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Ford Escape Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

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2008 Ford Escape Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr SUV
Wheelbase 103.1 in
Length 174.7 in
Width 71.1 in
Height 67.7 in
Curb Weight 3313 lb.
Fuel Capacity 16.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 40.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 56.6 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.6 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 55.9 in
Hip Room, Row 2 49.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.6 in
Total Legroom 77.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 29.2 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 66.3 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Ford Escape

2008 Ford Escape Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Surprisingly large back seat - roomier than the Explorer see full Ford Escape review
2009 4dr SUV 171-horsepower 2.5L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Plenty of room - includes armrests see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Enough room for my elderly Dad to sit there comfortably, unlike the back seat of the Subaru Forester which was my original first choice. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Even with front seat a bit forward to allow for rear seat passenger, plenty of room in the front. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
plenty of room see full Ford Escape review
2007 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Roomy. see full Ford Escape review
2008 Ford Escape Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
The leather seats are hard. Has a cheap plastic feel. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
The leather seats are the same in the back. Has a hard plastic feel. Suppose to be leather . see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Front seat was really hard. My backside was sore right away. see full Ford Escape review
 

2008 Ford Escape 4-door SUV Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim XLS XLT Limited Hybrid
Standard Engine 2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
153 hp@5800
152 lb-ft@4250
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
153 hp@5800
152 lb-ft@4250
3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
200 hp@6000
193 lb-ft@4850
2.3L I4 Hybrid
DOHC-4v
133 hp@6000
129 lb-ft@4400
Optional Engine(s)  3.0L V6
DOHC-4v
200 hp@6000
193 lb-ft@4850
  
Standard Transmission5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automaticCVT
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed automatic   
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWDAWDAWD
Standard Tires235/70R16 tires235/70R16 tires235/70R16 tires235/70R16 tires
Optional Tires 225/65R17 tires225/65R17 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Ford Escape

2008 Ford Escape Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
270 HP for the V6, very nice. see full Ford Escape review
2009 4dr SUV 240-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Ford has upgraded transmission with engine to provided more hp and smoother operation see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
The hybrid drive is very smooth, quite powerful. It is also fun to listen to. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
I drive approx 1hour daily on the street and do mild off roading throughout the year. I am able to keep up with the jeeps, Xterras when off road and when i need to get on it on the FWY, the power is available. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 153-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
The I4 is a peppy engine see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
very dependable. plenty of power, smooth shifting. see full Ford Escape review
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
3500 lb towing capacity see full Ford Escape review
2007 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic AWD
If you drive the Escape gently it gets very good mileage. It is very good in the snow/mud and the convience of AWD is amazing/ see full Ford Escape review
2008 Ford Escape Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
4sp automatic downshifts frequently on moderate grades. see full Ford Escape review
2008 4dr SUV 133-horsepower 2.3L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Catastrophic failure of the hybrid system at 141,000 miles see full Ford Escape review
 

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2008 Ford Escape MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr SUV XLS 19,140 18,104 695
4dr SUV XLT 21,685 20,229 695
4dr SUV Limited 24,415 22,712 665
4dr SUV Hybrid 26,505 24,879 695

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