One of my best!
By wado on
2002 Ford Escape XLS Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
I drive a lot and have had many cars, trucks, SUVs but my 2002 Ford Escape was by far one of the best vehicles, that I have ever owned! The "ease", of entry/exit, is awesome, for me, and the performance vs mpg is a "perfect combination" I have owned over a hundred vehicles, mostly used, but 37 new, mostly Ford,GM, and this one stands out! Bravo to Ford for such a nice ride, just wish that they had left the spare INSIDE, where it belongs, and continued offering the column shift, for those of us, that are cramped by consoles. The redesigned 2008 and up are much more refined however!! Definitely worth a look!
Ease of entry/exit acceleration/braking/clearance in snow (great even w/o 4wd!) Standard sound system was great!
I did not care for the "look" of the gray unpainted front and rear bumper covers.