Bought this vehicle used from a local dealer. Had a Fusion previously and definitely love the extra room. Has a great ride, mpg, and low wind noise. Test drove Rav4, Pilots, and Equinox and kept coming back to the Ford.
Smooth shifting transmission, 6 Cd Changer, smooth ride, great MPG, QUIET!
Most of my drving is to and from work. Feels solid. No rattles, Tough seeing through rear window when backing up. Chrome Rimms are a waste of money and very hard to keep clean.
Sync, Sunroof and Good Stock Stereo
Shifting some starts and at 40mph are a lttle rough and surprising. (maybe the "no charge Customer Satisfaction" software update for the transmission will fix it) Leather Seats are uncomforable in rides over 45 minutes Sunroof noise
Love the Escape! Has great handling and is very comfy. Needed a vehicle that didn't drag bottom when I was on rough roads. This fits the bill. Very roomy inside for a small SUV. Gets great gas mileage. Would recommend it to a friend.
Had to take the vehicle back for transmission noise again. Hoot was back in transfer case and sounded like drive shaft was metal on metal, noise disappeared at hwy speeds. Dealer found new tech bulletin for Escape 6 speed transmission issue they applied. Vehicle is now shifting more normally and I don't notice the noises coming from the transfer case. Let's hope this is the last visit to the dealer for the same thing.
Sync, Blue tooth
higher quality interior parts so they don't rattle and squeak, more padding in and under carpet to help eliminate exterior noise