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2009 Ford Escape

Rob Rothwell
2009 Ford Escape
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77%
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  • Refined hybrid performance
  • Outstanding city fuel economy
  • Right size for today
  • Plenty of value
  • Brakes grab excessively with quick hit
  • Nosedive with hard braking
  • None
Charles Renny
2009 Ford Escape XLT I4
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81%
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  • Good fuel economy for an SUV
  • Comfortable front seats even on 600-km trips
  • Back seat is okay for long trips
  • Underwhelming stock tires on anything other than dry pavement
Charles Renny
2009 Ford Escape 4WD
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81%
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  • Fuel ecomony is good for an SUV
  • Front seats are very comfortable over 600 km trips
  • Hybrid drive is not as transparent as it could be
  • AWD system tends to be a bit abrupt when engaging
  • Back seat is best for those who are vertically challenged when on long trips, Ok for town ventures
  • Needs something other than stock tires for driving on anything other than dry pavement
Marc Bouchard
2009 Ford Escape XLT I4
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81%
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  • More potent engine
  • Well laid-out interior
  • Attractive looks with Sport Package
  • Aging silhouette
  • Limited towing capacity
  • Road noise
  • Somewhat light steering
  • Noisy engine
  • Jolty ride at times
Rob Rothwell
2009 Ford Escape XLT I4
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77%
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  • Perfect size, appealing design
  • Delightful to drive, smooth ride
  • Plenty of value and frugality
  • Engine noise is apparent
  • None
Kevin ''Crash'' Corrigan
2009 Ford Escape XLT I4
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81%
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  • The 09 Escape offers more power, and improved fuel economy over the previous model
  • The 4 cylinder is powerful enough, but perhaps a tad noisy on acceleration
  • The under hood wiring harness is an untidy mess and needs sorting