2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
I'd driven over a dozen Escapes as rental vehicles while on business travel and never had one that wasn't tight, solid and reliable. Ordered an AWD version after driving a 2wd. We got an outstanding vehicle! We use the Hybrid for almost everything and living 35 miles from the city, we've racked up 10,000 miles in 5 months. The car eats up the awful country roads and is smooth and quiet on the highway.
Mileage, interior features and seating, mutli-function display and travel guide. The CD changer and sound system are great!
My wife wants lights on the vanity mirrors and radio controls on the steering wheel. Electric drive air conditioning compressor.