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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"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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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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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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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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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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2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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Comfort and drivability. Fairly agile on the highway and quick, short turning radius.

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Gas mileage is not the greatest and I would have preferred a 5 speed automatic in it.

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My First Suv. — Performance wise for the 3.0l V6 is ok at 205hp but could use a little more umph. Ford should have gone with a 5 speed on this one whcih would have helped out a lot with fuel economy. Otherwise I love the truck and how it handles.

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Stylish looks, comfortable, good fuel economy for the type vehicle, nice sound system, reliable

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none really

Tompkins
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I Love My 2008 Escape! — 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 Honda CRV - which was a 4 cyl. - and the Escape is a 6 cyl. The only repair that has been done was to have the rear struts modified by a mechanic to fix a design flaw which caused undesirable wear on the rear tires. Seems that Ford could have rectified this by now, but apparently, the struts are positioned to help with the 'roll over' issue... never mind that it causes undue wear of the rear tires. Unless things change drastically, my next vehicle may very well be another Escape. Oh, and the repair costs are lower than for the Honda... a good thing when 'issues' arise.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Ford Escape XLS Review
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Convenience :roof rail with cross bars,wet trunk
Design:rugged ,refined,Agressive stance with high ground clearance,Sport Appearance package.
Perfomance:Big Capability,Little impact,Engine I-4,Utility and Capability of an SUV.
Safety :Advance trac with RSC (Roll Stability Control).

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technology

Danielonioni
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Young And On The Go — the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the FORD CUV/SUV line up Only SUV capavility without a heavy footprint Just the right amount of cargo capacity-from groceries to camping gear Max Cargo Capacity 67.2 cu.ft Up to 28 mpg hwy FWD

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2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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Handling and Looks.

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Could get a little better gas.

singthing
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My Ford — Great car and perfect for Moms! Handles great and is almost as nice as my former BMW X3. Holds a lot and believe me, I have tested its capacity! Love the sunroof and all of the room and features too!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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its great for a small suv.

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maintenance

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Great Car As Long As You Have The Cash To Maintain It. — i like the interior. i like the upgrade of the looks. i dislike the gas consumption and performance when you take the rpm to the redline. it stalls! though its fun to drive. tae it in the outdorrs, just switch the awd button and it grips the ground very well.

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2012 Ford Escape Reviews

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2011 Ford Escape Reviews

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Nice And Comfortable By Tiffany

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2010 Ford Escape Reviews

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I liked the gas mileage and the convents of room in side.the engine has all the power any one needs.The V 6 engine is a 3.0 cc and I think it puts out 240 horse power. Runes very good. I run Mobil one... Read More

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