The brakes on this SUV is notorious to be the worst braking system in it's class.
It takes 154 feet to stop this SUV from 60MPH and brake fade is expected, which adds on more footage.
This means that it takes a minimum of 11 lengths of Ford Focus' to stop the Escape at the best without brake fade.
Also, the Escape uses drum brakes on the rear.
What is this 1990?
The brakes also lock up frequently and this is a known problem all over the internet.
The IIHS crash test ratings are not great either.