By TEEKAY on
2001 Ford Escape XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
This is a peppy and fun ride. It gets pretty good gas mileage for a V6 as compared with other SUV's. Great for hauling kids, pets and plenty of cargo. User friendly when flopping down seats to make room for cargo. The best truck I have ever owned. Much better cargo area than my Nissan Quest minivan. Minivan cargo areas are deceiving. I haven't had the trouble people tell you about with domestic "American" made cars and trucks. This was my first domestic car and a real winner.
Engine runs smooth with excellent pick up. Easy controls. Great sound system. Powerful air conditioning. Great height for kids and adults.
More thoughtful storage in console that has covers. While I have never been broken into it is always a concern.