Wrote previous review 1 month after buying - now 1 year after purchase. Still love this vehicle. Motor broken in - excellent off-line acceleration. Very comfortable on long (1000 mile+) trips. Absolutely no reliability issues w/regular maintenance. So far unable to bottom it out yet over rough terrain, ruts at intersections, goes right over small obstacles like curbs if you go slow - great for "urban warfare".
Good looks, "Blazing Copper" color, functional interior, good heater and A/C, lots of interior room without giving up gas milage (26 MPG), stone- cold reliable.
I'm a big, broad-shouldered guy - could use a bit more room between driver's seat and driver's door. Cupholder location could be better - improved on 2008 Escape.