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#4441246 - 06/25/17 03:59 PM 2011 Ford Escape XLT
Corollaman Offline

Registered: 11/20/13
Posts: 210
Loc: Eastern Wa
Looking at one of these XLT model Awd model. Opinions would be helpful.

#4441400 - 06/25/17 06:59 PM Re: 2011 Ford Escape XLT [Re: Corollaman]
gabriel9766 Offline

Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 936
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Corollaman
Looking at one of these XLT model Awd model. Opinions would be helpful.
my father has an 08 xlt 4 cyl 2wd and has put about 30k on it in a lil over a yr and a half. he got it about 139k and has almost 170k on it now. he loves it ive used nothing but syn oil in it since we have had it it has only used .5-1Q of oil over 6K+ oil changes. he likes tht the seats fold down and have plenty of room to haul stuff. he does wish he would of got the 6 cyl or at the the 4wd so he could hook up a small trailer.

Edited by gabriel9766 (06/25/17 07:01 PM)
2015 Chevy Malibu 1LT DI 2.5L I4- PPPP 0w20 and a napa gold 7060 39,829K

2007 Ford Escape XLT FWD 3.0 V6 motorcraft 5w30 bulk and a motorcraft FL500s 109,944K

#4441408 - 06/25/17 07:03 PM Re: 2011 Ford Escape XLT [Re: Corollaman]
JustinH Offline

Registered: 04/17/04
Posts: 5186
Loc: Texas
I have an 2011 Escape Fleet Model as my work vehicle.

It has 30k miles and has had nothing but scheduled maintenance.

Ours is base 4 cylinder, FWD.
'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
'11 Scion XB

#4441691 - 06/26/17 07:07 AM Re: 2011 Ford Escape XLT [Re: Corollaman]
Ducked Offline

Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4382
Loc: Taiwan

British expat mechanic here doesn't think much of them.

"Escape 2.3
When compared to the likes of the Honda CRV the Ford loses out in almost all fields, but subjective aesthetics. The Ford is certainly within the budget category of SUV and proves it with poorer fuel economy than the Honda, lower residuals, poorer reliability and a poorer ride. Ford often attempt to make up for their losses by including fancy sounding infotainment systems and other gadgets. My advice is to be aware as these often don't function well and or may become tiresome after short periods of usage."

"You should find nothing but good deals, or at least good sounding deals on Ford Escapes. They don't hold their prices well and suffer one of the greatest rates of depreciation on SUVs.
They are heavy on fuel and not terribly reliable"

My second piece of advice is that if you must go with an SUV, but only need one for the road, then go with a Honda CRV. It suffers the least depreciation, can come with a host of options, is the best fuel economy of most SUVs, is super reliable, easy to use, good interior space and drives very well.

Known issues or complaints on the earlier Ford Escape 2.0 l

1) Fuel consumption is the biggest complain by most owners, typically reporting a range of 5-7 km per liter if driving carefully.
2) General suspension early wear and tear
3) Airbags are known to have deployment issues and may not fire on time.
4) Poor quality and fitment of interior components and plastics.
5) Common engine oil leaks.
6) Engine auxiliary component quality. Unpredictable failures of components such as fuel pump, A.C. pump, water pump, alternator, as well as others.".

#4441710 - 06/26/17 07:29 AM Re: 2011 Ford Escape XLT [Re: Ducked]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6411
Loc: Texas
Have a sister in law - (married to BIL with 400k Chevy) who had trans problems and other on two CRV's - she likes them - and her 2015 is doing OK - but they have not been perfect either. I find when the consumer reports come out - many folks talk smack when their brand did not look good - but seems on most of them Toyota continues to out rank Honda.