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Ford Escape 2008

The 2008 Ford Escape range of configurations is currently priced from $5,500. Our most recent review of the 2008 Ford Escape resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Escape: Widespread dealer network., A comfortable ride., Good amount of room for adults.

The 2008 Ford Escape carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1600 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Ford Escape 2008 Price and Specs

The Ford Escape 2008 is currently available from $5,500 for the Escape XLT up to $10,999 for the Escape XLT.

Pricing guides

$8,990
Based on 23 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$5,500
Highest Price
$10,999
Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
(base) SUV 2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO $4,600 $7,370
Limited V6 SUV 3.0L ULP 4 SP AUTO $6,100 $9,460
XLS SUV 2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO $5,000 $7,700
XLT SUV 2.3L ULP 4 SP AUTO $4,600 $7,480
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Ford Escape 2008 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Escape 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I know if it's worth replacing the transmission in my 2008 Ford Escape?

    This is a bit of a perennial question when it comes to older second-hand cars that suddenly need expensive repairs. On current values, your Escape is probably worth almost exactly the same as the new transmission will cost you. The problem is that even if you do have the new transmission fitted, you won’t have doubled the value of the car. In fact, you’ll have done nothing for its resale value compared with any other working Escape. And right now, your Escape with a broken transmission is worth – roughly - $300 which is what a scrap merchant will pay for it to be crushed and turned into microwave ovens.

    However, balancing all that is the question of, if you do scrap the car, how much will you need to spend to get into something that will be reliable and safe? And the answer to that is probably more than $5000. At this point, you also need to assess the condition of the rest of your car. At 170,000km on the clock, it could well be ready for maintenance in other expensive areas.

    But assuming the rest of your car is in good condition and still works properly, here’s another option: Rather than a brand-new transmission, why not track down a good, second-hand unit from a vehicle recycler. Specialist recyclers have a range of components like these, and you should be able to find one that’s been tested and perhaps even carries a short warranty. It will still cost money to buy the transmission and have it fitted, but it shouldn’t be anything like $5000 and if it keeps your car on the road for another few years, then it’s recycling at its best. The greenest car is the one that’s already been built.

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  • Ford Escape 2008: Auto transmission issues?

    At 148,000 km it would be worth servicing the ’box, particularly if the car has been doing any towing. I would also check with your Ford dealer to see if Ford has released any software updates for the transmission.

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  • Ford Escape 2007: Another cracked wheel

    IN DEFENCE of Ford, it sometimes happens that an owner will hit a kerb or a hole in the road and damage the wheel, but they should check the wheel themselves to verify if the crack has been caused by driver error or not. That they dismissed your claim without checking isn't good enough, even if your car is out of warranty. It's even more disappointing that they have chosen not to act when the dealer supports your claim. If the dealer is prepared to make a report on its findings I would use it and pursue Ford for compensation.

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Ford Escape 2008 Towing capacity

The Ford Escape’s towing capacity ranges from 1000kg to 1600kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
XLS SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1000kg
base SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1000kg
XLT SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1000kg
XLT Sport V6 SUV 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 1600kg
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Ford Escape 2008 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2008 Ford Escape are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1825mm x 1775mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Ford Escape 2008 Dimensions  include 1760mm height, 1825mm width, 4470mm length.
Ford Escape Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
XLS SUV 1760x1825x4470 mm 205 mm
base SUV 1760x1825x4470 mm 205 mm
XLT SUV 1760x1825x4470 mm 205 mm
XLT Sport V6 SUV 1775x1825x4470 mm 215 mm
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Ford Escape 2008 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2008 Ford Escape is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Ford Escape currently offers fuel consumption from 10.5 to 10.9L/100km. The Ford Escape is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Limited V6 SUV 3.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.9L/100km
XLS SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
XLT SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
base SUV 2.3L,ULP,4 SP AUTO 10.5L/100km
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Ford Escape 2008 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2008 Ford Escape will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Escape spans from 16x7 inches.

Ford Escape Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
XLS SUV 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
base SUV 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
XLT SUV 215x70 R16 16x7 inches 215x70 R16 16x7 inches
XLT Sport V6 SUV 235x70 R16 16x7 inches 235x70 R16 16x7 inches
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