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Assembly Location

Kansas City, MO

’08 Price Range


’07 Price Range


Body Styles

XLS, XLT, Limited, Hybrid 4-door CUV

Drive Configuration

Front, All-wheel


2.3L I-4; 3.0L V-6; 2.3L I-4/electric motor


M-5, A-4, CVT

What’s New for ’08

  • The all-new exterior features a higher beltline, revised hood, grille, front fascia and headlight design along with new taillamps.
  • According to Ford, the Escape is the first vehicle to feature 100% recycled plastic seat-fabric material and also features a new in-dash information display, new radio and climate controls, ice-blue lighting on the instrument cluster and dash, as well as a floor-mounted gearshift, revised door panels and redesigned arm rests.
  • Electric power steering replaces the prior hydraulic system, helping increase fuel economy.
  • Extensive changes made to reduce interior noise include thicker side glass, new windshield laminate, acoustic headliner, thicker carpet, additional sound-deadening insulation and a revised roof panel.
  • Non-hybrid variants feature all-new, more durable brakes that reduce dust and noise.
  • Curtain side airbags and stability control are standard on all non-hybrids
  • The Hybrid features revised software for more seamless operation.

Related Information

All 2008 U.S. Models

2008 U.S. Model Specifications