2006 Ford Escape User Reviews

2006 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 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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PROS
"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
"seat" 2 reviews

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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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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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Cody writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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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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Matthew writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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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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Cindy writes:
2006 Ford Escape XLT Review
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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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steelemason writes:
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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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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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5

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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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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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kwhitson writes:
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Great gas mileage
Never wrecked, no dents, scratches
Very low miles for 2006

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Nothing. It does what it is suppose to do.

kwhitson
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Love This Vehicle! — Great car. In very good shape. low miles, like new tires. Good interior. 4 cylinder has plenty of pick up and gets great gas mileage. Very roomy interior for size of vehicle, backseats fold for transporting larger loads. I would recommend this car to a friend.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2011 Ford Escape Reviews

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

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2009 Ford Escape Reviews

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