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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    natedawgwins
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    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...

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    Mississippibrad
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    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 ...

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    Jmorelock86
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    Misfire

    I have a 2001 Ford Escape in the summer time it will start missing and the a/c will quit. It is very intermittent and random. When it is not doing it the car runs great but when it's missing it har...

    8 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    auntna
    0

    How To Replace Battery Cable

    the connector on the balttery cable was defective how do you replace it

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    Jose Baeza Madrigal
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    Cooling Fan

    Cooling fan runs at full speed,car won't overheat but it's too loud not sure why any solutions.

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