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2008 Ford Escape Overview

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Limited
Avg. Price: $13,043
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $14,083
XLS
Avg. Price: $10,468
XLS 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,107
XLT
Avg. Price: $11,576
XLT 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,227
XLT V6
Avg. Price: $11,495
XLT V6 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,112

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 24 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

Overall User Score

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Based on 24 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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Ford Escape Questions

Janinecurtis
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How Do You Set The Timing On A 2008 Ford Escape 4 Cyclinder

The car will go 12 miles an hour without excellerating the gas pedal

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pritch
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Escape Engine Shut Down At Highway Speed Pull Over Let Set 5min. Start And ...

what would cause this to hapen. have driven 500mi and has not sshut off sence

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How Long Does It Take To Replace A Press In Hub Bearing In A 2008 Ford Esca...

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Why Does My 2008 Escape Smell Like Burnt Rubber When The Heater Is On For A...

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Front Two Cooling Fans Will Not Engage Unless Manual Pressure Is Applied To...

2008 Ford Escape 6cyl. 3,0l engine. Front two cooling fans will not engage unless manual pressure is applied on each connector. I've bench tested the relays, checked that proper voltage is being suppl...

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