Find the 2009 Ford Escape Owners Manual below. The 2009 Ford Escape is just the right SUV for comfy rides in all the terrains.
After the last model, you get to see some upgrades with the suspension and the engine. The 2009 Ford Escape is of just the right size, giving you advantages of both a compact vehicle and an SUV. This model from the US automotive giant was once the most purchased American compact-SUV. This year’s upgrade includes automatic transmission and a more powerful and eco-friendly engine, and for a smooth ride, a refined suspension system.
A 2.5-liter engine (four-cylinder) gives the SUV its 171 horsepower. There is a top end variant that comes with a 3.0-lliter, 240 horsepower engine, making it more powerful. You can go for either the six-speed automatic or a five-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy is 23 mpg and 28 mpg respectively. There is also a four-wheel drive model available, with mechanical assembly. This makes the system safer, as electric motors that control rear wheel drives might fail in certain circumstances.
Having a powerful engine means topping up to high speeds. In the tests and reviews, the car is very quick. Although the gearshifts are not that smooth, the car reaches from zero to sixty mph in 8.1 second. However, One might find the engine sound to be loud, instead of being “sporty loud”. The ground clearance measures at 8.5 inches, which is good for driving in dirt, or gravel roads.
2009 Ford Escape Manual Features And Details
One of the least favorite things about this vehicle would be the removal of rear disk brakes. The last model had both front and rear-disk brakes, making it safer. The drum brakes are much less impactful. The good news here is that the 2009 Ford Escape has some of the highest crash test scores. It is one of the safest vehicles to drive in. Other safety equipments include the six airbags and an integrated ABS system. Being an SUV has its own advantages. One of them is the traction control, and the Roll Stability system.
The interiors of the hybrid SUV are up to the mark. The headroom and the legroom are very spacious. The climate control is one of the strongest points of the car. It uses a dual-zone technology wherein the temperature is set automatically. You also get a multifunctional infotainment system, with a 4-speaker stereo speaker system. Heated leather seats would keep you warm and the sunroof would help you enjoy the occasional weather. A rear-parking feature is also available in the 2009 Ford Escape.
You also get the standard Ford’s SYNC system, wherein you can connect your mobile phone with your car’s audio system and enjoy the hands-free calling or music. The satellite radio can also tell you about the nearest gas station. You also get a varying transmission that adjusts itself according to the terrain you are travelling.
So basically, if you are looking for a compact design hybrid SUV, this might be the right choice for you. Good looks, powerful engine and a all-wheel safe drive is what the car has to offer you. All the best with the car shopping!