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2004 Ford Escape User Reviews

2004 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Terri writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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handles well. solid built, good on gas, great acceleration

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road noise

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Good Over All — Spunky, smooth and easy to manouver. Has alot of room for a smaller suv. Excellent on the highway and good in the city. The only complaint I have is that it hass alot of raod noise. Fun to drive great handling, acceleration and braking are good as well. The appearance is nice I do like the styling of the 2008 escapes better but this is good for its age. Gas mileage is as good as can be expected I drive alot and probably spend on average $120.00-$160.00 per month. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

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Rebecca writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Suv

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ford

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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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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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Mike writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLS Review
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Roomy

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None

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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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Rob writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Its an SUV, pretty good mileage, great handling, smooth ride

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Lacking in HP

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Great Little Truck. — Owned it for about a year and a half now and its awesome. It handles really well for an SUV especially taking it around sharp turns. It has been in 2 front end accidents and held up amazingly well especially compared to the other vehicle. I always fill it with premium fuel because it has a nicer ride. The shifting and acceleration is a lot smoother. It also gets better mileage on premium. I put really nice tires on it last summer and now it handles bad weather like a beast. Could probably use a more powerful engine but I suppose that is where it gets its great mileage from. But seriously, 200HP in an SUV isnt really quite enough.

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Lorraine writes:
2004 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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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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Coetee writes:
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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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Tami writes:
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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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joedan writes:
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great for family outings or your dogs the condition of this car is great

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none

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Title In Hand — I like the fact i dont have to worry if it is going to start ,cruse control and tilt steering I like the fact that the doors and windows are power lock and child proof.and the rack on top helps with larger stuff to carry.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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alfavida writes:
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Strong

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no very smooth

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Nice Sport Car — Spacious for cargo. Chairs can be fold to allow more cargo area in the back. The car is good for camping and outdoor activities.It is nice mid size SUV with a strong rack to carry additional stuff such camping equipment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

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2009 Ford Escape Reviews

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