2002 Ford Escape User Reviews

2002 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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marsig05 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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nice body style

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found on road dead (FORD SUCKS)

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Big Mistake — This car is not worth your time. I engine replaced in 08 at 69,000 with new alternator. Alternator went out 1 yr later, trans about to go. Put more money into it then what i owe on it. Ford will not stand behind there car. Never will by a FORD AGAIN.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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encsmith711 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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Reliable, affordable, adequate room in backseat, good gas mileage, lots of cargo space when the seats fold down

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Nothing spectacular or sporty about the handling; interior materials could be of a higher quality

encsmith711
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Affordable, Reliable Mid-size Suv — We are the second owners of our Escape. At 118,000 miles, we have not invested more than $500 in normal repairs for wear and tear. The gas mileage is pretty good and the V6 engine is 'peppy'. It handles "average"; not sporty. Great smaller SUV for those who want something reliable and safe, that won't break your bank account.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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DeMarius writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLS Review
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I Love It All Around.

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Cheap Ride In Back Seat.

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My 02 Escape :) — Wonderful Truck. I Love My Vehicle. It Gets Great Gas Mileage. I Love The Speed & Performance. I Prefer This Over Its Predecessors The Mazda Tribute & Mercury Mariner. It Is An Amazing Car To Drive & Everyone Should Get One Right Now.!! :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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LorettaW writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Great price on pre-owned ones.  Very safe.  Has good reviews on the powertrain. Easy automatic 4WD.

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Low resale value.  Not as gas efficient as I'd like. Ford stopped making a lot of its replacement parts - like trim, interior colored pieces, etc.

LorettaW
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Safe, Fun, Affordable, Functional And Nice Looking — A pretty good small SUV overall. Could have better gas mileage, but for 4WD, not bad. On recommendation of a friend, I stuck a K&N high air flow filter in there for improved mpg. It did help - maybe adding another 1 mile mpg. I like that it is high off the ground, but not too high so that an elderly passenger can't get in. Wish there was a wee bit more clearance from top to bottom interior on the hatchback with rear seats folded down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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drye writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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great todrive

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a little small sitting in back

drye
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Great — I love my car I just wish that there was a little more room in the back for adults

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Sara810 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Very sturdy reliable vehicle for winter driving conditions. Has come in handy for light towing.

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Wish the gas mileage was a little better, but it's not bad for a V6 engine I suppose.

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A Decent Small Suv — We bought our Escape new back in 2002. It now has almost 300,000 km on it (yes we drive a lot!!). For the amount of miles we have put on this vehicle it has stood up well, and I have no major complaints. The only chronic issue seems to be with the brakes. Despite putting mostly highway miles on it, we have experienced a lot of seemingly premature brake wear - maintenance and replacement of brakes on this thing is expensive! I think have put at least 3 of the car dealer's kids through university on brake work alone!

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Patrick writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLS Review
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The Gas Mileage was Fantastic, and this Car has a ton of GO.

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The front driver and passenger seats were extremely uncomfortable to sit in for an extended period of time.

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Great Car — This Vehicle was GREAT on Gas, even with the 3.0L V6. I was getting on average about 20-21 miles to the gallon (Depending on how I drove)

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Heidi writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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color and the sunroof

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gas mileage

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My Excape Of Pleasure — This vehicle is very sharp and popular with the color. It is solid in the handling and never had any hints of it tipping, the upkeep is simple as long as you do regular ooil changes and tires. this car can go up the beech easily and travel for hundreds of miles without any problems.

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Laurel writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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dependible, Not bad on gas.  No major issues.

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not very many.

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A Great Little Suv That Is More Like A Truck. — 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 out and ended up the liner had pulled away from the door frame. Nice looking truck and well thought out on the inside. We really like it.

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Dave writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Feels like it will go forever.

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Not too big, Explorer would be better

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Good Family 4wd Car — Wanted to get a 4WD for the winter and the wife wanted a Jeep but Ford Escape had better ride quality and Explorer was too big. Good car overall, nothing brilliant, but nothing bad, cheap on gas, good visibility, comfy on long journeys.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Ford Escape Reviews

Reliable And Dependable. By Jcoyle1983

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. Read More

Good Suv By Spencer

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 dece... Read More

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2003 Ford Escape Reviews

Sporty Look By brotherlouie

I like the comfort and i like big cars with big engines i allways wanted a SUV becuase iam a taal guy i can not drive in small cars so thats why a SUV i feel like a king in my Bella Blue Read More

I Hated This Money Guzzling Car!! By XOVICTORYXO

I bought this car used at 100k miles. Owned it for 4 years. all Cats went at 100k miles which cost over $2500 to replace; The alignment was always wrong. Had to replace all axles and tire rods and t... Read More

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2004 Ford Escape Reviews

A Great Little Work Horse By ATGInvestmentauto

I found that I had all the power I needed for quick acceleration without waiting.l In addition it was smooth and quiet. Braking was smooth and control. I had know problem feeling safe and relaxed w... Read More

Great Family Car By DStoucan

Good gas milage and great visibility. Stops on a dime and can easily squeeze in to small spaces with little effort if needed. Has all the power you would need for off-road use but smooth suspension ma... Read More

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2005 Ford Escape Reviews

Fantastic Car For Adventures By AndrewnAshley

This car has gotten me through many bad snow storms safely, it has brought me all over the eastern shores of the United States. I have felt safe in this car for as long as I've owned it and now I'm j... Read More

Great Family Car By Vince

Our Ford Escape has been a good family car. The six cyl. engine has plenty of power and gets pretty good gas mileage. Main complaint has been that when something does go wrong, it's very expensive to ... Read More

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2006 Ford Escape Reviews

Excellant, Serviceable, Everyday Vehicle. 200k Miles And Still Kicking. By bygoneeras

I have no complaints with this car other than the layout of the transmission cooler. The hatchback is handy. Its not a large SUV, I've owned an Expedition, this one is just as good in its own way, cer... Read More

Overall A Very Good Car For Our Family. By jerryak

Overall this was a good car. Good gas mileage. Excellent acceleration as well as quick pickup on the high end. The car held up well externally as well as internally. My biggest complaint about thi... Read More

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