Used 2008 Ford Escape


$2,430 - $12,495
2008 Ford Escape

2008 Highlights

The 2008 Ford Escape gets a makeover inside and out. This means new sheet metal that mimics the look of newer and recently redesigned Ford models (such as the Edge and Expedition) and a more attractive and functional cabin. Under the skin, however, the chassis and powertrain are virtually unchanged, meaning this "redesigned" Escape has the same running gear as before.


Pros

  • Comfortable interior, impressive list of standard safety features.

Cons

  • Lackluster performance, braking and fuel efficiency compared to rivals, folding down second seat a multistep process.

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Used 2008 Ford Escape for Sale

Ford Escape 2008 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A) Oxford White Clearcoat 135,360 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeLimited
List:$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Limited V6 AWD, Loaded w/ Moonroof, Park Sensors, Side Steps, Roof Rack, Cargo Cover, Runs Great, Looks Good, VA Inspected, Financing Available - Call Now 703-665-2124 Some of the cars are at a satellite storage place. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703-665-2124 for more info or set up an appointment !

Ford Escape 2008 XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A) Black Pearl Slate Clearcoat Metallic Camel premium cloth69,506 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$8,460
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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**LEATHER, MOONROOF, HEATED FRONT SEATS** 2008 Escape XLT...One Owner...Leather...Moonroof...Power Drivers Seat...Heated Front Seats...17' Chrome Clad Wheels...AUX Audio Input...Satellite Radio Capable...Fog Lamps...Power Windows and Locks...Tilt Steering Wheel w/Cruise and Audio Controls...Side Airbags BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov

Ford Escape 2008 XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A) Redfire Clearcoat Metallic 105,452 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$6,789
Est.Loan: $139/mo
Kiwi Clearcoat Metallic Camel premium cloth150,324 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$3,853
Est.Loan: $79/mo
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Redfire Clearcoat Metallic 182,828 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$2,430
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Light Sage Clearcoat Metallic 87,197 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$6,994
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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*** WE ARE *** 1ST CHOICE AUTO SALES *** OPEN 10:00AM TO 7:30PM, LOCATED IN FAIRFAX CITY (On Route 50, Between Town and Country Animal Hospital and The Cash Store) at 9772 LEE HWY.(aka. FAIRFAX BLVD/ROUTE 50) FAIRFAX VA, 22031. METRO/AIRPORT PICK-UP. *** VIEW MORE PICTURES AT *** www.1stchoiceautosales.co *** 703-273-9310 ***

Kiwi Clearcoat Metallic 93,403 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLS
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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***ONE OWNER................2008 FORD ESCAPE SUV, GREEN WITH A BEIGE INTERIOR WITH GRAY ACCENTS, AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, ROOFRACK, REAR WIPER, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, CLEAN CARFAX WITH 11 SERVICE RECORDS***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.

Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic 120,802 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$5,994
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic Camel premium cloth109,539 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$7,200
Est.Loan: $147/mo
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Oxford White Clearcoat 125,301 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeLimited
List:$12,495
Est.Loan: $255/mo
Silver Metallic Clearcoat Charcoal Black leather203,738 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeLimited
List:$4,331
Est.Loan: $89/mo
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Redfire Clearcoat Metallic Charcoal Black premium cloth70,740 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$7,429
Est.Loan: $152/mo
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Oxford White Clearcoat Camel premium cloth197,509 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$2,500
Est.Loan: $51/mo
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Redfire Clearcoat Metallic 106,440 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLT
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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CONVENIENCE PKG,3.0L DOHC SEFI 24-VALVE V6 DURATEC ENGINE,SOLID PAINT,XLT SERIES ORDER CODE This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *FORD ESACPE XLT*1 OWNER*ALL WHEEL DRIVE*MOONROOF*ALLOYS*P/SEAT*FOG LAMPS* THIS SUV IS MARYLAND INSPECTED AND FULLY RECONDITIONED. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Silver Metallic Clearcoat 151,096 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeLimited
List:$5,888
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic 136,000 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLS
List:$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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164,546 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLS
List:$4,580
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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109,066 miles
Used 2008Ford EscapeXLS
List:$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
Hinder Ford
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Here at Hinder Ford Pre-Owned Sales, customer satisfaction is our guarantee! This 2008 Ford Escape XLS is the vehicle for you! See all of the equipment and features! An auxilliary port for all of your music needs! Plug in and rock out! Stay safe with Side Air Bags! Brake smoothly with an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).

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Features & Specs

XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A)XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)XLS 4dr SUV (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 AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
MPG192022192122202124
Seating555555555
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower200 hp @ 6000 rpm200 hp @ 6000 rpm153 hp @ 5800 rpm200 hp @ 6000 rpm153 hp @ 5800 rpm153 hp @ 5800 rpm200 hp @ 6000 rpm153 hp @ 5800 rpm153 hp @ 5800 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • 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
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    A
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    A
    Acceptable

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TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAK FROM CONDENSER
My 2008 had been diagnosed with a transmission fluid leak from the condenser on May 2 2013. I am 8 months out of my warranty and 10,000 miles under my warranty. This is a $300-$800 repair. The only way to get reimbursed for this issue is after a recall has been published. Only way to get a recall is for about 150,000 complaints to be filed. They must be filed through Ford (1-888-392-3673) and through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (888-327-4236). It take 5-10 minutes for each of those calls and we are steps closer to a recall being issued.
Good and bad with the 2008 Escape….
I bought my Escape 8 years ago. Only 85,000 miles on it at this point. Here are the facts: What I have had to have fixed: since new, Liftgate rattled: numerous trips/replacement by dealership. Ford engineer stumped. Put duct tape around the too-small latch pin and it rattles no more. Automatic part of dome light quit. Replaced once, then quit again. Left it that way. Waterpump needed replaced at 75,000 miles. Control arm starting to come loose at 75,000 miles. Replaced battery and tires once. Now I have a small oil leak starting at 85,000 miles. Was told that this year of Escape is notorious for leaking oil and eventually needing a $5,000 repair to head gasket to fix. Advised me to continue to drive it the way it is, as the repair worth more than the car. Leak is very minimal, no low oil between changes. Seat coverings are horrible. Water even stains them, and you can't get the stains out. Dealer told me he has no idea how to get them out either. Interior and exterior rusting, even though 100% garaged and regularly cleaned/waxed. You be the judge.
Ford XLT
I bought my 2008 Escape used a year ago. Yes it had the faulty transmission pump already replaced. It is definitely not the most comfortable ride on the highway. My butt usually goes numb, but in-city driving is easy. The seat is powered on the driver's side helping me gain some more height (I'm only 5'6 making seeing over the steering wheel difficult in large vehicles). The controls are easy to figure out and are large enough that my monkey fingers can get control. This version does lack the Ford Sync of the newer vehicles but still has an audio jack. In town handling is easy but at higher speeds it is a bit of a challenge but has the stability control to help you out.
More About This Model

By Ford's accounting, over 1 million Escapes (and recent Escape Hybrids) have been sold since the vehicle's introduction in November 2000. That's a big number no matter how you slice it, and it seems to indicate people like the Ford Escape just the way it is despite no substantive changes for the past six years. But sales are dipping slightly and it's time for a refresh of the Escape's look and packaging.

With the redesigned 2008 Ford Escape, Ford has married its corporate truck face with the Escape's palatable price and practicality. Some industry people call this type of revision a "top-half" update, or, in other words, just about everything above the floor-to-body pinch weld is new or redesigned. The engines, drivelines (excluding the hybrid) and wheelbase are carry-overs from the 2007 models which are being highly incentive-ized to make room for the '08 Escapes that will be on dealer lots by April.

Something old
There are two engines available: Either a 2.3-liter 153-horsepower four-cylinder or, as in our Limited all-wheel-drive model, a 3.0-liter 200-hp V6 with 193 pound-feet of torque. Either engine runs on 87-octane fuel and may be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. A five-speed manual is a four-cylinder exclusive, otherwise, an old-school four-speed automatic manages gearchanges predictably. We did come across a few occasions where we'd wished for an extra ratio or two to better suit the driving situations we encountered.

Our instrumented testing also revealed a few soft spots in the acceleration curve when the engine fell out of its peak-rpm performance where a five- or six-speed would've kept it on the boil. And what's with the steep throttle tip-in we keep experiencing in many new vehicles? As with those, it's difficult to move gently away from a stop in the Escape without an initial jerk of acceleration despite a soft touch of the gas pedal.

Something slow and thirsty
A leisurely 10-second run to 60 mph and 17-second quarter-mile confirmed the 2008 Escape's hand-me-down mechanicals are starting to show their age and lack of sophistication. Some newer small sport-utility vehicles easily make the same dash to 60 in the 7- and 8-second range. Even the 2007 Honda CR-V with its four-cylinder engine is quicker.

We were also unimpressed by the Escape's fuel economy. We averaged 16.2 mpg over 500 miles with a 19.4 mpg best tank-full.

In a case of reverse evolution, Ford has decided to reequip 2008 V6-powered Escapes with rear drum brakes instead of the discs used on 2007 models. We can't imagine how this represents an improvement. Ford says less brake dust and longer lining life are the result, but our testing certainly didn't show rear drums to be an especially effective means of stopping the 3,617-pound vehicle.

Our best stop from 60 mph produced a horribly long 154-foot stopping distance. The worst run was an unbelievably long 161 feet. Compare that to a 3,690-pound 2006 Toyota RAV4 with four-wheel discs and its resulting 130-foot stop and you see why we're questioning Ford's decision. Prioritize as you see fit.

Something new
With brakes like that we applaud Ford for stepping up and making two-row curtain airbags and first-row side airbags standard on all its 2008 Escapes. On non-hybrid models, Ford has also made its AdvanceTrac (traction control) with Roll Stability Control (RSC) system standard.

We found RSC to be so effective at quelling potentially hazardous (and fun) yaw and roll rates that it limited our instrumented slalom speeds to a highly controlled 56.7 mph. On the 200-foot skid pad, the system was just as restrictive, limiting the truck's performance to just 0.64g, hardly enough side load to make the tires squeal. In most everyday driving, though, we didn't find the system overly intrusive or even detectable.

The ride, however, is coarse and choppy. Not only does the new Escape look like a truck, it rides like one, too. It remains reasonably flat around corners, damps out the big bumps, but remains "busy" feeling nearly all the time. Maybe Ford would've done well to incorporate the "rides like a car" part of the new breed of crossovers.

All 2008 Escapes feature new electric-assist power steering (EPS), which is easy to get wrong. Happily, Ford did an excellent job with this aspect of the 2008 Escape's engineering. The steering doesn't feel patently artificial or completely numb like some others we've criticized. We like how it parks and drives with just the right amount of effort, buildup and precision each situation requires.

Something borrowed
The 2008 Escape's son-of-Explorer exterior styling works well, too. While it's not going to make any headlines in international design journals, we expect Escape buyers to be pleased with the raised hood, higher beltline and the optional chrome package which together properly butch up the Escape's appearance.

We especially like our example's optional 17-inch aluminum wheels that fill up the pronounced wheel arches better than the standard 16-inch wheels. Despite its being a preproduction vehicle, we were very impressed with our Escape's overall fit and finish with its tight tolerances and mirror-smooth black paint. Doors sound solid and close with authority and we didn't hear a single squeak or rattle over the 10-day loan.

Something blue
Surely a step up from where it once was, the Escape's new interior is still a step behind other comparable small utilities. The look is certainly more contemporary than before with an attractive piano-black painted finish on many of the surfaces; too bad it shows the slightest amount of dust, every fingerprint and smudge. Just don't touch it and you'll be fine.

Options include a touchscreen navigation system, Sirius Satellite Radio, a standard auxiliary audio input jack, and a center armrest large enough to swallow a laptop. Instrument panel night lighting is a cool blue Ford will use on other products. The carmaker has even given it its own name, "Ice Blue," and incorporated it into the Lincoln MKR concept car that will debut at the Detroit auto show next week.

Ford is also touting its new cloth seats which are made of recycled rather than new materials. Our Escape had optional heated leather seating, and front-seat comfort is very good with ample side bolsters and adjustability. The rear seats are flat in comparison, however, and lack any adjustments. Also, the task of folding those rears down is at least a three- or four-step process that cannot be done from the cargo area as in the Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-7, for instance.

And a silver sixpence in her shoe
Depending on which models/packages are compared, the 2008 Escape will actually net a very slight price decrease compared to the 2007 models. Our Escape Limited AWD model which carried an as-tested price of $30,610, is base priced at $25,995 -- $385 less than a comparable '07. The ringer here, however, is that Ford is putting a bundle of cash on the hoods of the 2007 Escapes (up to $3,000 according to our TMV® research), so that "lower" MSRP is merely theoretical and is still right in the middle of the segment.

When all is said and done, Ford has put a new wrapper on an old vehicle, a well-selling old vehicle. We don't fault the automaker for the attempt, but we just can't help but wonder if potential buyers are growing more sophisticated along with the small utilities and crossovers the public appears to be favoring recently.

If you've liked the Escape in the past, you'll probably love the new look and added features. If, on the other hand, you'd prefer more must-have new features packed in a quicker, more efficient and, in some cases, less expensive package, you owe it to yourself to look around.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

Used 2008 Ford Escape Overview

The Used 2008 Ford Escape is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A), XLS 4dr SUV (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 AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A), and XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M).

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Save up to $344 on one of 29 Used 2008 Ford Escape for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,430 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 2.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Ford Escape trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Ford Escape XLT is priced between $2,430 and $8,460 with odometer readings between 69094 and 229810 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Escape XLS is priced between $4,580 and $8,990 with odometer readings between 56156 and 164546 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Ford Escape Limited is priced between $4,331 and $12,495 with odometer readings between 112078 and 203738 miles.

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