Ford Escape LTD is a great choice for several needs - 2 students to share, airport luggage, groceries, running quick errands, weekend trips plus toting the wet Labrador from the lake as well as all around town. Best feature is a percieved value for the low price range. It's our third Ford SUV since 1991, rounds out our family fleet as the low priced "basic transportation" complement to our Explorer Limited & Volvo V70 XC - Ford folks have managed to meet our total driving lifestyle needs for our family of four.
Greatest features are visibility, gas mileage, handling, looks, HVAC, maintenance free, quiet engine, dash layout and front seat comfort.
One very minor feature for an upgrade is the dome light switch and poor interior lighting levels for front seats. Also consider offering a locking gas cap cover.