XLS Value
$3,531 - $4,732
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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XLS Value Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,531 - $4,732
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 28 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L (121) DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Zetec" engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 2.93 axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • (4) P225/70R15 BSW all-season tires
  • (4) 15" X 6.5" 5-spoke styled steel wheels w/cap
  • Compact spare tire w/under cargo floor storage
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 16 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Black roof side rails
  • Grey bumpers w/rear step
  • Grey rocker/liftgate moldings
  • Black grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Halogen headlamps w/delay
  • Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • Cloth front low-back bucket seats w/head restraints
  • Cloth fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion, head restraints
  • Floor console-inc: (5) cup holders, storage bin
  • Black tilt steering wheel
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights, tachometer
  • Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down"
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/2-step unlocking, (2) transmitters
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock, (4) speakers
  • Locking glove box
  • Pwr point w/cap
  • Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist handles
  • Interior lighting w/delay-inc: map lights, rear cargo light
  • 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, center lap belt
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side intrusion door beams

2004 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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Good for parents and ages well.

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

Doors keep getting stuck. Really good other than that. It makes a ticking noise on occasion that's really annoying but it comes and goes. I love the way the car drives. It doesn't get the best gas mileage in the world and sometimes takes more oil than necessary, but for a used car that's as old as it is, it does its job. I would recommend a newer version of this car to anyone who has kids. It fits car seats wonderfully and leaves the kids lots of feet room.

- Brooke B

2004 Ford Escape Review: 9/10 Highly Recommend

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

I really do love my car as it is reliable and runs very smoothly. The only thing I wish could be improved on would be a backup camera and possibly Bluetooth speaker to be able to hook up my phone. However since this is a later model then those would have not been made available yet. Overall the car is pretty great and has a nice sunroof and a good amount of scape. The leather seats are nice as well and all the buttons on the dashboard are not very confusing

- Breanna H

I love my Escape, Ford makes safe, reliable cars!

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

My Escape is a great, reliable car. I've had no issues with it even though its a 2004 model. I never worry about breaking down or getting hurt. It's a good size, not too small, but not too big either. The seats are fabric and are very comfortable, and I love it. Gas mileage is better than any previous car I've owned. I love my Escape and if it ever dies, I will buy another one.

- Alexis B

Fun and easy to handle ford escape sport.

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

I own a 2004 ford escape, blue with black side steps. It is very easy to handle. 4 wheel drive. Excellent comfort level. Have taken long distance trips with ease. The one problem I have with my ford escape is rust. The undercarriage, wheel wells and brake hubs seem to rust fairly easy if it is not stored in a garage out of the weather.

- Brandy E

Sporty compact SUV with nice sunroof

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

It has had to have an alternator replaced, the back window on the hatch has broken and there is an oil leak. Other than that it drives good. The heat and air conditioning work very well. It's a small compact SUV so sporty and fun to drive. The only other thing I don't like is that it is loud when you drive in the vehicle.

- Terri N

Ford escape 2014 leather interior.

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

My vehicle has some rust however it is a good first car. Gets around great in the winter time with the four wheel drive. A/c is not the coldest. I enjoy the heated seats in the winter time. Has a very big back seat and trunk. The radio is outdated and could use some rubber foot mats for better cleaning.

- Sophia H

Color: Black. Model: Escape

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

I don't really have problems because I go and get it serviced when need be. The reliability is AMAZING. I had some problems when I first got the car from my dad but now that I've been getting it serviced it's been very reliable. It is very comfortable. Features is a aux cord place, mesh seats.

- Olivia H

Not worth it, get a new car

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

I always have problems with my car, but I know that it is because it is old and has many miles on it. Just within the last year, I have had to take it in to get the alternator, brake hoses, oil pan, and fuel tank pressure sensor repaired/replaced. I want a new car.

- Alexis S

used 2004 ford Escape, comfortable, enough space, reliable vehicle.

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value

I purchased my 2004 Ford Escape used, It's been a reliable car for my family. Its comfortable and has enough space for traveling. The car is getting close to 300,000 miles and hasn't given me any major problems, and you can't say that about a lot of vehicles!

- Melody B

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