$22,535 - $25,140
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$22,535 - $25,140
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-22 City / 23-26 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L DOHC SEFI 16-valve I4 "Duratec" engine
  • 3.0L DOHC SEFI 24-valve V6 "Duratec" engine
  • Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*
  • 100,000 mile tuneup interval
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 2.93 rear axle ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Intelligent 4-wheel drive system
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • (4) P235/70R16 BSW all-season tires
  • (4) P235/70R16 OWL all-season tires
  • (4) 16" X 7" cast aluminum wheels
  • Underbody-mounted compact spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • Pwr front/rear disc brakes
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • 16.5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Roof rack w/cross bars
  • Grey bumpers
  • Grey body cladding/rocker moldings
  • Black liftgate molding
  • Black grille w/black mesh center
  • Black full grip ergonomic door handles
  • Clear lens halogen headlamps w/delay
  • Round front fog lamps
  • Black fold-away pwr side mirrors
  • Dot matrix windshield pattern
  • Solar-tinted glass on doors & liftgate
  • Privacy glass on rear doors/quarter windows/liftgate
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Rear 2-speed wiper w/washer

Interior Features

  • Premium cloth front low-back bucket seats-inc: adjustable head restraints, dual map pockets
  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/height adjuster
  • Premium cloth 60/40 split tip-fold-flat rear bench seat w/removable cushion, head restraints
  • Floor console-inc: (2) cup holders, storage bin
  • Front/rear color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt steering wheel w/speed control
  • White-faced instrument panel-inc: warning lights
  • Warm steel-painted center cluster & front door switch bezel trim
  • Pwr windows w/driver "one-touch-down" & accessory pwr delay
  • Pwr locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) transmitters
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Securilock passive anti-theft system w/immobilizer
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer-inc: (4) speakers, MP3 & satellite capable
  • Locking glove box
  • Pwr point w/cap in floor console
  • Cloth visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear assist handles-inc: rear coat hooks
  • Interior lighting w/delay-inc: map lights, rear cargo light
  • Map pockets
  • (4) cargo floor hooks

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger airbags w/front passenger sensor system
  • Front height-adjustable 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners
  • Rear 3-point safety belts
  • Rear outboard LATCH child seat anchors & tethers
  • Belt Minder feature
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Side intrusion door beams

Options & Packages

2006 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

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2006 ford escape . Love it. Comfort drivable, and dependable, just what we need.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

The vehicle is great. It drives better in snow and icy conditions than any of the regular 4-wheel drives I have ever driven. It has all wheel drive and goes practically everywhere. The only problem I have had with it is the air conditioner compressor. It went out and was a hassle getting fixed, they ended up replacing it twice before getting it right. I think it would be a little better if the cargo area was extended about another foot. It would give a little more room to haul stuff, I live off the beaten track (off grid) and buy groceries and other things on a monthly basis so I fill the little SUV up to overflowing most of the time. Other than that the ford escape is dependable, runs great on the highway and off road, looks nice, and always seems to do what I need it to do. I have a small trailer that I pull with it when getting building material and large items. It pulls it like it is not even there. The leather interior is nice and easy to maintain just wipe it down every now and then with leather cleaner/conditioner. The stereo is ok. Sounds great but I live in an area without good reception. We do not even have cell phone coverage in my area. So we listen to CD's a lot. The power seat helps a lot. My wife is barely five feet tall while I am over six feet so every time she goes to town we always have to readjust the seat and mirrors which only takes a second with the power adjustments. I am very happy with the escape and hope I can get another as good when this one is worn out. We've had it 13 years now and it just keeps on running like a new one.

- Sherman T

My 2006 Ford Escape is My Best Friend

2006 Ford Escape XLT

My Ford Escape has been my good, reliable friend for many years. I have replaced the AC clutch, the AC compressor, and the tires. Not any unusual problems with this car so far. Some people may not like that it take a few seconds to accelerate uphill, but I don't mind. I like being able to ride up higher than in a sedan. My model has cloth seats which are a plus when you live in the heat of the South. The hatchback area is spacious. I have to help friends move and haul tons of groceries, so this is a definite plus. I like the lines and details on the outside of my vehicle. I do not like the newer models, I like the look and style of the 2006. Overall, it is a reliable, roomy, and stylish vehicle.

- Gwen S

2006 White Ford Escape XLT

2006 Ford Escape XLT

This car has been the most reliable vehicle, especially for a young and new driver. The gas mileage isn't always the best, and it's a pretty small tank that only holds 14 gallons. Other than that I have not run into any problems with the functioning of my car in the past 3 years and over 100,000 miles. The interior is starting to deteriorate, but the outside of the car is tough and it also drives very smooth. There is tons of space in the trunk for storage and the back seat is very roomy. I have not run into any problems with the engine of the car, not one! Very durable vehicle and great car for many uses!

- Melanie P

2006 Ford Escape XLT

I love the look and comfort. Bought it new on 2006. Unfortunately since then I have had to replace the transmission as well as the engine. So I am into this vehicle for a lot of money. Fortunately the interior which is leather has held up very well considering it is had myself and two boys since new in it. Also the exterior still looks good except for fading of the trim. When clean the car looks almost as good as new. Oh just thought headlights are discoloring and do not let out light well anymore.

- Sherry Z

Dependable vehicle - beware of your dealership

2006 Ford Escape XLT

First SUV I have owned and love it. The only major problem I had was an oil leak that was still under warranty. Then it leaked again, but in my opinion it was the fault of the dealership not doing a good job on the warranty work. Twice the dealership messed up an oil change job. Stopped using the dealership. I have no complaints other than that. It has been dependable and I feel safe driving it. Plenty of room for hauling pets and supplies.

- Judy W

It is 4wd and you can drive it almost anywhere.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

It is a great dependable vehicle. It is 4wd so you don't have to worry about muddy backroads or snow. It has luggage racks for cargo and has plenty of cargo space in the back for luggage, camping gear, and groceries. The seats lay down so you can sleep in it or haul a bike inside. It's all power seats, 4wd, delay wipers, 6-CD changer are just some features. I definitely will buy another ford escape.

- Peggy S

FORD fits the motto found on road dead

2006 Ford Escape XLT

Did nothing but break down from the day I took it off the used car lot. I don't recommend this vehicle at all!! First thing to go was a sensor, the next thing wastu rod ends wheel bearings shock came through the wheel well just so many problems. Most recent was timing chain snapped off in driveway and hit the engine which is now without compression and not worth fixing really.

- Mary R

And interesting detail for me on my vehicle is the different storage compartment

2006 Ford Escape XLT

I have had to do little maintenance to the vehicle such as changing tires, brakes, rotors, and oil changes. It is very comfortable for my family of 3 plus I have used the vehicle as my work car when I worked in child car and needed to transport. I have packed up and entire wardrobe and moved plenty of furniture to and from places easily.

- Vanessa S

Great vehicle for a first timer.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

I love my vehicle. For my first vehicle purchase ever, the ford escape was a great idea. I have never had a major issue with my car. The color I went with is called metallic mint green. The interior is dark grey and fabric, not leather. The only issue I have ever had with my car is the steering wheel is a tad off center.

- Jennifer W

All about a SUV back in the year 2015. Hope you like it

2006 Ford Escape XLT

It was the right size I was looking for at the time. It was not a big SUV.it had 4 wheel drive. It sat up not low to the ground..the price was right for me. It was easy to fix. It was four doors. Power windows. Power locks..it had am FM radio .it also had a 6 disc CD player. Front and back speakers in it..power seats .

- Pamela P

Ford escape, a efficient and overall good car.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

It has been running good and is fuel efficient. The car runs well and has been Very low maintenance. The car is comfortable and has lots of safety features. The cruise control is a very nice feature and helps to reduce fuel consumption. The fact the car is a small size means it is easy to park and move on the city.


It's great! It does exactly what I need it to, and is great on gas too.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

My vehicle has been awesome since I purchased it. I of course have had a few maintenance issues with it over the years, but they were easily fixed. It is comfortable, spacious for what I need, and great on gas. The leather seats are nice, though sometimes I do wish it had cloth ones instead.

- Taylor D

Compact and reliable for long drives.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

Perfect for students as it can carry a lot of stuff which additionally will be free from nature's elements. Off ground and reliable considering I have extremely high mileage. Cost of gas is affordable, but not as efficient as today's models. Seating may be uncomfortable on long drives.

- Alexandra C

Great car for moms with small children.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

I enjoy my ford escape. It has plenty of room for two children and their accessories. I also like that the ford escape has four wheel drive. It handles well in the snow. I have found it to be very reliable. Repairs have been minimal and easy. I would especially recommend it to mom's.

- Jacqueline M

The perfect SUV for packing up and going out of town

2006 Ford Escape XLT

The vehicle is very reliable. It doesn't feel overly large like a lot of SUV's but is still spacious. This model is fairly basic and doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles but it is perfect for me. The maintenance is easy to keep up with and I have not had any major problems.

- Kayla R

Good Deal, Bad Car. However could has better features

2006 Ford Escape XLT

The Performance is well, is not the best and kind of old. The main problem are the refactions, are not reliability. For longs trips is kind of uncomfortable. The radio does not has a 3.5 mm input. The rust is a big problem starts in the doors and them you have inside the car

- Emmanuel S

Overall, a mediocre car at best.

2006 Ford Escape XLT

My vehicle seems to have one problem after the next. The majority of these problems are specific to the make and model, not the age of the vehicle. I cannot wait to trade it in for something more dependable. I would consider purchasing another Ford SUV, just not the Escape.

- Erica B

Ford Escape XLT 2006 review

2006 Ford Escape XLT

Door alarming and mAkes some unknown sounds occasionally. To fix the door alarming would cost around $400 to do and that seems very expensive. The brakes are a bit hard to push and that sometimes could prevent from stopping quicker for other cars. Just some minor issues

- Melissa R

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