2008 Ford Escape User Reviews

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    2008 Ford Escape Limited 4WD Review
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    85

    Ford Escape Limited — overall nice car great for my son 18 yrs very safe car air bags all around My son totaled it in a snow storm Rolled it and he and the other friend in the other front seat did not have a scratch on them I was a great car

    Pros: Great comfort   Lots of space

    Cons: load road noise

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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    95

    Dependable & Utilitarian — 120,000 miles and only two days in the shop. Once for a manufacturer's recall on the radiator and another for a worn pulley. With regular maintenance, this SUV has served me well as a daily driver, emergency response vehicle, and equipment hauler for just about everything. It's great in the snow and ice, and drives smoothly for long days on the road. I would highly recommend the V6 as it doesn't leave you wanting for more on the highway and pulls your average trailer with ease.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Low-maintenance, dependable truck that has been great for commutes, trips, inclement weather, and emergency response.

    Cons: Seat stains has been a pain.  Lots of cleaning required to keep the interior looking fresh.

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    Awesome Overall Vehicle! — Car is great, overall quality is good. The vehicle gets great gas mileage. Some of the components in the vehicle such as the seats could use some redesigning in the 2008 version as they get dirty easily. Overall a great vehicle!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent car! Gas mileage, price, maintenance costs are low.

    Cons: None really.

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD Review
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    Good Car For The Snow Around Town Hauls Great — good looks and good features. good stablitiy and reliablity. The extra features like chrome rims,awd, and sunroof are a must to be different. I even tinted the windows and have had many compliments. 3 people in my family own an escape and have had no problmes just the the ususal wear/tear ie new tires.

    Pros: I preferer the boxy look and glad it doesnt look like a compact crossover

    Cons: Everyone and their grandma drives one.

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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    My First Suv. — Performance wise for the 3.0l V6 is ok at 205hp but could use a little more umph. Ford should have gone with a 5 speed on this one whcih would have helped out a lot with fuel economy. Otherwise I love the truck and how it handles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfort and drivability. Fairly agile on the highway and quick, short turning radius.

    Cons: Gas mileage is not the greatest and I would have preferred a 5 speed automatic in it.

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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    I Love My 2008 Escape! — I've driven this car just under 12 months, and still love it. It looks great, is very comfortable to ride in and handles well. My fuel economy is as good or slightly better than that of the '04 Honda CRV - which was a 4 cyl. - and the Escape is a 6 cyl. The only repair that has been done was to have the rear struts modified by a mechanic to fix a design flaw which caused undesirable wear on the rear tires. Seems that Ford could have rectified this by now, but apparently, the struts are positioned to help with the 'roll over' issue... never mind that it causes undue wear of the rear tires. Unless things change drastically, my next vehicle may very well be another Escape. Oh, and the repair costs are lower than for the Honda... a good thing when 'issues' arise.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Stylish looks, comfortable, good fuel economy for the type vehicle, nice sound system, reliable

    Cons: none really

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    2008 Ford Escape XLS Review
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    Young And On The Go — the most fuel-efficient vehicle in the FORD CUV/SUV line up Only SUV capavility without a heavy footprint Just the right amount of cargo capacity-from groceries to camping gear Max Cargo Capacity 67.2 cu.ft Up to 28 mpg hwy FWD

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Convenience :roof rail with cross bars,wet trunk
    Design:rugged ,refined,Agressive stance with high ground clearance,Sport Appearance package.
    Perfomance:Big Capability,Little impact,Engine I-4,Utility and Capability of an SUV.
    Safety :Advance trac with RSC (Roll Stability Control).

    Cons: technology

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 Review
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    My Ford — Great car and perfect for Moms! Handles great and is almost as nice as my former BMW X3. Holds a lot and believe me, I have tested its capacity! Love the sunroof and all of the room and features too!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling and Looks.

    Cons: Could get a little better gas.

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    My Sweet Escape! — I love my Escape! It was super economical(the seats are made of recycled plastic). It handles like a dream, really responsive. It has just enough room, without feeling like I am driving a bus. I have taken it to New Orleans, South Padre, New Braunfels, and Austin so many times and it has always been comfortable. I get good gas mileage and never worry about it breaking down. I purchased it in July of 07 and have only had 1 problem so far. I had my power steering replaced, but it was under warranty.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Dependible, low cost of ownership

    Cons: no 3rd row

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    2008 Ford Escape XLT Review
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    Great Car As Long As You Have The Cash To Maintain It. — i like the interior. i like the upgrade of the looks. i dislike the gas consumption and performance when you take the rpm to the redline. it stalls! though its fun to drive. tae it in the outdorrs, just switch the awd button and it grips the ground very well.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: its great for a small suv.

    Cons: maintenance

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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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