2008 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Not what I expected

2008 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Not what I expected
By HelpMeEscapeIt on


2008 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl 4A)


'08 Escape XLS AWD is part of company car plan, best option of the 3 choices offered. Have had vehicle for 6 weeks, and just hit 5000 miles. Overall rate vehicle as fair. Unimpressed with engine power, cabin noise and vibration. Driver's seat is horrible, will fatigue you on short trips. Mileage is good (24 mpg on average mainly hwy). Little features missing like auto headlight shutoff, daylight running lights and seatback pockets. Had issue with vehicle starting after sitting for 2 days during first 1500 miles (imagine what might be in store after it gets 50k or more on it). I keep hoping for the best... but this isn't even close.

Best Features

Exterior style, tire size, AWD, cargo space, radio jack (for XM or iPod), fuel mileage, rear hatch door (dual opening feature).

Worst Features

Seat comfort, engine severly underpowered, cabin noise,floor vibration when accelerating, auto off lights, seatback pockets, better key (yes the key is awkward with an intgrated fob)
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