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2001 Ford Escape XLT Photo Gallery
Photos by Charles Ofria

Category: $20,000 - $25,000 Compact Sport Utility Vehicle
Who should buy this car: Someone looking for a small SUV that is equally at home on the trails as it is on the boulevard.  
Comparable models in this class: Chevrolet Tracker, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Isuzu Rodeo, Kia Sportage,  Jeep Liberty, Mazda Tribute, Nissan Xterra, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota RAV4


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The Escape is based on a new unibody platform developed inpartnership with Mazda. It is offered with a choice of  2.0 liter 4 or3.0 liter V6 engines with front-wheel drive or 4x4 powertrains and has fullyindependent front and rear suspensions for excellent off-road as well as on-roadcapability.

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Engine Type (std.)
Engine Type (opt.)
2.0L 16 valve Ztec DOHC 4-cylinder with cast iron block and aluminum head.
3.0L 24 valve Duratec DOHC V-6 with aluminum block & heads 
Horsepower (4-cyl.)
Horsepower (V-6)
127 @ 5,400 RPM
201 @ 6,000 RPM
Torque (4-cyl.)
Torque (V-6)
135 @ 4,500 RPM
196 @ 4,750 RPM
Fuel Recommended Regular 87 Octane Unleaded.
Transmission (std.)
Transmission (opt.)
5-speed manual transaxle
Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic
Tires  P235/70R16 Outlined White Letter
Overall Length 173.0"
Wheelbase 103.1"
Width 70.1"
Steering turns 2.9 Lock to Lock
Turning Diameter 35.4 ft Curb to Curb
Curb Weight 3,065 - 3,457 lbs.
Fuel Tank 16.4 Gals.
Miles Per Gallon (4-cyl)
Miles Per Gallon (V-6)
EPA city 23, hwy 28
EPA city 20, hwy 24
Acceleration 0 to 60 8.9 Seconds
Base Sticker Price  ,335  
2001 Ford Escape XLT

Standard Equipment

  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Liftgate with Flip-up Glass
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo with Single CD
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Perimeter Alarm with Remote Keyless Entry
  • Front Disk, Rear Drum Brakes
  • White-Faced Instrument Cluster
  • ABS Brakes
  • Premium Cloth Seats
  • 16" Aluminum Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Retractable Cargo Shade

Major Available Options

  • V-6 Engine with Automatic Transmission
  • Control Trac II 4-Wheel Drive System
  • Power Moonroof
  • Privacy Glass
  • Side Air Bag (Front Seat)
  • Side Step Bars
  • Ford MACH Sound System with 6-Disc In-Dash Receiver
  • Trailer Tow, Class II (V-6 Only)

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