6Ford Escape

Ford Escape

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6Ford Escape
3.9

54 reviews

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72%15%13%

Build Quality
4.0
Value for Money
4.2
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.8
Noise Level
4.0
Braking
4.6
Acceleration / Power
4.5
Gear Shifting
4.2
Suspension
4.2
Fuel Efficiency
3.5
Handling
4.2
Interior Design
4.3
Boot Size
4.3
Comfort
4.6
Features
4.4

Reviews

54 reviews
Tony M
Tony MVictoria2 posts
  ZG Titanium Petrol

Great sporty SUV

Had our 2018 Escape Titanium ecoboost with Tech Pack (bought new) for just over 4 years. No issues in all that time and just ticked over 40K Kms. The tech in the car is great. The cross traffic alert when reversing is very handy as is the blind spot mirrors. Ford servicing is very well priced and has 15K km/12 month intervals with free map upgrades and road service. Cabin is very comfortable with great airconditioning and heated seats. The panoramic sunroof is a nice feature. The petrol 2 litre turbo is responsive and well matched to the torque box auto and the AWD gives great handling. Long distance drives are comfortable. One day I will try out the self parking feature. Show details
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John E.
John E.Far North Queensland, QLD3 posts
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JLDCentral, SA
  ZG Titanium Diesel
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Dale Bowen
Dale BowenHunter Region, NSW3 posts
  ZG ST-Line

Test drove several other brands leading the market in this class, nothing came close to the Escape

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 Show details
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Holbi
HolbiRichmond-Tweed, NSW35 posts
  ZG Titanium Diesel

ZG Ford Escape Titanium Diesel

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. Show details
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Heather W
Heather WMetropolitan Adelaide, SA6 posts
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Ramon
RamonNortheast, VIC
  ZG Ambiente FWD Auto

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. apparently only on this sized motor 1.5 l petrol turbo not the 2.0 l Show details
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Craig F.
Craig F.South East Queensland, QLD
  ZG Ambiente AWD Auto

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.  Show details
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Joseph
JosephGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC3 posts
  BA/ZB

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 Show details
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Fabio Granados
Fabio GranadosMetropolitan Adelaide, SA4 posts
  BA/ZB

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. Show details
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Damon
DamonSydney, NSW2 posts
  ZG Titanium Petrol

Disappointing

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.. Show details
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Boo
Boo21 posts
  ZG Titanium Petrol

Love it

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!
Brad M
Brad MSydney, NSW2 posts
  ZG Titanium Petrol

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.

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. Show details

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Claire
ClaireNortheast, VIC5 posts
  ZG Trend 2.0L Petrol AWD

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! Show details
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Sayyed
SayyedGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC4 posts
  Fair Incentive BA/ZB

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. Show details
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Questions & Answers

GRAHAM
GRAHAM · Escape ZD (2008-2012)

My ZD Escape 72000 KL old has a problem with starting key turns as it has too. How ever it cranks but fail to Fire. I have sourced various answers of which replacement of the Inner key mechanism and possible replacement of the firing switch. My question is am I going in the right direction, Plus are these 2 items available in Cairns Australia or were else. The installation will be done by my local mechanic. That the problem I hope I trust that you can be of assistance in this urgent matter. Graham Burford Cairns grahamburford@bigpond.com

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John E.
John E.  

We have the same problem. Mechanics have been unable to solve. We apply brake, jiggle the shifter and turn the key. Eventually starts. Ford advised to buy a new Ford.

Tracey Z.
Tracey Z. · Escape

Will a gearbox from a2001 4 cylinder auto fit into a 2008 4 cylinder auto ford escape

Gracie B.
Gracie B. · Escape ZD (2008-2012)

Do you sell parts for a Ford Escape ZD 2012 please?looking for a outer left tail light for my dad's car,so hard to find it.

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CategoryMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVsMidsize / Medium SUVs
Starting Price $45,840$48,340$36,490$33,490
TransmissionAutomaticDual-Clutch (DCT)AutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFour Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)Four Wheel Drive (4WD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolDieselPetrolPetrol
Wheels19" Alloy19" Alloy18" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8.6 L/100km5.6 L/100km8.6 L/100km7.5 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L60 L60 L60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 2.0L4 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power178kW @ 5500rpm132kW @ 3500rpm178kW @ 5500rpm134kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque345Nm @ 2000-4500rpm400Nm @ 2000-2500rpm345Nm @ 2000-4500rpm240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm
Country of ManufactureSpainSpainSpainSpain
Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)1,600 kg1,800 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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