I traded in a Rav4 lease for this 2013 Escape.
On the plus side the power is fantastic and it looks great.
On the neg side less room than the Rav, milege is no where near the 30 highway even after reaching the 5K mile break in period.
Controls are difficult to reach.
Everything falls out of the glove box when you open it and it is very small.
It doesn't feel as solid.
This is my first American car in a long time.
I will go for the Honda CRV next time.
The power is great.
I do a lot of highway driving and this vehicle can get it done safetly and efficiently.
More storage room.