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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    Broken Motor Mount Off Of Egine Or Transmission

    my front motor mount broke off of either my engine Where It Bolts to or my transmission the bolts are still in it it looks like it broke completely from the transmission or engine do I need a new ...

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)
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    Screaming Sound From Ford Escape 2001 V6

    Hey All. My old dog Ford Escape 2001 V6 is not enjoying life atm! Whenever I put my foot down, it squeals super loud like a cut pig. I have no idea why. This noise is 10 times louder & scarier INSID...

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    Transaxle Location

    Where is the transaxle located on 2001 ford escape. Trying to replace clutch

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    I Replaced The Main Switch On My 2001 Ford Escape Other Windows Not Working...

    I replace the main switch for windows because my drivers would get stuck in the down position. All the other windows worked fine before the replacement, now only the drivers window works

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    Wont Start After New Fuel Pump Installed

    2001 ford escape 3.0...quit running ,installed new fuel pump...still no start....sits all nite or day start rite up..shut off wont start back til sat 4-5 hours

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