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Available Features for the Ford Escape

  

Model Year 2008 2008 2008 2008
Model Escape Escape Escape Escape
Trim XLS XLT Limited Hybrid
Engines  
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
175 hp@6000
175 lb-ft@4500
 2.5L I4<br>DOHC-4v<br>175 hp@6000 <br>175 lb-ft@4500 is a standard feature.  2.5L I4<br>DOHC-4v<br>175 hp@6000 <br>175 lb-ft@4500 is a standard feature.    
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
240 hp@6550
223 lb-ft@4300
   3.0L V6<br>DOHC-4v<br>240 hp@6550 <br>223 lb-ft@4300 is an optional feature.  3.0L V6<br>DOHC-4v<br>240 hp@6550 <br>223 lb-ft@4300 is a standard feature.  
2.5L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
153 hp@6000
136 lb-ft@4500
       2.5L I4 Hybrid<br>DOHC-4v<br>153 hp@6000 <br>136 lb-ft@4500 is a standard feature.
Transmissions  
5-speed manual 5-speed manual is a standard feature.      
4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic is an optional feature. 4-speed automatic is a standard feature. 4-speed automatic is a standard feature.  
CVT       CVT is a standard feature.
Drivetrains  
FWD FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature. FWD is a standard feature.
AWD AWD is an optional feature. AWD is an optional feature. AWD is an optional feature. AWD is an optional feature.
Tires  
235/70R16 tires 235/70R16 tires is a standard feature. 235/70R16 tires is a standard feature. 235/70R16 tires is a standard feature. 235/70R16 tires is a standard feature.
225/65R17 tires   225/65R17 tires is an optional feature. 225/65R17 tires is an optional feature.  
Audio Systems  
Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers is a standard feature. Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers is a standard feature. Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers is a standard feature. Unbranded, 80W, 4 speakers is a standard feature.
Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)   Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature. Unbranded, 320W, 7 speakers (with subwoofer) is an optional feature.
Accessories  
AC power outletPowers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.         AC power outlet is an optional feature.
Powers devices with a regular home electrical outlet. Limited wattage: forget about using it to power a blow drier.
Cruise control Cruise control is an optional feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature. Cruise control is a standard feature.
Keyless entry keypadUnlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.     Keyless entry keypad is an optional feature. Keyless entry keypad is a standard feature.  
Unlock the car by entering a code on a door-mounted keypad.
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.   Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature. Power front side windows is a standard feature.
Often must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature. Power locks is a standard feature.
Power rear side windows Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature. Power rear side windows is a standard feature.
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.   Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature. Remote keyless entry is a standard feature.
Unlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.   Remote start is an optional feature. Remote start is an optional feature. Remote start is an optional feature. Remote start is an optional feature.
Start the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.
Tilt steering wheel, manual Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature. Tilt steering wheel, manual is a standard feature.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.         4-wheel disc brakes is a standard feature.
Rear disc brakes.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.   Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature. Antilock brakes (ABS) is a standard feature.
Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.   Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature. Brake assist is a standard feature.
When a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Daytime running lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.   Daytime running lights (optional) is an optional feature. Daytime running lights (optional) is an optional feature. Daytime running lights (optional) is an optional feature. Daytime running lights (optional) is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.   Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature. Front airbags is a standard feature.
Mandatory, in all cars.
Full-size spare tire   Full-size spare tire is an optional feature. Full-size spare tire is an optional feature.  
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.       Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature. Obstacle detection, rear is an optional feature.
Beeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.   Rollover sensor is a standard feature. Rollover sensor is a standard feature. Rollover sensor is a standard feature. Rollover sensor is a standard feature.
Deploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.   Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature. Side curtain airbags is a standard feature.
Airbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).   Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature. Stability control is a standard feature.  
Selectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.     Temporary spare tire is a standard feature.
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.   Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature. Tire-pressure monitor is a standard feature.
Two types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.   Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature. Traction control is a standard feature.  
When a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management  
Cargo cover Cargo cover is an optional feature. Cargo cover is an optional feature. Cargo cover is an optional feature. Cargo cover is an optional feature.
Cargo net Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature. Cargo net is an optional feature.  
Cargo tray Cargo tray is an optional feature. Cargo tray is an optional feature. Cargo tray is an optional feature.  
Class II trailer hitchHitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.     Class II trailer hitch is an optional feature. Class II trailer hitch is an optional feature.  
Hitch rated for up to 3,500 pounds. Capacity of the vehicle could be lower.
Console with shifter Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature. Console with shifter is a standard feature.
Liftglass or two-piece tailgateDo not have to open entire tailgate to access the cargo area.   Liftglass or two-piece tailgate is a standard feature. Liftglass or two-piece tailgate is a standard feature. Liftglass or two-piece tailgate is a standard feature. Liftglass or two-piece tailgate is a standard feature.
Do not have to open entire tailgate to access the cargo area.
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.     Overhead sunglass holder is an optional feature. Overhead sunglass holder is a standard feature.  
Usually part of an overhead console.
Roof rack crossbarsRequires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.   Roof rack crossbars is an optional feature. Roof rack crossbars is an optional feature. Roof rack crossbars is an optional feature. Roof rack crossbars is an optional feature.
Requires roof rails. Together constitute a roof rack.
Roof railsNo crossbars.   Roof rails is an optional feature. Roof rails is a standard feature. Roof rails is a standard feature. Roof rails is a standard feature.
No crossbars.
Storage beneath cargo floorLarge storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.   Storage beneath cargo floor is an optional feature. Storage beneath cargo floor is an optional feature. Storage beneath cargo floor is an optional feature.  
Large storage area beneath the load floor, often compartmentalized.
Trailering equipment (4 wire)Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.     Trailering equipment (4 wire) is an optional feature. Trailering equipment (4 wire) is an optional feature.  
Includes four-wire harness, limited to relatively small trailers.
Climate Control and Infotainment  
Air conditioning Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature. Air conditioning is a standard feature.
Audio controls on steering wheel     Audio controls on steering wheel is an optional feature.  
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.       Automatic climate control, front is an optional feature. Automatic climate control, front is a standard feature.
Maintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.   Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature. Aux input is a standard feature.
Jack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
CD changer, in-dashIncludes CD player.   CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature. CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature. CD changer, in-dash is a standard feature. CD changer, in-dash is an optional feature.
Includes CD player.
CD player        
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.       Dual-zone climate control is an optional feature. Dual-zone climate control is a standard feature.
Temperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.   MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature. MP3-compatible player is a standard feature.
Audio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.     Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature. Navigation system is an optional feature.
Screen-based navigation system.
Rear defrost Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature. Rear defrost is a standard feature.
Rear wiper Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature. Rear wiper is a standard feature.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.         Satellite radio is an optional feature.
XM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.
Satellite radio - one year subscriptionXM or Sirius with one-year subscription.     Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature. Satellite radio - one year subscription is an optional feature.  
XM or Sirius with one-year subscription.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.   Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature. Variable intermittent wipers is a standard feature.
Time between wipes can be precisely adjusted.
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.     Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature. Voice control for nav and audio is an optional feature.
Sometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.
Exterior  
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.       Additional chrome trim is an optional feature. Additional chrome trim is an optional feature.
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Deep-tinted rear windows Deep-tinted rear windows is an optional feature. Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature. Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature. Deep-tinted rear windows is a standard feature.
Rear bumper protector Rear bumper protector is a standard feature. Rear bumper protector is a standard feature. Rear bumper protector is a standard feature. Rear bumper protector is a standard feature.
Running boards Running boards is an optional feature. Running boards is an optional feature. Running boards is an optional feature. Running boards is an optional feature.
Sunroof   Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature. Sunroof is an optional feature.
Gas Guzzler Tax  
-2200       -2200 is an optional feature.
-3000       -3000 is a standard feature.
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors  
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.     Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is a standard feature. Auto-dimming rearview mirror is an optional feature.
Interior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.       Automatic headlights is a standard feature. Automatic headlights is a standard feature.
Headlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.     Compass is an optional feature. Compass is a standard feature.  
We haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.     Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature. Fog lights is a standard feature.
Light wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.       Heated mirrors is an optional feature. Heated mirrors is an optional feature.
Clears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.     Illuminated visor mirror, driver is an optional feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, driver is an optional feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.     Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is an optional feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature. Illuminated visor mirror, passenger is an optional feature.
Includes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.   Interior ambient lighting is an optional feature. Interior ambient lighting is an optional feature. Interior ambient lighting is an optional feature. Interior ambient lighting is an optional feature.
LEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.
Large energy flow and fuel economy displayStandard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.         Large energy flow and fuel economy display is an optional feature.
Standard or optional in some hybrid vehicles. Fancy display of power flows, enhanced trip computer information.
Map lightsFront row reading lights.   Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature. Map lights is a standard feature.
Front row reading lights.
Outside temperature display   Outside temperature display is an optional feature. Outside temperature display is a standard feature.  
Perimeter approach lightingArea around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.   Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature. Perimeter approach lighting is a standard feature.
Area around the vehicle is illuminated when the vehicle is remotely unlocked.
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.   Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature. Power mirrors is a standard feature.
Includes value of manual remote mirrors.
TachometerReports engine speed.   Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature. Tachometer is a standard feature.
Reports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.     Trip computer is an optional feature. Trip computer is a standard feature. Trip computer is an optional feature.
Reports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Visor mirror, driver Visor mirror, driver is a standard feature.      
Visor mirror, passenger Visor mirror, passenger is a standard feature.      
Powertrain  
Engine-block heaterPlugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.   Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature. Engine-block heater is an optional feature.
Plugs into electrical outlet to warm up the engine. Facilitates starting in extreme cold.
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.     Oil cooler is an optional feature. Oil cooler is an optional feature.  
Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Seats and Interior Trim  
Front buckets Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature. Front buckets is a standard feature.
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature. Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench is a standard feature.
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.   All-weather floor mats is an optional feature. All-weather floor mats is an optional feature. All-weather floor mats is an optional feature.  
All-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature. Center armrest(s), front row is a standard feature.
Floor mats Floor mats is an optional feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature. Floor mats is a standard feature.
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.   Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature. Folding second row seats is a standard feature.
Seat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats     Heated front seats is an optional feature. Heated front seats is an optional feature.
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.     Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature. Leather seating surfaces is a standard feature. Leather seating surfaces is an optional feature.
Seating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.
Leather-wrapped steering wheel   Leather-wrapped steering wheel is an optional feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is a standard feature. Leather-wrapped steering wheel is an optional feature.
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat   Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power height adjuster, driver seat   Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power height adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilt adjuster, driver seatPower tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.     Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature. Power tilt adjuster, driver seat is a standard feature.
Power tilting seat cushion; can take the form of a second height adjustment.
Upgraded leather upholsteryNo additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.         Upgraded leather upholstery is an optional feature.
No additional value over leather upholstery because no way to standardize across all models.
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires  
Alloy wheels Alloy wheels is an optional feature.     Alloy wheels is a standard feature.
Chrome-clad alloy wheelsAlloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.     Chrome-clad alloy wheels is an optional feature. Chrome-clad alloy wheels is an optional feature.  
Alloy wheels with a chromed plastic veneer. Replace and include value of regular alloy wheels.
Machined alloy wheelsOuter surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.          
Outer surface of alloy wheels machines to yield a bright finish. Replace and include value of reqular alloy wheels.
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.   Wheel locks is an optional feature. Wheel locks is an optional feature. Wheel locks is an optional feature.  
Lug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.
White-letter tiresThe letters on the tire sidewalls are white rather than black.     White-letter tires is an optional feature.    
The letters on the tire sidewalls are white rather than black.

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Option Package Contents

Convenience Package

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Storage beneath cargo floor

Convenience Package

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Storage beneath cargo floor

Towing Package

Features
Sunroof
Satellite radio - one year subscription
Satellite radio - one year subscription

Convenience Package

Features
Roof rack crossbars
Cargo cover
Storage beneath cargo floor

Towing Package

Features
Sunroof
Satellite radio - one year subscription
Satellite radio - one year subscription
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2008 Ford Escape

2008 Ford Escape Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Has many of same features as more expensive cars but I wanted backup warning which moved my decision to the Limited model see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Like the nav system, sat radio, running boards see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
towing package added see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
the convenience package with auto lights and message center. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
Everything I was looking for, heated seats, moon roof, satellite radio and more see full Ford Escape review
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT AWD
4wd is great as an aid in winter, high clearance from snow, seats comfortable lots of legroom in back seat, versatile seating, nav system is OK see full Ford Escape review