Top notch vehicle
By Keyser Suze on
2006 Ford Escape XLS 4dr SUV (2.3L 4cyl 5M)
Very well built vehicle. Strong engine provides 200HP, extremely responsive gas pedal (I am not sure why another reviewer gave 5 for performance?). Gas mileage is better than my expectation; 24.5 mpg with 3 people, loaded vehicle 70 mph average speed, 50% AC for 383 miles. Handling on snow is spectacular. Moves easily on 3 feet unplowed snow, didn't slip during past winter's icy conditions. Nice looking white gauges, rugged look overall. Nice job Ford. :)
AWD, powerful engine, passing power on highway, gauges, spare parts availability, dealer network and cargo capacity.
Information center feature comes with limited models, this should be standard feature for XLT. Other than that, nothing really.