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2001 Ford Escape Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 18 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
2001 Escape 3.0l Hard Starting
2001 Escape 3.0L takes a while to start. Once it's started it runs fine. Just replaced the fuel pump, still doing it. Does not have any misfires or engine light on. ECM? IAC? Can smell fuel afte...
I havee a 20001 ford escape ...drove it home and the next day it would not start ...replaced the battery and the starter . The motor acts like it is locked up...??? Anyone have any idea ?
Removal Of A 2001 Ford Escape Engine?
I am trying to remove a 2001 Ford Escape engine but I cannot find what is preventing it from dropping? Am i missing a bolt somewhere?
Have 2001 4by4 Ford Escape Replaced All 3 Mounts It Was Making Clunking So...
Car Starts, Idles, But Will Not Rev Under Any Load.
It will rev in Park or Neutral, but put it in gear and push down on the gas pedal and it will stutter and stall and will not move. Fuel pressure is good (65 psi at all rpm), exhaust is clear (i.e., n...