2002 Ford Escape Overview

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Trims

XLS
Avg. Price: $5,066
XLS 4WD
33 national listings
XLT
91 national listings
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $5,668

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Average User Score

3.95 stars

Based on 37 reviews

I Love This Car!! Its Amazing What You Can Do With It!! by Fatma
 — I've had this car for 6 years now, I simply love it. it handles very well. the car responds as fast as I can think and that got me out of very tight spots I can tell you that. the plastic lower part o... Read More
My Baby by Erica
 — Shes a smooth ride handles great just now replaced the back brakes and the cars 8yrs. The only problem i have with her right now is the tie rod but thats my fult i sometimes think she can do anything ... Read More
A Great Little Suv That Is More Like A Truck. by Laurel
 — good little SUV. Excellent in the snow. Is a truck and handles like one - rather than a sportscar. Well built, no body issues. Had some water leakage on the insude which took some time to figure o... Read More

2002 Ford Escape Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 37 reviews

2002 Ford Escape

The 2002 Ford Escape continued to target younger drivers looking for a smaller, more nimble, zippier SUV. Among competitors in the compact sport-utility vehicle class, though, the '02 Escape offered a roomier-than-average passenger and cargo capacity.

Under the hood, the '02 Ford Escape offered the 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder Zetec with a 130-horsepower output. Buyers could upgrade to the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, clocked at 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque.

Trims available on the 2002 Escape were the XLS and XLT; four-wheel drive was available as an option on both trims. ABS front-disc brakes gave the Escape great stopping power, and optional front-side airbags added security. Even with 4WD and all the extras, though, the 2002 Escape wasn't a great off-road vehicle.  The Escape's real appeal was to drivers looking for reliable transportation and fuel efficiency.

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Ford Escape Questions

MimiAdrija
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Blown Egr Valve In 2002 Ford Escape V6. Doesn't Appear To Be A Clogged Cata...

Keep blowing out The EGR valve in my 2002 Ford Escape V6. I let the car run in the driveway for about 15 minutes and checked the catalytic converter to see if it was glowing red hot. It was not. Any...

188 views with 16 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
Stevon
0

Have A 2002 Escape. When You Accellerate The Dome Light Comes On...........

When you accellerate the dome light comes on. Seems to vary in brightness with the amount of accelleration.................

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Jairo Silva
0

Park Light Stopped Working

My park light stopped working. Everything else work and by everything I mean turn signals and brakes except park lights and tag light doesn't work what can I do to fix it?

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roggerin
10

My 2002 Ford Escape With Recent Oil Change At Sears Blew White Smoke Briefl...

Ive always done oil changes myself with no problems. I never add any additives. Escape is now running ok. Maybe just a coicidence but cant help think that Sears employee caused problem.

15 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
MarcieB
0

2002 Ford Escape O/d Off Light Blinking. Please Help.

I have a 2002 ford escape and I am getting a flashing o/d off light. I have not even put 25,000 miles on it since I bought it. It has almost 178,000 miles on it. The tranny was slipping a couple of ...

883 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)