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2008 Ford Escape

Rob Rothwell
2008 Ford Escape 4WD
Rating
77%
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  • Space and Access
  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • Appreciation
  • Upscale styling inside and out
  • Improved operational refinement
  • Frugality and value
  • Grabby brakes at low speeds (regenerative function)
  • Detached, springy feel to steering
  • None
Justin Pritchard
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6
Rating
79%
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  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • Appreciation
  • Great handling, ride, maneuverability and agility
  • Great stereo
  • Off-road confidence
  • Light on its feet, easy to drive
  • Well-trained 4x4 system
  • Interior has few if any soft touch zones
  • Dated engine and transmission sometimes show their age
  • None
Daniel Lafrance
2008 Ford Escape 4WD
Rating
80%
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Amyot Bachand
2008 Ford Escape Limited
Rating
74%
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  • Space and Access
  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • Appreciation
  • Pleasant and comfortable interior layout
  • Cargo area versatility
  • Reasonable size
  • Visibility
  • AWD
  • No towing mode on the transmission
  • Steering is little responsive
  • Rear headrests need to be taken off when folding the seats
  • Weight is a constant preoccupation (trailer)
Michel Deslauriers
2008 Ford Escape XLT V6
Rating
78%
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  • Appreciation
  • Choice of models and options
  • Rugged looks
  • Comfortable and spacious
  • Pronounced body roll
  • Needs a 5th gear in the transmission
  • Fuel consumption that's higher than average in its segment
Marc Bouchard
2008 Ford Escape 4WD
Rating
74%
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  • Styling
  • Accessories
  • Space and Access
  • Comfort
  • Performance
  • Driving
  • Safety
  • Interior room
  • More assertive styling
  • Fuel economy
  • Overly present plastics
  • Driving requires some getting used to
  • Price (hybrid model)
  • CVT