I have been looking at Escapes for several years. Early this year I purchased an WRX (awesome car) but found myself needing more of a SUV. So 2 times this year I have been researching and testing vehicles to drive. The Escape was hands down the best vehicle I tested. I tried a Jeep Liberty which was sluggish and stiff--the difference was night and day. For some reason above it wouldn't let me choose the 6 cylinder option which is what I have. It has awesome pick up and gets decent gas mileage--I get about 20.5 mpg but I live in the city. The interior is gorgeous, especially at night. The vehicle is very stable, even in steep curves. Ford has done a great job on this.
Sun and Sync package are awesome Premium audio is very nice Vehicles handles excellent, especially for the clearance it has. I really think this has obtained almost a perfect balance of car like handling and truck like abilities--offroad, towing, etc. Excellent ride
Not sure that I have noticed anything that needs improving.