The Generation 1 Ford Escape at Arlington Heights Ford

For a great, versatile crossover, with a comfortable ride and plenty of get-up-and-go, the Escape from Ford is an excellent choice for Arlington Heights Ford drivers. The 2000-2007 edition features models that are still in demand for their durability and no-nonsense performance. In our pre-owned inventory at Arlington Heights Ford, we often have terrific examples of this small SUV offered at the most competitive prices around. Our used inventory is always changing, so check in with us often if you're in the market for one of these outstanding first generation Escapes.


Built to Fit Your Lifestyle

The first models released in 2001 were slightly larger than the competitive compact SUVs offered by Toyota or Honda. Rather than using the truck-based platform, which was often preferred by SUV manufacturers, Ford employed a base similar to a car, with front-wheel drive and an all-wheel drive option.

Two trim levels were offered, one powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0L Zetec engine and the other with a 3.0L Duratec V6. The Escape compact crossover provides surprising power with these engines.

The Escape Hybrid was rolled out in 2004. It was the very first hybrid SUV, as well as the first hybrid to be built in the U.S. By 2005 many cities, including New York, were using the Ford compact SUV hybrid as taxi cabs. With its ability to run purely on electric power or solely gasoline, the range and efficiency of the vehicle is noteworthy.

The 2005 model was updated with a 2.3L 4-cylinder, although the V6.0L remained the other featured engine. An advanced airbag system was included, along with a new exterior design, an automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive.


Stop By our Dealership to Learn More

Buying a pre-owned vehicle, like Ford's Escape, is a breeze at your Arlington Heights area Ford dealership. We carry a vast selection of quality used vehicles of all makes and models. All the used stock we offer has been thoroughly inspected and each comes with an AutoCheck Vehicle History Report. You can buy with confidence at Arlington Heights Ford. We are conveniently located at 801 W Dundee Rd., Arlington Heights, IL. Visit us today to learn more!


Arlington Heights Ford

801 W. Dundee Road
Directions Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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