Some of the comments on here must be by people payed by competing brands. To call the new Escape poor engineering is just plain WRONG. We took delivery of a fully equipped Titanium model a few weeks ago. This crossover is incredibly refined, has good build quality, nearly all the technology of an 80k luxury car. On the road it easily out handles and out accelerates any SUV/crossover in its class and surely some cars. The engine is incredibly smooth and quiet, with ample low end power, the ride is near luxury and wind/road noise at an effortless 80 mph is as low as in my other car..a 2012 MB CLS 550 4matic. The Escape is great, don't be misled !!
smooth and strong engine, smooth automatic with long gearing (2000 rpm at 75 mph), ride and handling quality, very low wind and road noise, reclining and fold flat backseats, style inside and out; Panorama roof, voice control/navigation; SYNC touch screen interface; everything works easily and flawless; build quality and luxurious driving feel;
a real enthusiast driver's choice and luxury crossover to enjoy quietly without brand bling;
more lateral seat support for the spirited cornering this car invites you to; mileage to early too judge (<1000 miles) about 21 to 23 mpg in spirited mixed driving (but hey...if you want mixed 30 mpg plus get a Fiesta or C-max)
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