2001 Ford Escape Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2001 Ford Escape LX V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Most recent distance6000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Fine for a small family or older couple

Faults:

So far, so good.

General Comments:

I was amazed the first time I stomped the gas pedal in the V6 Escape. Those 200 horses showed up quickly!

Was quite comfortable on a 500 mile trip and I'm a big guy.

The only real complaint I have is that the gas mileage seems to be getting worse. Averaged a lowly 15.8 mpg at first, but is now in the 14 mpg range.

Goes great through the snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2002

2001 Ford Escape 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired120 kilometres
Most recent distance38000 kilometres
Previous carToyota RAV4

Summary:

Great Highway Ride

Faults:

Nothing wrong with this vehicle so far.

General Comments:

For the most part it has a great ride on the Highway or on gravel.

On rough paved roads it tends to bump around a bit with a light load.

Very good in snow. Pulls very well in deep snow (6 inches or more). Very good comfortable feel on the highway in slippery conditions.

Lots of room compared with the RAV4.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2002

2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1200 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Bravada

Summary:

Makes you wonder why people buy CRV's and RAV4's

Faults:

None (brand new).

General Comments:

I had been looking at new cars for about a month, and the dealer could NOT have been more honest or helpful. However, there had not been any incentives to buy just yet. TWO days before my lease ran out on my Bravada, the Ford dealership announced special financing, and apparently, cars were being snatched up.

To make a long story short, I bought this Escape 100% over the phone, without test-driving or even SEEING it. I never recommend anybody do this.

However, the Escape has been nothing but a remarkable vehicle, and I have NOT been disappointed. I live on a VERY steep hill which most comparable small-ute's can't get up. (think CRV & RAV4). The Escape makes it look easy.

The seats are very supportive and comfortable for long-term trips. There seems to be a generous amount of space (way more than in my Bravada), for such a small ute.

Although I'm indifferent to the front end, I think the Escape looks pretty agreeable, although I'm partial to the Mazda Tribute's looks.

I've heard gossip about how the Escape isn't a "real" ute. I can see where they're coming from (and the tires say "summer!"), but I certainly think if the tires were changed, it would certainly be suitable for the occasional light-trail path.

Besides, that's further than anyone who buys one would take it anyway.

For the money I paid, it was a terrific value, and I would HIGHLY reccomend over the wimpy RAV4's and CRV's ANYDAY.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2001

16th Oct 2002, 21:57

You obviously have not driven a 2002 CRV. I tried the Escape and it did not compare to the CRV in the following categories: CRV has more usable space, better mileage, better brakes and a more aggressive engine. I will admit that the Escape is a nice looker though. You may want to take a look at the CRV when you are ready for a change.

2001 Ford Escape LXT from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3000 miles

Summary:

The Ford Escape is a great buy and a wonderful vehicle

Faults:

Only problem so far was a cracked windshield which Ford repaired for free.

General Comments:

This is a wonderful vehicle. We bought it for our daughter to take back and forth to college.

It's large enough that I feel that she's safe.

It's very easy to handle.

The service at Ford was wonderful.

She's 19 and just loves it. I wish I had one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 27 reviews