2005 Ford Escape User Reviews

2005 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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

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rocheyroche07 writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT Review
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I can haul a canoe, has a nice roof rack that extends

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total lack of power. bad fuel economy, bad steering, terrible suspension, interior noise is real loud, the look of the vehicle is dated

rocheyroche07
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Worst Vehicle Ever Purchased, Extreme Buyers Remorse — I honestly dislike everything about this car. my previous car was a Chrysler 300M 2001. It was an older car but it had features that newer vehicles don't even have. I miss the leather interior, moon/sun roof, bose stereo and speakers, automatic dimming rear view mirror, the wide wheel base. yes the car was a boat but it was good to me and the cost of maintenance was fair. I sold it because i was offered double what it was worth. I went to a big dealership in my area and they kind of pushed me into purchasing the Escape, I wasn't totally sold and after purchase I was informed that they needed to replace the rear differential and u-joint, both of which were replaced with used parts. I have had nothing but issues with the car ever since then. The dealership kept assuring me everything was "fine" and I had no need to worry, even after repeatedly expressing my concerns about the leaking diff. I may have just got really unlucky with my purchase but I would never recommend this vehicle to anyone.

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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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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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Rob writes:
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Great storage, very reliable

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Aerodynamically horrible, and only a V-4

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Ok Suv — Reliable car, great storage space, great in the snow. Under-powered (only a V-4), so will struggle when towing. OK gas mileage for an SUV (18-20 mpg). Would recommend hybrid version over standard, and V-6 over the 4 cylinder.

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Ray writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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tough

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needs to be a bit bigger

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Awesome Ford — look out i got a 4 wheel drive.This truck is solid with excellent build quality .Fuel mileage is above average with 26 mpg .parts are also cheap. The power is great with 3500 lbs of towing capacity .the exterior it very attractive with aluminum wheels.

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AndrewnAshley writes:
2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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Great in the snow- I've never been stuck, even in upstate NY
Great for moving, sports, anything involving lots of stuff to pack
Bumper is very difficult to scratch

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I can't really think of any.

AndrewnAshley
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Fantastic Car For Adventures — 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 just looking for something new. It can be really fun to drive and handles really well unless you're going 90 MPH on a windy day-then you'll feel the wind a lot. You can definitely hear the horses when you step on the gas. Brakes have been replaced and tweaked over the years, stops well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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2004 Ford Escape Reviews

Rock Solid By NeilEng

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. ... Read More

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

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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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