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Average User Score
4.5 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 19 reviews
2001 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 19 reviews
The 2001 Ford Escape was seen by many drivers and reviewers as a delightful surprise from Dearborn. Although Ford had made a tremendous fuss about its plans to launch a smaller, more nimble SUV, the '01 Escape delivered far beyond expectations.
With a 173-inch overall length, the 2001 Escape was a pixie among the sport-utility market's behemoths. Despite its relatively small size, though, it managed to fit five adults in reasonable comfort, and hold 33 cubic feet (with rear seats up) or 63 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of cargo.
The entry-level engine for the '01 Ford Escape was the 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder Zetec with a 130-horsepower output. An optional upgrade, to the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, with its healthy 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque, transformed the Escape into a little powerhouse.
ABS front-disc brakes gave the Escape great stopping power, and optional front-side airbags added security. Despite its outdoorsy stylings, though, the 2001 Escape wasn't a great off-road vehicle; designed for suburban streets and interstate highway, the Escape was more comfortable there.
And speaking of 'comfort,' the Escape was easy on the wallet when it came to the gas pump, with mileage rated at 18-23 mpg city, 24-28 mpg highway, depending on model. Not bad at all for a sturdy little packhorse that could tote a bunch of people and cargo!
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Ford Escape Questions
Egr Valve Exploded
Has anyone ever seen a EGR valve body blow apart?
My Car Is Smoking From The Exhaust
I got my oil changed at Walmart, thr next day I realizd they put in 10w-30 when my truck only takes 5w-20 it says it right on the oil cap. When I told them, they said "they saw in the computer that it...
My Obd Will Not Do To Ready Status
Had cat work done, reset computer will not complete ready status. Only the EGR reading ready. Driven over 600 miles. replaced the thermastat and had ford flash computer for updates. Help
Where Would I Find The Overdrive Switch On My 2001 Escape
It's not going into overdrive
The Starter Or An Engine Problem On My 2001 Ford Escape?
I think the starter on my 2001 ford escape might need to be replaced? All the lights come on (interior, headlights, brake lights ect) when i turn the key it makes a really bad "put put put " noise an...