When you’re in the market for an older SUV like this delightful 2008 Ford Escape XLS, you’re probably focused on a couple major aspects—namely, performance and cargo space. This ride comes through in that respect, standing as a no muss, no fuss utility vehicle.
This SUV has everything you need under the hood without resorting to “glamor specs,” if you will. It’s focused on doing its job but doesn’t sacrifice efficiency for unnecessary power you’re unlikely to need or use. The 2.3L inline four-cylinder engine produces a healthy 153 HP and 152-lb.-ft. of torque. And as mentioned, gas economy is great, especially considering the model year. The EPA estimates you’ll receive a wondrous 28 MPG highway / 22 city.
But how much room is there within the 2008 Escape XLS? Well, plenty, actually. This may be a compact automobile, but Ford focused on crafting something with surprisingly robust interior dimensions. With all seats up in their standard position, the SUV supplies 29.2 cubic feet of space. However, with the rear row folded, you’ll get a grand total of 66.3 cubic feet of cargo storage.