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Ford Escape Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Ford Escape Reviews

The Ford Escape is a 4-door SUV offered in a FWD 4dr SE, FWD 4dr Titanium, FWD 4dr S, 4WD 4dr Titanium and 4WD 4dr SE. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 turbo (173 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (231 hp) and 2.5-liter 4 (169 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 30 mpg highway. The Escape SE 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed Ford Escapes from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 Ford Escape SE 4-cyl
  • 2009 Ford Escape XLT V6
  • 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid 4-cyl CVT
  • 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6

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