I have owned this vehicle for 2 months now, I am pleased with it. Bought it with 32,000 miles, it is in excellent condition, it is an xlt but has several "sport" options, has the audiophile 6 cd changer with the 7 speakers. Mileage seems better than the van I had, the ride of course is a little stiffer though, the moonroof is neat, Continental "conti trac tires are noisy, will chg at 50k, my wife and I are both glad to be back in a Ford, Ford took the "high road", no bailout, and it has sure paid off.
Moonroof, audiophile 6 cd changer and 7 speakers, tire pressure sensors, instrument lighting is cool (red/green), auto dome light entry, dome light/radio on exit feature, power seat, cargo cover, tailgate window open only feature, daylight/fog lamps
Center armrest a little too far back, could have a little more padding. The Continental "conti trac" tires are very noisy. Would prefer the foot pedal type emergency brake, but this one has its + s, more likely to use it. I would prefer the hood w/springs over the rod type holder, glove box under seat
The truck looks good enough on the outside, but inside it is not designed so well. I had the leather bag over the parking brake replaced once, but because of the way it lays over the brake, it is now torn again. Just a small tear, like a cut, but it is b/c of the way it lays right over the metal brake. That however, is not my big issue. My issue is the gas mileage. Previously, I had a 2000, GMC Yukon Denali that had almost better gas mileage. It was older, & bigger, but this truck is almost worse. I regret buying mine, but now I'm stuck with it.
The color & body style. It did real good on the Michigan snow covered road last winter. The 4WD is a necessity.
Better parking break bag design. ( I have a solution). Better gas mileage.
I love my escape. I always wanted a black SUV and when we drove the escape, I knew this was the right SUV for me. I've had it since 2007 and haven't had any problems! It's incredibly reliable and fun to drive. I would definitely get another escape in the future
I love the air pressure gauge for the tires. I drive 2 kids around so it makes me feel safer that this is monitored because I rarely check on my own.
I wish there was a way to save seat preferences. My husband drives it too and we are always switching the seats back and forth
I bought a 2007 program car. It was in great shape with very, very low miles. It rides like a small truck, handles like a small truck, and has room like a small truck. Unfortunately, it has the gas mileage of a small truck too. It's a real shocker coming out of a Camry. What I like about it is that it plows through modest amounts of snow with no hesitation. The ride is a little loud but the stereo has a feature that compensates for the ride noise level as you speed up and slow down, pretty cool. I like the features but I wish the ride were quieter and the gas mileage was better.
The remote entry is semi-programmable, not bad for a stock stereo, has adequate room for my needs. Breaking is decent as is the acceleration.
Loud ride noise and poor gas mileage. The air is a little louder than I like, particularly on the higher settings.
This is a company fleet vehicle that has that restored my faith in Ford (my 98' Contour had soooo many problems). It does everything well and has only required scheduled maintenence for 87K miles. Great ride for a truck, tight turning radius, great room and function in a compact package that JUST WORKS without having to think about it. I will be buying this one rather than turning it back in. I just can't let go of a good one.