This SUV is like the "Little Engine That Could." I wanted a small SUV that can tow and the Escape is the perfect choice. It has excellent handling, a nice ride and the V6 has plenty of power. It also gets decent gas mileage and performs well off road. Reliability has been excellent, I just change the oil every 3000 miles and that's it.
Lockable 4wd, 3500 LB towing capacity, interior volume and driver leg room (I'm 6'8").
Fold flat front seat for long items, 5 speed auto (instead of 4).