2001 Ford Escape Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 Ford Escape - Road Test Specs

2001 Ford Escape SUV

(2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)


Model year2001
StyleXLT 4WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Base MSRP$20,820
As-tested MSRP$25,165


Drive type4WD
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200@6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)200@4,750
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontP225/70R15
Tire size, rearP225/70R15
Brakes, frontventilated front disc / rear drum

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6@83.0
60-0 mph (ft.)126
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe best run was the first run using a braking start while manually shifting from first to second and second to third. I still feel it could benefit from a five-speed automatic or better yet, a manual transmission.
Braking commentsA solid number with almost no ABS system noise. The third run was the best, so they seem to work better a little hot.
Handling commentsSolid handling but not quite as good as its sibling version, the Mazda Tribute. Still it handles very car-like compared to most other high center of gravity vehicles and has excellent steering response. -- Neil G. Chirico

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City 24 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.3

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,457
Length (in.)173
Width (in.)70.1
Height (in.)69.1
Wheelbase (in.)103.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.6
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)40.4
Headroom, rear (in.)39.2
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)33
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)65


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance3


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsOptional
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlNot Tested
Stability controlNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, driverExcellent
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontExcellent
NHTSA crash test, side rearExcellent
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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