2002 Ford Escape Top Comparisons

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2002 Ford EscapeReview
Mark writes:
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Appeared nice and clean. Mileage was good for the price.

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GuruJTP7T writes:
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Car did have A frame Problem .All the features were good ,interior was good still over price

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2002 Ford Escape Review
BF says:
i knew the 4x4 wasnt working when I bought it, now having trouble figuring it out myself. the truck must have also been in a accident looks fine, yet pulls to left and theres some covered up body work been done. strong runner for 197,000+ Mis clean oil at least...
vs1998 GMC Safari
2002 Ford Escape winning categories:
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Power Ranked 1998 GMC Safari better.
"just felt stronger pulling. drove strong all through the mountains in KY & TN."
Back Seats Ranked 1998 GMC Safari better.
"never BEEN in the back of the Escape... lol ~ the Safaris a van... lots more room. the Escape though does kinda crunch your left arm against the door arm rest though too, Im 6 but no giant, kinda uncomfortable after a long drive."
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
LorettaW writes:
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Safe, Fun, Affordable, Functional And Nice Looking — A pretty good small SUV overall. Could have better gas mileage, but for 4WD, not bad. On recommendation of a friend, I stuck a K&N high air flow filter in there for improved mpg. It did help - maybe adding another 1 mile mpg. I like that it is high off the ground, but not too high so that an elderly passenger can't get in. Wish there was a wee bit more clearance from top to bottom interior on the hatchback with rear seats folded down.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great price on pre-owned ones.  Very safe.  Has good reviews on the powertrain. Easy automatic 4WD.

Cons: Low resale value.  Not as gas efficient as I'd like. Ford stopped making a lot of its replacement parts - like trim, interior colored pieces, etc.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Great Overall — I loved how spacious and open it was, it road very well, etc I disliked the low mpg. But all over it is an amazing great first car, and or family car. Good for teenagers, easy drive, and is great off road.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: look, great interior, hardly any scratches, family car, great first car, spacious, etc.

Cons: low mpg

7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLS FWDReview
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I Love It. — I love my truck. I've owned her for 3 years. She's a lovely truck & she has get up & go power. The maintenance is not bad & it get pretty good MPG's. I love driving her. She will make anyone very happy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Ride & Comfort
Road Car

Cons: Road/Interior Noise
Brake Prematurely Go

10 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLS FWDReview
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My 02 Escape :) — Wonderful Truck. I Love My Vehicle. It Gets Great Gas Mileage. I Love The Speed & Performance. I Prefer This Over Its Predecessors The Mazda Tribute & Mercury Mariner. It Is An Amazing Car To Drive & Everyone Should Get One Right Now.!! :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: I Love It All Around.

Cons: Cheap Ride In Back Seat.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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Affordable, Reliable Mid-size Suv — We are the second owners of our Escape. At 118,000 miles, we have not invested more than $500 in normal repairs for wear and tear. The gas mileage is pretty good and the V6 engine is 'peppy'. It handles "average"; not sporty. Great smaller SUV for those who want something reliable and safe, that won't break your bank account.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, affordable, adequate room in backseat, good gas mileage, lots of cargo space when the seats fold down

Cons: Nothing spectacular or sporty about the handling; interior materials could be of a higher quality

16 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
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I Would Buy Another — Tons of power from the 3 Liter V6, decent fuel economy. SUV space and traction with turning radius and exterior size of a compact car. Tons of electrical issues, though the stereo is fantastic. The loaded XLT has decent interior quality, though the leather is cheap.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Powerful and compact, yet roomy

Cons: Electrical problems

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2002 Ford Escape XLT AWDReview
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Great — This has been a great running car for me. It drives wonderful in Ohio's weather. Just had a tune up and oil change 01/07/2011. There is some minor rust in a couple places but overall condition is good. It has been good to me.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: 4x4

Cons: 5 passenger seating

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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