2008 Ford Escape Consumer Review: An economical, but a big SUV!

2008 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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An economical, but a big SUV!
By Kane on


2008 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


My old car was a Toyota 4Runner, but hated the gas mileage and pain at the gas stations. So I switched to an Escape. At first, I was worried I might lose lots of the space I had in the 4Runner, but a surprise! My Escape has as big an inside space as my old one. I might be wrong, because my old one was a mid- sized SUV, but at least I feel that way and I'm sure about that. My big dog can fit in easily behind the 2nd row seat along with some groceries without a problem. The engine is very smooth and peppy. The acceleration is a little slow, I think, but heck, I'm not a race car driver, nor do I want to waste gas for quick acceleration.

Best Features

Roomy interior. New outside looks. Aluminum wheels. Flip open rear glass.

Worst Features

5 speed auto is a must.
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