(4.1) 33 reviews
MSRP: $1,107$7,075
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

Our Take

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


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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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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.

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