Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,479 - $8,757
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,479 - $8,757
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
29 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
133-200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Ford Escape If...

If you're looking for traditional SUV features, such as high ground clearance and a high seating position, but you want it in a smaller, more fuel-efficient package, the 2008 Ford Escape...

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2008 Ford Escape Owner Reviews

4.35

387 Reviews

48% 39% 12% 1% 1 star 0%

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Ford Escape you will not regret.

The Ford Escape has been the best car I have ever had. I have had minimal problems with the car. I have had to change out the car battery only a few times but nothing severe has happened. It has been very reliable. One of the main reasons I like it so much is that it has great space. It has the good mixed between a car and a SUV. It gets great gas mileage like a car but has the space of a SUV. So having that happy medium sure make it easy to enjoy and want another one just like it. The Ford Escape does have a new one that comes out that gets like 41 mpg. I have heard nothing but great reviews with the new Ford Escape. So I can only hope it will be just as good if not better than the 2008 I have. You will not regret getting the Ford Escape. It will definitely be your forever car once you make the purchase. You can beat the price, the mileage, the space, and the reliability it gives to you and your family. So win and doubt get you a Ford Escape. You will not regret it and it will make you the happiness girl/ boy in the world. So what are you waiting for? Go get that Ford Escape and show everybody who’s boss and how happy you are!!

- Lacey D

Ford escape hybrid: a compact SUV with not so compact problems.

I like the compact SUV size of the ford escape hybrid. I like how it is tough on backroads. It is comfortable and has plenty of room. It does have many problems, however, that I have had to deal with over the years. The electric engine causes many issues for things like overheating (which causes it to stall in the middle of the road or at a red light) and brings fear to the driver when thinking about getting rear ended (the electric engine is located in the back of the vehicle). It is a very loud car and can be very bumpy at times. It is really not a very smooth ride. My aux input blew out a year into having this car. I have had issues with the ac and heating system failing on me in the middle of summer and winter, which can cause some discomfort. We have had to put more money into this vehicle than we would have liked for it to actually work. This might just be my car, and others might have better experiences than I have, but I would not recommend this car to potential shoppers. I know it has had many recalls over the years, so that is something to be aware of.

- Madison J

In love with my ford escape!

I love my ford escape. It has plenty of room for trips but handles like a sedan. I like having room in the back for groceries or whatever I need to haul along with me. The seats go down easily to extend the room in back and the front seats adjust to make long trips comfortable. We often travel 11 hours to visit our children out of state and we're able to remain comfortable. The lift up back makes loading and unloading easy. I like the water spray nozzles on the hood for cleaning the windshield even while driving. The back windshield also has a wiper, which is convenient in inclement weather. Someone must have actually driven this model before designing the center column storage, cup holders and plug instead in front and back. They are very convenient. The side mirrors adjust with a button on the driver's side..So convenient to adjust them back after my husband has driven the car and changed them. The driver's seat adjusts with a control on the seat, which makes adjusting the seat much safer. All I all, I could not be happier with my 2008 ford escape.

- Mary F

Ranked #7 Compact SUVs by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,051 - $7,606
$6,916 - $8,425

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
153 - 200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16
2.3L DOHC SEFI 16
3.0L DOHC SEFI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

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
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.1 in.
103.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
36.7 ft.

Length

Length
174.7 in.
174.7 in.

Width

Width
71.1 in.
71.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3272 - 3465 .lbs
3313 - 3547 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
153 hp
153 - 200 hp

Torque

Torque
152 ft. lbs.
152 - 193 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
200 - 350 .lbs

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.5 gal.
16.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 26 mpg
18 - 23 mpg

City

City
19 - 22 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 28 mpg
22 - 24 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety