Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV

2009 Ford Escape
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2009 Ford Escape

Pros

  • Comfortable interior, peppy performance, Sync voice-control system, impressive safety scores.

Cons

  • Lackluster braking compared to rivals, folding down second seat needlessly complex.

Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV for Sale

Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
144,026 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
A Plus Motors LLC
7.3 mi away
List$5,499
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
118,041 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
Limited
(3)
Audi Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$5,411
Est.Loan: $111/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
117,614 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
Limited
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$6,788
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
118,876 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(2)
Koons Ford of Falls Church
20.7 mi away
List$6,590
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Dealer Notes
2009 Ford Escape XLT Torch Red Clearcoat 4 Speakers, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio, Brake assist, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Electrochromic Mirror w/Microphone, Electronic Stability Control, Ford SYNC, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Mini Overhead Console, MP3 decoder, Order Code 305A, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger vanity mirror, Power driver seat, Power Moonroof w/Shade, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Sun SYNC Value Package, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Trip computer. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. 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 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
80,299 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(3)
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$8,499
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
93,282 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
Limited
Wind Rider Auto Outlet
27.7 mi away
List$6,500
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
84,258 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(162)
Antwerpen Toyota
31.7 mi away
List$7,888
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
91,088 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(1)
A-1 Auto Sales
38.6 mi away
List$7,895
Est.Loan: $162/mo
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$217 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
102,741 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(3)
Affordable Auto Maryland
44.8 mi away
List$7,325
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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$201 Below Market
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
65,539 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(1)
Ultimate Subaru
53.6 mi away
List$9,349
Est.Loan: $191/mo
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Dealer Notes
Expect the Best and Get it! Power Sunroof * 3 LITER 6 Cylinder engine * * GREAT DEAL AT $9,349 ** ONLY ONE PREVIOUS OWNER * * 2009 ** Ford * * Escape * * XLT * This 2009 Ford Escape XLT boasts features like a braking assist, stability control, traction control, a MP3 player, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, side air bag system, and airbag deactivation and will not disappoint. The exterior is a gorgeous silver. This SUV scored a crash test safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Call today to schedule your test drive! Ultimate Automotive's mission is to establish lifetime relationships with our customers by providing a superior customer focused sales and service experience from our well trained professionals in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We desire our customers to expect the best and get it..
Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
105,105 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(2)
Beshore And Koller
81 mi away
List$7,890
Est.Loan: $161/mo
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*New Arrival* *Satellite Radio* *Keyless Start* *This 2009 Ford Escape XLT has a sharp Sterling Grey Metallic exterior and a super clean Charcoal interior!* *Automatic* *Security System* *Popular Color* *Call Dealer to confirm availability, and schedule a hassle free Test Drive.* *NHTSA 5 Star Rating* * All of our vehicles are researched and priced regularly using LIVE MARKET PRICING TECHNOLOGY to ensure that you always receive the best overall market value. ASK US FOR THE VALUE REPORT ON THIS VEHICLE!* We strive to make your experience with Beshore and Koller a good one- for the life of your vehicle.
Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
151,574 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
Armstrong's Auto Sales
83.4 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
100,932 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$7,296
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
88,574 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLS
Keim Chevrolet
99.5 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Ford Escape 2009 Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
209,333 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
Limited
Upper Marlboro Ford
43 mi away
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
150,069 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(1)
Koons Ford of Annapolis
50.5 mi away
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)
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Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
Jennings Chevrolet Buick GMC
63.3 mi away
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Ford Escape 2009 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
98,401 miles
Used 2009
Ford Escape
XLT
(7)
Hertrich Chevrolet
90 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With upgrades to its engine and suspension, the 2009 Ford Escape would get our full endorsement were it not for mediocre braking performance.

vehicle overview

It may be hard to believe, but the Ford Escape compact SUV debuted almost a decade ago. Right out of the gate, this loveable little ute was a front-runner. With its just-right size, peppy available V6, well-balanced chassis and tough looks, it stood out in a class of chiefly dull four-cylinder entrants. It's been a strong seller for Ford, often to the point of being the best-selling compact SUV in America.

Since those earlier glory days, however, the Escape's fortunes haven't been as kind. The competition got bigger and stronger while the Escape soldiered on without a major redesign. But Ford has recently been putting in an effort to keep its Escape relevant. Last year, the Escape received a complete cosmetic makeover, lending the ute a tougher look more in keeping with Ford's bigger trucks. But the chassis remained virtually unchanged, apart from the poor decision to change the rear brakes from a disc setup to drum brakes, which hurt the Escape's maximum braking performance.

For 2009, the Ford Escape gets the brawn to match its handsome new duds, including more powerful engines, a new six-speed automatic transmission and a more athletic suspension tuning. This year also brings a capless fuel filler and Ford's Sync system (which allows voice activation of audio, navigation and phone functions). Cruise control and antilock brakes, formerly optional on the lower trims, become standard across the line.

The inline-4 sees an increase in size -- up to 2.5 liters versus the previous 2.3 -- which contributes to its greater output, now rated at 170 horsepower. Tweaks to the 3.0-liter V6 bump it up to a stout 240 hp. The new six-speed automatic further optimizes the Escape's performance as well as its fuel economy -- which, according to Ford, goes up 1-2 mpg.

The new engines and transmission handily address previous complaints of merely adequate acceleration and mediocre fuel economy. However, last year's backward step of fitting the Escape with rear drum brakes still stands, and braking performance is subpar. Our testing of an '08 Escape resulted in a best stop from 60 mph taking a very lengthy 154 feet. That distance is about 25 feet longer than the class average and a decidedly poor showing for an ABS-equipped vehicle.

The poor panic braking performance prevents us from giving the 2009 Ford Escape our full endorsement. But it still has a lot going for it in terms of performance, comfort and style. Along with models such as the Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, Saturn Vue and Toyota RAV4, you'll want to give the Escape a look.

2009 Ford Escape configurations

The 2009 Ford Escape is a compact crossover SUV that comes in three trim levels: XLS, XLT and Limited. The XLS comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, full power accessories, a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The XLT adds privacy glass, automatic headlights, foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keypad entry, a power driver seat and upgraded cloth upholstery. The top-of-the-line Escape Limited has those features plus color-keyed grille and side mirrors, leather seating, ambient cabin lighting and the Sync system.

Options include a sunroof, an upgraded 320-watt audio system with a subwoofer, a navigation system and, for the XLT, a Sun and Sync package that bundles the moonroof with Sync. For the Limited only, you can get a chrome accent package as well as a luxury package, which includes heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and reverse parking sensors.

2009 Highlights

The 2009 Ford Escape receives under-the-skin changes that complement last year's cosmetic makeover. There's more power underhood and a tweaked suspension for improved handling and ride dynamics. Ford has also added its Sync MP3 player and cell phone interface.

Performance & mpg

All trim levels of the Ford Escape can be had with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 171-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers all but the Limited, which comes with a 240-hp 3.0-liter V6. The V6 is optional on the XLT. The 2.5 can be fitted with either a five-speed manual transmission (XLS only) or a six-speed automatic. The V6 comes only with the automatic transmission. Properly equipped, the V6 Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Fuel economy with the four-cylinder, six-speed auto and front-wheel drive is 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. All-wheel drive drops that to 19/25/21. The front-wheel-drive six-cylinder Escape returns an estimated 18/26/21, while all-wheel drive gets 17/24/20.

Safety

Antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with a rollover sensor are all standard on the 2009 Ford Escape. A reverse-sensing parking system is optional on the Limited.

In government frontal-impact crash tests, the Escape earned a perfect five stars in front and side crash tests. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Escape scored the highest rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side tests.

Driving

An electric power steering system in the 2009 Ford Escape delivers surprisingly good road feel and response. Although panic brake tests resulted in disappointingly long stopping distances, the pedal furnishes a firm feel with a progressive action in normal, everyday driving. The Escape's handling is commendable, with the SUV remaining flat through corners and composed in quick transitions. This year's tweaks to the suspension result in a smoother ride over small but sharper impacts, something last year's model had trouble with.

Interior

Overall, we're impressed with the Escape's cabin. The front seats are well-bolstered and comfortable, and material quality, fit and finish are good for this segment. There's plenty of storage space, including a center console box big enough to swallow a laptop; it also features reconfigurable bins. If you're a heavy user of portable MP3 players or cell phones, the Ford Sync system is a must-have feature. It allows voice control for your phone, the navigation system and the audio system, and in our experience, it works very well.

The Escape's rear seat, although roomy enough for adults, is flat and devoid of recline or fore/aft adjustments. Folding the rear seat down is tricky, as the headrests must be removed and the bottom cushions tipped forward before the seatbacks can be flipped down. Cargo space stands at 29 cubic feet behind the second row and 66 cubes with the second row folded down.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Worst Car I've Ever Owned
jolietjake,03/30/2011
My 2009 Ford Escape has been plagued with transmission issues for a year and a half now. I experience shift flares, hard and harsh shifting, and even times when it can't shift out of first gear. It will also frequently slam into gear when going from P to D or R, causing the entire car to shack violently until banging into gear. After the TSB updates, i get much worse gas milage and the tranny issues have increased. Now i get hesitation in acceleration when coasting or yielding and pressing the accelerator. It's extremely dangerous when making a left hand turn and the car is unresponsive for a few seconds. I have almost had 5 accidents due to this. This car is extremely unsafe.
8 years and going strong
Texas Chemist,04/03/2016
I bought my Escape used in Sep 2010 to replace my 98 Grand Prix. These are the only two vehicles I've ever owned and I've been driving 15 years. The Escape is a challenge to rate for two main reasons: It is extremely reliable, has almost no mechanical issues, is smooth and fluid on the road and provides almost everything I need as far as cargo and transportation goes. On the other hand, it is uncomfortable to sit in. I mean, the seats are not good. In 6 years I've yet to get the seat/steering position perfect. My legs get cramped up or my back starts to hurt a little after only 20 minutes of driving. But this thing is so smooth and nice on the road, the road noise is low (compared to my wife's Civic which is ridiculously loud), and the steering is so soft and fluid you can control the the vehicle with a single finger. Other than some pretty stupid interior design (center stack mainly) and cheap materials, as well as an occasionally jerky transmission the vehicle is near perfect. Pros: - Extremely reliable - Drives very well - Easy to control - Excellent in snow/ice/rain - Great exterior styling Cons: - Jerky transmission when starting from a stop - Horrible interior stying/center stack design - Cheap plastic materials inside - Very uncomfortable seats - Lack of telescoping steering UPDATE: After 8 years of ownership my Escape is still performing really well. Non-routine maintenance is increasing in frequency, as would be expected, but the biggest expense to date was replacing some suspension components on the front end. No major mechanical issues have come up and the majority of expense is spent on routine maintenance, the most being spark plugs ($400), front brakes ($350) and a 100,000 mile tune up ($400). The biggest issue now is the rear passenger wheel well is rusting underneath and on the outside and there is rusting on the roof above the driver side where the windshield and roof meet. Other than that, this thing is doing really well with over 125,000 miles and I will likely drive it until it has close to 200,000.
Awesome little SUV
tugboat95,01/15/2015
I love this truck! I bought this with 33k miles to replace a Durango I could no longer afford to feed. It was an adjustment to go that small. I chose the Escape because it had the most interior room of the small SUV's. I'm 6'5 and I sit comfortably in it for an 8 hour drive twice a month. I have the XLT V-6. I get 28mpg round trip on that drive and I see 33 in certain spots where I behave with the throttle. It now has 75k miles on it and the only thing I have touched is the oil and transmission fluid and a new set of tires. Most dependable vehicle I've ever owned. And it pulls a 3050lbs RV and gets 12mpg doing it. I've been offroading in WV with it and even just 2wd, it holds its own.
Too many breakdowns!
nthernlgts,03/30/2013
I bought this vehicle new in the summer of 2009. About a month later the Transmission failed. It took a month and a half to repair because of back ordered parts. After the rebuild, the shift pattern was messed up and had to go back for reprogramming. This was all within 15,000 miles and covered by warranty. After warranty, the a/c condenser failed. $900 there. Then the power steering unit failed. This isn't a standard power steering unit either. In other words, $1400 more. I've also had some sort of an mid shaft axle support bearing fail. $400 more. All in all, I have put nearly $3000 in repairs into a 3-1/2 year old vehicle. Way too many mechanical failures. I'm done with Escapes
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6550 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 6550 rpm
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Marginal
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV Overview

The Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV is offered in the following styles: XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A), XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6A), and XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M).

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  • The Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV Limited is priced between $5,411 and$13,414 with odometer readings between 93282 and118041 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Ford Escape SUV XLS is priced between $5,995 and$7,990 with odometer readings between 82233 and88574 miles.

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