$19,735 - $21,360
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,735 - $21,360
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18-23 City / 24-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L (121) DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 Zetec engine
  • Engine block heater *STD & only available in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Control-Trac II system
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent rear suspension w/double lateral link & trailing arms
  • Front stabilizer bar
  • (4) P225/70R15 OWL all-season tires
  • (4) 15" X 6.5" 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 15.0 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Lower bodyside cladding
  • Chrome grille w/black mesh center
  • Halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Fog lamps
  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Fold-away pwr exterior mirrors
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Premium cloth front high-back bucket seats w/dual map pockets, manual driver lumbar & height adjuster
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear bench seat w/2-way adjustable headrests, removable cushion
  • Floor console-inc: (5) cup holders, storage bin
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights, tachometer, auto speed control indicator
  • Accessory delay
  • Pwr windows w/"one-touch-down" driver window
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/compact disc/cassette-inc: 4 speakers, integrated clock
  • Locking glove box
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Auxiliary pwr points-inc: (1) instrument panel, (1) rear cargo area
  • Cloth sunvisors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist handles
  • (2) rear seat coat hooks
  • Interior lighting-inc: center dome light, map lights, rear cargo light w/time delay off
  • Illuminated entry
  • Cargo area retractable cover
  • Cargo area sack net
  • (4) cargo floor hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Front/rear 3-point safety belts
  • Front height-adjustable shoulder safety belts
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side door intrusion beams

Options & Packages

2001 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

118 Reviews
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Electrical issues due to recall fix.

2001 Ford Escape XLT

This car has been a tough little booger. It is a manual transmission. It is been fairly easy on gas. I have had this car a little over 8 years. The only real problems I have had is there was a recall about my abs and the warning light was on for the abs. After they supposedly fixed it, I have had trouble with the electrical system. Blown headlights, several bad alternators. I do not know if they crossed a wire or what.

- Oscar G

It's still shiny red with the same paint job as came on it.

2001 Ford Escape XLT

Its dependable, has been kept in good condition oil changes, new tires, brakes and rotors kept up. Have only had minor problems and its comfortable automatic, and has lots of room. It has lasted me and has gotten me through back and forth from where I need to go. Best of all it's paid for and still in very good condition. I would consider buying another one if I had the chance. I would recommend this vehicle.

- Regina M

I like the smaller size and the 4 wheel drive.

2001 Ford Escape XLT

I love my escape! It is just size but yet it is still rugged. Yes I have had to replace some parts through the years, but overall it is been a great vehicle. Once a tree fell across my road, my husband hooked a large chain around the tree and on my truck. I put it in 4 wheel drive and I was able to pull the tree to the side of the road. I'll definitely buy another one when I can.

- Jennifer P

Problem after problem, unreliable.

2001 Ford Escape XLT

Given that it is an old car, I still hate how there's always something wrong with it. I feel like I need to take it to the shop at least once a month. I am afraid to travel to where I might not get call reception because I am concerned that my car will break down and I cannot make a phone call to get help! And I hear ford parts are expensive? It is really bad on gas too.

- Rea P

2001 ford escape 4 wheel drive with a sunroof!

2001 Ford Escape XLT

My 2001 ford escape is an awesome vehicle! 210,000 miles and still going strong. I have never really had any trouble other than the basic maintenance. My new car will be another escape! Other than heated seats I cannot think of anything I would change. One other thing I would change is the fuel tank is too small in my opinion, I think that is about it.

- Beth B

If you are given the chance to buy a Ford Escape, Don't do it

2001 Ford Escape XLT

Poor fuel mileage, poor handling, unreliable, untrustworthy, mechanically overcomplicated, and I wish had the cash to replace it with something else. I do not trust it enough to drive it any further than a local towing distance. I will never buy another Ford product unless it is a vintage Ford

- Matthew M

This car is great for the money

2001 Ford Escape XLT

Needs an alignment. It's not the greatest on gas. I constantly have to put money into it for repairs like a new battery. It has died on me once, but no other time. It is a great car for the money. It is also a great first car. It is great for people who like being higher up in their vehicle.

- Joe M

It is a great compact SUV. Good, safe family vehicle.

2001 Ford Escape XLT

My car is extremely reliable. The only issue that I have had is with rust around the wheel house. I drive it almost everyday and used to drive it back and forth to school around an hour each day. It still runs great and is super great to drive in the winter time.

- Ashley K

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