A four-wheel independent suspension and unit-body construction make it ride and handle almost as well as a car. Because of this it had a relatively long braking distance and low maximum speed in our avoidance maneuver. For everyday road travel, however, the Ford Escape is an excellent choice. Given a fresh look inside and out for 2005, the Escape got a new 2. For the first time, four-cylinder models were available with an optional automatic transmission.
Transient response is surprisingly good, meaning the Escape maintains its composure in a series of left-right-left lane-change maneuvers. I use it as a truck, haul things, I even haul a utility trailer with all sorts of things on it. Ford claims a front-drive Escape Hybrid can yield 36 mpg in city driving and travel up to 500 miles on a single tank of gas. Rear seal blew and fluids leaked into everything. Even though it's available with four-wheel drive, it's based on a front-wheel-drive platform. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
The Ford Escape is America's best-selling compact sport-utility. The tires offer respectable grip in paved corners. The result of all this was a fresher, more contemporary look for Escape. My security alarm goes off when nobody has been around it. The Safety Package includes front side-impact airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with a rollover sensor Powertrains and Performance.
This permits quick, yet smooth, driving that will not upset passengers. My English Bulldogs feel comfy in the very back. And this is where most Escapes live. Transient response is surprisingly good, meaning the Escape maintains its composure in a series of left-right-left lane-change maneuvers. The vehicle is a bit noisy on the highway, but I often don't notice it when playing music. Recall Date 2015-09-29 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009.
The result of all this was a fresher, more contemporary look for Escape. As a result, the shift control lever could disengage from the transmission without warning. I didn't have any problems when I drove it in the snow and was able to get up some hills that other cars weren't able to handle. The Escape also received a new electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system last year that Ford says provides smoother and more efficient operation. I bought my escape about a month ago when I traded in my Malibu and I adore it. While drum brakes are less expensive, disc brakes dissipate heat better, useful when braking frequently for long, downhill descents.
The problem was discovered after I observed a leak. Recall Date 2015-06-03 Description The Timken Company Timken is recalling certain aftermarket front wheel bearings, part number 510072, sold from January 22, 2015, to May 21, 2015, to be used as service parts on 2001-2012 Ford Escape, 2001-2011 Mazda Tribute, and 2005-2011 Mercury Mariner vehicles. An optional towing package for the V-6-equipped Escape allows it to haul 3,500 pounds. There are no protective sleeves like in the front wheel wells to prevent dirt and road grime from accumulating. The dealer never could fix the problem under warranty this occurred almost from the first day I bought the car. Outside, check for damage to the paint and body from offroad use on bush tracks, while underneath look for evidence of heavier offroad driving.
Recall Date 2014-09-03 Description Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. Cloth seats durable no rips , but I don't think Ford Scotchguarded the fabric, so I'm managing my expectations on the result of a serious cleaning. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Pretensioners combined with load-limiting retractors are standard on front-seat belts. Ford Motor Company Ford is recalling certain model year 2001-2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured March 31, 2001, to September 1, 2009. Two new colors are offered on 2006 Escapes, and the 2.
The shifter on automatic models was moved off of the column and onto the floor. The recall began on October 23, 2015. A new Intelligent automatic four-wheel-drive system became available. My stereo sounds awesome too with the 7 speaker 6 disc audiophile system. Ford Escape is solid choice among compact sport utilities for on-road use.
Engine braking for offroad driving is minimal. We found the anti-lock brakes smooth and responsive. The Escape offers comfortable seating for four and plenty of space for stuff. Plus it's better in winter weather. They never figured out what the problem was. Decent acceleration and better mileage make it a good option for budget-minded buyers.
The available V6 engine delivers strong power. Noise reducing measures were upgraded beginning with the 2005 models, helping further reduce interior noise. Brake Assist is designed to assist the driver by maintaining full braking power when it senses the driver has mistakenly relaxed pressure on the brake pedal in an emergency stopping situation. The recall began on October 23, 2015. There's also the more potent 3. It has a roomy interior, comfortable and convenient with useful cargo capacity. Ride comfort in both versions is comparable, ranking as pleasantly smooth on most surfaces.