2008 Ford Escape  -  $19,835


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $19,835
Base Invoice: $18,799
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 22 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Duratec" engine

Model Highlights

The Ford Escape comes with three different powertrains for 2008: a 153-horsepower, 2.3L four-cylinder, a 200-horsepower, 3.0L V6, or a hybrid powertrain, which pairs a 133- horsepower Atkinson-cycle version of the 2.3L four with an electric motor system, battery pack, regenerative braking, and a sophisticated management system. Four-cylinder and V6 models are offered in XLS, XLT, and Limited trims, but the hybrid powertrain is only available in a single Hybrid model.

All models, including the Hybrid, offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The AWD system can seamlessly deliver more torque to the back wheels as needed before the front wheels slip, and it also serves to enhance stability when cornering. The system can vary torque front-to-back and side-to-side.

A four-speed automatic transmission comes with all Escape four-cylinder and V6 models, except the base XLS four-cylinder, which is also available with a five-speed manual. The Hybrid gets a CVT automatic system.

The Hybrid has a "full hybrid" system, meaning that it can operate for short distances and low speeds on electric power alone; the gasoline engine automatically shuts off during those times and when possible at stoplights to help maximize fuel efficiency. EPA ratings for the Hybrid are up this year, to 34 city, 33 highway.

The standard Escape is quite fuel-efficient as well; with the four-cylinder and manual transmission, it achieves ratings of 22 city, 28 highway.

All Escape models now have the speed-sensitive electric power assist steering system, which eliminates noise and increases efficiency. Four-cylinder and V6 Escapes come with a front disc/rear drum brake system, while Hybrids get four-wheel discs--both with anti-lock.

The AdvanceTrac system with roll stability control is now standard; front side air bags plus full-length Safety Canopy side-curtain bags are also included in all models.

The Escape now has a plastic-and-polyester seat fabric made of 100 percent post-industrial waste--substances manufactured for retail use that didn't make it to the consumer. Ford says that the use of this material could save an estimated 600,000 gallons of water, 1.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent, and seven million kilowatt hours of electricity.

Limited and Hybrid models come equipped with the most luxury and convenience features. Highlights on the Limited include leather upholstery, a keypad entry system, an upgraded sound system, chrome trim and bezels inside, fog lamps, and bright machined aluminum wheels. The Hybrid includes dual-zone automatic climate control, the eco-friendly fabric, fog lamps, and unique alloy wheels.

Major options on the Escape include larger 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, a 320-watt Audiophile sound system, Sirius satellite radio, a DVD-based navigation system, leather-trimmed power seats, a power moonroof, a roof rack, and a reverse sensing system.


Pros

New styling; ride and handling; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder and Hybrid); eco-friendly seating material.


Model News

For 2008, the Ford Escape gets restyled inside and out, and also has a number of mechanical improvements. Design-wise, new blacked-out middle side pillars, integrated running boards, and available 17-inch wheels accent a higher beltline, while the hood has been raised and matched with a front fascia and grille that now bears more of a family resemblance to Ford's larger trucks and SUVs. In back, along with new taillamps there are also new step pads.

The interior is also reconfigured, with a more upscale feel, redesigned radio and climate controls, and what Ford claims is an industry first: seating surfaces made of 100-percent recycled materials. Also, the emergency brake has been relocated as a floor pedal, and door panels have been resculpted for more space. There are also revised storage bins throughout, and instrument backlighting is in Ice Blue.

Mechanically, the Escape gets larger stabilizer bars for crisper handling, a new braking system, and a new electric power assist steering system, along with various improvements to reduce noise and vibration.

Safety content has also been increased. AdvanceTrac with roll stability control and anti-lock brakes are now standard across the line, as are full-length Safety Canopy side-curtain air bags and seat-mounted side air bags for front occupants.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Ford Escape is one of the more affordable and economical small SUVs, and its carlike ride and handling along with good maneuverability make it a good choice for urban dwellers. At the same time, the Hybrid model is one of the lowest-priced hybrids and offers an especially practical way to "go green." Across the line, Ford has boosted the appeal of the Escape for 2008 with a new look and significantly upgraded interior.

Ford also boasts that the Escape Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle in the world, with a city fuel-economy rating of 34 mpg.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
363.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99Z

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.3L/140

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45

Clutch Size
8.86 in

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
5.3 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.4 ft³

Front Head Room
40.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Second Head Room
39.2 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Hip Room
49.1 in

Wheelbase
103.1 in

Length, Overall
174.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.1 in

Height, Overall
67.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.1 in

Track Width, Rear
60.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.5 in

Rear Door Opening Height
33.3 in

Rear Door Opening Width
43.2 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
66.7 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
34.7 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
40.7 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
37.3 in

Liftover Height
29.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
66.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
29.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3272 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Front Tire Order Code
T53

Rear Tire Order Code
T53

Front Tire Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
T145/90R17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 4 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.1 ft

Brake Type
Power

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 0.5 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
10.0 x 1.65 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.5 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10E043000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 02, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
294

Summary
MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Consequence
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

MARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V284000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 29, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
740,878

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner vehicles manufactured August 18, 2006, through September 11, 2010. The affected vehicles have a steering torque sensor that may not be able to properly detect driver steering input. As a result, the system could remove the Electric Power Steering (EPS) assist.

Consequence
If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the power steering control module (PSCM) and the instrument cluster module, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of the torque sensor signal or fault codes relating to the PSCM when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, the affected components will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S05.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V526000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 03, 2014

Component
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
70,209

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles manufactured October 13, 2003, to June 20, 2008, and 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles manufactured June 10, 2005, to June 20, 2008. The coolant pump for the hybrid system may fail resulting in the hybrid electronics overheating.

Consequence
If the hybrid electronics system overheats, it may shut down the powertrain, resulting in a stall-like condition, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the original Motor Electronics Coolant (MEC) Pump with an improved brushless pump, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on October 27, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S19.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Duratec" engine

Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control

Front wheel drive

Battery saver feature

4-wheel independent suspension

(4) P235/70R16 BSW all-season tires

(4) 16" X 6.5" styled steel wheels

Underbody-mounted compact spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system

A-gloss body color front bumper

Chrome grille w/body color lower section

Clear lens halogen headlamps w/off-delay

Black manual fold-away pwr adjust side mirrors

Solar-tinted glass on doors & liftgate

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Black full grip ergonomic door handles

Cloth front low-back bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints

Cloth 60/40 split tip-fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion, (3) adjustable head restraints

Floor console-inc: (4) cup holders, storage bin, removable interior bin

Tilt steering wheel

Instrument panel-inc: warning lights

Black center cluster surround

Ice Blue lighting

Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down"

Pwr locks

Pwr accessory delay

Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters

Tire pressure monitoring system

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Air conditioning

Rear floor heat ducts

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, MP3 & satellite capable, auxiliary audio input jack

Pwr point w/cap in floor console & in rear

Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors

Interior lighting w/delay-inc: center dome lamp, map lights, illuminated entry, rear cargo area light

Cargo area coat hook

4-wheel anti-lock braking system

Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system

Side air bags

1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy

Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners

Rear 3-point safety belts for all (3) seating positions

Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers

Belt Minder feature

Child safety rear door locks

Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control

Side intrusion door beams

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXCEPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-VALVE I4 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
5-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
XLS SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P235/70R16 BSW ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
CARGO CONVENIENCE GROUP
$395

 
16" ALUMINUM WHEELS
$375

 
BLACK ROOF RACK W/O CROSS BARS
$95

 
AM/FM 6-DISC IN DASH CD PLAYER
$295

 
FLOOR MATS, FRONT
$30

 
FLOOR MATS, REAR
$25

 
SPEED CONTROL
$225

 
INTEGRATED SIDE STEP BARS
$345

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
SET OF 4 ALL-WEATHER EBONY FLOOR MATS
$75

 
ANTI-THEFT WHEEL LOCK KIT
$60

 
FLOOR-MOUNTED CARGO NET
$65

 
EBONY CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
$85

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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