Ford Escape

2002 Ford Escape

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  • (4.1) 35 reviews
  • MSRP: $736$7,132
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-25
  • Engine: 201-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2002 Ford Escape

Our Take on the 2002 Ford Escape

Ford’s first car-based sport utility vehicle debuted for the 2001 model year and is derived from the Mazda 626 platform — a result of Ford’s controlling interest in Mazda, which produces the similar Tribute. Developed in tandem, both compete against other car-based SUVs, such as t... Read Full Report

2002 Ford Escape Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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Reliability in an SUV package

by Gonzy from SF Bay Area on March 30, 2009

I've had my 2002 Ford Escape XLT for about 3 years now. This is probably one of the best vehicles I have ever owned! Handling is almost like a sports car. Power in the 3 liter V6 rivals what you find ... Read Full Review

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2002 Ford Escape Safety Ratings

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There are currently 12 recalls for this car.

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

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