2005 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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    Great Idea. Mediocore Execution. Poor Mileage. — I kept it for five years, so obviously, it wasn't dreadful...but it never panned out to what I had hoped for. Good basic transportation, but for the money, you could do a lot better. Tended to blow fuses for no apparent reason- easy to change however.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 4WD is nice in snowy weather. Comfortable ride. Appearance design looked pretty good.Good interior layout. Good pick up, brakes, basics. Convenient height on rear hatch for loading/uloading

    Cons: Awful sound system.  Had to replace right away. Front end has lots of plastic. Take this SUV off road at your own risk. Front quarter panel "popped off "twice. Took it to shop. They pushed it back into place and sent her out the door. That really makes one feel secure. Steering column tended to lock up periodically. Once had to call for service at home to get it moving again.

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    2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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    . — I like the all wheel drive. Leather seats are cold in winter. Gas mileage is fair. Seems like a lot of road noise. The right power window stops working from time to time. Overall it is a good car to drive.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: all wheel drive

    Cons: nothing

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    2005 Ford Escape XLTReview
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    Just A Great Vehicle. — I love my Escape! It doesnt do anything special but it runs great. I cant really mudd or anything but i can traverse the weather just fine through town. It seats 5 comfortably adn has great gas mileage at 24 to 28 mpg.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everthing

    Cons: no 4WD

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    2005 Ford Escape HybridReview
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    Highly Recommend This Suv. — Love this car! Fun to drive, easy to handle, peppy, roomy for it's size, great all around SUV. Would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a dependable compact SUV. Good on gas, too! Love the styling, too. Cheers.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Dependable and fun to drive.

    Cons: Can't think of anything that sucks about this car.

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    2005 Ford Escape XLTReview
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    Sedan Suv — the Escape has car-like unibody construction with fully independent suspension and comes as a front- or four-wheel drive. The drivetrain choices include transversely-mounted 4-cylinder or V6 engine and 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. ABS is optional (standard from 2006). The Escape has disk brakes in front and drums in the back (all four disk brakes are available on late V6 4WD models).

    Pros: Have a great power but comfortable

    Cons: need great care

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    2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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    My Ford Escape — Easy to drive and pretty good MPG on highway, also it very good for winter. Good power with it's V6 3.0L engine. Overall MPG combined is 20.9mpg. Easy in and out and looks great for a small SUV. I have taken this car for almost 83,000 miles and it still runs great.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Very Good!

    Cons: need a bigger gas tank. perhaps a 19 gal.

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    2005 Ford Escape XLTReview
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    Great Car For A Family — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - built great Appearance - Its a very cute car on the outside and has lots of room on the inside Cost of Ownership - very low maintenance if you take care of it Fun Factor - it is very fun to drive

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Its cute and its a ford

    Cons: none

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    2005 Ford Escape XLT 4WDReview
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    ? — Performance: Runs great the only downfall is that I got a 4 Cylinder. Build Quality: It is built rather well, it is easy to repair and is light weight. Appearance: I have the nerf bars and roof racks and rainguards on every movable window, and a bug shield in front

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: gets decent gas mileage

    Cons: It's only a 4 cylinder

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    2005 Ford Escape LimitedReview
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    I Rate This Car In The Top Of The My Car List. — perfomance is awesome. i have installed an air intake and it performs a lot btetter. Quality is superb. I have 93000 miles and yet no repairs needed. Appearance is awesome. owenrship costs haha gas mileage... no words I love driving that car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the 300 watt sub sound system

    Cons: nothing really except its automatic

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    I Love Mine — It's a nice, practical car for all seasons. Costs more in gas than little cars, but it's worth it to have the security of a slightly larger car. It's not a huge SUV but it's enough for me and I like to drive it, it's my comfort zone.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: comfortable, reliable

    Cons: cd player wears out fast

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Ford Escape Reviews

    Next To Our Convertible Mustang,its The Most Fun Ford We`ve Owned By ttillman

    As with each different vehicle we`ve purchased over the past 40+ years,there is an excitement for an initial road trip to spend a little time getting to know it. This Escape,as its very name might ind... Read More

    Luxury In An Awd By hanlin46jim

    The 2014 Escape Titanium AWD is a great all season vehicle. It gets great fuel economy, handles better than most cars, and gives you a seating position higher than most traffic. The full moon roof a... Read More

    2013 Ford Escape Reviews

    Better Than Good By celai

    It's the best Bang for the Buck for a fun car. I owned 2002 Escape and drove it to 250,000 miles. It's still going with the original engine and transmission. Hope this one will last half as long. ... Read More

    Great Suv For Road Trips And Daily Driving. By basehack

    I love the roomy feeling in a small SUV. Handles good, great sound system. Looks sharp. My friends love it. The only downside is the Navigation needs an upgrade. It get's messed up and confused occasi... Read More

    2012 Ford Escape Reviews

    The Last Automobile I Will Ever Own (i Hope) By rosecar384

    Since I am only averaging somewhere around 5-6,000 mile a year and only have 29,000 miles on the SUV now, it should and can get me to the day I give up driving altogether. ( I hope). The automobile i... Read More

    Smart! By Aduke9077

    I loved the room for the grandkids and fuel economy:-) It was easy on fuel for my trips to my jobs and looked great! A good value for anyone looking for a family vehicle that doesn't look like a min... Read More

    2011 Ford Escape Reviews

    Review By rkehoe67

    This is my second escape, i bought this after trading in my 05 limited. I loved that car so much I went escape again but with a different powertrain trying to get better gas mileage as my commute has... Read More

    Nice And Comfortable By Tiffany

    I'm not happy with the lackluster engine. It just feels like Ford dropped the ball in that area. And no backup sensor/camera. But overall it's a decent vehicle for travelling or driving locally. It's ... Read More

    2010 Ford Escape Reviews

    Ford Escape- Tech Meets The Road By ericduffield

    excellent handling and rugged car for midwest. sync system flawless and very impressive to those who drive higher classes of cars. automatic start while walking up to car- impressive. would definit... Read More

    This Is Second Escape, My First One Was Totaled Out For The Rear End Crashed In To Me. By edgar4896

    I liked the gas mileage and the convents of room in side.the engine has all the power any one needs.The V 6 engine is a 3.0 cc and I think it puts out 240 horse power. Runes very good. I run Mobil one... Read More

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