Previous car was a subaru legacy. This 6 c. 2011 Escape runs circles around the Subaru. The power is extemely impressive with the smooth 5 speed automatic. I live in heavy snow country and the all wheel drive with snow tires makes it unstoppable; no real end swing, no tires spinning, just fast efficient snow gripping immediately. Economy is 30 MPG on the highway which is 90 percent of my driving.
The leather interior is beautiful and the large cargo space with the no-spill mat is very practical. Rear seating is spacious for two adults. Putting the seats down is perfect for transporting large items. The music controls are very easy to manipulate and the sound system is top of the line.
I find the consol about 6" too far forward for me to open when my seat is fully back. My wife who drives closer to the steering wheel has no problem. Small inconvenince I can live with.