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The transmission of the 2002 Ford Escape is a four-speed automatic. It is an economical choice, and is capable of keeping up with the demands of the modern lifestyle. The car's safety features include antilock brakes and optional side-impact airbags. It is easy to drive, with a smooth ride on the highway. It steers with a light touch. The car's V-6 engine is frisky, pulling from a standstill with spirit and delivering a strong acceleration. The Ford Escape's automatic transmission shifts smoothly.
The Escape and Tribute were updated in February 2004 for the 2005 model year. The new engines replaced the previous 2.0-liter Zetec engine, which produced 127 hp (91 kW). Other updates included advanced airbag safety systems, a redesigned front bumper, and an intelligent AWD system. The new vehicle came with a four-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission was the first time Ford offered an automatic transmission on the Escape.
For the 2005 model year, Ford added three new features: an integrated spotter mirror and trailer sway control. The interior was also updated, and the Escape XLT received upgrades to the AM/FM stereo with a cassette player and four speakers. It was also available with a power sunroof and rear-mounted subwoofer. This automatic transmission was introduced in 2002. Despite its new additions, it's still a manual transmission.
The 2005 Ford Escape was the first year that the automatic transmission became standard. The engine that powered it was the 2.3-liter Zetec, which was used in the 2001-2004 model year. This was the first year that the Escape had an automatic transmission. The four-speed option was available, and the car was also the first to come with an eight-speed auto-gearbox. If you want a manual transmission, you can order a manual or a five-speed auto.
Compared to the Tribute, the Ford Escape is more luxurious and comfortable. The four-door hatchback is a great choice for families. Its interior is spacious, and comes with standard features such as front bucket seats and air conditioning. Aside from the automatic transmission, the Escape also has a manual transaxle. Its suspension is controlled, and the brakes are strong. While the Ford Escape is a luxury SUV, it is not particularly cheap. The car's noise levels are relatively low. However, wind roar is pronounced at high speeds.
For the 2005 model year, the Escape received a significant update. It was given a new 2.5-liter Duratec 23 engine, replacing the old Zetec 2.0-liter 121-cu.-in, 127-hp (95-kW) four-cylinder. The engine's transmission was also improved. The automatic version was offered with a four-speed transmission. Its price range is restricted to five-door models and the limited trim.