2002 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Reliable, durable vehicle

2002 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLT Choice 4dr SUV (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Reliable, durable vehicle
By waterseh on


2002 Ford Escape XLT Choice 2WD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


I have owned this vehicle for 7 and a half years and have never had a problem with it. I have done all the regularly scheduled maintainance and the car now has 140,000 miles on it and still runs like we first bought it. We have towed trailers, hauled lumber and taken it on some fairly easy trails (it is not 4WD) and it has always performed admirably. It even survived a rear-ending on the interstate and the subsequent $7,500 worth of damage. The only thing I would change about it is better fuel economy (22 city, 25 interstate), and that isn't even too bad for a SUV. I highly recommend this vehicle and it has been a pleasure to own and drive.

Best Features

Reliability, plenty of room in the back seat for a compact SUV, durability, thrill of driving, interior design, exterior looks and all of the little creature comforts.

Worst Features

My only complaint is the fuel economy, which isn't that bad for a SUV. Of course mine is a 2002, when gas was $1.29/gallon and there was no Escape Hybrid that would get 35mpg city.
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