... but room for improvement.
1.6L Ecoboost is plenty of go for everyday use, but doesn't achieve anywhere near the advertised fuel economy.
Transmission is smooth.
Interior appointment is nice in the front seating area with soft-touch material, but cheap with hard plastic in the back.
MyFordTouch and SYNC are still buggy and seem to do whatever they want, with no rhyme or reason.
'Wave your foot' liftgate is a neat gimmick that doesn't work reliably.
Much easier to find the key fob and hit the button twice.
The center stack design is very nice to look at. Giant windshield, great sight.
MyFordTouch is very cool when it works as advertised (which, unfortunately, it doesn't very often).
Memory seats/mirrors are a very nice feature.
Seats look to be the same as what's been put in Escapes since the 2008 model year.
They're not UNcomfortable, but they could be better.
The telescoping wheel is nice, but doesn't have much 'travel'.
The steering wheeel has waaaay to many 'functional' controls on and around it.
You'll spend a lot of time looking to make sure you're doing what you're trying to do.
The windshield wiper controls are very hard to get used to, especially if you're in an area where it doesn't rain often.
And the 'opposing' wiper movement is just odd.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.