The Great Escape
By Carol on
2006 Ford Escape XLT Sport 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
I just love the car-like handling; not stiff and bouncy like a truck, a very smooth ride. Equipped with the 6 cylinder, it has plenty of power either from a dead stop or already doing 60 and you need to gas it quick. Very tight steering. Very luxurious with the leather interior and, plenty of head and leg room, both front and rear. Quite a bit of cargo space behind rear seat and even more if you lay 1 or both back seats down. Nice smooth, fairly aerodynamic body design. Reasonably priced.
Moonroof, hidden spare tire under cargo deck, sharp turning radius, rear seat backrest splits so a passenger may still ride comfortably with the other section laid down for cargo, tailgate raises instead of lowering.
Factory skid plates underneath for more off-road protection.