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Ford Escape, SUV
#3 of 70 Re: 2009 ESCAPE!!! [desmo1]
Feb 21, 2008 (9:58 pm)
Directly from the site;
The 2009 Ford Escape was unveiled at the 2008 Washington Auto Show. Sporting a 2.5-liter engine and 6-speed automatic transmission that replaces the four speed automatic transmission, the new powertrain is expected to improve the EPA estimated fuel economy by 1 mile per gallon and increase horsepower by 11% to 170 horsepower.
The new engine is also the new basis for Fordís hybrid models, including the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid. ďFor every eight Escape and Mariner vehicles we sell, one of them is a hybrid, and the appeal is growing,Ē says Sue Ciscke, Ford senior vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering.
#4 of 70 Re: 2009 ESCAPE!!! [pbstlrs1]
Feb 23, 2008 (10:14 am)
A few days ago, I was researching this and found that SYNC will be available in the 2009 Escape.
#5 of 70 Ride Comfort
May 16, 2008 (6:26 am)
Is the Escape built on a car or truck frame? Iím wondering about the ride and comfort. We are getting rid of an Explorer and want to get a good comfortable riding car, but really like the convenience of an SUV.
It is hard to get a good feel for a car just on a short test drive.
#6 of 70 Re: Ride Comfort [jkinzel]
May 17, 2008 (6:07 am)
It is built on a car frame--unit body--ride and comfort is very good for its size.
#7 of 70 Re: Ride Comfort [bdyment]
May 17, 2008 (6:28 am)
Thank you for the information. Im going to hold out for the 2009 if I decide to go with another SUV.
May 25, 2008 (11:16 pm)
I have a 08' Escape XLT FWD with approx 730 miles. I am hearing a "squeek" front the back end of the car when braking. It seems to occur when the car has been driven for a while (warmed up). I have had it to the Dealer twice and they cannot locate the problem nor offer a repair. They have contacted "Oasis" to check for Bulletins with no resolution. I've explained to the Service Rep/Technician that it seems like when the weight of the car shifts from the front to the back as you complete the stop. The car makes the "squeek." The Technician states that he hears a noise that he feels is coming front the back Brakes. He has tightened suspension pieces. But, still the squeek. Has anyone experienced this same issue? And, have you found the fix?
#9 of 70 2009 Escape.
Jun 16, 2008 (4:20 am)
THis car will. be worth the wait.
THere will be a new 4 cylinder engine and more HP from the 3.0L v6.
THere will be more NVH insulation.
There will be upgrades to the rear brake system. The biggest drums in its class.
Sync will be available along with Ford's next gen nav with sirius travel link.
#10 of 70 Re: 2009 Escape. [mschmal]
Jun 16, 2008 (2:09 pm)
Lots of brake dust on my 2001 Tribute with rear drums, no brake dust on my 2005 Escape with rear discs.
Why the biggest rear drums rather than normal discs like every other manufacturer is offering. Who has rear drums anyway, so they can easily win that award. Still I could be mistaken.
Wouldn't buy a vehicle with rear drums, discs all around or just say no.
#11 of 70 Re: 2009 Escape. [mschmal]
Jun 17, 2008 (4:15 am)
Mark: What is the anticipated date that the 2009 Escape will be at most dealers?
#12 of 70 2009 Escape by August.
Jun 21, 2008 (7:52 am)
Drums have a lower cost of maintenance then discs.
Rear brakes handle much less of the braking than the Fronts.
If a car with rear drums has good stopping performance than the disc gives no advantage.