Used 2007 Ford Escape

2007 Ford Escape
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2007 Ford Escape

Pros

  • Comfortable seating front and rear, ample cargo capacity, handsome styling.

Cons

  • So-so acceleration with either engine, disappointing fuel economy with V6, choppy ride quality, no stability control.

Used 2007 Ford Escape for Sale

Ford Escape 2007 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
108,873 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
XLT
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Local Trade, Dealer Maintained w 19 Service Records, 2007 Ford Escape XLT AWD. Gray w Beige Leather Interior, Equipped with Leather Seats, Alloys, Abs, Cruise Control, Driver Power Seat, Power Window, Power Lock, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry, Traction Control, Sunroof, Am/Fm/Cd, Clean Carfax.
Ford Escape 2007
150,000 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
XLS
American Motors
32.4 mi away
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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Ford Escape 2007 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
60,682 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
Limited
(20)
Hagerstown Kia
40.1 mi away
List$7,788
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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AWD, CLEAN CARFAX. Recent Arrival! 2007 Ford Escape Limited 4D Sport Utility Duratec 3.0L V6 AWD Silver MetallicSOLD AS-IS! Here is your chance to save big money on this Pre-Auction vehicle offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. **NOT FOR SALE TO MARYLAND RESIDENTS** Call before we send it to Auction @ 800-800-4727. TO RECIEVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!
Ford Escape 2007 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
94,826 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
XLT
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Ford Escape 2007 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
119,187 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
Limited
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Ford Escape 2007 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
153,735 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
XLT
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Ford Escape 2007 XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)
98,485 miles
Used 2007
Ford Escape
XLS
Shaffer Ford
82.7 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Now one of the older models in the small-SUV category, the 2007 Ford Escape remains an acceptable candidate, thanks to its spacious and functional cabin, but consumers would be wise to try the newer competition before making a decision.

vehicle overview

The small-SUV segment was growing fast when Ford introduced its car-based Escape sport-ute for 2001. Six years later it's a larger, more competitive category, yet the Escape continues to sell well, despite the fact that it's received minimal changes over the years. Credit is due Ford for getting it right the first time. Even today the 2007 Ford Escape meets the minimum needs of most compact-SUV buyers: It's roomy enough for a family of four, easy to drive in the city and, equipped with the V6 engine, adequately powerful on the highway. However, the competition has moved on considerably in the small-SUV class this year, and several of the Escape's peers now offer more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, along with superior driving dynamics.

Ford designed and engineered the Escape in conjunction with Mazda, which has a lot to do with this SUV's dynamics. Although the chassis tuning on the Escape has always been a bit softer than that of its corporate twin, the Tribute, it was one of the most athletic small SUVs available at the time of its introduction. Now, however, it's merely one of many easy-to-drive car-based SUVs, and several competing models feel sportier when going around corners. Ride quality, too, is decent, but some of the newer models in the compact class do a better job of smoothing out pavement imperfections. Overall, the 2007 Ford Escape is an adequate performer, and with the optional all-wheel-drive system, it can tackle rain, snow and the occasional dirt road.

Compared to the newer s in this price range, the 2007 Ford Escape is missing a few key features. On the safety side, it's not available with stability control, and when it comes to convenience items, features like a navigation system and Bluetooth capability are missing from the options list. Entertainment options are also a bit limited, as neither a rear DVD player nor an auxiliary MP3 player jack is available. If these features are important to you, the Escape might not be a good fit. And not only do recently redesigned competitors like the Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander and Toyota RAV4 offer these items, they provide better acceleration and handling to boot. If the 2007 Ford Escape was the only small SUV you ever drove, you'd probably be perfectly happy with it, but alongside newer rivals, Ford's entry-level sport-ute is beginning to slip.

Trim levels & features

The 2007 Ford Escape is a compact, four-door SUV available in four trim levels: XLS, XLT, XLT Sport and Limited. Equipped with 15-inch steel wheels, XLS versions start you out with basic amenities like air-conditioning, keyless entry, a CD player and power windows and mirrors. The Escape XLT is likely the best bet for most buyers, as it adds 16-inch alloy wheels, a power driver seat, upgraded cloth upholstery, cruise control and an in-dash CD changer, while also offering the option of a V6 engine. The XLT Sport has a monochromatic exterior treatment, black step bars, machined aluminum wheels and keypad entry. The high-line Escape Limited also comes with body-color trim, as well as leather upholstery, automatic headlamps and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Options include a moonroof, an upgraded 320-watt audio system with a subwoofer and, on the Limited only, heated seats and mirrors.

2007 Highlights

Changes are minor on the 2007 Ford Escape. There's a new Silver Appearance Package that provides a variety of silver metallic exterior accents. Besides that, the XLT Sport model switches from two-tone to monochromatic exterior paint and keypad entry is standard on XLT Sport and Limited models. Finally, Ford has increased its powertrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles for all '07 models.

Performance & mpg

All versions of the 2007 Ford Escape are available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Standard on the XLS and XLT is a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 153 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. It can be matched to a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. There's also the more potent 3.0-liter V6, which makes 200 hp and 193 lb-ft of torque. It is optional on the XLT and standard on XLT Sport and Limited models. The V6 comes with an automatic transmission only, and on models with towing preparation, allows the Escape to pull trailers of up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety

ABS is standard on all Escapes, and V6 models have four-wheel disc brakes. The optional Safety Package includes front seat-mounted side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. A reverse-sensing system is optional on the Limited. Stability control is not available.

The Escape fared well in government crash testing, earning a perfect five stars for the driver in frontal impacts and four stars for the front passenger. In side-impact crash tests, it received five stars for both front- and rear-seat occupants. In IIHS frontal-offset crash testing, the Escape received an "Acceptable" rating (the second highest on a scale of four). When equipped with side airbags, the Escape merits a "Good" rating (the highest) from the IIHS for side-impact protection; without the bags, it rates "Poor" (the lowest).

Driving

Once a standout for its impressive road manners, the Ford Escape's updated competition now has it feeling rather ordinary. True, it's sure-footed when going around corners, and its steering is reasonably responsive. Ride quality is a bit less impressive, though, as the Escape has a busy feel on expressway pavement, and considerable wind and road noise finds its way into the cabin. Ford's 3.0-liter V6 continues to offer respectable acceleration, but the four-speed automatic transmission sometimes leaves it flat-footed during passing attempts. More worrisome is the disappointing fuel economy you get with the V6; real-world mileage is typically in the high teens. The four-cylinder is not as smooth or potent, but its passable performance and higher gas mileage could make it the better option for budget-minded buyers.

Interior

The Escape has never been known for its exciting interior, but most buyers will find the layout functional and user-friendly. The front seats can accommodate adults of all sizes, while the backseat is comfortable for kids and passable for adults. There are 33 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and you can fold them down to open up 65 cubic feet of capacity, a good figure for this class.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2007 Ford Escape.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

I love My New Escape
Anglea,09/26/2006
I had a 2005 Escape 4 cylinder and wasn't as satisfied. The 2007 6 cylinder is a much smoother ride and quieter engine. I also like the darker tint on the windows and the 6 CD sound system. So far, I am very happy with my vehicle and I am still excited about the service that I received at my dealership. There doesn't seem to be as much brake dust build up.
awesome suv
Forrest Gump,06/28/2006
Just got my new 2007 Escape XLT, and its only been a few hundred miles, and I love every minute of driving it. It has great pickup, drives like a car, and handles some limited off-roading I've done so far. The seamless 4wd is great - I couldn't get the car to spin in the rain, and it pulled right out of the sand. I can't wait to see how it will be in the snow. Great 6-disc CD changer, nice sounding stereo with good bass. This is the perfect SUV: good size, power and fuel economy. What more do you need?
I love my ford
skl333,01/25/2015
I have a used escape with 3 previous owners I have had it for over a year and a half . The gas mile is as good as my Camry had I average around 24 mpg .I have yet to have any big problems with this vehicle I had a window regulator go out and some mild problems with the cd player when the vehicle has been sitting for a few hours in cold conditions. Its sturdy and easy to navigate while being large enough that the big trucks on the road wont block your visions when trying to make turns or backing out of a parking space. its currently at 117,000 miles and running strong.
Excessive tire wear and very noisy
monirol,10/04/2012
I purchased my XLT in December 2006 and loved it until about 35,000 miles. I began to notice a lot of road noise from the tires due to excessive wear and "cupping" on the outside of the tires. Once I replaced the original continental contitrac tires with general tires and did a 4-wheel alignment the problem was resolved and it was nice and quiet. However, at about 30K miles on the new tires the noise began again. Despite rotating tires every 5K the problem persists and the tires/road noise returned. I really like this vehicle but this noise just kills me.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
153 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
200 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

More about the 2007 Ford Escape
Used 2007 Ford Escape Overview

The Used 2007 Ford Escape is offered in the following submodels: Escape SUV. Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLT Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLT Sport 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A), XLT 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 4A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2007 Ford Escape?

Price comparisons for Used 2007 Ford Escape trim styles:

  • The Used 2007 Ford Escape XLT is priced between $6,995 and$7,995 with odometer readings between 94826 and117099 miles.
  • The Used 2007 Ford Escape Limited is priced between $7,788 and$7,788 with odometer readings between 60682 and60682 miles.
  • The Used 2007 Ford Escape XLS is priced between $3,999 and$3,999 with odometer readings between 150000 and150000 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2007 Ford Escape?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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