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Our Expert Review: 2011 Ford Escape

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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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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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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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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Does not recommend this car

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no real complaints so far

by from se wisconsin on October 18, 2014

About the only negative thing I can say about this little suv is if you are looking to purchase one I would look for one with the 3.0. I have a 2011 XLT 4cyl. It is at times a little under powered. I ...
About the only negative thing I can say about this little suv is if you are looking to purchase one I would look for one with the 3.0. I have a 2011 XLT 4cyl. It is at times a little under powered. I don't do a lot of hauling so it fits the bill for us. Interior is laid out nicely not as complicated as some other vehicles. Good fuel economy and lots of room for what it is. I have owned fords since I have been driving and have had pretty good luck with them so far. Even decided to keep the 03 Taurus with 204,000 miles instead of trading it in.
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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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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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Great new used car

by from Central WI on August 22, 2014

After driving my 1998 Explorer for 16 years (1/4 of my life) I am happy to be in the old style of Escape and like the better gas mileage and the smaller size compared to new Explorers. Very pleased!
After driving my 1998 Explorer for 16 years (1/4 of my life) I am happy to be in the old style of Escape and like the better gas mileage and the smaller size compared to new Explorers. Very pleased!
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These were good cars

by from Newfoundland on May 13, 2015

I have owned three Ford Escapes, my current one a 2011 I bought new in March 2011. Mechanically the car has been perfect and a joy to drive, especially in the snow. However, this spring the paint flak...
I have owned three Ford Escapes, my current one a 2011 I bought new in March 2011. Mechanically the car has been perfect and a joy to drive, especially in the snow. However, this spring the paint flaked off over the rear wheel arches. When that happened I started noticing the same paint and rust issues on a distressing number on Escapes. If you do some searches on the topic you will see it is apparently a widespread issue. Plus I wash and wax my car regularly, so I was quite annoyed at this bad paint thing. I write this review to warn potential used car buyers to look out for defective paint and rust on these vehicles. Because of the $900 I just spent repairing the paint, I will not be buying another Escape, and another Ford will be lower on my list of new cars.
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