2004 Ford Escape User Reviews

2004 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 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:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 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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"ride" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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NeilEng writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLS Review
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4

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Very positive handling and elevated ride position.

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Tends to rust out the wheel arches.  Later models added plastic covers.

NeilEng
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Rock Solid — It is a very sturdy car. Ford did a nice job of designing in safety and comfort. Reminds me of the old Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is a little more refined with cloth seats, carpet and door panels. The jeep had a lot of plastic, vinyl and rubber matting. Nice space for carrying a dorm-room of gear. Back seat folds down flat. The last time I had to move furniture, I was amazed at how much you can pack in there. It's easy to work on the engine and suspension system.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ATGInvestmentauto writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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I'm impressed with this vehicle.  Its a solid smaller SUV.  The size was more than enough space while making it easy to drive, handle and park.   

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The placement of the starter switch took some getting use to.

ATGInvestmentauto
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A Great Little Work Horse — 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 while driving. The car has a firm, solid ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DStoucan writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Great drive for both short and long trips with my family of 5.  Smooth and comfortable ride of a larger vehicle but has the zip and feel of driving like a sedan.

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Doesn't has an .MP3 port.

DStoucan
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Great Family Car — 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 makes this car feel more like a highway vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tami writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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It was great for a single professional.

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Not enough room for a growing family

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My Ford Escape — This was a pretty great vehicle. My husband is a Toyota guy and he was even impressed with it. At about 100,000 miles we started having some problems with a couple of cylinder coils. Once we had them replaced, we didn't have any more problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Coetee writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Has all the things one needs from daily driving, working sporting events, hauling or even pulling a trailer!

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AWD and 3 speed tranny makes it a little crappy on gas.

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The Ultimate Utility Suv! — My daily driver that does everything by taking me to the construction worksites with tools and materials to taking me from site to site working as an official for basketball, volleyball and softball! This vehicle is 10 years old and I would drive it anywhere! :-)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lorraine writes:
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This SUV handles great in snow and has great acceleration as well as cargo space.  Additionally it has good gas mileage given the size of the vehicle averaging 17-20 mpg in the city.  It has been extremely reliable and is very spacious.  Just a great practical vehicle

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Turning radius and stereo system could be improved.  Honestly overall this car handles top notch and comes with very low maintenance costs.

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It Is An Absolutely Great Reliable Car That Will Last For Many Years To Come. — Honestly I didn't find much I disliked....the car handled my travel needs amazingly. I would have to say the turning radius of the car was my biggest 'con' and the stereo system which I would have upgraded if I would have kept this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
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Roomy

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Escape — My wife drives this every day. She loves the performance of it, and it has a lot of interior room. It gets good gas mileage, and does not cost a lot for upkeep. It is great to drive on long trips. I would recommend an Escape to someone looking for a solid SUV.

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Brandon writes:
2004 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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Automatic sunroof,4wd, easy to park

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Bad legroom if you're big, lacks power

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The Small Truck Your Family Would Love! — Great everyday driving vehicle, fuel economy is ok but good. Power is decent but its lacking in the higher rpm range. Great in the winter, it has pretty good traction especially with 4wd. Down sides is that it can be a little cramped in the back seat if you're over 6' tall!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rebecca writes:
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Hey, It Gets Me Around — I realize a lot of people feel ford breaks down all the time, but what vehicles don't. I have a really good extended warranty which I've used a handful of times, but overall I would buy another escape.

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AmberMichelle391x writes:
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very reliable car, wonderful in all road conditions.

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none, I just prefer v8

AmberMichelle391x
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Nice — This car is perfect for traveling, anyone who has kids, and looking for excellent gas mileage. There is more thank enough room to lug whatever you please in this car. Drives smoothly and handles just as well. the 4wd makes it perfect for bad weather!!!

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2001 Ford Escape Reviews

Fun To Drive By josesanchez08861

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 comfortab... Read More

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

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2002 Ford Escape Reviews

Safe, Fun, Affordable, Functional And Nice Looking By LorettaW

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... Read More

Great Overall By KellyC35

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 o... Read More

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2003 Ford Escape Reviews

Learned To Like It Alot. By iamwillow

I bought this car used in 2010 for $3500 and a month later it started stalling. After driving it for awhile and shutting it off for 5 to 10 minutes while I would go into a store when I came back out ... Read More

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

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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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