2008 Ford Escape Top Comparisons

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2008 Ford Escape Limited AWDReview
Jporterfield writes:
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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

31 of 35 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 AWDReview
Valleyjumper writes:
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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.

22 of 23 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT FWDReview
resmypc writes:
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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.

14 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 AWDReview
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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.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 FWDReview
Rey writes:
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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 FWDReview
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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

2020 Ford Escape Reviews

Review By mfdmaster

Now it really is a crossover, until 2019 in was an SUV. The engines are just to complicated and if you look under the engine cover it looks messy and flimsy. I liked the old look and RIMS better. If y... Read More

Review By Stephanie

I bought a 2020 Ford Escape SEL from Zeck Ford in Purcell, OK. The car was pre-owned and a great deal. The car has all the features I was looking for (heated seats, leather, heated steering wheel, moo... Read More

2019 Ford Escape Reviews

Review By Guru9LXSDG

Excellent vehicle. No problems ever Very difficult to replace Read More

Review By Chris

Wife loved it. Just like our 2016 Escape but with more bells and whistles Read More

2018 Ford Escape Reviews

Review By Guru9CFL1P

Great car. Handles nicely in the city or highway. Read More

Review By Guru9C1SK5

The car had a hole in the drivers seat and many scratches on the car, that you couldnt see online. The cost was too high for the state the car was in. Read More

2017 Ford Escape Reviews

Review By Guru9CZBPZ

It is Roomy powerful sharp looking and a good towing capacity Read More

Review By Amy

I had a 2017 Ford Escape SE with the Sport Appearance package. I loved it so much, Im looking for one just like it. Most impressive was its handling in an accident. Mine was unfortunately totaled, but... Read More

2016 Ford Escape Reviews

Review By Anthony

Nothing but trouble with the flexplate cracking. Warranty covered the first one at 28,000 miles. The second one lasted for 60,000 and I have to pay $1200 to replace another cracked flexplate. Getting ... Read More

Review By Marci

I have read many reviews that say that car has a lot of transmission issues. Read More

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