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Near the top in minis
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By hughie
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have hammered and hammered my Escape, driven 5,500 miles RT from Southern Cal, no problem. I average about 21 mpg. I nearly red line the little dude on a daily basis. Of course I use synthetic oil and rotate the tires every 5k. This has to be one of the best autos I've owned, Euro and domestic. My tires have thousands of miles left (Goodyear). I'm at 46k miles in just under 2 years.


Best Features

Engine. Stereo. Seats/comfort. Distinctive, rugged look.


Worst Features

Drivers side rear view mirror. Terrible blind spot


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Very Impressive Compact SUV
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By Bubba
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Test drove an 05 Mariner, then found out that I could buy this from my work (ex company car). The Escape is just as nice as the Mariner- make sure you test drive an Escape before you spend extra to buy a Mariner. Build quality far exceeds my expectations- solid materials, no rattles or squeaks. Drove 7 hours home and was very impressed with comfort. Seats are comfortable, plenty of room. The V6 is very smooth and gets good gas mileage. I was surprised with the power- the Escape will move when asked to. I had a Saturn Vue that was a piece of junk- slow, unreliable, flimsy, and uncomfortable. Not even a comparison here. Listen to Ford - "Drive One."


Best Features

Cool looking copper metallic color, build quality, engine smoothness and power, fuel economy, comfort (front & rear seats), simplicity/ease of using controls. Little touches like the white face gauges are nice.


Worst Features

Make a moonroof and tow hitch standard on the XLT.


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This SUV rocks and rolls with life
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By Dee
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2006 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This Ford Escape hybrid is big enough for 5 and is really sporty and comfortable. We travel to Vegas very often in it, and aren't thinking we may get stranded in the desert. It's super reliable and gets more than 32 mpg on the interstate! We save more than $290 a month on gasoline with our normal driving habits for family and business. Very cool!


Best Features

Hybrid engine that is super peppy and doesn't need plugging in, yet I have a 110 watt power jack in the front console that's for me to plug in devices, laptops, DVD players, etc.


Worst Features

Too cool like it is. Maybe just a bit of a wider wheel-base to feel less top heavy.


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Gamble Paid Off
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By angrisicilian
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Was nervous about buying Ford after owning Honda Accord. While the Accord is great, the Escape is very good and we love toting the family around in it. V6 is powerful enough, steering responsive, ride smooth (for a small SUV) and build is pretty good. The overall feel of the car is economy, but the drive is very good. Hate the AC setup w cheap dials and few settings (can't direct AC to floor or ceiling only), doors are very light and it clunks into gear when put into reverse from my drive way. Would highly suggest this car for those on a budget w a family. Not too sexy but a great, eccomonical car to get the kids to practice, groceries home and occasional trip to Yosemite.


Best Features

V6 power, exterior design, and responsive steering.


Worst Features

Interior design, cheap and flimsy materials inside. Would like a more kid proof interior and a tab more room in back.


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Love it
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By Annie
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car. It's not only affordable but it rides nice and it's very dependable. Handles great.


Best Features

Handles great, good on gas, looks good.


Worst Features

Problems with the gas pedal, had to be replaced. Speakers blow easily too, never have my radio loud. Cab noise at high speeds.


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