2001 Ford Escape User Reviews

2001 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews

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2001 Ford Escape XLS Review
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Gas mileage, great cargo space

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If you had to be nitpicky, then the smaller crossover doesn't have the same towing capacity as a full-size SUV, so if you plan to haul a huge camping trailer on a regular basis you might want to look elsewhere. The Ford Escape also doesn't offer more than five seats, which means if your family is looking to push past that level of accommodations then a minivan is probably a safer bet.

josesanchez08861
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Fun To Drive — This escape has not only saved me money in fuel mileage it is fun to drive. I have no doubt this smaller version of the Explorer will be the car for me from here on out. It handles great, is comfortable to ride in and the fuel economy makes it an all around great automobile. I would recommend this car to any new car owner as well as someone looking for a smaller SUV type.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Well all in all a good little SUV, price was good and the fuel is also pretty good. My 3 kiddos and my wife like it and we all fit in it so that is a plus in itself.

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I am a mechanic with about 8 years of experience, and this car is really giving it to me. I seem to be working on it almost everyday.

Jcoyle1983
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Reliable And Dependable. — All in all for the price and the dependability good buy. The inside is not at all good for moving with my family in it as far as the cargo space is concerned, but for a beach car this does the trick.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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good gas mileage and great handling for a 4WD

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would like a little more room

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Good Suv — very nice vehicle. city mileage okay (16mpg) great highway mileage (27 mpg) at best averaging around 21-22 mpg. handles better than most cars. really tight turning radius. decent acceleration and decent brakes. vehicle has 204,000 miles and still running strong. auto 4WD is nice but after driving most of its life on gravel 4WD trys to kick in at random times just a small annoyance though

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Escape XLT Review
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Roomy, great power for v6

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dash lights are green lol

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Awesome Small Suv For Any New Driver — Love this car!!! Bought it with low miles in great condition. Everything works and runs great and the new radio installed puts the icing on the cake. Plan to do a few more things to this baby before im done :P

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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Lots of power and a beautiful model

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Stupid coil packs!

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My Twuck! — I love my truck. It's had coil pack problems but for a car with 140k+ miles on it, that's not bad at all. Just tried out my 4wd in the recent snow, and love it! I would buy this car over and over and over again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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reliable

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no reason

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Best In Its Class — I would reccomend this vehicle to everyone. Great power, handles great and never lets me down. Looks good to. Bit of a gas gusaler but all in all a great vehicle to drive. I would run anybody on the road with it.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Pretty much everything

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Didn't get one sooner?

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01 Escape Xlt — 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 rust free after almost 9 years. the V6 works great for towing and doesnt really need to downshift until you hit a long hill while towing, I tow a pop up camper about 2500 lbs, handles great with or without a trailer and I have no complaints so far, have not drove it in the winter yet, I think it will do just fine. as for fuel economy, I have got as high as 29 mpg on an all highway trip! with mixed highway and city driving I average around 24, my lowest was 18, towing through hills which still doesn't seem bad to me. Great dependable vehicle overall so far! very practical and easy to maintain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2001 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Comfy, roomy, fuel milage, many options avail.

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sub par reliability, too many look alikes out there.

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2001 Escape Xlt — The car of compact SUVs, I really loved this Escape. Extremely comfy, room to spare, and performance that wasn't all that bad. It had a few issues in the time I had it, but I definitely can't say it was horribly unreliable. It even did pretty well off road. Man, i need another one...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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b/c its fun

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none

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Its Awesome — I miss my escape! I loved that thing. I had awesome gas mileage and it was roomy. My payments was cheap as well as my insurance. I was fun to drive bc i had a sun roof, so I'd drive around with the windows down and the music up.

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Its my car

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Cloth seats

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Escape — This car is first car. It is a red shade of color. It drives pretty well. The inside of the car could be better than cloth. It is a fun car to drive because the petals are not that sensative

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