2009 Ford Escape Consumer Review: Surprised

2009 Ford Escape - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By Steven on


2009 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


I am very surprised with the performance and ride of this little SUV. I wanted something that would get better gas mileage than my full size pickup for every day driving and I am very please with this little gem. The average gas mileage has been better than projected and it is fun to drive. The SYNC system is a fantastic added bonus. My only negative is I'm not a fan of the cloth seats. Wish I would have gotten the leather interior. The front seat room is great. The back seat is best left for little people if the front seat driver is taller. The cargo room is surprisingly large. If I could offer one improvement to Ford it would be to move the back seat back and add some leg room.

Best Features

SYNC, Moon & Tune, handling.

Worst Features

More back seat leg room. Softer seating and softer cloth interior.
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