2006 Ford Escape User Reviews

2006 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 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:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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"fuel economy" 12 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"storage" 5 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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cleothemuse writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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4

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Comfortable ride, perfect height, good fuel mileage, plenty of pep

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Gas gauge and pump cut-off are both wonky: gauge shows only 3/4 tank when full, cut-off shuts off gas flow before tank is full

cleothemuse
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Small, Sporty, And Fun — Only complaints about this car so far are relatively minor ones: the stereo/CD player doesn't have an auxiliary input for MP3 devices, the gas gauge is off, gas pumps keep shutting off while fueling, and there are a few scratches in the interior paneling. I also miss the ability to make "Jeep turns". Otherwise, I LOVE this car so far... peppy, responsive, smooth ride, and good fuel economy. Both of my parents have ridden in the car with me now, and each is now considering making an Escape their next car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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5

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very high up almost like driving a truck

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they all should be 4 by 4 in stead of all wheel drive so you can change them in and out on the dash!

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Five Star — Did not come with some features inside that i would have liked. for example north, south,east west display, temp display, fuel display, other than that perfect!! acceleration good braking ABS not to fussy, handing xcellent no repairs needed yet, couple os squeaks due to ground effects and acc, rattles none that i can hear, appearance outside excellent inside good not fussy on the colour, cost of ownership, got the jeep for a very xcellent price, gas mileage well its a v6 and the price of gas today well you know how that goes, maintenace cleaning wise alot of work to make it look good outside!, other than that same as any other machine

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jerryak writes:
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4

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Excellent acceleration!

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A little loud with road noise.

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Overall A Very Good Car For Our Family. — 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 this car would be the road noise.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Cindy writes:
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Great gas mileage for an SUV

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NOTHING

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I Love It!!! — It is one of the best cars I have ever owned!!! It is roomy and is great for moving stuff. Lots of room for passengers as well as stuff. The stock sound system is awesome and the overall performance is outstanding!! I just love it!! You will too...I know it!

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suptjud writes:
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5

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Good power, handling and economy. My wife loves the car. What else can I say!

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Seats a bit hard.

suptjud
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Works As Advertised. — I like the 2006 looks more than the newer models. My wife loves the visibility and nimbleness. Performance is adequate. Braking is good and we feel safe going down the road. We would definitely recommend this car to anyone looking for a compact SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sue writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT Sport Review
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Economical and AMERICAN made - support workers in our country.

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Harder for older people to get in and out of.

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Runs Great, Very Few Repairs, If I Was In The Market For An Suv This Is The One I'd Recommend. — Rides good for an SUV, pretty good on gas mileage. Not as comfortable as a luxury car but it will do. Only drawback is having to climb into the car rather than settling down into a nice seat. Back area is big enough to hold 4 sets of golf clubs without taking the big drivers out of the bags like I had to in my Taurus Wagon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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AWD system, cargo space, and dependability.

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Engine power, mileage, back seat room and air flow.

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A Dependable Car — It lacks desired horsepower, but makes up for it with its spectacular AWD system. It is probably the most bad weather dependable car my family has ever driven. It can take the worst winter road conditions and plow through them without missing a beat. It has ample room in the back end for luggage, and plenty of leg room in the front seats. The back seat lacks much leg room, and is not very comfortable for extended road trips. Its gas mileage leaves much to be desired as well as its engine power. The Escape, like almost all small SUV's in its class, lacks proper ventilation for the back seats. It is either freezing cold or boiling hot in the back while the front seat passengers must either freeze or burn up in order to get the air movement necessary to maintain comfortable temperatures in the back. It doesn't have the best sound system, but it doesn't lack quality. Overall, it is a good car if you need to go anywhere or get through anything. As a practical family car, or as a around the city car, it is not the best choice, but on those snowy and stormy days you'll be glad you have it.

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steelemason writes:
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4

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Car gets excellent gas mileage. Leather seats. Good cargo space. good leg room

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paint color sea green. 2006 model.

steelemason
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Green 2006 Ford Escape. — This is a pretty good car. Has a little bit of speed in it. The Car overall is excellent but it does have a green paint job to it. Has 100,000 miles on it. Other then those set backs its still a 4/5 star car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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bygoneeras writes:
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Just a good serviceable car, low maintenance, 4cylinder aut

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Design flaw in radiator location allows gravel to peck holes in transmission cooler. Consider installing a piece of expanded metal over that area and save yourself a headache if you drive through much gravel or construction.

bygoneeras
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Excellant, Serviceable, Everyday Vehicle. 200k Miles And Still Kicking. — 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, certainly as tight, just not quite as heavy on the road and missing the third row seats. May be a little light in the back end if you are driving in in climate weather. This transmission has been pushed to the limit and is still tight. I cant imagine many better values out there for your money, short or long term.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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5

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0-60, easy revving engine, and ability to activate fog lights with parking lights.

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Long gears, which leads to slower acceleration, handling, noisy tires, loss of power above 75 mph when put to the floor.

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An All-around, Quick And Durable Suv, Perfect For College! — The exterior is very clean, with little excess crap to take away from it. The only downside is the tall plastic cladding on the bumpers and sides of the vehicle. The interior is also clean, with cloth seats. The dash is kind of tacky, made of plastic. The visibility is average SUV, with typical blind spots, though they are not too large. Performance wise, this is a quick SUV for it's class. Under 10 seconds to 60 and well spirited enough for passing. Handling is only average. This is due to the fact that it IS an SUV, but the Continental tires are noisy around corners, love to squeal, and are just not that great.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Ford Escape Reviews

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

Good Suv By Spencer

very nice vehicle. city mileage okay (16mpg) great highway mileage (27 mpg) at best averaging around 21-22 mpg. handles better than most cars. really tight turning radius. decent acceleration and dece... 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

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

I Hated This Money Guzzling Car!! By XOVICTORYXO

I bought this car used at 100k miles. Owned it for 4 years. all Cats went at 100k miles which cost over $2500 to replace; The alignment was always wrong. Had to replace all axles and tire rods and t... Read More

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2004 Ford Escape Reviews

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

Great Family Car By DStoucan

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 ma... 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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