This vehicle is the second one which I have owned. The 1st one being a 2003 Escape XLT. This in itself speaks about my overall satisfaction with the vehicle. I call it a women's SUV mainly because of its smaller size. It handles as good as or better than a car and its usefulness far surpasses any car. I have traveled across Canada with this vehicle fully loaded with belongings and with an 18 cu.ft. luggage carrier on the roof rack and did it quite comfortably. The handling is exceptional in all weather and conditions.
Handling and maneuverability. The 200hp is exceptional for performance on or off highway driving. Easier to park and maneuver than a car.
The steering wheel sits a bit too low on the drivers knees and the side rearview mirrors are too small. Gas mileage is not great.
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