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2011 Ford Escape

2011 Ford Escape

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4.3
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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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My 2011 Ford Escape XLT V6 FWD Auto

by from Olympia, WA on April 5, 2015

We bought this to replace an older Ranger that had outlived it's usefullness. We love it. I immediately replaced the air filter with a K&N and replaced the exhaust cat-back system with a custom system...
We bought this to replace an older Ranger that had outlived it's usefullness. We love it. I immediately replaced the air filter with a K&N and replaced the exhaust cat-back system with a custom system. I now have plenty of power and great mpg (33 hwy, 25 city). I am constantly amazed at the power, especially on the freeway. The only negative I have is, what do you do with the headrests when the rear seats are folded down? Could have been designed better.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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i love my 2011 ford escape!

by from Indiana on August 14, 2014

i recently just bought a 2011 ford escape limited v6. and man is it awesome! i use to drive a 2002 ford explorer and it was on its last life, so i traded it in at my local Jordan Ford dealer. i just l...
i recently just bought a 2011 ford escape limited v6. and man is it awesome! i use to drive a 2002 ford explorer and it was on its last life, so i traded it in at my local Jordan Ford dealer. i just love this truck, its roomy and great on gas. i get an average of 22 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway, which i love! i have had zero issues with it. it drives awesome, it handles great, and we will see this winter how awesome it is in the snow! i would defiantly recommend this to someone who needs the room of the SUV but the gas mileage of a car etc. Ford gave me an awesome deal with a full warranty and we added bumper to bumper which you can not go wrong with. Pay $100 to fix it, no matter what the problem is or cost! very happy.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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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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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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My experience

by from on June 4, 2014

Since having this car I am comfortable driving and know its reliable. It has all the things I need and its not to fancy to distract me. A big shout out to Kasey Spence for helping me find the best veh...
Since having this car I am comfortable driving and know its reliable. It has all the things I need and its not to fancy to distract me. A big shout out to Kasey Spence for helping me find the best vehicle I have ever driven. He made sure it had the things I needed and fit my price range!
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Rust issues

by from DULUTH, MN on June 2, 2016

Have not had any mechanical.problems . They paint started flaking on their outside of their rear tire wells, around them hatchback window within 2 years. Was told by dealer that unless there is a perf...
Have not had any mechanical.problems . They paint started flaking on their outside of their rear tire wells, around them hatchback window within 2 years. Was told by dealer that unless there is a perforation Ford would not repair. Have taken it in and been told by two different body shops one that does all their body work for a local ford dealership that this is a common problem
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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