2008 Ford Escape User Reviews
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- $8,770 - $12,235
- No trim specified for this review
- Drive good
It is so much money to pay for a suv. I wish the price is lower. It drives great. It is good for a big family. It has a lot of seats. And it is great for moving.
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- Great new look, inside and out
- None so far
Just bought the 2008 Limited, Black Pearl Slate Metallic with the charcoal interior and all the bells and whistles except for the navigation system. This is my third Escape after a 2001 and a 2005. The 05 was only 2 years old so really didn't need this but wanted it and so now it's in my garage. So far it is miles above the last generation (which was pretty good) in terms of comfort, ride quality, performance, and ergonomics. The new interior is a home run and the new "butched up" exterior, which I wasn't wild about at first, has grown on me and looks much better in person than in photographs. If you can swing it, get the Audiophile 7 speaker sound system - totally worth the extra bucks. A winner all the way around....read morehide
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- Center console, leather interior, body sculpting, quiet ride
- Ride is somewhat rough, pebble grain dash looks like it will attract dust
I first test drove the Limted V6 today and plan to buy one. Initial impression is that the overall look is well sculpted and smartly organized with a sexy black leather interior. Ride is quiet, although a little rough on bad roads. I don't particularly like a mushy ride, so the feel of the road appeals to me. Seats are comfortable and will serve well on a long ride. As will the 7 speaker sound system, tuned to Sirius. Quality of interior is immediately noticable. Only down side is the pebble grain dashboard and need to remove headrests from back seats in order to lay seats flat. Although compartment for storing headrests is provided. Chrome front grille looks a little cheesy. My preference is for solid colour grille. Clean and simple. List of safety features and new extended 60000 mile warraty is impressive and should coax many buyers that it's time to come back to Ford. Bottom line ...it looks good and is fun to drive. Sold....read morehide
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- Styling, Comfort, Performance, Controls, Price
I just recently test drove the new Escape, and I think it is much better than the model it replaces. First, the styling is much improved; it has more definition, more character. The seating position is first rate, and all of the controls are easy to find and use. It rides firmly, yet comfortably, and the handling is much improved over the old model. The V6 ought to be standard equipment on all models; the trade-off between power and ecomomy is very good. What's more, the price is right, and everything suggests that the Escape will be a great value for the money. The new Escape is now at the top of my new-car shopping list, and I hope Ford can improve all its models the way they improved this one....read morehide
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- looks, handling, comfort, affordibility, so far a very solid car
- none so far
i love this car, its actually my wifes car she loves to drive this car she had a 2003 Escape and also loved that but says that this Escape handles way better rides better and has less road noise.
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- Good bang for your buck
- Mileage, old style antenna
I've test driven a couple of the '08 Escapes and both stickers at the dealership listed 17-21 for the mileage. What's up with that? If this car truly gets 17-21mpg, that is pathetic for a 200hp engine. Why does Ford and all of the websites list 19-23? The wind noise seems reduced a bit from previous models and the new styling looks sharp....read morehide
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