I had my vehicle in the shop within a month. After multiple visits and attempts to fix the problem Ford Corporate said my noise "was a characteristic of some Escape and Mariner models," "there are things to be done to temporarily fix the issue but it will continue to be an annoyance for the customer." Reference Special Service Number 21233 (if you can find it). Ford cannot fix problem and will not replace the vehicle. My Ford is now a very expensive POS. If you happen to buy the Lemon on the lot, be ready for a huge headache.
2010 Ford Escape SUV Limited 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
As a former Toyota owner I could not be more pleased with my Escape. The last Toyota was a loaded 2008 Camry XLE and the Escape matches or exceeds that car in every way. It is a pleasure to drive and do believe the interior is bad by what you read. Mine is the charcoal color leather and really looks great!
2010 Ford Escape SUV XLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Actually it's the V6 not 4 cyl. But it drives great! Had a lot of cars and a couple trucks, Chevy and Toyota but this truck beats them out! Reliable, small enough to maneuver, not too quick but it's not slow. Gets the same average mpg as my 01 celica. Takes bumps and semi sharp turns and dips like a champ! Taking it camping to Oregon soon. I love this Truck!
SYNC, satellite radio, MyKey, smooth drive, blue lights inside at night is easy on my eyes. Back windshield tinted so I don't care if your flashing lights at me, go around!
They could make the seats a tad more cushiony but it's not so bad so i never complain. Not less comfy on long drives just could be softer.
This is the first 4 cylinder SUV we have ever had. It has plenty of pep around town and on the interstate. Gas mileage is way better than my V8 Mountaineer. This vehicle also has enough room to comfortably haul golf clubs and drums. Can comfortably haul four adult passengers.
Love the Sync package. Takes a little bit to get used to, but works fine.