Last post on Aug 09, 2009 at 7:07 PM
You are in the Ford Escape
What is this discussion about?
Ford Escape, SUV
#9 of 13 Re: Front Wheel Drive Escape OK in winter driving? [oshkoshdriver]
by vg33e power
May 07, 2009 (2:15 pm)
My choice would be a Subie over the Escape.
4WD is standard
Fun to drive in snow and in highway
Most models come standard with a manual trnas even the upper scale models.
and if you can afford it...
#10 of 13 Re: Front Wheel Drive Escape OK in winter driving? [vg33e power]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 07, 2009 (9:42 pm)
I'd be interested in the mileage hit. I got by fine in snow country for years with winter tires and FWD. I have an AWD Subie wagon now that's good for going to the ski hill, but 9 months out of the year, I wish the mpg were a bit better.
The extra ground clearance on the Escape should help a bit in snow with either FWD or AWD.
#11 of 13 Re: Front Wheel Drive Escape OK in winter driving? [steve_]
May 08, 2009 (6:43 am)
Yes - that's my concern too. I'm a bit of a miser at the pump, and am looking to buy something with at least "decent" MPG. I'm going to try to weigh my options. I really appreciate the feedback from people on this forum. Thank you.
#12 of 13 Re: Front Wheel Drive Escape OK in winter driving? [oshkoshdriver]
by vg33e power
May 08, 2009 (9:01 am)
Considering your are between the Subie and the Ford, I take it you are comparing the Escape to the Forester just to be comparing apples to apples.
Forester 2.5X $19995
Escape XLS $20435
#13 of 13 Re: Front Wheel Drive Escape OK in winter driving? [oshkoshdriver]
Aug 09, 2009 (7:07 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Escape - 4 cylinder and I live in Eastern Washington - if you have been following the news for the last 2 winters - you know that we got nailed with snow. My Escape got me everywhere I went and back home. I have all Season Tires (the better kind) and they are siped! Other then that I did nothing to it. I got high centered one time and had to dig out - but a 4WD would not have gotten me out either. I recommend that car highly!