• (4.3) 38 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,302$9,502
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 200-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2006 Ford Escape

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Escape

Ford's first car-based sport utility vehicle debuted for the 2001 model year as a result of Ford's controlling interest in Mazda, which produces the similar Tribute SUV. Both models were developed in tandem and compete against other small, car-based SUVs such as the Honda CR-V, Hyundai ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Driveline noise
  • Short seat bottoms
  • Construction quality
  • Hybrid brakes not linear
  • Hybrid power-flow/navigation screen too small
  • Long waiting list for Hybrid

Notable Features

  • 153-hp four-cylinder
  • Available 200-hp V-6
  • Available Intelligent automatic 4WD
  • Optional Safety Canopy rollover protection
  • Hybrid powertrain available

2006 Ford Escape Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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Ford Escape

by bubba from kansas on April 28, 2011

Have owned two Ford Escapes. They are wonderful SUV's. There are great in the snow and mud. Gas mileage is pretty good at 28 mpg on the highway. My niece just bought a 2011 Escape for the gas mileage.... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Ford Escape Safety Ratings

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There are currently 6 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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