I bought this SUV for the gas mileage and I have not been disappointed, I travel all over DC every day and this SUV is perfect for it. However it is the most uncomfortable vehicle I have ever driven. The distance from the steering wheel to the back rest is uncomfortable. The cup holder is not convenient in the least bit. I load alot of things in the back, especially early in the morning - there is no light back there, can't see a thing! I HATE the noise that goes off when you don't buckle your seatbelt, (if I want to buckle I will). Drivers seat is hard and uncomfortable. This care zooms around DC with the greatest of ease and for that and for the mileage I am grateful.
Gas mileage and maneuverability, plus the interior is spacious, especially when you put the seats down.
Who came up with the idea that you need to remove the headrests on the three seats in the back in order to lower the seats? What do you do with them then? They have been in my office for two months!
Find that the preformance and response
could be improved. I found that overall
the Escape was reliable and easy to
handle on long trips, however I was a
bit disappointed with the gas economy
and the under sized gas tank required
frequent fill ups. The Ford Escape was
able to stay with other autos on the
highway. I also noticed some road
noise that could be a bit distracting I
also discovered the rear wiper does not
always clean the rear window in cold
weather but streaks leaving gaps in the
Larger gas tank, better economy on
highway, and town. Reduce road noise.
I really love our little suv. It's
better on gas then the regular SUV's
and it just fits better. I'm not as
nervous about hitting something because
it's in a blind spot.
I love the fact that when you look from
the outside it seems to be so small.
When you open it up it has plenty of
leg room. Nothing like a Jeep. Putting
baby seats in is so much easier than
with a Jeep.
I would just like to see the materials
for the interior look more expensive
but stay relatively the same in price.