I generally like the Escape. However, the gas mileage leaves a lot to be desired I am getting less that 16 mpg in the city and 20-21 on the highway. You would think that for a small suv Ford would be able to do better in the MPG area. Also, this is the first suv that I have owned, I was a little suprised at the bumpy ride, although not terrible still a bit rough.
Small turning radius, good low end power. I like the way it looks.
At the time I wnted electronic stability control it was not available for the 2006 model. Better gas mileage.