The new style 2008 Ford Escape is much more masculine than the past designs. It looks rugged and feels solid, however it clearly is much quieter than the ones in the past. There's plenty of room all around but entry seems about an inch or two too high for my bad knees. I can deal with that because overall, for the most part, this is a winner. Don't give up on Ford yet.
I like the center storage area which is great for my laptop, or my wife's purse. Also love the satellite radio which I've never had before.
Entry handles to help old cripples like me get in and out. I think they had these on previous years.