The standard manual transmission is new, with lighter shifting efforts and shorter throws. We found the Escape comfortable over a variety of on-road surfaces, eruptions and potholes. Don't forget to pick-up a manual written just for your escape. Ignition type spark Aluminum cylinder head S Fuel economy city 24 mpg of valves 16 Torque 152 lbs. No on trailer, so no brake controller installed at this point. Escape combines convenience and comfort with a unibody design for refined passenger car-like ride and handling.
None of the information is entered into the databases by ourselves. There is a plastic pipe in the way. When traffic moves, the battery-powered 70-kilowatt traction motor generator can launch the vehicle on electric power only. Escape Limited models have side air bags for the driver and front passenger as standard equipment. I just replaced the water pump on my 2003 Escape. The cargo area, with the seats up, offers 33 cubic feet of storage space. But that's merely the surface, as there are engine and chassis refinements across the line, and a new gasoline-electric hybrid model.
The rear-seat cushion also can be removed, further enhancing load-carrying capacity. You have to take the passenger front tire off and remove the outer wheel well plastic piece that covers the engine on that side. The Escape offers agile handling, a smooth ride, and comfortable seating for four average Americans. It does not include passengers, cargo, or optional equipment. Gray front and rear bumpers S Side steps O Front license plate bracket O Fully galvanized steel body material S Black door handles S Grille black Power remote folding side-view door mirrors S Roof rack rails only Gray bodyside cladding S Rear step bumper S Power door mirrors S 4 doors S Rear cargo liftgate Roof rack load 100 lbs.
But it is smoother and more satisfying than the four-cylinder engines found in most small sport-utilities. Suspension, f: independent MacPherson strut, coil springs, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: independent, multi-link, coil springs Ground clearance: 7. The Escape offers surprisingly good transient response in a series of left-right-left corners. It takes an 8mm socket to remove the three bolts holding the shield once the shield is removed you will see a coil for each spark plug. Fuel economy city 24 mpg Load floor height 29. It is built in Kansas City, Mo, and Avon Lake, Ohio.
Honda will not honor warranty claims for towing related repaires if the Honda package is not installed by a Honda certified … mechanic. The transmission shifts smoothly up and down, and chooses gears appropriately for the situation. The hybrid uses a modified version of the Duratec four-cylinder engine in a full-hybrid drivetrain, and will be the subject of an upcoming test. Ground clearance min 203mm 8. Noise, vibration and harshness have been reduced for 2005.
The new interior and suspension tuning make it more comfortable and more convenient. The benefits include lower emissions and increased fuel efficiency. Powertrains The 2004 Ford Escape comes with a standard 3. Thanks in Advance, Booker I tow with a 2005 Escape. The flip-up rear glass offers easy access to the rear cargo area for small items. When you install the Honda package the rating is then 3,500 for trailer and 4,500 for boat.
Safety and Security Ford Escape has been designed with safety as a top priority. Interior noise levels were comparable to a small sedan's. The accuracy of the information in our database cannot be guaranteed or verified, and we are unable to certify that a vehicle history is complete. The suspension does not have the articulation needed for rugged terrain, there is no low-range set of gears, nor is the traction system that sophisticated. When not in use, the sliding rails can be stored within the conventional roof portion of the rack system. The rear seats offer good knee room. Rear seat room is good, aided by a nearly-flat floor.
Interior Features The 2005 Escape gets a redesigned interior. Tiedowns in the cargo area can be useful. Apparently the voice of the customer was heard. It looks like a truck, it can be filled with stuff like a truck, but there is no conventional truck in the Escape's heritage, and that makes for a great vehicle on the road. Occupant classification sensing determines the weight of front seat occupants for optimum airbag deployment. However, getting in or out of the front seats is made easier by low door sills and wide door openings. Accessories from Ford Outfitters include a snap-in pet barrier and a system to haul two mountain bikes in the cargo area.
When properly equipped, Escape has a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The result of all this is a fresher, more contemporary look for Escape. This permits quick, yet smooth, driving that will not upset passengers. Open storage bins are located in the rear quarter panel on both sides of the cargo area. While there's no such thing as too much power, it never feels lacking in the Escape. Best of all, its prices are relatively low, up only an average of 1 percent over 2004 prices. Larger-diameter front shocks and a new front stabilizer system have been fitted for 2005 to better control ride motions.
Front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive as an option, is expected in the small crossover class, and the Escape has fit that description since day one. This series is designed for customers who prefer luxury and comfort at an affordable price. Brake Assist, designed to assist the driver with full braking power when it senses an emergency stopping situation, is added this year. With eight inches of ground clearance, bumps, chuckholes, and road debris that are hazardous to a sedan's health are not problems, and dirt and gravel forest service roads should be fine. Interior cargo length to rear seat 35.