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2002 Ford Escape User Reviews

2002 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 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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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"seat" 3 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 36 2002 Ford Escape reviews.

encsmith711 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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4

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Reliable, affordable, adequate room in backseat, good gas mileage, lots of cargo space when the seats fold down

Cons

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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5

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I Love It All Around.

Cons

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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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)

marsig05
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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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KellyC35 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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look, great interior, hardly any scratches, family car, great first car, spacious, etc.

Cons

low mpg

KellyC35
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Great Overall — I loved how spacious and open it was, it road very well, etc I disliked the low mpg. But all over it is an amazing great first car, and or family car. Good for teenagers, easy drive, and is great off road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Janice writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLS Review
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5

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Ride & Comfort
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Brake Prematurely Go

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I Love It. — I love my truck. I've owned her for 3 years. She's a lovely truck & she has get up & go power. The maintenance is not bad & it get pretty good MPG's. I love driving her. She will make anyone very happy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kelly writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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Powerful and compact, yet roomy

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Electrical problems

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I Would Buy Another — Tons of power from the 3 Liter V6, decent fuel economy. SUV space and traction with turning radius and exterior size of a compact car. Tons of electrical issues, though the stereo is fantastic. The loaded XLT has decent interior quality, though the leather is cheap.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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amorgan1 writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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4x4

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5 passenger seating

amorgan1
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Great — This has been a great running car for me. It drives wonderful in Ohio's weather. Just had a tune up and oil change 01/07/2011. There is some minor rust in a couple places but overall condition is good. It has been good to me.

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

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kulrn writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT Review
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reliable, affordable

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no luxury factor

kulrn
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Served Me Well — Have had it 7 years, and no major problems. Came fully loaded back then. It has enough pep. Not to big, not too small. Only downside is my interior door panels are comming off, could be from the Texas heat? Only repair I've had was my shift cable broke, few hundred to fix, but hey it's 7 years old... It is starting to ride a little rough, and the cabin is not the quietest. I did do some long trips, and used it everyday for home health, so I probably was a bit rough on it. Now has 115+ miles and I'm ready to upgrade. Have test drove the 2010 and they are much improved. Even if they don't exactly wow me.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tyler writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Works both for city and mountain driving.

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..can't think of any..

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Overall, Great Car. Everytime I Get In It I Think To Myself, I Love This Car... — I love this car. I have never been too keen on Fords, then I got this ride. I have not had a single problem and was very happy that it came fully loaded. I have only had it since March 2010 but it has still served me well thus far!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jacob writes:
2002 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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4wd

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boxy

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It's Okay But Good For The Snow — it's green w/ a thin white pin strip on the side....4wd...runs good....v6...this car gets me where i need to go... it turns rlly good and im gonna soup it up when i get my license good brakes and good speed got hit and bumper came off a little green and light tan leather interior 22 city 28 hwy and it's ayt to drive

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

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