2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0 V6 from North America


Great SUV!


Replaced the battery, a tail light bulb and the blower fan resister (only $40). That's it.

General Comments:

Really like it and would buy another in a second if Ford still offered it with the V6. The gas mileage is great - regularly gets 36 MPG (Imperial) 30 MPG (US) on the highway. Reliability has been fantastic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2018

16th Jul 2018, 10:29

Please, there is no car on the road that will go for these many miles without lots of wear parts repairs. Do you indeed own the vehicle?

16th Jul 2018, 21:06

Why is it so hard to believe? Judging the mileage in the 7 years the reviewer owned it, sounds like the vehicle is mostly highway usage which is the best thing. A lot less wear and tear on the brakes, transmission and many other items.

17th Jul 2018, 15:59

I had a 2010 same era Edge SEL with 6. Sounds similar as far as repairs beyond the expected oil change, trans flush, hoses, tires, and 2 batteries stuff. I had issues with the air conditioning switch failing a couple times. Paint was lousy - chipped easily. But it always started and ran well. Mileage far beyond this one at 204,000 (same engine and trans). Great in winter and a great size as a crossover. People often were surprised it was a Ford; it looked like a Lexus from a distance. Maybe the dark grey. Good vehicle. The Escape is smaller, but might share maintenance similarities. Just keep the fluids changed and you should be fine.

2011 Ford Escape XLT 4 cylinder from North America


Excellent vehicle, good workmanship, good value


The Ford Escape is a superior product, in my view, to our former vehicle, which burdened us relentlessly with intense frustration and far too many warranty repairs on chronic transmission defects: gears, shifts, gearbox, clutch and manual transmission and more.

The Escape is highly reliable, strong, stylish, and its model label "Escape" delivers - you can escape the concrete jungle to take it anywhere in confidence and reliability. You can use this vehicle for a variety of purposes, and we love the better glass visibility and height all around compared to the poor visibility in a lower framed car, the Patriot.

The Escape will always be a favorite SUV in my family, and in particular, ours allowed us to "escape" the outrageous chronic problems of our former substandard nightmare, the 2008 Jeep Patriot. I regret not buying a Ford when we bought the Jeep. Ford respects its customers... no comment about the other company, but you can read between the lines.

Kerwin Maude, B.C., Canada

General Comments:

Excellent vehicle, highly dependable, good service from several Ford franchises, and above all, no issues in the past 2.5 years of ownership. We took it on a long 1,600km trip and never even sweated. Our former SUV, we couldn't even take it down the road without worrying about it breaking down; that speaks volumes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2014