I just got the ford escape and so far everything has been decent. The gas mileage is a bit low for me but it is better than most SUVs. Whenever you're on an interstate or hwy you can hear air from the outside so it's not totally quiet inside. Can't see with rear view mirror without taking the middle head rest off in the back but easily fixable. I love the way it runs (I have a v6) and the sync and keyless entry are great. I haven't had any problems with the engine or electronics. I'm in college so i drive home sometimes and i need a reliable car so far the escape has not let me down.
Sync, a/c heater, smooth drive, comfortable interior, good acceleration
Fix the air sound when you drive down a hwy, very noisy. Can't see out rear mirror without taking off back seat head rest. Gas mileage is low