2007 Ford Escape
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My return to American made vehicles

by from Boscobel Wisconsin on December 20, 2012

I have been a import car customer for many years. However in light of the state of our economy i have come to believe we all must do our part to improve things in the good old USA. In light of the Oba...
I have been a import car customer for many years. However in light of the state of our economy i have come to believe we all must do our part to improve things in the good old USA. In light of the Obama bail out I've chosen Ford to give my business to. Don't get me wrong i know not much is truly made in the USA anymore but Ford has remained competitive with the imports more than the other US auto manufacturers, hence their need to take the bailout. We really like our Escape.
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2007 Ford Escape XLT with 117k

by from Dearbonr, MI on August 2, 2015

I purchased a 2007 Ford Escape XLT with 117k miles for my 17 Year old daughter. The stocks and struts along with the engine mounts needed to be replaced. The body is in good shape (not rusted out arou...
I purchased a 2007 Ford Escape XLT with 117k miles for my 17 Year old daughter. The stocks and struts along with the engine mounts needed to be replaced. The body is in good shape (not rusted out around the wheel wells like many I saw for sale). I believe this vehicle will be reliable after I have the front brakes replaced since they are worn. Overall I like the vehicle and will retain it's value in the next few years. This vehicle has a moon roof, premium sound and fog lights. I searched a while to buy the right Escape and I believe this one is one of the better ones.
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It was okay

by from Omaha, NE on March 8, 2013

The car was wonderful, except when something would go wrong. And it was never minor things. We had a 2007 Ford Escape and it only had 76,825 miles on it, but in the short time we have had it the tire ...
The car was wonderful, except when something would go wrong. And it was never minor things. We had a 2007 Ford Escape and it only had 76,825 miles on it, but in the short time we have had it the tire presser sensors went out, we had the front struts break, our E-brake stop working and now our transmission dropped! We took very good care of our car, we got the oil changed every 3 months and the transmission flushed when needed, and then we were driving and it broke. It kicked into neutral, then overdrive (ON ITS OWN) then the transmission broke. It was an internal problem so we never saw it coming. All in all we have had to pay MORE than its value trying to keep this car running. But what was weird is that there were never any minor problems, but there were so many major problems. But other than it not being all to reliable it was a good little car. Don't get me wrong, I loved that car, but I don't feel like spending soo much on it any more.
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Love passing the gas stations

by from Cincinnati, Ohio on October 18, 2006

Have owned the car 3 weeks. Purchased car in Florida and drove it home to Cincinnati. Averaged 33.3 on highway doing 70+ and city is between 34 and 42 depending on conditions. Hills seems to lower t...
Have owned the car 3 weeks. Purchased car in Florida and drove it home to Cincinnati. Averaged 33.3 on highway doing 70+ and city is between 34 and 42 depending on conditions. Hills seems to lower the mileage. Drove from Destin, Florida to Cincinnati on $40 worth of gas and had a 1/2 tank upon arrival in Cincinnati. Navigation system works well and the AM/FM/Cd player also works very well. Not sure what others see as screen too small. Friends have Prius and complain about the screen in their Toyota being to large and bothersome. Interior needs to have some additional storage areas for holding items. Has the AC Adaptor which take one of the storage area on the console. Would like to see a little less plastic and a little more quality in the Leather Option. Miss not having outside temperature and head lights that come on/off automatically as in my previous car. Otherwise it is a fun car to drive and handles very well. Transmission is very smooth. Love passing those gas stations.
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Best Little SUV

by from Irvine, CA on May 23, 2007

I've had my '07 Escape Hybrid for almost 3 months and have 3000 miles on it. I have achieved over 28 mpg since day one, and most tanks of gas are in the 31 mpg range. For a small, yet practical SUV, t...
I've had my '07 Escape Hybrid for almost 3 months and have 3000 miles on it. I have achieved over 28 mpg since day one, and most tanks of gas are in the 31 mpg range. For a small, yet practical SUV, that's good numbers. The Escape is comfortable, fairly nimble and not nearly as ponderous in handling as the Ford Ranger it replaced. My buddy's Explorer is a road boat by comparison and I used to be please with it. My only real complaints are few: 1. The radio sound (base AM/FM/CD-changer) is okay for a 1970's car and it is difficult for rear seat passengers to hear unless I crank up the volume considerably; 2. I miss my coin holder. My Ranger could hold quarters, dimes and nickles quietly in a spring-loaded holder. No such luck with the Escape that merely has a "dimple" in the dash that stays empty most of the time due to rattling change.; 3. Trailer towing is virtually nill. It is rated for 1000 pounds, but Ford tested it at well over 4000. What so low, Ford?; 4. Lastly, though not a big complaint, is that the A/C compressor only runs when the gas engine runs. If it's really hot out, then I can use recirc or Max A/C, but the latter forces the gas engine to run, and lowers the fuel economy somewhat. Otherwise, I'm please as can be with this trucklet and hope to see it through many years of service.
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Meets MPG on sticker

by from Central Texas on September 26, 2006

Escape Hybrid (FWD) has met EPA estimates in the four month's I've had it. Average 33.5 MPG in a gridlock / stop & go / highway driving environment (plus July & August in Texas is HOT). Power is go...
Escape Hybrid (FWD) has met EPA estimates in the four month's I've had it. Average 33.5 MPG in a gridlock / stop & go / highway driving environment (plus July & August in Texas is HOT). Power is good & the transition between the electric & gas engines is reasonably smooth. Although the vehicle handles well, the steering wheel is too free. Ford really needs to consider driver needs with the interior design. Although the wipers, lights, radio, etc are well located, there are no tie-down or grocery bag hooks in the rear. The center arm rest storage is huge, it is just a huge box. It is somewhat difficult to get your hand down to the power seat contols since the seats are so close to the doors. Overall, I'm extremely satisfied with the vehicle. I've read other consumer reviews where they state the mileage was less than anticipated. I've found that not to be the case & would strongly recommend this vehicle both for the fuel economy and our environment.
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Very good car for 1st time driver

by from Maple plain on March 26, 2017

Good handling nice car for a new driver. Good quality and dependable easy to work on and find everything under the hood
Good handling nice car for a new driver. Good quality and dependable easy to work on and find everything under the hood
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Exceeds Expecataions

by from Eugene, OR on August 23, 2006

Upon purchasing the Escape Hybrid I immediately drove it 4,700 miles from Oregon to New Mexico and back. It consistently exceeded all my expectations in mileage, performance, handling, and interior an...
Upon purchasing the Escape Hybrid I immediately drove it 4,700 miles from Oregon to New Mexico and back. It consistently exceeded all my expectations in mileage, performance, handling, and interior and exterior dimensions. After breaking-in the engine over the initial 2,000 miles the overall mileage increased from 29mpg to 34.5mpg, exceeding the EPA estimated rating of 33mph. Driving on interstate freeway conditions (approximatley 2,000 miles) at cruising speeds between 55mph and 80mph the Escape Hybrid maintained mileage above 34mpg, and this was with 4 adults, 1 child and luggage (i.e. fully loaded) and with the AC on. Under the same conditions there was always plenty of power for rapid acceleration for passing slower vehicles at speeds of 85 to 90mph. Approximately 1500 miles were driven on rural state highways with more turns, frequent speed changes, and construction obstacles (loose gravel, potholes, uneven lane surfaces, narrow lanes, road grooves). Again the Escape Hybrid exceeded my expectations in ease of handling. The rear independent suspension provided great stability in all these conditions providing a carlike smooth ride with remarkably little twisting and rolling under these conditions. In city and low speed drving conditions the Escape Hybrid exceeded 36mpg for speeds between 25 and 45mph. On gravel and dirt roads and deeply rutted tracks the Escape Hybrid maintained very good traction, minimal sliding and slippage. The higher clearance allowed access to deeply rutted and rocky tracks beyond my expectations. This is a front-wheel drive vehicle, not the AWD option. The rear seat back support angle is very erect, which provides good support but becomes uncomfortable on long drives. Reclining rear seats similar to those in the Honda CRV would greatly improve comfort for long drives. Loss of rear storage space (due to the battery pack) could be partially recovered with better storage compartments in the doors, seats, dash and console. A problem the Escape has is the weakness of the roof carrier rack system. The tracks are plastic, support only up to 100 pounds, and twist with little manual pressure. While the Escape Hybrid is more expensive than the standard Escape and similar small gas-powered SUVs it is consideraby cheaper than comparable SUV hybrids and has the highest mpg of all SUVs.
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Fairly dependable and reasonably priced.

by from Indianapolis IN on April 6, 2017

Fairly dependable and reasonably priced. I would recommend it for the money and performance. The all wheel drive part comes in handy in the winter time. overall, good vehicle. Have fun.
Fairly dependable and reasonably priced. I would recommend it for the money and performance. The all wheel drive part comes in handy in the winter time. overall, good vehicle. Have fun.
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Meets MPG expectations

by from Austin, Texas on August 18, 2006

Owned Escape Hybrid FWD 7 weeks. Thus far, averaging 34.5 MPG which is excellent, especially in HOT weather. Transmission shifts smoothly and the switch from electric to the gas motor is often unno...
Owned Escape Hybrid FWD 7 weeks. Thus far, averaging 34.5 MPG which is excellent, especially in HOT weather. Transmission shifts smoothly and the switch from electric to the gas motor is often unnoticed. Ford needs to improve internal storage and convenience items. There are no tie-downs in the back storage area. There is a huge center arm rest, but it's just a big box. They need sunglass holders, more accessible door storage, change storage since there's no ash tray, etc. I was somewhat disappointed that a thermometer, compass and auto dimming mirror were not available, especially given the price point. Other than lack of usable storage space, this vehicle rides comfortably, steers and brakes well, and gets excellent MPG.
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