engine to replace a bad valve - big expense. Big disappointment. CD player gets CD's stuck all the time, luggage rack needed repainted after only 10K, powered seats not working properly, really not enough head room for me at 6'4". Nice looking vehicle, but I'll be looking elsewhere next time.


Best Features

Looks.


Worst Features

No wonder it wasn't too expensive - I'm paying for it now!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

The Escape Means Well
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By djphilosophy
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Escape SUV XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have treated this SUV with loving care & maintenance. It has all the fun things people want in an SUV, including space & performance. Unfortunately, the transmission died at 46K miles, has had 5 recalls (one involving the seatbelt receptacle!), & the local Ford dealership has been horrendous with service. I don't know who to complain to, but I know I will never buy Ford vehicles again! And the Escape had so much going for it. American automakers seem to give only a 60% effort into making a great car. Their cars come out half-baked! They look great on the outside, but all fragile on the inside.


Best Features

You can really feel the power of 201hp. I have FIVE cup-holders (you can never have enough). The spedometer has black text on a white background. It doesn't sound great, but see it for yourself. TONS of space. The factory stereo is excellent.


Worst Features

ABS didn't come standard. NEVER make a vehicle that has a cab collapse on a 40mph front impact. A transmission can last the life of the vehicle. Mine lasted for 46K miles. Seatbelt receptacles should never "fail in the event of an accident." 5 recalls is a bit much.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

My First SUV
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By EscapeKid
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I love it! It's so car-like and so
versatile! It is also great in the
snow and ice!


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

AWESOME AUTOMOBILE
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By gla2174
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Escape SUV XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Love the car. Plenty of interior
space for a small suv. I'm 6'4" and
have plenty of driver room. I've had
it for almost 1 year and it has 60000
miles and I have had NO problems
whatsoever. Great car.


Best Features

Color (yellow). Awesome cargo space.


Worst Features

Better quality seats in the xls.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best of Breed
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Escapist
on

Vehicle

2001 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

There's not much that I don't like
about my Escape. It has plenty of
power for my (admittedly basic) needs,
while providing an overall smooth and
comfortable ride. It does great in
the snow, hauls butt up Snoqualmie
pass with four adults, boots, gear,
and lunch in back and skis on top. I
love the exterior look, 16 inch wheels
are the best. Beats the snot out of
the Jeep Liberty for way less $$;
smaller than a Cherokee or Explorer
and I like it that way. Has an
annoying creak (not crack) in the rear
window; haven't been able to find the
source.


Best Features

I like the four wheel drive, though I don't get to use it often enough! Has power to burn, even with just a 3.0L V6. The Mach sound system with subwoofer is GREAT. Drives smoothly and handles like a dream. Thinks like a big SUV but parks like a compact.


Worst Features

I'd like a little nicer overhead console or in-dash display with outside temp, miles to empty, compass, etc. like my Windstar has (wife always wants to know the outside temp!)


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT