2009 Ford Escape
There are 5 user reviews for the XLT 4WD V6 trim shown below
- Neat features
- Way too many mechanical problems
Purchased As New
I bought this vehicle new primarily as a show of support for Ford for not taking the govt bailout. There are a lot of things I like about the Escape. The sync system is great. This was one of the first vehicles to have a USB port built in. The sunroof goes practically from side to side. The exterior appearance is nice. Now for the bad. This vehicle has had so many mechanical issues I will never buy another Escape again. Even the 2013's are still having some issues. The transmission went out after just over a month. Took 6 weeks to fix due to back ordered parts (what does that say)? This was covered by warranty, but still. The tranny also needed to be reprogrammed, another trip to the dealer. Now for the out of warranty repairs. Next up, the a/c condensor failed. Close to $1000 there. Then the electronic power steering assist failed. Another $1400. Then a front axle support bearing. $400 for that. All on a vehicle that is 42 months old. Virtually all of the non-warranty repairs have happened between 100k & 120k miles. So far im out of pocket nearly $3000 and counting, NOT including normal wear & maint. items. Sorry Ford, that's way too many repairs for a 3.5 year old vehicle. I made a huge mistake buying the escape, and with the number of recalls the various escape models have had since, it appears I am not alone....read morehide
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- Rides great and gas mileage is right at 24mpg
Purchased As New
Love this suv so far. Bought it brand new about a month ago and its powerful and rides smooth. Comes with satellite radio for 6 months and its great. Bluetooth for your cell is awesome feature as it will read out loud your text messages while you're driving so you don't have to read them.
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- Improved Performance, SYNC system
- Escapes have poor resale value.
Purchased As New
This is my third Escape, after having owned '04 and '06 4X4 XLT's. I can say that the performance difference with the V6 and 6 speed transmission is a vast improvement over the prior years. The vehicle handles well, acceleration and braking are great and overall comfort is good. I took a beating on my trade-in, but it's very typical of this vehicle..own it for 3 years and it's worth half of what you paid for it. One cool new feature is the SYNC system that allows you to use your bluetooth-enabled cell phone in a hands-free environment. You can also add a MP 3 player easily, and the built in cd player will also handle mp3 discs as well. They system recognizes voice commands and will dial a phone number simply by telling it to do so....it really amazes people that have never seen this before. There is plenty of cargo space for most items, especially when the rear seats are folded down. Gas mileage seems improved as well...I can go further on a tank than my previous Escapes. I went with the Torch red color...it really looks nice with the tinted windows and charcoal interior....read morehide
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- Great Styling, SYNC is AWESOME, Smooth Acceleration.
- Rear Drum Brakes. Should be 4 wheel disc STANDARD!
This Escape is like a small Explorer. It's stylish,sporty and FUN !
The V6 combined with the CVT transmission is smooth and responsive.
The Sport Blue is a unique color which is sure to turn heads in town!
I have found the the mileage estimates are close if you drive passively. For the aggressive driver, city mileage will suffer.
Overall, a GREAT SUV! Have FUN !!!!...read morehide
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- everything-- this is a brilliant piece of engineering and is wonderful
- none that I could find other than I would like it to sit up a little higher
I had a 2008 for escape xlt v6 4wd and it was fantastic. Now that i have seen the 2009 I am truly in love and I am going to buy one this year or maybe wait for the 2010 model to come out so I can see how ford improved this automobile. Good luck ford I dont think you can make it any better without going way up on the price....read morehide
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