2011 Ford Escape Consumer Reviews

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2011 Ford Escape
4.3
Average based on 49 reviews
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Escape nice Car

by from Birmingham, Alabama on March 12, 2012

The Escap that we purchased is an excellent smal SUV. The back deck is roomy and easy to store in. The seats fold flat so there is no awkward leaning of items. The vlaue for the money is excellent. We...
The Escap that we purchased is an excellent smal SUV. The back deck is roomy and easy to store in. The seats fold flat so there is no awkward leaning of items. The vlaue for the money is excellent. We got the six Cyl. and it is snappy. The only compaint I have is the comfort. Everything was above average but the car is rated by me as good.
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Very Impressed

by from Ohio on July 25, 2011

i own the escape xlt model and i love it the v6 has plenty of power i really like how high it sits and there is little blind spots. one complaint is how the interior looks so plastic-ie other than lik...
i own the escape xlt model and i love it the v6 has plenty of power i really like how high it sits and there is little blind spots. one complaint is how the interior looks so plastic-ie other than like it will review on how well it does this winter in FWD
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A good choice

by from Clifton Park, NY on September 3, 2012

I purchased a 2011 Escape Limited 4 wheel drive with the 4 cylinder engine in 12/10. I had previously had a Mercury Mariner which was totaled in an accident that I came out of completely uninjured (wa...
I purchased a 2011 Escape Limited 4 wheel drive with the 4 cylinder engine in 12/10. I had previously had a Mercury Mariner which was totaled in an accident that I came out of completely uninjured (was rear-ended, flipped end over end, and rolled over landing on driver's side--not a scrape, scratch or bit of pain). The car is very safe. Unfortunately, my Escape was recently totaled and once again, I came out unharmed although this accident wasn't near as serious as last. In the 20 +/- months I owned it, I put 37,000 miles on it. I did have a few problems...at about 2,000 miles my sunroof would not close completely and every time I closed a door it would pop up a bit (this was in a NY winter...). After 2 trips to the dealer they finally determined it needed a new motor for the sunroof. My sun visor was also misaligned and would not lock into the holder. Lastly, around 33,000 miles it developed a squealing noise every time I accelerated and the a/c was on (I tried to diagnose the problem myself after the dealer told me it was fine). I brought it back to the dealer and explained it was only with a/c on and they once again said it was normal. It was an embarrassment at drive-thrus and whatnot as I pulled away and my car squealed as if it were 20 years old. I think the overall reliability is so-so. Things I liked: Safety, design (subjective), high up driving position, SYNC, back-up camera & sensors, dual zone a/c, MPG (I regularly averaged about 22 mpg in mixed which is great for an SUV, I think), and the winter weather handling. Things I didn't like: cruise has no cancel button, heated seats only have one setting, transmission sometimes bucked, light camel interior stained so easily, back seats are a pain to fold flat (have to pop headrests out, flip bottom cushions up, then fold actual seats), and slowish acceleration (although it was adequate in most cases). Overall, I would recommend the car but I didn't get another. It was time for a change.
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Very Happy with the Escape

by from Dallas Area on July 21, 2011

Overall, it is a very good vehicle. MPG is better than advertised (26 city 32 hwy). Quiet, smooth ride. No extras in the base model I purchased, but for $19,200 I feel like I got my money's worth. No...
Overall, it is a very good vehicle. MPG is better than advertised (26 city 32 hwy). Quiet, smooth ride. No extras in the base model I purchased, but for $19,200 I feel like I got my money's worth. No problems except the air bag light will not go out. Occasionally the transmission jumps in first gear if I accelerate before it is fully engaged, but overall I love the smooth shifting 6 speed transmission. The 4 cyl is great in the city, passes quickly on the highway, and cruises smoothly. This is the first Ford I have owned since 1969 Mustang, but in this economy I had to buy American.
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Traded my old 2002 for a newer 2011..

by from Ft Worth, TX on September 13, 2014

I have driven a Ford Escape XLT for a very long time. I had a 2002 for almost 10 years. I put many miles on it, and loved it. I liked it so much that after searching around for a newer Compact SUV...I...
I have driven a Ford Escape XLT for a very long time. I had a 2002 for almost 10 years. I put many miles on it, and loved it. I liked it so much that after searching around for a newer Compact SUV...I went right back to the Escape. I am very pleased with this vehicle. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something with great mileage and fun to drive...I am one Happy Camper.. and found it using Cars.com
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Upset ford didn't stand behind their product

by from Winona, MN on January 18, 2014

We bought our escape brand new. Very upset the air conditioner went out right when warranty expired. Ford would no do anything for us. Funny thing is in MN the air isn't used that much. Will not buy a...
We bought our escape brand new. Very upset the air conditioner went out right when warranty expired. Ford would no do anything for us. Funny thing is in MN the air isn't used that much. Will not buy a Ford again
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Reliable SUV

by from western maryland on December 29, 2011

Bought a 2011 Escape XLS 4WD in April 2011 and completly satisfied. Great gas mileage, smoot ride, safe, and great handling. However, the four cylinder is a little underpowered in this vehicle, I live...
Bought a 2011 Escape XLS 4WD in April 2011 and completly satisfied. Great gas mileage, smoot ride, safe, and great handling. However, the four cylinder is a little underpowered in this vehicle, I live in the hills of Maryland and the truck does struggle at times. Also, the seats are a little hard. I do wish Ford still made these in manual 4WD instead of automatic 4WD. Gas mileage is great for a 4WD in the area I drive in averaging around 22-24mpg. Overall, I am very pleased with this vehicle.
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The Ford Escape - Escape Into An Endless Journey

by from British Columbia, Canada on February 13, 2014

I love our 2011 Ford Escape after being crippled by endless problems with a former new purchase, a Jeep Patriot. The 2011 Escape gave us years of problem-free maintenance and I love the old styling of...
I love our 2011 Ford Escape after being crippled by endless problems with a former new purchase, a Jeep Patriot. The 2011 Escape gave us years of problem-free maintenance and I love the old styling of this Ford SUV but unfortunately do not like the new style that looks like a Hyundai, etc. There is amble cargo space, good rear window view and more to this Sport Utility Vehicle that stands out, I've owned a Ford Escape years before and regret changing. My family can "escape" on trips, fishing, camping, hiking and escape the madness of the city. It is, like its name says, "Escape".....No, I am not getting paid for the truth. Kerwin Maude, Pitt Meadows, BC Canada
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Great Big Little Vehicle

by from Ocala, FL on February 5, 2013

Great on gas and plenty of space. We have the four cylinder. It has some pep, but you won't be winning any races or hauling anything large. I'm huge and have plenty of leg and head room. More than in ...
Great on gas and plenty of space. We have the four cylinder. It has some pep, but you won't be winning any races or hauling anything large. I'm huge and have plenty of leg and head room. More than in any other vehicle in the class (I tried them all). The seats are a little firm, but much more comfortable than the other vehicles in the same price range. Love the Sync, Moonroof, and ability to open just the glass on the back hatch. Find myself using the keypad entry on the door more than I thought I would. Great Vehicle for the Money! The certified preowned option from Ford is great! Ask them for the details.
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2011 Ford Escape V6

by from Neenah, WI on July 2, 2012

Good overall small SUV; lot of get up & go. Only concern is the automatic shifting; tends to wind out in each gear vs. old Ford Escapes v6.
Good overall small SUV; lot of get up & go. Only concern is the automatic shifting; tends to wind out in each gear vs. old Ford Escapes v6.
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