Used 2011 Ford Escape

2011 Ford Escape
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$6,995 - $11,499
2011 Ford Escape

Pros

  • Innovative high-tech features
  • impressive crash scores
  • peppy performance.

Cons

  • Feels old compared to rivals
  • poor braking performance
  • non-reclining rear seat is difficult to fold.
Ford Escape years

Used 2011 Ford Escape for Sale

Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
71,541 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
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Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
89,146 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$7,985
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
76,384 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLS
A Plus Motors LLC
7.3 mi away
List$6,999
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
100,377 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Damas Auto
8.2 mi away
List$7,997
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
83,412 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Dealer Notes
2011 Ford Escape XLT, Tuxedo Black Metallic w Charcoal Black CLoth, 4wd/AWD, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cloth Seats, Cruise Control, Full Roof Rack, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Sync System, Traction Control
Ford Escape 2011 XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
102,137 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLS
(5)
Crown Auto Group
19.6 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2011 FORD ESCAPE Front with powerful 2.5L I4 Duratec engine and driven 102137 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as titleregistration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when fulladvertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads
Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
116,628 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
(3)
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$8,795
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
110,773 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Laurel Kia
34.3 mi away
List$7,988
Est.Loan: $149/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
84,383 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
(5)
Tri-State Nissan
36.4 mi away
List$9,841
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
126,302 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
Ourisman Volkswagen of Laurel
37.4 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
131,253 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
(73)
O'Donnell Honda
40.1 mi away
List$8,338
Est.Loan: $156/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
99,915 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Karz Inc.
41.4 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
99,469 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Ten Point Preowned Auto Sales
41.6 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
82,300 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
XLT
Sheehy Nissan of Waldorf
41.8 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
113,316 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
Reality Auto Sales
53.6 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
98,541 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
(1)
Parsons automotive East
57.2 mi away
List$7,199
Est.Loan: $135/mo
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Priced to sell! Well Maintained. Fuel Efficient. Must SEE - this one wont last long at this price. In-house Financing Available (W.A.C.) This car will not last long at this price. Come in for a test drive.
Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
69,461 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
AutoOne
94.4 mi away
List$11,499
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Ford Escape 2011 Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
93,873 miles
Used 2011
Ford Escape
Limited
Fairfax Volkswagen
15.1 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

A slew of innovative high-tech features make the 2011 Ford Escape a tempting choice in the compact crossover category. But most competitors are more appealing due to superior refinement and functionality.

vehicle overview

Back when it debuted in 2000, the Ford Escape was a smash hit with its just-right size, pleasant driving dynamics and available V6. It was also a trend-setter, because there weren't many other choices around for a small crossover or SUV. Fast-forward a decade and the 2011 Ford Escape doesn't have it nearly as easy. Competition abounds, and despite some cutting-edge features, the Escape has aged noticeably in a few respects.

We'll give you the good news first. The Escape strikes most folks as attractive inside and out, offering a number of unique and enticing technology features. Among the latter are Ford's superb Sync system that allows voice control over your cell phone, iPod/MP3 player and the available navigation system. Should you opt for the navigation system, Sync also provides real-time information for traffic, weather, sport scores, movie times and probably your horoscope if you ask nicely enough.

New for the 2011 model year is MyKey, which allows parents of teenage drivers to set electronic limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. And those who dread parallel-parking might want to consider the Auto Park option, a new Ford technology that enables the Escape to identify a likely parking spot and then navigate into the slot with the steering while you just tend to the gas and brake. It works like a charm and is actually better than the system offered in the high-end Lexus LS 460 luxury sedan.

Now, the bad news. Despite all the gee-whiz features, the 2011 Ford Escape still lacks a few key items offered in most of its competitors, such as a telescoping steering wheel and a reclining/sliding backseat. And folding that backseat is a multistep hassle compared to the simple flip-down design of other crossovers. But it's the Escape's brakes that have it trailing the competition. Where nearly all of its rivals have four-wheel disc brakes, the Escape inexplicably uses drum brakes in the rear that simply don't have the power to bring it to a stop quickly.

Once it's loaded with options, a 2011 Ford Escape will likely please those who value having the latest technology. But unlike a decade ago, there are a number of top compact crossover SUVs such as the 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, 2011 Honda CR-V, 2011 Kia Sportage, 2011 Subaru Forester and 2011 Toyota RAV4 that best the Ford in terms of overall refinement and functionality.

2011 Ford Escape configurations

The 2011 Ford Escape is a compact crossover that seats five people. It is available in XLS, XLT and Limited trim levels. The 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid model is addressed in a separate review.

Standard equipment on the XLS includes 16-inch alloy wheels, an outside mirror with an integrated blind-spot viewing surface, keyless entry, MyKey parental controls, full power accessories, cruise control, air-conditioning and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player and auxiliary audio jack. The Sync electronics interface (includes iPod interface and Bluetooth) and steering-wheel audio controls are optional. The XLT adds automatic headlights, foglamps, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a six-way power driver seat, steering-wheel audio controls and satellite radio. The Leather package adds leather upholstery, heated front seats and ambient lighting. The Sun & Sync package adds Sync and a sunroof. The Sport Appearance package adds 17-inch wheels and a variety of upgraded interior and exterior trim pieces. A seven-speaker stereo upgrade is also available.

To the XLT's feature list the Escape Limited adds different 16-inch wheels, chrome exterior highlights, leather upholstery, heated front seats, Sync and a six-speaker stereo. Upgrading to the Limited Luxury package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. The Moon and Tune package adds a sunroof and the seven-speaker stereo upgrade. Stand-alone options on the Limited include automated parallel-parking assist, a rear-seat entertainment system and a navigation system (which includes the upgraded stereo with HD radio capability, digital music storage and Sirius Travel Link with real-time traffic, weather and other information).

2011 Highlights

The 2011 Ford Escape gets a couple of minor equipment changes that include MyKey being made standard across the board.

Performance & mpg

All trim levels of the Ford Escape can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive. A 171-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is standard, with a 240-hp 3.0-liter V6 optional on all but the XLS. 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 Escape V6 can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

The Escape's 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 mpg. The front-wheel-drive six-cylinder Escape returns an estimated 18/26/21 mpg, while all-wheel drive gets 17/24/20 mpg.

In testing, we found a V6-equipped model delivered adequate power, but nothing more, including 0-60-mph acceleration in a middling 8.1 seconds. The Escape didn't prove impressive in our handling tests either, as it received a "Poor" rating from our test-driver as it lumbered through the slalom at only 59 mph and pulled a rather low 0.69g on the skid pad.

Safety

Antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length curtain-type airbags are all standard on the 2011 Ford Escape. In government tests, the Escape earned a perfect five stars in both front and side crash tests. The Escape did equally well in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, scoring the highest rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset and side tests. The IIHS's roof strength test resulted in a score of "Marginal."

Unfortunately, the Escape is hampered by poor braking performance. From 60 mph, the last Escape we tested stopped in a lackluster 138 feet. Brake fade was also encountered, with stopping distances increasing with each run thereafter.

Driving

While pleasant to drive, the 2011 Ford Escape lacks the mechanical polish and sophistication of newer models from Chevrolet, Honda, Kia, Subaru and Toyota. Among compact crossovers, the Escape feels the most trucklike. Nevertheless, the electric power steering makes parking and low-speed maneuvers easy, and the suspension is smoother over rough pavement than older Escapes. Acceleration from both engines is adequate, though the V6 isn't as energetic as the more powerful mills in the Equinox and RAV4.

Interior

The Escape's cabin was given a welcome complete overhaul a few years ago, and it encompassed both nicer materials and a more attractive design. The center stack consists of neatly grouped buttons that are designed to work specifically with Ford's Sync system. This electronics interface connects with your cell phone and MP3 player, allowing you to control them through voice commands.

In terms of comfort and space, though, the Escape is starting to feel its age. Up front, the seating position is too tall, which gives the driver the feeling of hovering above the controls, and there's no telescoping steering wheel. The backseat is flat and devoid of recline or fore/aft adjustments. Cargo space stands at 29 cubic feet behind the second row and 66 cubic feet with the second row folded down. Folding it can seem complicated, as the headrests must be removed and the bottom cushions tumble forward before the seatbacks can be flipped down, a design that ensures a flat load floor.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Ford Escape.

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Most helpful consumer reviews

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viper5333,03/07/2011
As an owner of many SUV's, I feel qualified to provide a helpful review. I was worried about 4 cyl., but so far its pep has been a pleasant surprise. It has plenty of zip to merge safely onto freeways; it maintains 70 MPH with ease up steep grades. As a trade off, the tranny is noisy through first 3 gears. It makes an odd noise if you jump on the throttle from a stop. Once at cruise it is quiet. The front seats are awesome...don't know how Ford did it, but feels like the seats have their own suspension. Fuel economy is great...almost 30MPG on freeway. The Sync system is best built-in voice command system I have tried...and I have used many. It does have a few quirks...mentioned bellow
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macc4644,12/13/2010
I have wanted an Escape for several years but never pulled the trigger because of the reviews. This year I decided to look at them again. I get a new vehicle for business yearly so I have had much experience with the competition. For $50K you do not get real leather in a Touareg. A $35K Wrangler is the real deal but rides harsh with bad road manners and the backseat is just for looks. The Nissan's are too old school and pricey. Hyundai's are no longer cheap or full efficient. I looked at everything in the SUV market from $20-$60K and everything bad I read about the Escape is worse in cars costing much more. The 2011 has a great interior and the Limited has everything you could ask for.
2011 Ford Escape
widrick,01/20/2013
Had a great experience at Grappone Ford. I had a 2005 ford escape and decided to trade it in. After driving the 2011 Escape with the new inline 4 engine, I was amazed. I truely love driving this vehicle. So reliable a vehicle, I recommend it to anyone looking for a great ride in comfort.
Apex Suv And An Asset To Any Owner
truth1hurts,03/01/2014
We love our 2011 Ford Escape as, in our opinion, it hammers the competition and it is a valued asset in our family. The pathetic competition, the 2008 Jeep Patriot does even come close to the reliability, power, style, reputation and perks of a comfortable Ford. The Escape will not hurt pocketbooks; it is reasonably priced and I would recommend people trying to get a better deal through the employee pricing campaign. Money well spent, the Ford Escape. It made a former unhappy owner of the Jeep elated when we slid into a 2011 Ford. The competition will be full of jealousies as Ford is known to give many the "wow factor" in an winner vehicle.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
171 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
21 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
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver2 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall3 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall3 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat3 / 5
    Back Seat3 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover23.7%
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 2011 Ford Escape Overview

The Used 2011 Ford Escape is offered in the following submodels: Escape SUV. Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A), XLS 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and XLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

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Save up to $247 on one of 25 Used 2011 Ford Escape for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,995 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2011 Ford Escape trim styles:

  • The Used 2011 Ford Escape XLT is priced between $7,985 and$11,491 with odometer readings between 43030 and131253 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Ford Escape Limited is priced between $7,199 and$11,499 with odometer readings between 69461 and126302 miles.
  • The Used 2011 Ford Escape XLS is priced between $6,995 and$6,999 with odometer readings between 76384 and102137 miles.

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