2005 Ford Escape XLT V6 from North America
The Perfect SUV
Nothing, except someone or something broke out my foglight : (
This SUV is a 40 mile daily driver and has been taken on several trips across the state.
It has a lot of power for a V-6 and is surprisingly roomy. It handles very well and does not feel top heavy, like some SUV's.
I have the XLT package with the sunroof, MACH 6 Disc, and running boards.
I love the new look of the interior for 2005 and the shifter placement.
The exterior is also, more appealing and it looks like a top dollar SUV.
I would recommend this SUV to anyone. The value is good and it has been extremely reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th September, 2005
12th Feb 2006, 13:05
Well as far as roll over, any car/truck/suv can roll over if you don't drive responsibly. Living in Dallas you can just about see any type of vehicle on its roof at one time or another.
21st May 2011, 10:41
I have a 05 XLT. It now has 132,000 miles on it. I have spent a grand total of $64.82 on repairs thus far (seriously).
1. The hose from the windshield washer tank came off of the pump motor. They replaced the hose and added a clamp for $59.00. (Took off quarter panel to access)
2. The oil drain plug head was stripped. Replacement was $5.
3. Wally World replaced a tail light bulb for 82 cents during an oil change.
That's it. THE most reliable vehicle I have owned out of 15 or 20.
22nd May 2011, 12:13
After taking my Ford Fusion on several business trips, my boss became a Ford fan, and traded his Honda CRV for an Escape. He is very happy with the Escape, and finds it far more comfortable, quieter and better built. He has had not a single problem with the Escape, and is now looking at trading his wife's Accord for a Fusion. Ford is blowing away the competition with the newer offerings. In addition, the resale value is rising tremendously. A 2006 Fusion is selling for more now than it did two years ago.