Although classified as a small SUV, Escape's relatively spacious interior stretches the definition of small. Offering a strong V6 and good handling, Escape delivers good ride quality Developed side-by-side with the Mazda Tribute, differences in ride quality plus certain differences in interior trim led us to rate the Escape slightly higher than the Tribute.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Great acceleration from the V6 engine, sporty handling."

JOSE F., FL (2001 Ford Escape)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seat belt rides up around neck The shift stick blocks the radio Air conditioner has worked well Heats and coos quickly Leather seats are comfortable"

CAROL ANN R., WA (2001 Ford Escape)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"The Escape is 15 years old and has 200,000+ miles. It is driven to work every day and it just keeps running."

Anonymous, GA (2001 Ford Escape)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"love the whole car"

Anonymous, GA (2001 Ford Escape)

"It's a plain looking vehicle."

JOHN C., MS (2001 Ford Escape)

"Looks sporty, yet very practical."

JOSE F., FL (2001 Ford Escape)
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Would you buy this car again?

2001 vehicles
Ford Escape
Honda CR-V
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Wrangler
Mazda Tribute
Subaru Forester
Toyota RAV4
Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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