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2008 Ford Escape Review

Pros & Cons

  • Quiet cabin is more refined than previous Escape models

  • New "muscular" exterior is generally liked

  • Comfortable, spacious seating

  • Stale driving dynamics

  • Replacement of rear disc brakes with drum brakes for 2008 disappoints some experts

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2008 Ford Escape
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Vehicle Specs

Mileage
246,574
MPG
17 City, 22 HWY
Trim
XLT
Body Style
SUV
Transmission
Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD/4WD
Engine
6 Cyl
Color
Maroon
Vin
1FMCU93148KE32239

Additional Features

  • Gvwr: 4
  • 640 Lbs Payload Package
  • 4 Speakers
  • Am/Fm Radio
  • Am/Fm Single Cd/Mp3 & Satellite Capable
  • Cd Player
  • Mp3 Decoder
  • Radio Data System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Rear Window Defroster

2008 Ford Escape Review

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    Russ Darrow Metro Mazda

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    2008 Ford Escape Xlt Awd

    2008 Ford Escape
    New Listing

    Vehicle Specs

    Mileage
    190,540
    MPG
    19 City, 24 HWY
    Trim
    XLT
    Body Style
    SUV
    Transmission
    Automatic
    Drivetrain
    AWD/4WD
    Engine
    4 Cyl
    Color
    Gray
    Vin
    1FMCU93Z08KA10023

    Additional Features

    • 4-Cyl 2.3 Liter
    • Automatic 4-Spd W/Overdrive
    • 4Wd
    • Traction Control
    • Stability Control
    • Abs (4-Wheel)
    • Air Conditioning
    • Power Windows
    • Power Door Locks
    • Cruise Control

    2008 Ford Escape Review

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      Auto Spot Llc

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      Dealer Description

      Price Includes All Costs To Be Paid By Consumer, Except For Licensing Costs, Registration Fees, Title, Dealer Fees And Taxes. Any Monetary Discount Coupon Cannot Be Combined With Any Advertised Discount Or Offer; Not Redeemable For Cash, Cannot Be Applied Towards Prior Purchases. Must Print And Present Vehicle Pricing Page As Coupon.

      2008 Ford Escape
      New Listing
      Price Reduced

      Vehicle Specs

      Mileage
      156,995
      MPG
      17 City, 22 HWY
      Trim
      XLT
      Body Style
      SUV
      Transmission
      Automatic
      Drivetrain
      AWD/4WD
      Engine
      6 Cyl
      Color
      Gray
      Vin
      1FMCU93198KE49120

      Additional Features

      • 3.78 Axle Ratio
      • Gvwr: 4
      • 640 Lbs Payload Package
      • 16'' X 7'' 5-Spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels
      • Premium Cloth Buckets W/60/40 Split Rear Seat
      • Am/Fm Single Cd/Mp3 & Satellite Capable
      • 4 Speakers
      • Air Conditioning
      • Electronic Stability Control
      • Front Bucket Seats

      2008 Ford Escape Review

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        Rochester Toyota (Nh)

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        2008 Ford Escape Xlt Awd

        2008 Ford Escape
        Price Reduced

        Vehicle Specs

        Mileage
        180,466
        MPG
        20 City, 26 HWY
        Trim
        XLT
        Body Style
        SUV
        Transmission
        Automatic
        Drivetrain
        FWD
        Engine
        4 Cyl
        Color
        Black
        Vin
        1FMCU03Z18KB91032

        Additional Features

        • Abs Brakes
        • Air Conditioning
        • Alloy Wheels
        • Am/Fm Radio
        • Automatic Headlights
        • Cd Player
        • Child Safety Door Locks
        • Cruise Control
        • Deep Tinted Glass
        • Driver Airbag

        2008 Ford Escape Review

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          Paniagua Automotive

          Certified Dealer

          Dealer Description

          Visit Paniagua Automotive Online At Www.Paniaguaautomotive.Com To See More Pictures Of This Vehicle Or Call Us At 7622316587 Or 4233858135 Today To Schedule Your Test Drive.

          2008 Ford Escape

          Vehicle Specs

          Mileage
          194,358
          MPG
          22 City, 28 HWY
          Trim
          XLS
          Body Style
          SUV
          Transmission
          Manual
          Drivetrain
          FWD
          Engine
          4 Cyl
          Color
          Silver
          Vin
          1FMCU02Z58KA47615

          2008 Ford Escape Review

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            Auto Express Enterprises Inc

            Certified Dealer
            Price Reduced

            Vehicle Specs

            Mileage
            150,584
            MPG
            34 City, 30 HWY
            Trim
            Hybrid
            Body Style
            SUV
            Transmission
            Automatic
            Drivetrain
            FWD
            Engine
            Hybrid
            Color
            Black
            Vin
            1FMCU49H58KE45833

            Additional Features

            • Gvwr: 4
            • 680 Lbs Payload Package
            • 4 Speakers
            • Am/Fm Radio
            • Am/Fm Single Cd/Mp3 & Satellite Capable
            • Cd Player
            • Radio Data System
            • Air Conditioning
            • Automatic Temperature Control
            • Front Dual Zone A/C

            2008 Ford Escape Review

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              Napleton Clermont Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

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              2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Fwd

              Vehicle Specs

              Mileage
              175,516
              MPG
              18 City, 24 HWY
              Trim
              XLT
              Body Style
              SUV
              Transmission
              Automatic
              Drivetrain
              FWD
              Engine
              6 Cyl
              Color
              Black
              Vin
              1FMCU03148KE80416

              Additional Features

              • Abs Brakes
              • Air Conditioning
              • Alloy Wheels
              • Am/Fm Radio
              • Automatic Headlights
              • Cd Player
              • Child Safety Door Locks
              • Cruise Control
              • Deep Tinted Glass
              • Driver Airbag

              2008 Ford Escape Review

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                Dealer

                Auto Express - Dallas

                Certified Dealer

                Dealer Description

                Hail Sale / Cash Special - Runs And Drives Good With Cold A/C And No Check Engine Lights. Clean Texas Title As Seen In The Free Carfax Available On All Of Our Vehicles. Selling For Low Cash Price "Hail Sale" Due To Hail Damage On Hood, Roof And Trunk. We Accept Visa / Mastercard / Discover Or Cash. For More Details... Email Or Call 214 328 5700.. Text Anytime 214 945 9108

                Vehicle Specs

                Mileage
                120,471
                MPG
                20 City, 26 HWY
                Trim
                XLT
                Body Style
                SUV
                Transmission
                Automatic
                Drivetrain
                FWD
                Engine
                4 Cyl
                Color
                Unknown
                Vin
                1FMCU03Z08KA81492

                Additional Features

                • 4-Cyl 2.3 Liter
                • Automatic 4-Spd W/Overdrive
                • 2Wd
                • Traction Control
                • Stability Control
                • Abs (4-Wheel)
                • Air Conditioning
                • Power Windows
                • Power Door Locks
                • Cruise Control

                2008 Ford Escape Review

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                  Dealer

                  Bab'S Motors Inc

                  Certified Dealer

                  Vehicle Specs

                  Mileage
                  217,679
                  MPG
                  34 City, 30 HWY
                  Trim
                  Hybrid
                  Body Style
                  SUV
                  Transmission
                  Automatic
                  Drivetrain
                  FWD
                  Engine
                  Hybrid
                  Color
                  Black
                  Vin
                  1FMCU49H08KD74086

                  Additional Features

                  • Front Wheel Drive
                  • Tires - Front All-Season
                  • Tires - Rear All-Season
                  • Aluminum Wheels
                  • Temporary Spare Tire
                  • Power Steering
                  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
                  • Abs
                  • Automatic Headlights
                  • Fog Lamps

                  2008 Ford Escape Review

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                    Dealer

                    Gerald Ford

                    Certified Dealer

                    Dealer Description

                    Contact Gerald Ford Today For Information On Dozens Of Vehicles Like This 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid.This Ford Escape Hybrid Has A Tough Exterior Complemented By A Well-Designed Interior That Offers All The Comforts You Crave. Start Enjoying More Time In Your New Ride And Less Time At The Gas Station With This 2008 Ford Escape.A Truly Breathtaking Example Of Pure Vehicle Design Achievement...This Is The Vehicle Of Your Dreams! The Look Is Unmistakably Ford, The Smooth Contours And Cutting-Edge Technology Of This Ford Escape Hybrid Will Definitely Turn Heads.

                    New Listing

                    Vehicle Specs

                    Mileage
                    195,420
                    MPG
                    17 City, 22 HWY
                    Trim
                    XLT
                    Body Style
                    SUV
                    Transmission
                    Automatic
                    Drivetrain
                    AWD/4WD
                    Engine
                    6 Cyl
                    Color
                    Tungsten Grey Metallic
                    Vin
                    1FMCU93128KC98539

                    Additional Features

                    • 4-Speed A/T
                    • A/C
                    • A/T
                    • Abs
                    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
                    • Aluminum Wheels
                    • Am/Fm Stereo
                    • Automatic Headlights
                    • Auxiliary Audio Input
                    • Bucket Seats

                    2008 Ford Escape Review

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                      Texas Triumph Motors

                      Certified Dealer

                      Dealer Description

                      2008 Ford Escape Xlt

                      New Listing

                      Vehicle Specs

                      Mileage
                      159,506
                      MPG
                      17 City, 22 HWY
                      Trim
                      XLT
                      Body Style
                      SUV
                      Transmission
                      Automatic
                      Drivetrain
                      AWD/4WD
                      Engine
                      6 Cyl
                      Color
                      Tan
                      Vin
                      1FMCU93188KB79474

                      Additional Features

                      • V6 3.0 Liter
                      • Automatic 4-Spd W/Overdrive
                      • 4Wd
                      • Traction Control
                      • Stability Control
                      • Abs (4-Wheel)
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Power Windows
                      • Power Door Locks
                      • Cruise Control

                      2008 Ford Escape Review

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                        Dealer

                        Auto Spot Llc

                        Certified Dealer

                        Dealer Description

                        Price Includes All Costs To Be Paid By Consumer, Except For Licensing Costs, Registration Fees, Title, Dealer Fees And Taxes. Any Monetary Discount Coupon Cannot Be Combined With Any Advertised Discount Or Offer; Not Redeemable For Cash, Cannot Be Applied Towards Prior Purchases. Must Print And Present Vehicle Pricing Page As Coupon.

                        Vehicle Specs

                        Mileage
                        147,069
                        MPG
                        17 City, 22 HWY
                        Trim
                        XLT
                        Body Style
                        SUV
                        Transmission
                        Automatic
                        Drivetrain
                        AWD/4WD
                        Engine
                        Other
                        Color
                        Unknown
                        Vin
                        1FMCU93108KC82033

                        2008 Ford Escape Review

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                          Dealer

                          Easy Car Auto Sales

                          Certified Dealer
                          Price Reduced

                          Vehicle Specs

                          Mileage
                          156,200
                          MPG
                          18 City, 24 HWY
                          Trim
                          XLT
                          Body Style
                          SUV
                          Transmission
                          Automatic
                          Drivetrain
                          FWD
                          Engine
                          6 Cyl
                          Color
                          Pewter
                          Vin
                          1FMCU03118KA67093

                          Additional Features

                          • Grille Color - Chrome
                          • Center Console Trim - Alloy
                          • Floor Mat Material - Carpet
                          • Floor Mats - Front
                          • Floor Mats - Rear
                          • Front Air Conditioning
                          • Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
                          • Rear Vents - Second Row
                          • Cargo Area Light
                          • Center Console - Front Console With Storage

                          2008 Ford Escape Review

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                            Dealer

                            Car Mix Motor Company Inc.

                            Certified Dealer

                            Dealer Description

                            Welcome To Car Mix Motor Co, We Are Family Owned And Pride Ourselves In Offering A Wide Variety Of Quality Used Vehicles At Low Prices. We Have Financing Available For All Credit Situations And Extended Warranties Are Available On Every Vehicle. Good Credit, Bad Credit, No Credit, No Problem, Everyone Is Approved! All Vehicles At Car Mix Motor Co Go Through A Complete Diagnostic Inspection Performed By Our Certified Technicians To Ensure That Only The Best Vehicles Are Offered To Our Customers. Every Vehicle Includes A Free Vehicle History Report Because Transparency Is Very Important To Us. We Are Also Proud Members Of The Arizona Independent Automobile Dealers Association And National Independent Arizona Dealers Association, It Is Very Important To Us To Be A Part Of Our Community As Well As Being Informed On The Constant Changes That Affect Our Customers. We Have Been In Business For Over 25 Years And Have Built Our Business On Repeat Customers And Referrals. At Car Mix Motor Co You Will Always Be Greeted With A Smile And Have Every Question Answered With Honesty And Integrity. Top Quality Vehicles, Extended Warranties, Incredible Variety And No Haggle Prices! Call Us Today To Schedule Your Test Drive At 602-716-8500. If Financing Is Arranged Through A Credit Union, We Pay Your Initial Membership Fee. All Vehicles Come With A Warranty And Have A Box A & Clean Titles Unless Disclosed Otherwise On Website Or Point Of Sale, Please Call The Dealership To Verify This Information. This Vehicle May Qualify For An Extended Warranty And May Be Financed. Car Mix Motor Co. - Home Of Affordable Luxury. Please Visit Our Website At Disclaimer Sales Price Does Not Include Tax, Title, License Fee, Registration Fee, Dealer Documentary Fee, Finance Charges, And Compliance Fees . Internet Price Is Only Applicable Towards Cash Purchases Or Qualified Finance Customers. Car Mix Motor Co. 2343 W. Indian School Rd Phoenix, Az 85015 602-716-8500

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                            Vehicle Specs

                            Mileage
                            154,527
                            MPG
                            20 City, 26 HWY
                            Trim
                            XLT
                            Body Style
                            SUV
                            Transmission
                            Automatic
                            Drivetrain
                            FWD
                            Engine
                            4 Cyl
                            Color
                            Black
                            Vin
                            1FMCU03Z68KD22651

                            Additional Features

                            • Air Conditioning - Front - Single Zone
                            • Air Conditioning - Front
                            • Airbags - Front - Dual
                            • Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation
                            • Airbags - Front - Side
                            • Airbags - Front - Side Curtain
                            • Airbags - Side-Curtain Rollover Sensor
                            • Airbags - Rear - Side Curtain
                            • Audio - Antenna: Mast
                            • Audio Auxiliary Input: Mp3

                            2008 Ford Escape Review

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                              Lasco Ford

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                              Vehicle Specs

                              Mileage
                              114,557
                              MPG
                              20 City, 26 HWY
                              Trim
                              XLS
                              Body Style
                              SUV
                              Transmission
                              Automatic
                              Drivetrain
                              FWD
                              Engine
                              4 Cyl
                              Color
                              Silver
                              Vin
                              1FMCU02Z78KA63900

                              Additional Features

                              • Grille Color - Chrome
                              • Front Air Conditioning
                              • Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single
                              • Rear Vents - Second Row
                              • Center Console - Front Console With Storage
                              • Cupholders - Front
                              • Cupholders - Rear
                              • Retained Accessory Power
                              • Power Outlet(S) - 12V Front
                              • Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional

                              2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                Dealer

                                Thumbs Up Llc

                                Certified Dealer
                                New Listing

                                Vehicle Specs

                                Mileage
                                122,640
                                MPG
                                22 City, 28 HWY
                                Trim
                                XLS
                                Body Style
                                SUV
                                Transmission
                                Manual
                                Drivetrain
                                FWD
                                Engine
                                Other
                                Color
                                Grey
                                Vin
                                1FMCU02Z28KD14953

                                Additional Features

                                • Air Conditioning
                                • Power Windows
                                • Power Locks
                                • Power Steering
                                • Am/Fm Cd
                                • Am/Fm Cd/Mp3
                                • Immobilizer
                                • Keyless Entry
                                • Dual Airbags Front Head And Side
                                • Active Seatbelts

                                2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                  Goliath Auto Sales

                                  Certified Dealer

                                  Dealer Description

                                  Fresh Trade In, Great Miles For Year, Maunal Transmission For Over 25 Mpg, Power Window And Door Locks With Cold Ac And Now Safe And Ready To Go Goliath Auto Sales 5170 N La Cholla Blvd Tucson, Az 85705 520 989 0282 Office 520 906 6348 Text

                                  New Listing

                                  Vehicle Specs

                                  Mileage
                                  107,722
                                  MPG
                                  18 City, 24 HWY
                                  Trim
                                  XLT
                                  Body Style
                                  SUV
                                  Transmission
                                  Automatic
                                  Drivetrain
                                  FWD
                                  Engine
                                  6 Cyl
                                  Color
                                  Gray
                                  Vin
                                  1FMCU03188KD67634

                                  Additional Features

                                  • Dual Stage Driver & Front Passenger Airbags W/Front Passenger Sensor System
                                  • Side Air Bags
                                  • 1St & 2Nd Row Safety Canopy
                                  • Front Height-Adjustable 3-Point Safety Belts W/Pretensioners
                                  • Rear 3-Point Safety Belts For All (3) Seating Positions
                                  • Rear Outboard Latch Child Seat Anchors & Tethers
                                  • Belt Minder Feature
                                  • Child Safety Rear Door Locks
                                  • Side Intrusion Door Beams
                                  • 6-Way Pwr Driver Seat

                                  2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                    Beach Blvd Automotive (Fl)

                                    Certified Dealer
                                    New Listing

                                    Vehicle Specs

                                    Mileage
                                    123,464
                                    MPG
                                    17 City, 22 HWY
                                    Trim
                                    XLT
                                    Body Style
                                    SUV
                                    Transmission
                                    Automatic
                                    Drivetrain
                                    AWD/4WD
                                    Engine
                                    6 Cyl
                                    Color
                                    Silver Metallic
                                    Vin
                                    1FMCU93188KE03553

                                    Additional Features

                                    • Gvwr: 4
                                    • 640 Lbs Payload Package
                                    • 4 Speakers
                                    • Am/Fm Radio
                                    • Am/Fm Single Cd/Mp3 & Satellite Capable
                                    • Cd Player
                                    • Mp3 Decoder
                                    • Radio Data System
                                    • Air Conditioning
                                    • Rear Window Defroster

                                    2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                      Racine Honda

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                                      Dealer Description

                                      2008 Ford Escape Xlt Awd

                                      New Listing

                                      Vehicle Specs

                                      Mileage
                                      179,451
                                      MPG
                                      18 City, 24 HWY
                                      Trim
                                      XLT
                                      Body Style
                                      SUV
                                      Transmission
                                      Automatic
                                      Drivetrain
                                      FWD
                                      Engine
                                      6 Cyl
                                      Color
                                      Redfire Metallic
                                      Vin
                                      1FMCU03128KC08723

                                      Additional Features

                                      • Am/Fm
                                      • Cd Player
                                      • Anti-Theft
                                      • Ac
                                      • Cruise
                                      • Power Locks
                                      • Power Windows
                                      • Power Driver Seat
                                      • Tint
                                      • Tilt

                                      2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                        Colorado Motorcars

                                        Certified Dealer

                                        Vehicle Specs

                                        Mileage
                                        130,932
                                        MPG
                                        17 City, 22 HWY
                                        Trim
                                        Limited
                                        Body Style
                                        SUV
                                        Transmission
                                        Automatic
                                        Drivetrain
                                        AWD/4WD
                                        Engine
                                        6 Cyl
                                        Color
                                        Oxford White
                                        Vin
                                        1FMCU94188KA87229

                                        Additional Features

                                        • Leather Seats
                                        • Solid Paint (Std)
                                        • 3.0L Dohc Sefi 24-Valve V6 Duratec Engine (Std)

                                        2008 Ford Escape Review

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                                          Autonation Acura North Orlando

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                                          Dealer Description

                                          Leather Seats,3.0L Dohc Sefi 24-Valve V6 Duratec Engine,Solid Paintthis Vehicle Includes A Money-Back Guarantee* And Passed Our Precise Inspection Process. Best Of All The Price You See Is The Price You Pay. No Haggling. No Back And Forth. No Pressure. And This Price Is So Good It Is Guaranteed. *Money-Back Guarantee Is Valid For 5 Days Or 250 Miles, Whichever Comes First. Subject To Certain Terms And Conditions. See Store For Details. Some Restrictions Apply. All Efficacy Claims & Statements Are Relevant When Disinfectant Product Is Applied Correctly. This Disinfectant Product Has Been Approved & Registered By The Epa For Use Against Sars-Cov-2, The Virus That Causes Disease 2019 (Covid-19). Disinfectant Methods Or Claims Should Not Be Deemed To State Or Imply These Products Can Eliminate Or Prevent Transmission Of Any Virus, Illness Or Disease. For Product Manufacturer Or Epa Registration Information, See An Autonation Service Associate For Details.

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                                          2008 Ford Escape Review

                                          Note: This review was created when the 2008 Ford Escape was new.

                                          The redesigned Escape delivers a more comfortable interior and a tougher exterior than prior models, leading to a good ranking in the top half of this large class. However, its driving dynamics still lag behind top competitors.

                                          Pros & Cons

                                          • Quiet cabin is more refined than previous Escape models

                                          • New "muscular" exterior is generally liked

                                          • Comfortable, spacious seating

                                          • Stale driving dynamics

                                          • Replacement of rear disc brakes with drum brakes for 2008 disappoints some experts

                                          Features & Specs

                                          Mileage
                                          20-22 city, 26-28 hwy
                                          Drivetrain
                                          FWD
                                          Horsepower
                                          153-153
                                          Seating
                                          5

                                          Research & Ratings

                                          Currently, the Ford Escape has a score of 8.00 based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources

                                          8.00

                                          Scorecard

                                          • 7.7Critics' Rating
                                          • 6.8Performance
                                          • 7.4Interior
                                          • 8.8Safety

                                          2008 Ford Escape Overview

                                          The 2008 Ford Escape earns praise for its upgraded exterior and interior design, more comfortable ride and more mature appearance than its predecessor. However, many reviews report mixed opinions on the driving dynamics offered from the Escape's engine and the "downgraded" brakes. When describing the new Escape, Automobile Magazine considers it "as a face-lift plus a tummy tuck and a butt lift. Its appearance is completely revised, but much of what's underneath remains the same. Luckily, the Escape has good bones." Ford has sold more than one million Escapes since they were first introduced in 2000, and lowering its base price by more than $1,000 this year might continue this trend.

                                          Also contributing to the value equation is the Escape's relatively good gas mileage.  Even gas-powered Escapes place near the top of the small SUV class in fuel efficiency, an important consideration for many buyers this year.

                                          The Escape is available in three trims -- the base XLS, XLT and top-of-the-line Limited. A four-wheel drive system is optional. The Escape also comes in a hybrid version, which is reviewed separately.

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                                          This makeover makes sense. Still a top-selling compact SUV in a crowded market, the Escape may now be more appealing to people downsizing their vehicles but not their expectations. The 2008 Escape rides quieter and feels more comfortable.

                                          Detroit News
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                                          For 2008, the Escape, a pioneer among carlike SUVs and third-best-selling SUV in the country, is quieter, smoother, uglier outside and possibly inside, burdened by long-in-the-tooth gasoline drivetrains...

                                          USA Today
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                                          Ford hopes that the changes will help the Escape continue its success ... The competition is getting tougher, however, as most automakers have brought new or significantly redesigned compact crossovers to market over the past year. They include the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, Pontiac Torrent, and Suzuki XL-7.

                                          Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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                                          With lower prices and new features, the Escape is worth a good look, although it doesn't have an entirely new design.

                                          Chicago Sun-Times
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