2005 Ford Escape User Reviews

2005 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 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:4.2 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"exterior" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews

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BG3377 writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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3

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4WD is nice in snowy weather. Comfortable ride. Appearance design looked pretty good.Good interior layout. Good pick up, brakes, basics. Convenient height on rear hatch for loading/uloading

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Awful sound system.  Had to replace right away. Front end has lots of plastic. Take this SUV off road at your own risk. Front quarter panel "popped off "twice. Took it to shop. They pushed it back into place and sent her out the door. That really makes one feel secure. Steering column tended to lock up periodically. Once had to call for service at home to get it moving again.

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Great Idea. Mediocore Execution. Poor Mileage. — I kept it for five years, so obviously, it wasn't dreadful...but it never panned out to what I had hoped for. Good basic transportation, but for the money, you could do a lot better. Tended to blow fuses for no apparent reason- easy to change however.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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heldam writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT Sport Review
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looks, ample back seat

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gas mileage

heldam
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Great Family Car — Love that its a family car that doesn't look like a minivan. I can fit three car seats side by side in backseat. Acceptable cargo space. Really loud on inside the cab on the highway. Gas mileage not what I would have hoped for

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Candy writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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My Escape — Love the cargo area. Great for hauling around Boxes of Avon for making deliveries and for moving. Like the 60/40 split back seat. Not bad gas mileage. All wheel drive kicks in automatically. (like that a lot)

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danzai writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT Review
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5

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roomy gas sipper

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no cons - a great vehicle

danzai
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Gas Sipper Family Mobile! — the 2005 escape is a great car. it goes a long way on a little bit of gas, has plenty of room for a family of 4 with luggage and the car handles great. if you are looking for a low cost alternative to a rav 4 or highlander, then look no further. the escape fills the bill and then some.

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Nelson writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Very Good!

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need a bigger gas tank. perhaps a 19 gal.

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My Ford Escape — Easy to drive and pretty good MPG on highway, also it very good for winter. Good power with it's V6 3.0L engine. Overall MPG combined is 20.9mpg. Easy in and out and looks great for a small SUV. I have taken this car for almost 83,000 miles and it still runs great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
2005 Ford Escape Limited Review
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the 300 watt sub sound system

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nothing really except its automatic

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I Rate This Car In The Top Of The My Car List. — perfomance is awesome. i have installed an air intake and it performs a lot btetter. Quality is superb. I have 93000 miles and yet no repairs needed. Appearance is awesome. owenrship costs haha gas mileage... no words I love driving that car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Morgan writes:
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comfortable, reliable

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cd player wears out fast

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I Love Mine — It's a nice, practical car for all seasons. Costs more in gas than little cars, but it's worth it to have the security of a slightly larger car. It's not a huge SUV but it's enough for me and I like to drive it, it's my comfort zone.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennifer writes:
2005 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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sunroof, interior, and exterior

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gas mileage

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All About The Escape — The escape has great performance. The build quality is awesome. My favorite part about it is the sun/moon roof, and that it holds 6 CD's. The car is fun to drive in the summer, because you can go out on a nice day with all the windows down and sunroof open. The gas mileage isn't very good, but its not bad. there are not many maintenance costs involved.

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Allana writes:
2005 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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Eveything is great

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Only problem is it doesnt have an ipod/mp3 player hook-up.

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I Love It!!!!!1 — I love my SUV. Going from a little 4 cylinder to a 6 cylinder really does make a difference. When I push on the gas it goes. It was reasonably priced, mind you I got a wicked deal. The stereo in it is great. No need to upgrade that CD player.

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Karen writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT Review
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good in gas

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Tires are expensive

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Very Good In Gas — Nice interiors and performance.

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2013 Ford Escape Reviews

New Look, New Design. By sharetime8

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2012 Ford Escape Reviews

Smart! By Aduke9077

I loved the room for the grandkids and fuel economy:-) It was easy on fuel for my trips to my jobs and looked great! A good value for anyone looking for a family vehicle that doesn't look like a min... Read More

Loved It By Vanessa

Handled well in the winter. Great MPG. Lots of room. Good for kids and pets. Moon roof was awesome. The Sync system was more interactive than OnStar. XM radio was a super bonus. Highly recommend to an... Read More

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2011 Ford Escape Reviews

Good Value, Reliable. By stch7381

The 4WD version of this Ford Escape handled great in the snow...glad to have it during this past winter of 2013/2014. Seems roomier than other SUVs of this class, and the seats are more comfortable. ... Read More

Ford Escape By LtColumbo

After five months of use this vehicle grows on you. My original assessment was not exactly positive, but after balancing the tires, cleaning the intake manifold and fuel injectors, the vehicle drives... Read More

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

Ford Escape- Tech Meets The Road By ericduffield

excellent handling and rugged car for midwest. sync system flawless and very impressive to those who drive higher classes of cars. automatic start while walking up to car- impressive. would definit... Read More

This Is Second Escape, My First One Was Totaled Out For The Rear End Crashed In To Me. By edgar4896

I liked the gas mileage and the convents of room in side.the engine has all the power any one needs.The V 6 engine is a 3.0 cc and I think it puts out 240 horse power. Runes very good. I run Mobil one... Read More

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2009 Ford Escape Reviews

Very Good Car. By glene319

plenty of room for car seats etc. nice looking. very dependable, decent mileage, but not great , 21 MPG combined. v6 has lot of power. 4x4 works perfectly, automatic on slick spots, snow rain, etc. ... Read More

2009 Ford Escape Xlt V6 4wd By Justin

Performance: 240HP 223 ftlb of tourque, acceleration good. braking good. handling average. Build Quality: - Good, solid build Appearance: - Good, More truck look than Car Cost of Ownership: lil... Read More

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