2009 Ford Escape  -  $21,160


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,160
Base Invoice: $19,970
Destination Charge: $725
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: FWD 4dr I4 Man XLS
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 Duratec engine

Pros

Smooth ride and handling; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder and Hybrid); eco-friendly seating material, competitive pricing.


Model Highlights

The Ford Escape comes with three different powertrains for 2009, all of them revised significantly from previous years. A 170-horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder replaces the 153-hp 2.3L, while a 230-horsepower 3.0L ups power by 30 hp in the V6 Escape. The new 2.5L also makes its way into the Escape Hybrid, which pairs it with an electric motor system, battery pack, regenerative braking, and a sophisticated management system to produce 170 hp. Ford claims fuel efficiency has not been affected by the performance boost.

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 by varying torque side to side as well.

A new 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard on all Escape four-cylinder and V6 models, except the base XLS 4-cylinder, which is also available with a five-speed manual. The Hybrid models come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) system.


Model News

Following a redesign last year, the Ford Escape gets a minor facelift for 2009, with subtle exterior revisions both front and rear. The Escape now benefits from a new capless fueling system and an 18.5-inch rear anti-roll bar. Ford's SYNC communications and entertainment system is available for the first time. Escape Hybrids will get standard stability control with roll control, and are now offered in both base and Limited trim.

But the biggest changes are in the 2009 Escape's powertrain. The old 2.3L 4-cylinder has been replaced by a 2.5L 4-cylinder with intake variable cam timing (IVCT), which generates 170 horsepower--a 17-hp increase over 2008. The new 2.5L engine also makes its way into the Escape Hybrid. Meanwhile, 3.0L V6 Escapes get a 30 hp performance increase thanks to more efficient internal components. In both 4-cylinder and V6-powered Escapes, the 4-speed automatic transmission of old is replaced by a new 6-speed automatic.

Ford claims a 1-mpg improvement in fuel economy for both 4-cylinder and V6 Escapes.


Value Writeup

The 2009 Ford Escape is one of the most affordable and economical small SUVs, and its carlike ride and handling, along with good maneuverability, make it a solid choice for urban drivers. At the same time, the Hybrid model is one of the lowest-priced hybrids and offers a practical way to "go green."

Ford claims the Escape Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient sport utility vehicle in the world, with an EPA city rating of 34 mpg.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
462.00 mi

Engine Order Code
997

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.5L/152

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
171 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.5

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37

Clutch Size
8.86 in

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13

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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
99.5 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
67.9 in

Track Width, Front
60.7 in

Track Width, Rear
60.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.4 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
4320 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 Size
P235/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5

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 0.4 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

Emissions Years
8

Emissions Miles/km
80,000

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.

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).

2.5L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 Duratec engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Battery saver feature

4-wheel independent suspension

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes

Wheel nut wrench & jack

(4) 16" X 7" 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels

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

Underbody-mounted compact spare tire

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

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

Cloth front low-back bucket seats -inc: adjustable head restraints

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

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

Tilt steering wheel w/cruise control

Instrument panel -inc: warning lights

Black center cluster surround

Ice Blue lighting on center cluster surround

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

Pwr locks

Speed control

Pwr accessory delay

Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters

SecuriCode passive anti-theft system

Air conditioning

Rear floor heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Pwr points w/caps -inc: (1) in floor console, (1) 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

Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control

Side intrusion door beams

Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags -inc: front passenger sensor system

Side air bags

1st & 2nd row Safety Canopy

Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts -inc: pretensioners

Rear 3-point safety belts

Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers

Belt Minder feature

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
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

 
2.5L 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

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SANGRIA RED METALLIC
$0

 
LIGHT SAGE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK PEARL SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
SPORT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
BRILLIANT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GREY METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
TORCH RED
$0

 
REDFIRE METALLIC
$0

 
STONE, CLOTH LOW-BACK BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CARGO PKG
$395

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$35

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED, FRONT & REAR
$55

 
SET OF 4 ALL-WEATHER BLACK FLOOR MATS
$75

 
VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM
$250

 
BLACK CARGO AREA PROTECTOR
$90

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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