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2008 Ford Escape User Reviews

2008 Ford Escape Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • 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: 4.4 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

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"maintenance" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Steve writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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Roomy, and powerful,

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Sirius radio needs features improvement.

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Ford Escape — A little heavy on the gas, but after all, it is a truck! It's the only thing that's going to get me through winter! I can't wait to try the traction control in the snow. It did work very nicely on a bit of dirt on the road. Gas consumption will be higher in the winter I'm guessing!

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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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Justin writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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If you want an economical suv.

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If you don't like a bouncier ride.

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It Looks Good And Performs Like An Suv Should. — The V6 engine is a strong accelerator. Handals well. Never needed repair. The new styling is better than the previous model. It gets great gas milage, usually 22 MPG. It is a fun suv to drive if a bigger one is out of reach.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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LadyJagFan54 writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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All positive so far except seats staining

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Seats stain easily

LadyJagFan54
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I Like Everything About The Truck Except The Seats Staining So Easily. — 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 this is a very common problem with these seats. For what I paid for this vehicle the darned seats should not stain. Come on Ford dont force me to buy Japanese. I am the only person who rides in this SUV and it is kept spotless yet the seats stain. Who can figure. Cheap material??

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. It now has100K. I like the vehicle but it is the low end of the class. Very chinsy 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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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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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resmypc writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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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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Jesskewl writes:
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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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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2012 Ford Escape Reviews

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2011 Ford Escape Reviews

Good Value, Reliable. By stch7381

The 4WD version of this Ford Escape handled great in the snow...glad to have it during this past winter of 2013/2014. Seems roomier than other SUVs of this class, and the seats are more comfortable. ... Read More

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After five months of use this vehicle grows on you. My original assessment was not exactly positive, but after balancing the tires, cleaning the intake manifold and fuel injectors, the vehicle drives... Read More

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

Great Traveling Vehicle By KycerSoze

Can't go wrong with this vehicle, there maybe other small suv's out there but this one is great!! Just purchased it from a dealer here on cargurus and couldn't be happier. I would recommend this vehi... Read More

Great Vehicle If You Need A Little Room To Store And Carry Things Around. By Linda

I love the color and the way it handles. The square back enables me to place larger items in the cargo area. It gets pretty good gas mileage for the style of vehicle and has plenty of get up and go.... Read More

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2009 Ford Escape Reviews

2009 Ford Escape Xlt V6 4wd By Justin

Performance: 240HP 223 ftlb of tourque, acceleration good. braking good. handling average. Build Quality: - Good, solid build Appearance: - Good, More truck look than Car Cost of Ownership: lil... Read More

We Love It And I Am Going To Buy Another One When Our Other Car Sells By redbull4

Has quite good accelration..Build Quality seems very good,one small squeak in the back somewhere.Love the styling both in and out.Things seem to be easy to get to.We are getting about 17 mpg around to... Read More

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