2001 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Good for a few years

2001 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

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XLT 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good for a few years
By Matt on


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


I bought this car the first year it was introduced and really enjoyed it for the first 85,000 miles. Eventually several small things started happening; radio sounds fine but the display hasn't worked in 18 months. Interior front door fabric material has come unglued on driver and passenger's side. Factory installed tinting on driver's side window has bubbled. Have spent a couple hundred dollars 2-3 times in the last 6 months for engine related issues, and still the engine light comes on intermittently. In general I've enjoyed the car, but it's not built to last - at least the first year edition's not.

Best Features

Agile & responsive. Drives like a car ans is very nimble. Gas mileage is relatively good. Affordable and fun to drive.

Worst Features

Reliability & build quality.
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