• (4.3) 36 reviews
  • MSRP: $824$6,368
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 24-25
  • Engine: 127-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2001 Ford Escape

Our Take on the 2001 Ford Escape

Ford already has the best-selling and largest sport utility vehicles, the Explorer and the Excursion, and for 2001 it adds another SUV, the Escape, to its lineup. The Escape is Ford’s first car-based SUV, derived from the Mazda 626 platform. Ford owns a controlling interest in Mazda, and th... Read Full Report

2001 Ford Escape Reviews

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Pity the Ford Motor Co. The nation's No. 2 automaker has spent most of the past year wading chest-high through bad press about rollovers, questionable tires and some of its management practices. And even when Ford tried to do something right -- such as introduce the new-for-2001 Ford Escape sport-utility vehicle -- the SUV had more recalls than an iron parachute. Too bad, beca... Read full review for the 2001 Ford Escape

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Beautiful but Terribly Unreliable

by Ford Loyal from on June 11, 2009

So, I bought this car about 1 1/2 yrs ago at 68,000 kms on it. Since that time I had to change the master and slave cylinder twice ($1200 each time), had the temperature control knob break off (not ro... Read Full Review

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2001 Ford Escape Safety Ratings

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There are currently 17 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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