2004 Ford Escape

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2004 Ford Escape

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

173” x 69.1”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Easy maneuverability
  • V-6 performance
  • Interior space
  • Fuel economy with four-cylinder
  • Five-star crash-test rating

The bad:

  • Noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Construction quality
  • ABS not standard

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Carlike qualities
  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Available Automatic 4WD
  • Compact size
  • Hybrid powertrain offered in mid-2004

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


326,429 miles and still going strong...

Got it used at 139,000 miles. Had it for 5 years and put over 200,000 miles on it. Some rusting and it rides a bit rough but it's a dependable car overall. Considering the sporadic maintenance it receives its still on the road.


Very good car, reliable

I have really liked this car, since the first time I saw it, I was determined to own one, I saw this one at my mechanic, and fell in love with it immediately. I have had it a year now, and still love it.


Excellent smaller SUV with plenty of room

Excellent vehicle plenty powerfull 6cylinder engine good looking vehicle inside and out. Full features 4wd is Excellent. Good gas mileage good cargo space folding rear seats

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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