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2001 Ford Escape
|Comfort - good for long trips||Lower 2nd seat for more cargo area|
|Gas mileage & versatility||Sticker price tag said mileage was higher for local & highway|
|Overall looks - sporty, yet clean, classy lines.||No trailer hitch option and low towing rating|
|4wd capability - good handling in snow||Lack of dedicated rear seat lighting control|
|Control of road - feel very safe||Visor popping out when being used|
|High off ground, but feel connected||Rear headrests need to be taken out to see out rear window|
|Back up camera is fantastic for parking||Engine - noisy for a 4-cylinder|
|Front heated seats- great in cold weather||A bit sluggish when getting out of first gear|
|Vehicle exterior - good looking vehicle - not to small or too big||Side body moulding not available to prevent dings & dents.|
|Handles well in rough conditions - curves, bumps, etc||No handles to help riders get in the back seat|
The 2001 Escape is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the XLS FWD to the XLT 4WD. The 2001 Escape's closest competitors include the Chevrolet Tracker, the Mazda Tribute, and the Toyota RAV4.
Upon introduction, the XLS FWD is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4 , 127-horsepower engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. The XLT 4WD is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 127-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims.
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