2006 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Very Impressive Compact SUV

2006 Ford Escape SUV - Consumer Review

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Very Impressive Compact SUV
By Bubba on


2006 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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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