2001 Ford Escape Overview


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2001 Ford Escape Overview

The 2001 Ford Escape was seen by many drivers and reviewers as a delightful surprise from Dearborn. Although Ford had made a tremendous fuss about its plans to launch a smaller, more nimble SUV, the '01 Escape delivered far beyond expectations.

With a 173-inch overall length, the 2001 Escape was a pixie among the sport-utility market's behemoths. Despite its relatively small size, though, it managed to fit five adults in reasonable comfort, and hold 33 cubic feet (with rear seats up) or 63 cubic feet (with rear seats folded) of cargo.

The entry-level engine for the '01 Ford Escape was the 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder Zetec with a 130-horsepower output. An optional upgrade, to the 3.0 liter, 24-valve Duratec V-6, with its healthy 200 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque, transformed the Escape into a little powerhouse.

ABS front-disc brakes gave the Escape great stopping power, and optional front-side airbags added security. Despite its outdoorsy stylings, though, the 2001 Escape wasn't a great off-road vehicle; designed for suburban streets and interstate highway, the Escape was more comfortable there.

And speaking of 'comfort,' the Escape was easy on the wallet when it came to the gas pump, with mileage rated at 18-23 mpg city, 24-28 mpg highway, depending on model. Not bad at all for a sturdy little packhorse that could tote a bunch of people and cargo!


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    Why Won't My Escape Move

    My 2001 escape threw a plug ...i replaced plug....it threw it again and now the car wont move starts up misses because its missing a pkug but wont move when shifted into hear

    6 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
    Brian Hall


    Vehicle was submerged in about 2ft of water. Fluid was drained and replaced. Will not go into any gear. Motor runs great but trans will not engage.

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

    Egr Valve Exploded

    Has anyone ever seen a EGR valve body blow apart?

    11,203 views with 19 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Can't Shift Out Of Park. Says Its In Reverse. Car Wont Start

    i have a 2001 ford escape and i can't start the car because the shifter wont move when i try to move it out of park. on the console, it says that its still in reverse. i've had this problem for a litt...

    14 views with no answers yet

    Suv Goes Died

    2001 Ford escape goes died when you put it in reverse or drive but then started working fine after I give it some more gas and put it in gear then it happened again two weeks later . I had just ...

    3 views with no answers yet