2006 Ford Escape
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Ford Escape

by 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....
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. she had a dodge nitro. (that was a waste of money). The biggest reason I love Ford's is that Ford didn't take any BAIL OUT MONEY from our government.
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Rock Solid

by from NE on March 5, 2011

Purchased a used 2006 Ford Escape AWD with 8000 miles on it. I've put over 30,000 miles on it since then and have never had a problem. It handles great, especially in the snow and ice. The gas mileage...
Purchased a used 2006 Ford Escape AWD with 8000 miles on it. I've put over 30,000 miles on it since then and have never had a problem. It handles great, especially in the snow and ice. The gas mileage is good too, especially if you use synthetic motor oil. Plenty of room for hauling the kids back and forth to college.
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An Overall Good Vehicle

by from Louisville, KY on April 23, 2011

The Ford Escape has been a great vehicle for my busy lifestyle. I often have to haul large amounts of supplies for work and the cargo space is more than sufficient and easy to access. The back seats a...
The Ford Escape has been a great vehicle for my busy lifestyle. I often have to haul large amounts of supplies for work and the cargo space is more than sufficient and easy to access. The back seats are also easy to fold up and down to create enough room to carry some furniture, like dressers and desks. The gas mileage is pretty good for highways. My Escape is a V6 with FWD and I average 25 mpg. However city mileage is less than I would like, averaging 15-18 mpg. The vehicle is a bit noisy on the highway, but I often don't notice it when playing music. It's also not very comfortable when driving more than a few hours. The Escape handles like a car and is easy to maneuver. I didn't have any problems when I drove it in the snow and was able to get up some hills that other cars weren't able to handle. Overall I love the Ford Escape and would recommend it to my friends.
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More power and better mpg than my 96 Explorer

by from AZ on May 17, 2011

So far so good. I've only had it for two months. Excellent hwy mpg @25 for 780 mile trip! Average speed on that trip was 70+mph.
So far so good. I've only had it for two months. Excellent hwy mpg @25 for 780 mile trip! Average speed on that trip was 70+mph.
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Great car, great style, super practical

by from Los Angeles, CA on April 30, 2012

I purchased this car while living in Los Angeles. I need a car that was comfortable to drive, had decent pickup and was utility enough to get me to the mountains or the beach. Walking into the Ford de...
I purchased this car while living in Los Angeles. I need a car that was comfortable to drive, had decent pickup and was utility enough to get me to the mountains or the beach. Walking into the Ford dealership I had my eye on the SportsTrack, but the Escape better suited my needs and budget, so I went with it. I owned this car for just over 5 years. I loved it. The only maintenance I performed was very minor, like pads and rotors. It was a dream to drive around LA and surrounding beach, desert and mountainous areas. It was my friends and I go-to on any trip. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a compact SUV! I miss it!
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love this vehicle

by from Lafayette,LA on February 24, 2010

The best purchase ever made! My husband and i love it! Great for the family.So reliable and very comfortable.
The best purchase ever made! My husband and i love it! Great for the family.So reliable and very comfortable.
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Great little SUV

by from Lakewood, CO on December 22, 2011

I also own an older Explorer and was skeptical about downsizing. Bought this '06 used with 88K miles on it, but it seems brand new. Other than the wonky radio others have reported (volume issues), it ...
I also own an older Explorer and was skeptical about downsizing. Bought this '06 used with 88K miles on it, but it seems brand new. Other than the wonky radio others have reported (volume issues), it has held up great over the miles. Rides more like a car than an SUV, and the clearance might be better for those of us in snow country. But, the mileage is great at 24 mpg, mixed driving. The four cylinders are not wimpy, and has plenty of spunk. Glad to see Ford still makes a stick shift as well - makes drivng so much more fun. Hope to put on another 100K.
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Great midsize SUV

by from Virginia Beach, VA on February 14, 2014

Bought a 2006 Escape as a first vehicle for my 16-year-old daughter. She is thrilled. This one has the optional V6 powertrain, so there is no shortage of pickup but gas mileage appears to be good for ...
Bought a 2006 Escape as a first vehicle for my 16-year-old daughter. She is thrilled. This one has the optional V6 powertrain, so there is no shortage of pickup but gas mileage appears to be good for a vehicle of this weight. The interior has the leather upgrade, which adds to comfort. The size is just right -- she has plenty of cargo space when needed, but it is not so large that parking and visibility become issues. We are looking forward to many years of service.
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Greer, SC on February 9, 2011

Very safe SUV. The 2006 Ford Escape is still one of the best compact SUVs available. The Safety Package includes front side-impact airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with a rollover sensor P...
Very safe SUV. The 2006 Ford Escape is still one of the best compact SUVs available. The Safety Package includes front side-impact airbags and full-length head curtain airbags with a rollover sensor Powertrains and Performance.The 2006 Ford Escape has done well in government crash testing, earning a perfect five stars for the driver in frontal impacts and four stars for the front passenger. In side-impact crash tests, it received five stars for both front- and rear-seat occupants. Standard on the Escape XLS is a 2.3-liter inline four-cylinder engine that makes 153 horsepower and 152 pound-feet of torque. It is matched to either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. There's also the more potent 3.0-liter V6, which makes 200 hp and 193 lb-ft of torque. It is standard on XLT, XLT Sport and Limited models, and comes with an automatic transmission only. With this setup, the Escape can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Decent acceleration and better mileage make it a good option for budget-minded buyers.
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A great American vehicle

by from Chicago Suburbs on December 2, 2010

I love my new (used) Escape. Although it is not perfect, it is a great option for those wanting to buy American. I lost 4,000 on another brand of small SUV because it was a poor decision on my part. A...
I love my new (used) Escape. Although it is not perfect, it is a great option for those wanting to buy American. I lost 4,000 on another brand of small SUV because it was a poor decision on my part. As poor as that decision was, my Escape decision was just the opposite. I paid $10,600 for this vehicle with 53,000 miles, 4WD, Sunroof (no hitch/towing package) and it was the best of all of the alternatives. I did look at some 'dogs' as I was searching for this vehicle so make sure you do your research before accepting one. This one as the others does have an unknown rattle (like many that i drove) but it drives smooth (unlike many that I tested).
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