2005 Ford Escape SUV XLT Fwd 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Ford scores high in my books for having produced a really driveable small SUV that isn't guzzling gas but performs above expectations. I haven't had a moments regret. Everything about my Ford Escape is fun - plenty of power, enough room, sweet design, easy handling, great road holding. I'm a happy camper, so to speak.
2005 Ford Escape SUV Limited AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Ride feels very comfortable. Interior feels larger than exterior dimensions of the vehicle would indicate. Steering is very responsive. Ergonomically, things are designed very well. Exterior is nicely designed as well. Dashboard and instrument panel is clean, intuitively easy to use, without being too cluttered. Very nice sound system.
Exterior design and appearance. Interior comfort and spaciousness. Sound system.
Passenger side front seat should be equipped with power seat. Grab handles should be available for rear seat occupants. Locking gas cap, outside temperature indicator, 12v power outlet at rear of vehicle are all small things that would elevate this vehicle's status.