Used Ford Escape Review
A used Ford Escape is one of the most versatile vehicles you can get. With space for the entire family, a dependable off-road performance, and an array of great features, it's easy to see why drivers nationwide have loved each model year of this SUV.
If you're thinking about driving home in a used Ford Escape, Val-U-Line® is here to help. Check out our detailed review below to learn what this SUV has to offer and give us a call if you have any questions!
History of the Ford Escape
The Ford Escape came onto the scene in 2001, when Ford worked with Mazda to create separate but comparable SUVs: the Escape for Ford and the Tribute for Mazda.
The Escape was placed just below the midsize Explorer in the Ford lineup, with two trims available: XLS and XLT. The base trim came with features like air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, and a CD player. Then, the more premium XLT came with a sunroof, 7-speaker sound system, and anti-lock brakes.
In 2002, an XLT Sport trim was introduced and quickly became a popular option. This was primarily for its powerful V6 engine, sport interior trim, and machined alloy wheels-all of which really exemplified the athletic nature of this automobile.
The Limited trim was also introduced in 2002 and became the top-of-the-line trim level for the Escape. With this trim, you got leather-trimmed seating, a 6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 player, and an advanced security system.
In 2005, Ford came out with a hybrid version of the Escape. It was powered by a 2.3L DuraTec 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor. Plus, it helped the vehicle achieve an EPA-estimated 30 city/28 highway MPG-allowing you to take all kinds of excursions before needing to stop and refuel.
Pre-Owned Ford Escape Hybrid
As we mentioned before, the Ford Escape Hybrid came out in 2005. It actually boasted a lot of firsts, as it was the first hybrid SUV to hit the market. It was also the first one to be built in America and the first hybrid from an American auto manufacturer.
While the Escape was known for being highly fuel-efficient, the hybrid was even more so. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, the first-generation Escape Hybrid was 70 percent more efficient that the regular Escape.
With this vehicle being a full hybrid, it can automatically switch between pure electric or pure gasoline power. It can also have the electric battery and gasoline engine working together, resulting in maximum performance and efficiency at any speed and load.
Furthermore, hybrids like the Escape don't waste power idling and can recover some power when stopping through the use of regenerative braking. Therefore, this vehicle is an especially great option for people who often travel in the city.
Used Ford Escape Performance Specs
Non-hybrid used Ford Escape SUVs can come with different engine options. The 2008 model year offered a 153-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or a 200-horsepower V6 engine. Between 2009 and 2012, the Ford Escape came with more powerful options. The standard 4-cylinder engine produced 171 horsepower, while the available V6 generated 240 horsepower.
Used 2013 Ford Escapes then got an upgrade on power. Here's a closer look at some of the engine options you'll find with a 2013 Escape:
- 168-horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
- 179-horsepower 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
- 245-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine
Used Ford Escape Interior
An SUV like a pre-owned Ford Escape is great for families and anyone who needs to carry a bit of cargo for the road ahead. It's one of the most spacious used vehicles around, so you can trust that you'll have all the room you need when you're traveling.
Older Escape models seat up to five people and have up to 41.6 inches of legroom for the front seats and 35.6 inches for the rear seats. Cars with more recent model years have a bit more space, with 43.1 inches of front-seat legroom and 36.8 inches of rear-seat legroom.
For cargo, a pre-owned Escape has 31.4 cubic feet and up to 67.2 cubic feet behind the front row. Just like with the passenger volume, newer models have a touch more cargo capacity with 34.3 cubic feet and 67.8 cubic feet behind the front row.
Technologies in a Used Ford Escape
Previous model years of the Ford Escape are also equipped with tons of advanced technologies. Whether you're looking for infotainment or comfort features, you're sure to find it with this SUV.
Here are some of the features and technologies you can get with a used Ford Escape, depending on the model year you choose.
- Dual-zone electronic automatic climate control
- SYNC® infotainment system
- Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
- Heated front seats
On top of that, this car offers advanced safety features, including the advanced Personal Safety System™, to help you stay protected in the event of a collision. Ford SYNC® with 911 Assist™ is available, too. If you get into an accident, the system will use your connected phone to call emergency services or shut off the fuel pump.
Learn More About the Used Ford Escape
If you're looking for space, safety, and a capable performance, a used Ford Escape may be the vehicle for you.
To learn more about this compact SUV's features and performance, contact our team at Val-U-Line® used car dealerships and test drive a used Ford Escape today.