4 Wheel Drive

Asked by Feb 04, 2014 at 09:47 AM about the 2011 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

Question type: General

The dealer tells me that my 2011 Ford Escape is a 4 wheel drive vehicle.  I do not have any buttons to turn the 4 wheel drive on and off and there is no 4x4 emblem on the car. Do I really have 4 wheel drive?

9 Answers

215

I'm pretty sure your Ford Escape is full time All Wheel Drive. Therefore no need to engage anything as your car will automatically transfer power to different wheels depending on road conditions.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
241,875

Yes, AWD.

9 of 9 people found this helpful.
50

No I have a switch for my 2008 escape that engages the rear wheels I'm new to this site lots of info here

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
425

If you want to make sure, just go the the rear of the Escape and look underneath. If you see a differential and a drive shaft going to each wheel you have All Wheel Drive. If you do not see these you do not.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
180

When I did my research about fords intelligent 4wd I was impressed. The system is always in front wheel drive mode so the it is fuel saving, the moment a tire slips or loses traction, the computer activates the 4wd. It's really neat, I've seen a couple of videos online of an escape slipping in mud with the front wheels only moving then seconds later all 4 wheels are going.

18 of 18 people found this helpful.
40

Just bough a 2011 Ford escape limited. Took a picture. Does this have AWD

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
425

It does not appear as if this one is all wheel drive.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

no...no rear differnetial

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
160

I had the same problem with my 2012 Ford Escape xlt if it doesn't have 4x4 on the car and there is no notification on the dash the your intelligent 4x4 is in you most likely have an awd of fwd when I found out I didn't have 4x4 I looked under my car and I have rear differentials and rear axels so I have an awd... Which sucks because I tow boats and jetskiies for a living and I can tow some boats so I'm loosing money!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 4-wheel drive activation 3 answers

    I bought a 2013 Escape last summer. According to the manual, it automatically shifts into 4-wheel drive when slippery conditions are Present. Am I reading that correctly?

    2013 Ford Escape

    -

    General

  • 4 Wheel Drive 9 answers

    The dealer tells me that my 2011 Ford Escape is a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I do not have any buttons to turn the 4 wheel drive on and off and there is no 4x4 emblem on the car. Do I really have 4 wheel...

    2011 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

    -

    General

  • Is It 4 wheel drive? 22 answers

    I just bought a 2006 Escape XLT. There is no switch for turning on the 4X4 feature. There is a blank plate on the dash that says "4WD" Do I have a 4 wheel drive vehicle?

    2006 Ford Escape XLT

    -

    General

  • 2013 Ford Escape 4 WHEEL DRIVE Icon 1 answer

    I turned my car on this afternoon after work and once I turned it on, the "4- wheel drive off" icon popped up for a few seconds and then went off. Never seen that before should I be concerned? Wh...

    2013 Ford Escape SE

    -

    General

  • intelligent 4 wheel drive 1 answer

    Is there an indicator letting you know when you are in AWD, 4WD high, or 4WD low?

    2010 Ford Escape XLT 4WD

    -

    General

Escape

Looking for a Used Escape in your area?

CarGurus has 90,829 nationwide Escape listings starting at $900.

ZIP:

Search Ford Escape Questions

Ford Escape Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 5,360
#2 Bratts
Bratts
Reputation 2,950
#3 kbro
kbro
Reputation 1,620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Edge
709 Great Deals out of 50,209 listings starting at $1,933
Used Ford Explorer
928 Great Deals out of 70,251 listings starting at $997
Used Honda CR-V
920 Great Deals out of 59,355 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota RAV4
891 Great Deals out of 67,126 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Equinox
1,066 Great Deals out of 78,357 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Fusion
1,185 Great Deals out of 79,438 listings starting at $998
Used Nissan Rogue
488 Great Deals out of 69,989 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Focus
634 Great Deals out of 57,259 listings starting at $795
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,024 Great Deals out of 72,253 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,055 Great Deals out of 207,336 listings starting at $1,499
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
292 Great Deals out of 19,278 listings starting at $800
Used Kia Sorento
453 Great Deals out of 29,091 listings starting at $1,500
Used Hyundai Tucson
236 Great Deals out of 27,941 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Liberty
259 Great Deals out of 7,309 listings starting at $991

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Escape For Sale
134 Great Deals out of 55,183 listings starting at $13,630
2016 Ford Escape For Sale
164 Great Deals out of 4,234 listings starting at $10,860
2015 Ford Escape For Sale
238 Great Deals out of 5,635 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford Escape For Sale
416 Great Deals out of 11,147 listings starting at $7,999
2013 Ford Escape For Sale
125 Great Deals out of 4,290 listings starting at $7,499

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.