Used Vehicle Review Ford Escape 20012011 Autos ca

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February 3, 2011

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By Chris Chase

has a long history in the truck-building but if the success of its Escape compact is an indication, the company knows how to a car-based “truck” which to buyers in a segment that has one of the most popular in North The Escape s success, while not surprising, is interesting all the same, that the Escape came to four years after the Honda CR-V and Toyota arrived in 1997. Shortly the Escape went on sale in it became the best-selling vehicle in the and has held that position

Initially, the Escape was offered a choice of a 2.0-litre four-cylinder (130 horsepower) or a 200-hp, V6; in 2005, the four-cylinder was upgraded to a powerful (153-hp) 2.3-litre The four-cylinder could be had with a manual, but V6 models all got a four-speed (which was optional in four-banger Either engine was available front- or all-wheel drive.

The 2005 model year a gas-electric hybrid Escape at a combined (gas plus power) 133 hp.

In 2008, the Escape was (though the basic platform the same), and the manual transmission was The 2009 model brought new and transmissions. The four-cylinder was upgraded to a making 171 horsepower, while the 3.0-litre was good for 240, and a automatic transmission became the new

The new four-cylinder was also used in the model, boosting its power to a combined 177 hp.

In 2001, Natural Canada s fuel consumption for the Escape were 10.6/8.3 km (city/highway) for a four-cylinder, all-wheel model with manual and 13.4/9.2 for a V6 AWD version. The combination of new and transmission in 2009 helped those figures somewhat, and the Hybrid s ratings are impressive, at for a 2005 AWD model, improving to in 2011. As a rule, front-wheel Escapes are more efficient all-wheelers.

2006 Ford Escape photo by Greg Wilson. image to enlarge

The newer transmission used in the 2009-and-up is a version of the one Ford co-developed General Motors. Dubbed the in the Escape (and the Mazda as well as the 2010-and-newer Ford sedan; Ford s larger and sedans use an uprated version of the gearbox), this transmission is to a problem with its valve (an internal component that the flow of hydraulic fluid) causes shift flare engine speed surges as the shifts) and lurching. Lurching and flare.

In a worst-case scenario, this there are more examples this elsewhere on Youtube.

Reports notes the alternator device that keeps the charged while the car is running) as a spot.

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