2004 Ford Escape XLS Value Fwd 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Pros: Surprisingly good grip around curves, nice interior design, reliable, cruise control function and nice exterior visual appeal. Cons: The clutch is grippie cold and improves at warmup; doors speakers buzz; too much road noise, and stiff clutch action.
Road handling, interior design and layout, attractive exterior, and sits up higher than cars.
An improvement in road noise, mpg, clutch performance and door speakers are needed.