2011 Ford Escape
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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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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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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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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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2011 awd xlt V6

by from Buffalo N.Y. on November 15, 2016

Purchased a 2011 escape XLT AWD 3.0 V6 with just under 38K,runs great,only complaint is the first 2 gear shifts seem a little harsh and wind out,especially when cold,plenty of room,good handling,decen...
Purchased a 2011 escape XLT AWD 3.0 V6 with just under 38K,runs great,only complaint is the first 2 gear shifts seem a little harsh and wind out,especially when cold,plenty of room,good handling,decent ride for a short wheel base vehicle,mileage is approx 22 MPG,my 4 cyl Rav4 gets 23/24,wish there was more storage areas,my rav has 2 in the rear floor,the Escape doesnt have any,hopefully it will be a reliable vehicle,we get a free powertrain warranty from the dealer,but also purchased a extended warranty to cover other items,my rav has been great over 60k and zero problems,hopefully this ford compares favorably,so far so good,it is my wifes vehicle she loves it and i am sure she will love it more during our Buffalo winters.
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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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Love this Escape!

by from East Aurora, NY on February 21, 2013

I love the Escape enough for the way that it drives that I traded my 2009 Escape for a 2011 Escape sight unseen. As long as it was the same color from the same dealer! All I needed to do is fill out t...
I love the Escape enough for the way that it drives that I traded my 2009 Escape for a 2011 Escape sight unseen. As long as it was the same color from the same dealer! All I needed to do is fill out the paperwork! This is a great vehicle that drives well and is fuel efficent.
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