XLS Value
$2,877 - $4,030
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLS Value Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,877 - $4,030
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 25-27 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L (121) DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 Zetec engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard and only available in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 2.93 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Control-Trac II system
  • (4) P225/70R15 BSW all-season tires
  • (4) 15" X 6.5" 5-spoke steel wheels w/cap
  • Compact spare tire
  • 15.0 gallon fuel tank
  • Wheel nut wrench & jack

Exterior Features

  • Black roof rack w/cross bars
  • Front/rear grey bumpers w/rear step
  • Lower grey bodyside cladding
  • Black grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Halogen headlamps w/auto-off
  • Black fold-away pwr exterior mirrors
  • Gradient-tint windshield
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • Black liftgate molding
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • 5-passenger seating
  • Cloth/vinyl front low-back bucket seats w/head restraints
  • Cloth/vinyl fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion
  • Floor console-inc: (5) cup holders, storage bin, coinholder
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights, tachometer
  • Accessory delay
  • Pwr windows w/"one-touch-down" driver window
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • ETR AM/FM stereo radio w/CD/cassette player-inc: 4 speakers, integrated clock
  • Locking glove box
  • Map pockets
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Front auxiliary pwr point
  • Cloth sunvisors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • 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
  • Lower valence panel bin
  • (4) cargo floor hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear outboard 3-point safety belts
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Rear outboard child seat anchors & tethers (LATCH)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side door intrusion beams

2002 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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Reliable, comfortable family vehicle.

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

Vehicle had some recalls in the past on the abs system. Other issues have occurred on this vehicle like control arm damage but classic wear and tear of the vehicle. Generally, this vehicle has been a great transportation for work and school. My model has 4 electric windows, one on each door. It also has an electric sunroof. Interior design on this model is very simplistic. Leather seats in front and back, electric seat adjustments on just the driver's seat, manual seat adjustments on the passenger front seat.

- Samuel C

This car is a fun ride, at a great value!

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

The feature that was the deciding factor in purchasing my vehicle was the fact that it was a 5 speed manual transmission. I've always preferred manual to automatic. Even though I'm well over 100,000 miles now, I've yet to have any major issues, and it is my daily driver. For a good amount of time, I was driving around 600 miles a week. I only have the 2.0L 4 cyl so the gas mileage has never been an issue. Even with a three hour commute round trip it is a very comfortable ride.

- Vernon J

The escape gets you from point a to point b but with a lot of fun in between.

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

My car runs very well some maintenance needs to be caught up most notably the clutch needs replacement. The car has enough power to move along up and down hills well enough. The interior makes for a nice enjoyable ride. It has an aftermarket radio so we can now plug in any sort of music player through the aux port. Which is a simple but very important feature on a vehicle.

- Lupe T

My vehicle is great I love it.

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

My car works great. It's very reliable. It gets me to the places that I need to go. The comfort is great. I am comfortable when I am driving. The features are great as well. Comfortable seats, great stereo and room in the back to haul things. I love my vehicle. It is my first vehicle as well, but it works perfect for me.

- Erica K

Nice Fixer-Upper 2002 Ford Escape

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

Considering the age of my car, it runs really well. It was a fixer-upper purchased from someone else and had a few things that needed repair, such as oil gaskets, air conditioner, one of the windows, and the power steering pump. Other than that, after my initial maintenance on the car, I have had no major problems.

- Ariel C

It's spacious and comfortable. I like that it's a bit higher off the ground

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

Bought it off a family friend, used. It's my first car, needs a lot of work but still gets me where I need to go. It's has a lot of room, good for moving things around. It rattled but it is an older car. It's very comfortable, it's also a good car to learn how to drive in.

- Willow H

My Car point A to point B.

2002 Ford Escape XLS Value

It's a used car. Minor work was needed and still is. No compressor so the a/c doesn't work but the heat does. Hot summers and warm winters. Need breaks. And a tune up but overall great car!! Been to Mississippi and back in it. Need tires possibly just some brake fluid.

- Ashley M

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