2009 Ford Escape
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Great Value for the $$

by from Fort Wayne, IN. on November 29, 2010

Purchased the car used with 30K miles- only warranty issue was a squeaky liftgate, and noise from the front disc brake promptly fixed by the local dealer under the remaining warranty. Drove 2500 miles...
Purchased the car used with 30K miles- only warranty issue was a squeaky liftgate, and noise from the front disc brake promptly fixed by the local dealer under the remaining warranty. Drove 2500 miles across the country and the mileage averaged 27.0 with the car fully loaded. Very comfortable, and great mileage. Next will be some low-intensity off-roading in the Arizona desert to check out the 4WD.
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most impressive

by from Phoenix, AZ on February 14, 2012

I have been extremely impressed with this vehicle. The only thing I have noticed is that it takes a second to respond when you try to accellerate so I don't take chances. Very comfortable, I didn't ge...
I have been extremely impressed with this vehicle. The only thing I have noticed is that it takes a second to respond when you try to accellerate so I don't take chances. Very comfortable, I didn't get the loaded version but still very nice. The axle seal did need to be replaced under warranty, and I had no problem after that. Very satisfied
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Good Small SUV

by from GA on December 31, 2008

I recently purchased a '09 Limited w/ AWD/4WD. On mile 130, my check engine light came on. I returned it to the dealership and they said I had a vacuum hose come off. So, it is fixed. I've put on abou...
I recently purchased a '09 Limited w/ AWD/4WD. On mile 130, my check engine light came on. I returned it to the dealership and they said I had a vacuum hose come off. So, it is fixed. I've put on about 300 miles since and I've had no problems. I judge cars pretty tightly. Nothing is perfect, so I don't give perfect grades or perfect stars to easily. Everything about the car has a good feel to it. The interior design is pretty good. A little thing that I noticed is that the middle console arm rest is a little bit hard and the elbow will get sore a lot faster than say an armrest with leather covering would. I drive long distances and it is just something I noticed. I got the v6, at 240 hp, the little SUV responds well. I have not got the chance to really use the AWD/4wd, but I hope to soon in the snow. The lighting option (8 different colors at your feet, cup holders (front/back), and shelf are pretty youthful and neat. Helps you see where your stuff is at night too. (Reduce spills.) I'm getting around 21 in the city and about 25 on the highway. The handling is very responsive and feels like a car. I did not feel much body lean in a higher speed curve and the car did not feel top heavy during this maneuver either. Overall, this is a solid car for its price.
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5thford

by from HINES,OREGON on June 22, 2011

I HAD CASH TO BUY A NEW CAR, I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED FORDS. I CHOSE THE ESCAPE, BECAUSE IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUV. IT IS SO COMFORTABLE TO RIDE AND DRIVE. NOT TO MENTION THE FUEL ECONOMY IS GREAT! I WOULD BU...
I HAD CASH TO BUY A NEW CAR, I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED FORDS. I CHOSE THE ESCAPE, BECAUSE IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUV. IT IS SO COMFORTABLE TO RIDE AND DRIVE. NOT TO MENTION THE FUEL ECONOMY IS GREAT! I WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE TOMORROW! THE ONLY THING I HAVE FOUND THAT IS A PAIN, THE TRUNK HAS IT'S OWN ELECTRIC MOTOR AND IS THE ONLY WAY TO OPEN THE TRUNK. MINE BURNT OUT BECAUSE THE PLASTIC FROM MANUFACTURER WAS WRAPPED IN MOTOR SO IT WAS RUNNING CONSTANTLY AND IT BLEW THE LITTLE MOTOR> OTHERWISE I AM A PROUD ESCAPE OWNER!
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I deserved this

by from Western MA on June 4, 2012

I bought a 09 Escape Limited with a V6 and AWD. It was a great decision, I absolutely love it. There are so many little extras to make my time in the car enjoyable. I work hard and it was nice to get ...
I bought a 09 Escape Limited with a V6 and AWD. It was a great decision, I absolutely love it. There are so many little extras to make my time in the car enjoyable. I work hard and it was nice to get a few creature comforts for just me. It has more than ample power, handles exceptional and I'm getting 23.8 MPG in mixed commuting. One drawback would be the steps necessary to drop the rear seats, but how often do you do that right? Overall, it's a winner!
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Wow!

by from Texas on March 5, 2009

I have only owned this car for a few weeks. Ford put $3000 rebates on it and I was able to purchase it for $16,950. Compared to other vehicles I looked at (e.g. Nissan Rogue - best price was $21,000),...
I have only owned this car for a few weeks. Ford put $3000 rebates on it and I was able to purchase it for $16,950. Compared to other vehicles I looked at (e.g. Nissan Rogue - best price was $21,000), this was a steal. So far, I am very impressed. Quite economical (I get 28 mpg driving to work every day - I carpool with wife). comfortable, and has a lot of space. The 4 cylinder engine with the six speed transmission is quite good. It gives you good performance with good economy. very smooth. Nice vehicle.
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Got exactly what i wanted

by from VA on August 18, 2008

this car is simply the best, the second row has enough room, you can haul lots of things in it and theres a 3500 lbs towing rating so we can haul our ATV with out a problem, the new V6 is ready to del...
this car is simply the best, the second row has enough room, you can haul lots of things in it and theres a 3500 lbs towing rating so we can haul our ATV with out a problem, the new V6 is ready to delevier its power, the 6 spd is smooth, then seats are comfortable and the center stack is perfect......and its the most tough looking of all new small SUVs
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160,000 fantastic miles

by from Binghamton on March 25, 2017

I bought this car in 2010 I have put on well over 160,000 miles with only MINOR problems. I'm sad that they changed it dramatically.
I bought this car in 2010 I have put on well over 160,000 miles with only MINOR problems. I'm sad that they changed it dramatically.
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The electronics get a plus

by from Philadelphia, Pa on October 14, 2009

I am addicted to SUVs so this vehicle appealed to me. I leased a limited fully loaded version of this vehicle so I am still playing around with all the electronics. The bluetooth compatible audio sync...
I am addicted to SUVs so this vehicle appealed to me. I leased a limited fully loaded version of this vehicle so I am still playing around with all the electronics. The bluetooth compatible audio sync system is impressive (especially because it can play my music downloaded on my phone without a wire), the voice activated nav system definitely keeps me occupied. A bluetooth compatible phone syncs well into the audio system and doesn't sound like a speaker phone. The leather seats are a bit disappointing and the heating element for the seats doesn't seem to be too beneficial. My biggest compliant so far are the seats because it is a bit ackward and need some getting use to. The v6 engine has enough power to merge and take off when you want to. The door handles are a bit cheap and will probably require some maintainance in the future (they feel like they could be pulled off). the self parking system is not going to help you with parking in tight city spaces..it needs a pretty large amount of space. If you are not into the electronics, I would probably look into another suv especially if you are willing to spend over $30,000. If you are like me and want the spoils, this is probably the best price vehicle in its class.
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one of best cars we have owned

by from Pahrump,NV on August 29, 2009

nice riding and seats are comforable. very quiet very little road noise. we got the v6 and 6 speed automatic transmission. has plenty of power.it is the xlt model. we bought it new about 5 weeks ago a...
nice riding and seats are comforable. very quiet very little road noise. we got the v6 and 6 speed automatic transmission. has plenty of power.it is the xlt model. we bought it new about 5 weeks ago and have a little over 1000 miles on it so far. we test drove the Honda CR-V and it was very noisy and could only get a 4 cylinder and we wanted a v 6. would recommend the Ford Escape.
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