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2005 Ford Escape
2005 Ford Escape
Available Price Range $2,359-$8,663 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-34 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 Ford Escape

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Construction quality
  • Slow Hybrid distribution
  • Hybrid brakes not linear
  • Hybrid power flow/navigation screen too small
  • Long waits, inflated sale prices likely for Hybrid
  • No sunroof option for Hybrid

Notable Features

  • More powerful four-cylinder
  • Available V-6
  • Availability of new &quot
  • Intelligent&quot
  • automatic 4WD
  • Optional Safety Canopy rollover protection
  • Hybrid powertrain offered in mid-2004

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

After my story about the Honda Accord V6 Hybrid a couple of weeks ago, I received plenty of thoughtful e-mail from the Times' astute readership, who had apparently found the column by accident while looking for the Food section.Several writers questioned the break-even calculation comparing the price premium of the Accord Hybrid model (about $3,400 over a similarly equipped V6) with potent... Read full review for the 2005 Ford Escape

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Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 39 reviews

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Great buy

by munkemandan from Greeley/Fort Collins, CO on May 13, 2010

I have had my Escape for about 3 months now and it is the second best vehicle I have owned thus far. The best being an '08 Ford Focus, but it was totaled in an accident. After having the Focus and bei... Read Full Review

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