2008 Ford Escape Overview


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4.35 stars

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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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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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Ford Escape Questions


On A 2008 Ford Escape V6, What Can Cause The Battery To Not Charge Properly...

Warning light indicates the battery is not charging properly. What can be the cause of this?

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Carrie Kilgore

What Tires Do You Recommend

Had continental tires on the day i purchased the car.

58 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

What Does O/d Off Mean

Started driving and this light come on. Dont have manual

10 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
Ryan Barfuss

How Do I Get My Radio Off After Shutting Off My 2008 For Escape

After shutting the vehicle off and getting out the radio stays on. When you get out the passenger side door it shuts everything down as soon as you open the door. Is there a sensor or some wiring is...

16 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

How Can I Tell If My 2008 Ford Escape Has A Tow Package?

I need to determine if my 2008 has a tow package. Not sure where or what to look for.

8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)