Does a 2008 Ford Escape Limited have Bluetooth capability?

I’m driving around in my husband’s SUV while he’s away on business (my car is in the shop), and I can’t figure out how to stream my music. I’ve never seen him stream any music in his Escape before—he always says that “silence is golden”. Anyways, I need something to listen to while driving—does a 2008 Ford Escape Limited have Bluetooth capability?

Jason Tushinski · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Unfortunately, the 2008
Ford Escape Limited
, that model year’s top trim, does not have Bluetooth capability.
If you’re dying to listen to your entire collection of Michael Bolton deep cuts (or a podcast, perhaps) housed in your smartphone, you’ll need to explore aftermarket options in order to have Bluetooth capability in a 2008 Escape Limited.
Luckily, there are a few good options for this—a Bluetooth receiver is an easy fix. Simply plug your smartphone into the receiver, and then plug the receiver into your Escape’s auxiliary input. Just like that, you’ll be able to pay whatever’s on your phone through the Escape’s audio system.
If you’re a radio enthusiast, you can also get an FM transmitter, which broadcasts your smartphone’s sound over an FM radio frequency, and through the SUV’s audio system.
Starting with the 2009 model year, all Fords were equipped with Bluetooth.
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