2001 Ford Escape Overview

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4.55 stars

Based on 19 reviews

01 Escape Xlt by Cory
 — I own an 01 Escape V6 FWD, LOVE it so far, drives great, handles great. I bought it from an owner that mostly kept the car in California so I can't attest for body integrity too much, but the car is... Read More
Safest Vehical Against Semi Colission. by Joshua
 — I like the fact taht its good a nice sound system in it for an SUV i dont liek it that my radio doesn't show time. oh well. will have taht replaced. It is a very strong car. My car has already been ba... Read More
2001 Escape by Tiffany
 — This has got to be the best SUV out there. I was getting about 26 MPG and it had 4WD. It could fit 8 comfortably and still have cargo space. The interior was pretty basic but clean. It was the perfect... Read More

2001 Ford Escape Overview

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2001 Ford Escape

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

txbasshound
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Egr Valve Exploded

Has anyone ever seen a EGR valve body blow apart?

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Jade Chelsea Cantu
20

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...

1,447 views with 7 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
mesaterri
20

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

440 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
angel2b7
0

Where Would I Find The Overdrive Switch On My 2001 Escape

It's not going into overdrive

311 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
modernmom
0

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...

777 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)