2008 Ford Escape Overview

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Limited
Avg. Price: $10,981
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,135
XLS
Avg. Price: $8,977
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $9,374
XLT
Avg. Price: $10,224
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,425
XLT V6
Avg. Price: $10,184
XLT V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,762

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4.35 stars

Based on 25 reviews

I Love My 2008 Escape! by Tompkins
 — I've driven this car just under 12 months, and still love it. It looks great, is very comfortable to ride in and handles well. My fuel economy is as good or slightly better than that of the '04 Hond... Read More
I Like Everything About The Truck Except The Seats Staining So Easily. by LadyJagFan54
 — My Escape has only 7,000 miles on it and the seats are staining. If they get any raindrops or any kind of water on them they leave a stain. My advice is to buy one with leather seats. I have read that... Read More
Escape by Amy
 — It starts faster than anyone, stops very nicely, and has an amazing turning radius. Its not top heavy. Its big enough for my soccer, horseback riding, and tennis gear but small enough to fit itno al... Read More

2008 Ford Escape Overview

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Based on 25 reviews

2008 Ford Escape

One of the best selling compact sport utility vehicles gets a face and interior lift, but little else for 2008. Reviewers note that the '08 Escape's exterior sheet metal is more masculine/aggressive; Ford calls it aerodynamic.

The '08 Escape offers the same two gasoline power-train configurations as the 2007 model: a 153-hp, 2.3-liter four cylinder or a 200-hp, 3.0-liter V6, both linked to a four-speed automatic transmission. The XLS Manual features the smaller engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. Reviewers note that the V6 is both coarse and slow off the line, while the transmission seems to suffer from the common performance liability of economy gearing, thus long shift times. New speed-sensitive electric power steering is among the few mechanical changes.

The 2008 Escape includes front and side airbags with side-curtain airbags covering both rows. Completing the safety equipment is the AdvanceTrac stability control system with anti-rollover technology.

The interior is the focus for change. Ford has made an across-the-line brand change with the switch to Ice Blue interior lighting. A new information display features exterior temperature, radio functions, and climate-control readouts on the top section of the dashboard. The capacity of the center console storage is impressive - it can hold a laptop computer. It features three levels of storage with two removable bins, which further expand storage capacity.

New owners will sit on "environmentally sensitive" upholstery. In a U.S. industry first, Ford is producing seating surfaces made from 100 percent recycled materials. The supplier claims these materials will annually conserve 600,000 gallons of water, more than 7 million kilowatt hours of electricity, and 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

Ford tops this off with a changed roof design that integrates insulating materials to make, according to Ford, a significantly quieter cabin.

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I Have A 2008 Ford Escape, V6, Its Overheating Because The Fans Wont Kick O...

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Can Electric Welding Damage My 2008 Ford Escape

took my 2008 ford escape to body shop now audio control module will not send sound to speakers

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Which Fuse Is For The Lights In The Gear Shift Indicator?

The light that illuminates the gear shift indicator has stopped working. Need to know which fuse controls that light.

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Have A 08' Ford Escape With 4wd. No Switch On Dash. How Does It Engage/di...

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There Is A Gurgling In The Heater

When the heat is on there is a gurgling in the heater. When the heat is turned up the noise goes away. What can be done?

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