Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,385 - $21,820
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
33 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,385 - $21,820
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
33 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5

2005 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

4.15

271 Reviews

38% 42% 17% 2% 1%

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An amazingly unique little SUV.

Overall the escape has been a good vehicle. The Escape drives a very good riding vehicle. The four wheel drive work good but I would rather engage the 4 wheel drive rather then the computer. The v6 engine is great no problem throughout the years. The two major problems I had with the car was the transmission & the differentials went out to so the cost on all of that was about 6,500. 00 dollars. I have been rear ended about five times & overall it is held up really great because I have been hit hard no major frame damage the bumper, tail lights & mufflers have had to be replaced on every one. I have had a couple of crack windshields that had to be replaced. I have taken a lot of care with the car making sure it clean, wash, engine is clean. The Escape has been a great small SUV. I have enjoyed the vehicle.

- Bradley B

Longevity, comfort, and reliability.

I love my Ford Escape. It is 13 years old with over 230,000 miles and still going. I feel comfortable and safe in my car. It has AWD, which has been amazing during New England winters. I have had relatively few problems considering the age of the car. The radio is probably the biggest annoyance. It is the original radio and when you turn the volume up or down it will sometimes blast very loud. The exhaust pipe did rust and fall off last year, but was repaired. There are some spots of rust, but very minor. I enjoy the leather seats. I had seat warmers installed, so that was an upgrade worth paying for. I enjoy the way the car handles. It is so smooth. It also has a nice quick acceleration.

- Sarah L

Smooth running Ford Escape.

This is my first car and I truly love it! Of course its had its share of problems but most used cars do. I would say the most common problem I have had is with the spark plugs. Other than that it's been a great vehicle. It's gotten me back and forth from college for the last three years and continues to run smoothly. Out of the four cars in my family it is the second oldest but runs the smoothest. It's very comfortable to drive and the size is perfect for a young driver or college student who is moving in and out of apartments. The only flaw would be that it could do a little better on gas.

- Emily W

Ranked #12 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,357 - $5,592
$20,070 - $21,820

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
153 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16
2.3L (121) DOHC SEFI 16
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16
2.3L (121) DOHC SEFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
40.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
174.9 in.
174.9 in.

Width

Width
70.1 in.
70.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3183 - 3346 .lbs
3256 - 3407 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
153 hp

Torque

Torque
152 ft. lbs.
152 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
16.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 28 mpg
21 - 24 mpg

City

City
22 - 24 mpg
19 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 - 29 mpg
22 - 25 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety