New motor needed after 30000kms not happy Jan
Bought a year ago with 21000kms, found out the head gasket had just been replaced. Had a missfire issue recently . booked in today told the motor has to be replaced as coolant has leaked into the motor. Very poor manufacturing by Ford, would replace the car but cannot afford to. I hate LEMON cars.
Purchased in March 2020 for $21,000.00.
Engine Blown after 60000km
Daily Drive for my wife. Bought the car new and now after 60000km, it has a blown motor. 1.5l EcoBoost motor leaking coolant into the motor. Ford replacing under warranty. The car has always been serviced by ford at the recommended service intervals. My wife was driving to work the engine light came on and the warning was to stop the car immediately. My wife then rang ford service and they told her to take the car to the service centre. Was informed by Ford it needs a new long motor to be installed due to a coolant leak that warped the head and the block. Ford is replacing under warranty and supplied a loaner car. My concern is that the motor that is going into my car will do the same thing after another 60000km or when out of warranty.
Purchased in March 2018 at Ford Dealers for $33,000.00.
Good value for money
Daily driver...Economical...No nonsense suv...Had a misfire problem when I bought it but replaced spark plugs and coils with quality replacements and now doesnt miss a beat....Good reliable and fun driving
Smooth, impressive and economical.
Most be the most economical v6 vehicle I've ever had so far.
I enjoyed this car very much, it was comfortable and high to ride, very easy to maneuver as it is very small in size and still roomy and practical inside.
I think it is a great choice all the way.
Fuel wasn't much more than I usually used for a 4 cylinder rav 4. Very impressed, would gladly buy another.
Purchased in February 2020 for $5,000.00.
After much research, I decided to buy the Escape.. within weeks noticed a noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. Brought it back to the dealership, they said nothing was wrong.. problems continued brought it back again, 'no problems with the car. Drove it out of the dealership, went around the corner and brought it back again, demanded that I talk to the service manager, he took it for a drive.. you need a new rear diff.. the car has only 7000kms on it.. all covered under warranty but not what you expect from a new car..
Purchased in July 2019 for $39,000.00.
This car is just so easy to drive. I thought it might feel big and cumbersome stepping into it from a small car, but it feels so light and effortless. Loads of helpful extras like blind spot assist and it adjusts speed to match if car in front slows down. It has plenty of grunt and responds well when you need it to go quickly.
Only downside for me was the dealer plastering their name (ie. free advertising) over the car. Now that I have removed the stickers and got replacement numberplates to remove dealers name from them, it looks much better - note to potential Dominelli buyers!
Great all round soft roader
Probably the most underrated vehicle on the road. Great handling, fully specced, comfortable, and goes hard.
Highly recommend a test drive, in particular if stepping down from a 6/8 cylinder, as these have more than enough power.
- fuel consumption on the 2.0t averages at 13.1l/100km... mainly around town driving. Not great and likes premium.
- a knocking from the front right on full lock that the Ford dealer cant find a problem with so far.
- could use more rear leg space... but to be fair thats common to all in this size/ class.
Purchased in December 2017 for $36,000.00.
Versatile, comfortable car - very happy!
Very comfortable vehicle packed with all the essential features and creature comforts. Safety features among best in market. Accessories like puddle lamps and lane guidance real bonus. 60:40 rear seat split very handy - we have even fit a large wheelbarrow in the back of ours!
Purchased in August 2017 for $35,000.00.
Full of problems
Every 30ks engine light goes on can’t find what is wrong. Not a fuel economy car. Ford is using just his badge the real car is Mazda Tribute. Don’t buy this car.
Purchased in April 2010 for $11,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
My Escape is used for commuting in our regional town ( Narooma ). My wife finds it extremely easy to park, and for me, it certainly has more than enough power
It is used on average, five to six times a week (in town ) with acceptable fuel economy.
On a trip. though, it is a pleasure for me to drive, as it certainly has power & torque to navigate any problems that we may face.
Purchased in January 2018.
Great Car with some minor issues
Before purchasing this car I did extensive research on mid-size SUV and almost ended up buying other models including Tuscon, CX-5, and the new CR-V. The ford escape isn't really mentioned anywhere until I found it in a comparison review on caradvice. Then after some research I believe it's the car I wanted. Despite the outdated look (looks like a car from the 2000's), it's got all the key features for an affordable price including AEB, lane departure assist and adaptive cruise control as a safety pack, not to mentioned rear seats air-vent and ...3x12v. The "always on" 12v power outlet is handy for my dashcam on "park mode". The cars from other manufacturers requires hard-wiring to the battery. The trend I have is a 2.0T AWD, which is a little thirsty driving around urban streets but great on camping/snow trips. The engine is potent, responsive and quiet. My only complain is the transmission often rev around 1500 at 50km/hr which sounds like struggle and under-powered. I have to repress the pedal to "reset" the rev to its comfort rev around 2000. Also sometimes the exhaust fume smells "under-burnt" at low speed like my old Honda, I am not sure if this is normal with a turbo. The steering wheel is not as light as the Japanese cars. The infotainment system comes with Android auto and apply carplay. However the infotainment system and the dash screen are totally separated systems. the dash screen only controls driving related features so you have to look left to see what's playing. And there is no control on the steering wheel to switch audio source so you have to reach out to the left if you want to switch from DAB to bluetooth music. The cloth seats are nice and firm but feel somewhat narrower than standard.. there is no electronic adjustment on mine which is ok but feels low-tech. Some other minor issues: 1. No fuel lid lock. 2. The tube-shaped shading covers on rev and speed gauges block a bit of the view to the gauge. I have tried to lower the seats but still.. It's not a big issue because the speed is shown on the digital screen anyway. 3. The front parking sensors only beeps and doesn't indicate the distance bars on the screen. Well it's not a perfect car but it ticks most of the boxes compared to other SUVs at the same price range.
After a lengthy process with Ford relating to a previous vehicle, we bought the 2018 Escape. This car is absolutely beautiful to drive and a very sturdy solid little unit. Comfortable and we'll finished and has everything that opens and shuts and connectivity is amazing.
Very, very good job FoMoCo!
Great but thirsty
I bought my 2006 Ford Escape earlier this year and it has been a great car. The size inside and out is great and it hasn’t missed a beat. The only problem, which is a big problem in this current climate, is that it is terrible with fuel. I would be lucky to get 450km out of a tank!! Looking to buy a new car purely due to the lack of fuel economy.
2017 Escape 12 months on
Bought my Escape with the new model transition. Amongst the first (could have bought last of previous model or the new model). Having upgraded from the Kuga (which I loved) there were a few positive changes.
So far, I have done around 18k kms after 11 months.
1. It was even more fuel efficient (I didn't think this was possible)
2. start - go technology (took a bit to get used to but now accept)
3. More power and smoother ride than the Kuga
4. same voice driven controls as before, but now expanded (well it was 4 years later!!)
5. much ni...
Not a bad upgrade from the focus
I purchased my car in March 2018.
So far I have driven it over 5000kms, including a return trip from Melbourne to Mildura. In this time the car has been nothing but reliable.
I am a big fan of all of the safety features, including auto braking, lane assist and adaptive cruise control.
The car is comfy and spacious, which my dog loves!
Questions & Answers
Have a 2010 Ford Escape with the digital readout for climate control. When you switch on the air the air switches on but no fan. You go over a bump in the road or close the door or glove box sometimes it comes on (fan). Checked all the fuses and seem to be fine.
How accurate is the fuel rating ie 5.5litres/100 km for the ZG Trend diesel.
Had a Ford Escape ST Line 2.0lt. turbo AWD that that had a fuel rating of 8.5lt/100km combined when in actual fact was over 11lt./100km and a poor 9 lt/100km country driving
I have a titanium, country driving I get an average of around 8lt/100km, in fact I drove from Perth to Sydney at Christmas and after driving around Adelaide and Melbourne got 7.2lt/100km. In Sydney traffic I'm currently getting around 10.5-11lt/100km. I use unleaded 98. My escape is an early 2019.
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||17" Alloy||19" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||6.3 L/100km||7.2 L/100km||7.5 L/100km||8.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 1.5L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||110kW @ 6000rpm||134kW @ 6000rpm||134kW @ 6000rpm||178kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm||240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm||240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm||345Nm @ 2000-4500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Spain||Spain||Spain||Spain|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,500 kg||1,500 kg||1,600 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016||Jan 2016|
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