(4.3) 30 reviews
MSRP: $1,372$6,032
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

Our Take

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


Our Expert Reviews

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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A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 15 recalls for this car.

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