2004 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Better choices available

2004 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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

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Better choices available
By LG on


2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this as a dealer's demo with 4,000 miles and the truck performed pretty good mechanically. Needed tires at 32,000 miles. The ride was very noisy with a lot of wind noise and road noise. After 30,000 miles the ride was very rough and the truck was all over the road on bumpy roads. I recently bought my wife a Kia Sportage and that vehicle runs rings around the excape as far as comfort, ride and standard features although the Excape does have a more powerful engine. There are better choices in this price range.

Best Features

6 CD stereo, moonroof, design

Worst Features

Larger fuel tank, better tires, road noise reduction
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