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Nice to drive but.....
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By vtxrider
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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The vehicle has massive blind spots behind the driver and on the passenger side and miniscule rear window. They have very thoughtfully placed the spare tire under the SUV but then put the jack under the cargo area in the. WTF were they thinking. Also there is no gas cap. There is no way to lock the gas cap as there is not one. I brought this up as I lost most of a tank of gas in a Savannah, GA parking garage because of this. The cargo carrier on top is almost useless. With the height of the vehicle and the placement of the doors it makes tying something on unpleasant to say the least. Road noise is high. I have the Sync package and people can hear it through the phone.


Best Features

Sync. I love playing audio books with it. Next is the lay flat rear seats. Several times I have used this feature. You are left with the problem of where to put the rear seat head rests. So just took them out permanently and left them at home in the basement.


Worst Features

No locking gas cap. Useless and badly designed cargo rack. Poor design features. Road noise. Jack placement. Jack point placement under the vehicle. Last and most dangerous the huge blind spots.


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Got a good SUV
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By Bill
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Bought the SUV because wife wanted to sit higher than a car. We tested every model we could think of and kept coming back to the Escape. I would recommend the Insync feature. Sun roof is fun. Nice and roomy. V6 provides all the power we need as we travel over mountains. Average MPG highway is 28. In town 20. Would like rear disc breaks. Got stuck in snow a motel parking lot during Christmas blizzard and the was unable to rock to get out but on the snowy icy road very stable and safe.


Best Features

Insync and Sirius radio. V6 engine


Worst Features

Rear wheel disc brakes.


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Much better than a car
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By hammer
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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My wife and I drove the Escape locally and short highway rides for the first 1000 miles to break it in. Then we took a driving vacation from Chicago to Denver and back. What a dream vehicle to travel in. Four adults rode in this vehicle comfortably for 2800 miles. We really love this suv. We bought the XLT with leather and the sirius satelite system. Nice ride.


Best Features

My wife and I really like the fact that you sit up higher in this suv. We were comparing this to the Subaru Forester we were also looking at. The Escape won out with more options for the dollar, with both cars being equally comparable in safety and other features. FORD rocks! So do the 17" rims.


Worst Features

My only complaint was when I first looked at the sales lot of Escapes, I noticed wires hanging down by the passenger rear wheel. And that I could see the muffler close to the rear tire.


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Excelent SUV!
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By Holly
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Just got this car a couple days ago and I am LOVING IT! wouldnt trade it for anything! except maybe one with 4WD..lol. ALL IN ALL GREAT!


Best Features

Heated Leather seats! SYNC! EVERYTHING!


Worst Features

I would like to have 4WD BUT wouldn't use it enough to make it worth the extra cost. So No improvements suggested yet!


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Satisfied so far
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By Renegade21
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2009 Ford Escape Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I wanted a SUV for utility but didn't want to sacrifice much on MPG. I get about 24/27mpg (city/hwy) and probably average about 25 overall. The Escape is fun to drive and pretty comfortable. I'm glad I went with the 6 cylinder. It has pretty good pickup but struggles initially. Handling is pretty nimble for an SUV. Get the Sync system! I love controlling my iPod and phone by voice. Overall a great SUV that I've enjoyed so far and haven't had any problems with. (about 7500 miles driven so far)


Best Features

Sync system, auto headlights, key pad entry, chrome grill, system computer that gives you gas, oil, and other info


Worst Features

Braking... You really have to step on the brake early if coming in fast to a light.


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