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Ford Escape

Ford Escape

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3.9 from 52 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (13)
  • Value for Money
    4.1 (12)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (11)
  • Noise Level
    4.0 (11)
  • Braking
    4.5 (11)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.5 (11)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.3 (11)
  • Suspension
    4.1 (12)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.5 (12)
  • Handling
    4.2 (12)
  • Interior Design
    4.3 (12)
  • Boot Size
    4.3 (12)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (12)
  • Features
    4.4 (12)
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JLD
JLDCentral, SA

Too many issues to list

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Dale Bowen
Dale BowenHunter Region, NSW
  • 3 reviews
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Test drove several other brands leading the market in this class, nothing came close to the Escape

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Great tech
Awesome power
Safety features that are great for families
Good looking car
Ford App is handy
Fixed price serving
After test driving a lot of the other brands leading this class nothing compared to the power and price

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Purchased in at Ford Dealers for $42,000.

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Holbi
HolbiRichmond-Tweed, NSW
  • 17 reviews
  • 13 likes

ZG Ford Escape Titanium Diesel

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Has all the bells and whistles a real pleasure to drive. Drive this beauty every day, economical with plenty of tech and power. Service intervals are every 15Kor annually and I use the local Ford dealer.

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Heather W
Heather WMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Perfect all rounder

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Purchased in at Adrian Brien.

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Ramon
RamonNortheast, VIC

New motor needed after 30000kms not happy Jan

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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 for $21,000.

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Craig F.
Craig F.South East Queensland, QLD

Engine Blown after 60000km

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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 at Ford Dealers for $33,000.

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Joseph
JosephGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good value for money

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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

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Fabio Granados
Fabio GranadosMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

Smooth, impressive and economical.

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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 for $5,000.

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Damon
DamonSydney, NSW

Disappointing...

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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 for $39,000.

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Boo
Boo
  • 18 reviews
  • 7 likes

Love it

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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!

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Brad M
Brad MSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Great all round soft roader

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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.

Downsides:
- 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 for $36,000.

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Claire
ClaireNortheast, VIC
  • 5 reviews

Versatile, comfortable car - very happy!

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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 for $35,000.

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Sayyed
SayyedGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Full of problems

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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 for $11,000.

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derek
derekNarooma, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Just brilliant

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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.

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elv
elv
  • 7 reviews
  • 11 likes

Great Car with some minor issues

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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Questions & Answers

PhilS
PhilSasked
Escape BA/ZB (2001-2007)

How to replace odometer backlight.

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Doomadgee
Doomadgeeasked
Escape ZD (2008-2012)

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.

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Fabio Granados
Fabio Granados

Bad electrical connection

Doomadgee
Doomadgee

Ended up removing the glovebox and playing around with the wiring into the fan and it’s working now. Your 100% right.

bur b.
bur b.

Time to change the motor brother. I did mine after 3 months fiddling around

Petrus E.
Petrus E.asked
Escape

My escape loos water out of the resevoir it cooks out

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Doomadgee
Doomadgee

Blown a head gasket?

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Ford Escape

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Compare all 11 Ford Escape
CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $28,990.00$30,490.00$33,490.00$39,990.00
TransmissionManualAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy17" Alloy17" Alloy19" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.3 L/100km7.2 L/100km7.5 L/100km8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L60 L60 L60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.5L4 Cylinder 1.5L4 Cylinder 1.5L4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power110kW @ 6000rpm134kW @ 6000rpm134kW @ 6000rpm178kW @ 5500rpm
Max Torque240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm345Nm @ 2000-4500rpm
Country of ManufactureSpainSpainSpainSpain
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,500 kg1,500 kg1,600 kg1,600 kg
Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)750 kg750 kg750 kg750 kg
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
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