2008 Ford Escape consumer reviews

$19,140–$21,880 MSRP range
side view of 2008 Escape Ford
86% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2
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Family Vehicle

This is a great family vehicle and very reliable. Very easy on gas milage. This vehicle is very serviceable. This vehicle has great style and look.


Not happy with brake performance..

Brakes are a joke,failed inspection due to brake pedal to low. Read on line all the complaints...there are alot of the same complaints regarding brake issues...


It could be better

I have a 2008 ford escape. It is a great starter car, but I had a couple of issues after using it for a few years. The first issue is that it rusts very quickly within the first 3 years there were already lots of rust spots above the tires. Another problem is the ignition switch is poorly designed and has given me and my family lots of problems. But other than that the car has held up very nicely. The interior has held up and still looks good. Definitely a good car.


Don't buy

Brakes lock up on wet/slippery roads. Dangerous. Ignition switch poorly designed, replacement part 180$ labour 300$ Fuses blow regularily. I have spent too much money on repairs. Piece of garbage


Not reliable, not stock of autoparts and expensive

I have my Escape 08, 175.000kms in the dash, so this is my review. List of repairs in three years: 1) Cooler Fan broke it 2) Oil leak at the carter 3) ABS Sensor replacement 4) Fuel Bump replacement 5) Windshield Wiper Turn Signal Lever Switch Compatible replacement And the worst... Actually the hydraulic abs module its broke it and there's no replacement on stock in ford dealers in USA, not OEM, not aftermarket...just sucks. Also the autoparts are too expensive.


Pass this one up

This truck has had the transmission band break in half completely and the power steering torque sensor go out while driving which made the electronic power steering fail. Recall never made it to me, somehow.. (thanks ford!)


Eight about what I got the car used not much right

Over all I like the suv but have Issues with a few things when I was a back up lights match that won’t go off engine light keeps going on and off I don’t know why I was wondering if I could get any information on how to get the light to stay off and the engine light to go off


Worst car ever.

don’t bother spending money on this car, my transmission blew with only 162,000 on the dash, all my fluids were filled it just blew with no warning. Probably the worst car I’ve ever owned. Was not reliable at all, parts are too expensive. Overall not worth the money.


Sons 1st wheels at the age of 16

The vehicle does its purpose for the reason I bought it. Have been looking for months for a small compact, 4x4 vehicle for my son who got his license, something that was not rusty and with in my budget.


Fits my needs

Needed room for a wheel chair and it fits well in the back. Easy for my son to transfer into. Rides comfortably. Easy access to controls.