2002 Ford Escape

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 What's New 

Exterior

  • No Boundaries Rack System (included with XLT Sport package)
  • Paint colors added
    • True Blue
    • Satin Silver
    • Dark Shadow Grey
  • Paint colors deleted
    • Light Parchment
    • Toreador Red
    • Medium Wedgewood Blue

Interior

  • Dual media (AM/FM stereo cassette/Single-disc CD/clock standard on XLS
  • AM/FM Stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD player standard on XLT
  • Privacy glassTM standard on XLT
  • 6-way power driver's seat standard on XLT

Functional

  • 3.0L Duratec V6 engine with automatic transmission standard on XLT
  • Engine block heater standard in certain states

Options

  • XLS Sport Package:
    • MP3 capable AM/FM/Single CD player (late availability)
    • 15-inch Sparkle Silver cast aluminum wheels
    • P225/70R/15 OWL all-season tires
    • Side step bars, color-keyed to rocker molding
    • Unique Sport floormats
    • Privacy GlassTM
  • XLT Sport Package:
    • No Boundaries Rack System
    • 16-inch sport aluminum wheels with P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires
    • Side step bars
    • Unique Sport floormats

 

 

 

2002 Ford Escape

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 Key Features 

In 2002 Ford Escape remains the affordable, fun, entry-level SUV in the Ford Outfitters family. Escape provides a fun driving experience with versatility, and value for customers looking for a 5-passenger, 4-door SUV that's more versatile than a car, but not as big as Explorer. Defining features include front-wheel drive, unibody monocoque construction, 4-wheel independent suspension, exceptional interior roominess, fold-flat rear seats, an available DOHC Duratec V-6 engine and the Control Trac II® four-wheel drive system.

Performance/Handling

  • Available 3500-lb. maximum towing capacity
  • Available 201-horsepower 3.0L DOHC Duratec V-6 engine with automatic transaxle
  • 2.0L DOHC Zetec I-4 Engine with 5-speed Manual Transaxle
  • Standard front-wheel drive
  • Available Control Trac® II four-wheel drive System

Safety/Security

  • Available four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • SecuriLock™ passive anti-theft system
  • Available front-seat side airbags
  • LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)

Comfort/Convenience

  • 64.8 cu. ft. maximum rear cargo volume
  • 5-passenger seating capacity
  • Standard center console with five cup holders
  • Sporty white-faced Instrument Cluster

 

 

 

 

2002 Ford Escape

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 Powertrain Combinations 

Powertrain (Engine/Transaxle) Horsepower (SAE net @ rpm) Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
2.0L DOHC Zetec I-4 5-Speed Manual Overdrive
127@5400
135@4500
3.0L DOHC Duratec V-6 Electronically Controlled 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
201@5900
196@4700

3.0L DOHC Duratec V-6
 

 

 

 

 

2002 Ford Escape

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 Engines 

2.0L DOHC 16V Zetec I-4 (Escape)

The 2.0L DOHC 16V Zetec I-4 engine is standard on Escape. This engine incorporates a fine blend of performance and efficiency. A 5-speed manual transaxle is standard and is the only transaxle available.

Major features and benefits:

Specifications
Type 4-Cylinder, In-line, Dual Overhead Cam, 16V
Engine Electronics EEC-V Electronic Engine Controls
Displacement 2.0L (121 CID)
Horsepower
(SAE net @ rpm)
127 @ 5400
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 135 @ 4500
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.39 x 3.52
Main Bearings 5
Valve Tappets Hydraulic, Roller Bucket
Fuel Delivery Sequential Multi-port Electronic
Fuel Injection
Fuel Regular Unleaded
Exhaust Single, with Catalyst System

3.0L DOHC 24V Duratec V-6 (Escape)

The 3.0L DOHC 24V Duratec V-6 engine is optional on Escape. An electronic 4-speed automatic overdrive transaxle is standard.

Major features and benefits:

Specifications
Type 6-Cylinder, 60° V, Dual Overhead
Cam, 24V
Engine Electronics EEC-V Electronic Engine Controls
Displacement 3.0L (181 CID)
Horsepower
(SAE net @ rpm)
201 @ 5900
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 196 @ 4700
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.5 x 3.13
Main Bearings 4
Valve Lash Adjusters Hydraulic with Roller Finger
Followers
Fuel Delivery Sequential Multi-port Electronic
Fuel Injection
Fuel Regular Unleaded
Exhaust Single, with Catalyst System

 

 

 

 

2002 Ford Escape

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 Transmissions 

5-speed manual overdrive transaxle (G5M)

This 5-speed manual overdrive transaxle is standard on Escape.

Features and benefits:

 

Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic overdrive transaxle (CD4E)

Escape is available with the optional electronically controlled
4-speed automatic overdrive transaxle (CD4E).

Features and benefits:


 
 

 

 

 

2002 Ford Escape

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 Trailer Towing 

Series Axle Ratios Maximum Trailer Tow (lbs.)
2.0L (121) SEFI I-4
All
1000
3.0L (181) SEFI V-6
All
2000 (without Class II Trailer Towing Package)
3500 (with Class II Trailer Towing Package)

Required Equipment

Trailer Towing Package Content

Special Applications

Trailer Towing Information
NOTE: For more trailer towing information, please refer to the Truck Towing Appendix in the 2002 Truck Source Book.

Snowplow Information
NOTE: Escape is not recommended for snowplow applications.