2008 Ford Escape User Reviews

2008 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"maintenance" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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femaledriver writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT 4WD Review
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3

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Has been pretty reliable.

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The seats and the staining. I swear condensation leaves white ring marks. Hate them. Not very good gas mileage for being a 4 cyl.

femaledriver
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Escape From My Escape — I am trying to be fair about this but I can't wait to sell it. I have the TSB Escape special. This one has had them all. Rebuilt transmission at 25k miles, terrible staining on the interior seats from nothing, rear hatch button that was a pain to repair by my uncle who is a ford mechanic and now I believe the rear differential. It is a nice looking vehicle though when looking at the exterior. I am a woman who wants bells and whistles that are not indicator lights from something going wrong!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Heather writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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Dependible, low cost of ownership

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no 3rd row

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My Sweet Escape! — I love my Escape! It was super economical(the seats are made of recycled plastic). It handles like a dream, really responsive. It has just enough room, without feeling like I am driving a bus. I have taken it to New Orleans, South Padre, New Braunfels, and Austin so many times and it has always been comfortable. I get good gas mileage and never worry about it breaking down. I purchased it in July of 07 and have only had 1 problem so far. I had my power steering replaced, but it was under warranty.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesskewl writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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4

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I preferer the boxy look and glad it doesnt look like a compact crossover

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Everyone and their grandma drives one.

Jesskewl
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Good Car For The Snow Around Town Hauls Great — good looks and good features. good stablitiy and reliablity. The extra features like chrome rims,awd, and sunroof are a must to be different. I even tinted the windows and have had many compliments. 3 people in my family own an escape and have had no problmes just the the ususal wear/tear ie new tires.

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resmypc writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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5

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Excellent car! Gas mileage, price, maintenance costs are low.

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None really.

resmypc
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Awesome Overall Vehicle! — Car is great, overall quality is good. The vehicle gets great gas mileage. Some of the components in the vehicle such as the seats could use some redesigning in the 2008 version as they get dirty easily. Overall a great vehicle!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TommyCola writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLS 4WD Review
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3

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Size, handling, mileage, looks

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Hard seats, very unconfortable

TommyCola
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Good For Basic Getting Around — I bought this vehicle used with 72K miles.. It now has105K miles. I like the vehicle but it is the low end of the class. Very chintzy interior. The pickup is very poor but moves very well on the highway. The seat fabric is terrible and can't be cleaned and they are extremely hard . All in all it's good transportation. 7/14 Recent call back # 14S05 - Steering

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Chris writes:
2008 Ford Escape Limited Review
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good MGP, excelent GPS.

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Better Engine, difference between break adn gas pedal.

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Ford Escape — Overall good, good ride with minimal bumps. Great addition with the GPS. could use a better engine because it can only reach a maximum speed of 90. good MGP rating. good caban space for transporting things. overall a fun car to drive. could be helpful for the break petal and gas petal to be the same level.

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Jporterfield writes:
2008 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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4

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Great comfort   Lots of space

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load road noise

Jporterfield
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Ford Escape Limited — overall nice car great for my son 18 yrs very safe car air bags all around My son totaled it in a snow storm Rolled it and he and the other friend in the other front seat did not have a scratch on them I was a great car

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bamf270 writes:
2008 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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4

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great handling in foul weather.  limited feels luxurious

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22mpg while hypermiling  $120 each to replace peeling pilars...come on ford!  this is a common problem and obvious to others...fix it fo free

bamf270
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Reliable And Confident On Bad Weather Daze — +134k miles and nothing but routine maintenance is a def pro in my book +not an off roader, but can handle as much rain and snow as you feel like driving thru -ford escapes seem to have an issue with the pillars peeling. if you have this problem you prolly notice it on other escapes too. -22mpg whilst hypermiling in my 2008 limited. very thirsty v6

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Valleyjumper writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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4

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Low-maintenance, dependable truck that has been great for commutes, trips, inclement weather, and emergency response.

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Seat stains has been a pain.  Lots of cleaning required to keep the interior looking fresh.

Valleyjumper
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Dependable & Utilitarian — 120,000 miles and only two days in the shop. Once for a manufacturer's recall on the radiator and another for a worn pulley. With regular maintenance, this SUV has served me well as a daily driver, emergency response vehicle, and equipment hauler for just about everything. It's great in the snow and ice, and drives smoothly for long days on the road. I would highly recommend the V6 as it doesn't leave you wanting for more on the highway and pulls your average trailer with ease.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Logan writes:
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-Suv with great gas milage! come on people its like the honda of the suv world.
-Top rated MPG in a SUV
-Very comfortable to drive daily

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-Its a ford not my favorite brand.
-Recycled seats STAIN EASY! just water even!!

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Was A Good Suv (*not So Much Now, Blew Engine At 36756 Miles Ford Would Not Help) — -its a ford!!! -performance= not made for this??? -quality= good, a few minor things -appearance= depends on the colors mine is good -cost of owning= cheap -fun factor= boring but gets me when I need to go -Blew up 756 miles after warranty EXPIRED

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Ford Escape Reviews

Fun To Drive By josesanchez08861

This escape has not only saved me money in fuel mileage it is fun to drive. I have no doubt this smaller version of the Explorer will be the car for me from here on out. It handles great, is comfortab... Read More

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

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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

Learned To Like It Alot. By iamwillow

I bought this car used in 2010 for $3500 and a month later it started stalling. After driving it for awhile and shutting it off for 5 to 10 minutes while I would go into a store when I came back out ... Read More

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

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2004 Ford Escape Reviews

Rock Solid By NeilEng

It is a very sturdy car. Ford did a nice job of designing in safety and comfort. Reminds me of the old Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is a little more refined with cloth seats, carpet and door panels. ... Read More

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

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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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