(4.4) 34 reviews
MSRP: $2,252$9,572
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

Our Take

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


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 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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