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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    Ford Escape 2001 Starting Peoblem

    Hi there.I 've got a Ford escape 2001 v6. When u''ve being driving for a while and it stops itms hard to start it again .It needs a little while to rest to do it well. Any suggestions what could it ...

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    2001 Ford Escape 4x4

    When I come to a stop my oil light comes on when I put it in drive and take off it shuts off and doesn't come back on oil needs changed I'm just freaking out thinking it's oil pump just put new tra...

    15 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    2001 Escape Trasmission

    Ok here one 01 escape 210000 miles runs well for the most part trans started acting up on a trip to ohio would not engage except when cold changed out the fluid which was black think slug couldnt do...

    15 views with 4 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Transmission Shudder

    have a 2001 ford escape.had multiple misfire codes.replaced spark plugs & changed the fuel filter and dpfe. misfire cyl codes did not return but now have a transmission shudder,no power & codes for tc...

    18,638 views with 12 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Od Flashes, Doesn't Shift Into Final Gear

    I replaced the transmission in my 2001 Ford Escape XLS and the new trans doesn't want to kick into final gear I'm wondering if it's a sensor of any kind or anything I can do to fix the problem, th...

    13 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)