Sometimes, it’s not always an option to reach back a few model years and purchase an older vehicle. The price may be right but the performance may not be. However, with the 2007 Escape XLT, Ford attempted to future proof the SUV to make sure it stood the test of time. We’re pleased to confirm that they have—you’ll love the engineering and design of this one!
This may be a 2007-era compact SUV but, geez, it has some power to spare. The 3.0L V6 engine is able to easily produce 200 HP at 6,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 193 lb.-ft. Of torque at 4,850 RPM. This car is as comfortable and capable on the streets of Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue as it was upon its initial release. Also, you won’t suffer from gas station fatigue because the machine receives an EPA-estimated average highway MPG of 24.
There are a number of inclusions on the 2007 Escape XLT that elevate it further. Premium cloth, as opposed to more standard fare, covers all the cushions in the cabin and the driver’s seat benefits from six-way power adjustability. Entertainment on your journeys is bolstered by the integration of a six-disc CD changer. Also, a car alarm system and fog lights are standard, serving to enhance safety.